Category Archives: films

August 22nd ” The Greatest Showman” 8:00 PM


“The Greatest Showman”

directed by  Michael Gracey

Released in December 2017 the film is American musical inspired by the imagination of P.T. Barnum. The Greatest Showman is an original musical that celebrates the birth of show business & tells of a visionary who rose from nothing to create a spectacle that became a worldwide sensation. Starring Hugh Jackman as the title character with Michelle Williams and Zac Efron the film was nominated for 3 Golden globes including Best Musical.

running time; 1 h 45 min

rating; PG


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August 8th ” Black Panther” 8:15 PM


“Black Panther”

directed by Ryan Coogler


Marvel Studio’s 2018 action adventure film starring Chadwick Boseman in the title role.

 T’Challa (Black Panther) is crowned king of Wakanda following his father’s death, but his sovereignty is challenged by an adversary who plans to abandon the country’s isolationist policies and begin a global revolution.

 The film received praise from critics for its direction, screenplay, acting, production and costume design, and soundtrack.

Running time; 2 hours 14 minutes

Rating; PG13

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July 25th ” Drive By History” and “Raiders of the Lost Ark” Postponed to the August 1st 8:00 PM

Tonight’s presentation of “Drive By History” and “Raiders of the Lost Ark” has been postponed to August 1st due to rain in tonight’s forecast

We will generally postpone a screening by 5:00 PM if shows 50% or more chance of rain during the screening time in 07302.

July 25th “Drive By History” &”Raiders of the Lost Ark” 8:00 PM


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Drive By History

with Host Ken Magos

DRIVE BY HISTORY, a PBS series airing on NJTV, that explores local events and how they shaped American history, will be joining us for a first look at an episode on WWI featuring Jersey City and the Black Tom explosion, a stealth attack carried out by saboteurs on July 30th, 1916 right here in our own backyard! Made possible by PROVIDENT BANK, come to the park, watch DRIVE BY HISTORY and discover what happened and how events still impact life today. Host, Ken Magos will be here, presenting the episode and answering questions immediately following as we prepare for our feature presentation of…. providentbanklogo-crop-u3071





Raiders of the Lost Ark

directed by Steven Spielberg

The spectacular 1981 cliff-hanger, non-stop action/adventure film was an immensely successful summer box-office hit. The film was conceived by producer George Lucas and directed by Steven Spielberg. Significantly, this was the first full collaboration between the two legendary American film-makers.

In 1936, archaeologist and adventurer Indiana Jones is hired by the U.S. government to find the Ark of the Covenant before Nazis can obtain its awesome powers.

Starring Harrison Ford and Karen Allen.

***special event; Following the screening we will have an inside look at the making of the film; a Q & A with VVP resident Martin Casella who was Steven Spielberg’s assistant during the production of Raiders and has tales of behind the scenes adventures you don’t want to miss!

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July 11th “Ferdinand” 8:30 PM



Directed by Carlos Saldanha

Starring John Cena, Kate McKinnon, and Bobby Cannavale
After Ferdinand, a bull with a big heart, is mistaken for a dangerous beast, he is captured and torn from his home. Determined to return to his family, he rallies a misfit team on the ultimate adventure.
Released in December 2017 “Ferdinand” was nominated for the Academy Award for Best Animated Feature.
Rating; PG
running time; 1 hour 48 minutes
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“The Post” has been rescheduled to Wednesday, September 5th

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Unfortunately, “The Post” has been rescheduled to September 5th.  We apologize for any inconvenience.

Please join us next week, Wednesday, July 11th, for our scheduled screening of “Ferdinand”. 


Tonight’s film “The Post” has been postponed due to weather.

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Due to storm conditions in the area “The Post” has been postponed to Tuesday July 3rd

We will generally postpone a screening by 5:00 PM if shows 50% or more chance of rain during the screening time in 07302.

September 5th ” The Post” 8:00 PM

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“The Post”

directed by Steven Spielberg

The 2017 film teams Oscar winners Steven Spielberg, Meryl Streep, and Tom Hanks for the first time. It was nominated by the Academy for Best Picture and Best Actress.

Determined to uphold the nation’s civil liberties, Katharine Graham (Streep), publisher of The Washington Post, and hard-nosed editor Ben Bradlee (Hanks) join forces to expose a decades-long cover-up. But the two must risk their careers –– and their freedom –– to bring truth to light in this powerful film. Based on a true story.

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rated; PG13

running time; 1 hour 56 minutes

June 13th “Kedi” kicks off the 14th season at 8:30 PM



“KEDI” directed by Ceyda Torun


“Kedi” ( Turkish for “Cat”) is a 2017 (US release) Turkish documentary about the many stray cats that live in Istanbul.  The film received critical acclaim with outstanding cinematography. Time magazine listed it as one of its top ten films of 2017.

Thousands of street cats live in Istanbul Turkey, as they have for centuries. Some are wild and fend for themselves, while others are tamer and are cared for by people. Kedi depicts these cats, and includes many interviews of the people who interact with them. It focuses on seven of the cats, who are named Sari, Duman, Bengü, Aslan Parçasi, Gamsiz, Psikopat, and Deniz.



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running time; 1 hour 19 minutes

Rating; not rated

Friday October 20th “Poltergeist” 7:30PM Q& A with Martin Casella 7:00 pm



Directed by

Tobe Hooper

Set in a California suburb, the story ,written by Spielberg, focuses on a family whose home is invaded by ghosts that abduct the family’s younger daughter. Released in the summer of 1982 and nominated for 3 academy awards, the film has been recognized as one of the great classic horror films.

Starring Craig T Nelson, Jobeth Williams, Beatrice Straight and Van Vorst’s own Martin Casella.

Please join us for a special Q & A with Martin Casella (Marty in the film!) immediately before and following the screening.

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