About Us

We love films, we love the summer, we love free stuff and we love our park.

Films in Van Vorst was envisioned, in 2004, as a way to combine these elements and to generate an environment where we could meet and strengthen our sense of community while finding new and imaginative ways to utilize of our beautiful park. We were the very first outdoor film series in Jersey City.

Our team is entirely made up of volunteers who choose the films, work with distribution companies, set up and dismantle the film equipment, make the popcorn…you name it!!   We are very grateful to the local businesses and neighborhood associations who have helped bring this event to fruition and to the City Of Jersey City for all their continued help and support.

So come join us at the park this summer…as we always say: bring a chair-bring a friend, the movie and popcorn are on us.

If you wish to contact us please send us an email to: filmsinvanvorst@aol.com



  1. Hi parkman,

    Thanks for the update on the VVP film schedule. We look forward to this every year. Good choices this year, too!

    Can WiredJC get a link on this site?

    co-admin, WiredJC

  2. Le-La Cloutier

    What time do the movies start?

  3. are food and drink allowed at the park during the free movies?

  4. Passed by this the other night, and it looks awesome! Great idea!

  5. Hi, My wife and I love watching movies in Van Vorst Park as well as being in the park! In fact we love it so much that it is where I proposed to my wife in 2006! I would like to know if you can play the ABBA movie again. That was so much fun and everyone had such a great time.


    • Hi Andre!!

      We are so happy to hear how much you love Films in Van Vorst–and what a great romantic story about you and your wife! Congrats!
      If you are not on our mailing list make sure to send us your email so you can keep up to date on our showings and fundraisers.
      We agree Momma Mia was a super fun movie–but with so many great films to choose from we most likely won’t have an opportunity to
      revisit it this season. But we do love musicals and may be able to include one in September if we raise enough funds.
      We hope to see you this Wednesday!
      marlene & tony sandkamp

  6. Very nice write-up. I certainly appreciate this website.

    Continue the good work!

  7. Mrs. Armstrong

    Hello just wondering when will the movies begin in the park this summer

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