“JOY” August 31st @ 8pm



Directed by David O. Russell

Nominated for Best Actress Academy Award- Jennifer Lawrence

A story of a family across four generations, centered on the girl who becomes the woman (Jennifer Lawrence) who founds a business dynasty and becomes a matriarch in her own right. Facing betrayal, treachery, the loss of innocence and the scars of love, Joy becomes a true boss of family and enterprise. Allies become adversaries and adversaries become allies, both inside and outside the family, as Joy’s inner life and fierce imagination carry her through the storm she faces.

Watch the Trailer!

August 17th “Grease” 8:20 pm

And the Audience poll winner is…..



Directed by Randal Kleiser

The 1978 classic starring John Travolta, Olivia Newton-John and Stockard Channing.

Sandy and Danny fell in love over the summer and now discover they are attending the same high school. Will the romance continue?

Click below to view the original trailer


Audience Poll for August 17th Movie!

Thank you all for your suggestions for this year’s Audience Poll!  We are keeping all those suggestions for possible films next year as there were so many good ones!!

After much consideration…here are the very diverse nominees!!!  You have until this Friday August 12th at 3pm to cast your votes.

Winners will be announced next Monday August 15th.

August 3rd “Finding Vivian Maier” 8:25pm


August 3rd 2016   “Finding Vivian Maier” 8:25pm

Directed by

John Maloof & Charlie Siskel

This documentary follows the story of the the late Vivian Maier, a nanny whose previously unknown cache of 100,000 photographs earned her a posthumous reputation as one of the most accomplished street photographers of her time. Nominated for an 2015 Oscar for Best Documentary.

click below to view the trailer


July 20th “Zootopia” 8:25 pm








directed by

Byron Howard, Rich Moore and Jared Bush

Featuring the voices of Jason Bateman, Idres Elba, Bonnie Hunt, Tommy Chong, Octavia Spenser and Shakira.

The 2016 Disney animated feature about the city of Zootopia which is a mammal metropolis where all types of animals live and thrive. When Judy Hopps becomes the first rabbit to join the police force, she quickly learns how tough it is to enforce the law. Determined to prove herself, Judy jumps at the opportunity to solve a mysterious case. Unfortunately, that means working with Nick Wilde, a wily fox who makes her job even harder.

click below to view the trailer





Directed by

Michael Curtiz

The undisputed masterpiece from 1942 and in almost all critics’ top ten list of the Best Films of all time!  Perhaps Hollywood’s quintessential statement on love and romance, winning the Best Picture, Best Director and Best Screenplay Oscars for 1944, the film has only improved with age boasting career-defining performances from Humphrey Bogart and Ingrid Bergman. Most of us have never seen it on the big screen–this is your chance!

Click below to view the original trailer


June 22nd “CREED” 8:40pm

Coming up NEXT!

Wednesday June 22nd

Bring a chair, Bring a friend


directed by Ryan Coogler



Michael B Jordan, Sylvester Stallone, Tessa Thompson, Phylicia Rashad

Adonis Johnson, the son of the famous boxing champion Apollo Creed, is following in his fathers footsteps…instead this time he’s not fighting Rocky Balboa….Rocky Balboa is in his corner-as his mentor & friend.


Watch the trailer!


Movie starts after sunset–8:40pm


Remember–if it rains or is forecast to rain we may postpone to the following Wednesday. We will notify via social media so check here, on our Twitter feed @VVPAJC , or on our Facebook page:Van Vorst Park Association.

You can also subscribe to our mailing list at: vvpa.org

Blasting off in 5,4,3,2…

It may have been a miserable afternoon…but the skies are clear and we are a go.

Fair warning….it may be a bit chilly so dress accordingly!

See you after sunset, 8;30 or later!!


Films in Van Vorst 12th Season

We are blasting off Wednesday June 8th and heading into our 12th season-

Join us—Bring a chair, Bring a friend and watch ~~


directed by Ridley Scott

the martian


Matt Damon, Kristen Wiig, Jeff Daniels, Michael Pena

Nominted for 7 Oscars, Won 2 Golden Globes!

During a manned mission to Mars, Astronaut Mark Watney is presumed dead after a fierce storm and left behind by his crew. But Watney has survived and finds himself stranded and alone on the hostile planet. How will he survive?  Or will he?

Watch the trailer!

Movie starts after sunset, 8:30 0r later.

Remember–if it rains or is forecast to rain we may postpone to the following Wednesday. We will notify via social media so check here, on our Twitter feed @VVPAJC , or on our Facebook page:Van Vorst Park Association.  You can also subscribe to our mailing list at: vvpa.org

Our full 12th season will be announced next Wednesday~

We would like to take this opportunity thank Dixon Leasing:A subsidiary of Dixon Advisory again for their generous donation last year that helped us purchase a new screen & projector!  Thanks as well to Friends of Van Vorst Park & The City of Jersey City. Our full sponsor list for the summer coming soon!

See you next week in the Park!


Are you ready?

We are….almost!

June 8th will be our first film of the season if it doesn’t rain…so SAVE THE DATE….and we think with all the rain we’ve had this spring it’s going to be a perfect summer for Films in Van Vorst! RIGHT???

We are working on quite the lineup with new films, old films, a documentary and another audience poll!!  Stay tuned…we will post within the next few days.

In the meantime….you can help us keep bringing free films to you….two ways:

Volunteer–email us at filmsinvanvorst@aol.com

Donate–Want to be a sponsor? Email us filmsinvanvorst@aol.com or you can join us for our June 10th Golf Outing —tickets available at Eventbrite VVPA 2016 FORE!


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