Category Archives: schedule

“Stan and Ollie” postponed to later in the season ( date To Be determined) due to weather

Quad Chairs AW_Stan and Ollie-page-001“Stan and Ollie”

directed by Jon S. Baird

Steve Coogan and John C. Reilly star as the great Laurel and Hardy, the world’s most famous comedy duo. In an attempt to reignite their film careers, in 1953 they embark on what becomes their swan song – a grueling theatre tour of post-war Britain.

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July 24th ” On The Basis of Sex” 8:30


“On The Basis of Sex”

directed by Mimi Leder

The 2019 film starring Felicity Jones in an Oscar caliber performance as Ruth Bader Ginsburg, in the true story of her struggles for equal rights, and the early cases of a historic career that lead to her nomination and confirmation as U.S. Supreme Court Associate Justice.

click below to view the trailer



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:

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

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

August 19th “The Goonies” 8:15 pm

The Goonies (1985) 4 “The Goonies”

directed by

Richard Donner

This summer is the 30th anniversary of the classic 1985 adventure comedy,

Written by Steven Spielberg and Chris Columbus and starring Sean Astin,

Josh Brolin, Cory Feldman and Jeff Cohen it tells the story of

  a group of misfits who set out to find a pirate’s ancient treasure

in order to save their home from foreclosure.

click below to view the original theatrical trailer



“Singin’ in the Rain”

directed by Gene Kelly and Stanley Donen

 The 1952 musical comedy starring Gene Kelly, Donald O’Connor and Debbie Reynolds. The movie tells the story of Hollywood in the late ’20s, with the three stars portraying performers caught up in the transition from silent films to “talkies.”

The film was only a modest hit when first released, with only O’Connor’s Musical Lead Actor win at the Golden globes. However, it was accorded its legendary status by contemporary critics. It is now frequently regarded as one of the best musicals ever made.

Click below to view the trailer

July 23rd ” Twenty Feet From Stardom” 8:30 pm


“Twenty Feet From Stardom”

directed by Morgan Neville

The winner at the 2014 Academy Awards for Best Documentary Feature film,

it tells the true story of the backup singers behind some of the greatest musical legends of the 21st century. Triumphant and heartbreaking in equal measure, the film is both a tribute to the unnamed voices who brought shape and style to popular music and a reflection on the conflicts, sacrifices and rewards of a career spent harmonizing with others. Archival footage and interviews with Bruce Springsteen, Stevie Wonder, Mick Jagger and Sting to name just a few.

click below to view the trailer

June 25th ” Nebraska” 8:30 pm



directed by

Alexander Payne

A film from the director of  “Sideways” and ” About Schmidt” and starring Bruce Dern and June Squibb, Nebraska was nominated for 6 Academy Awards in 2014 including Best picture, director, screenplay, cinematography, actor(Dern) ,supporting actress( Squibb)

 In order to claim a million-dollar Mega Sweepstakes Marketing prize, an aging, booze-addled father makes the trip with his estranged son from Billings, Montana to Lincoln, Nebraska, where the father grew up and has scores to settle. Told with deadpan humor and a unique visual style, it’s ultimately the story of a son trying to get through to a father he doesn’t understand.

to view the trailer click below;

June 11th ” Gravity” kicks off Season 10 at 8:30 pm



directed by

Alfonso Cuaron

Starring Sandra Bullock, George Clooney and Ed Harris and winner of 7 Academy Awards

in 2014 including Best director for Cuaron and Best Editing and Visual effects

 “Gravity” received 10 nominations, including Best Picture.

A medical engineer and an astronaut work together to survive after a catastrophe that destroys their shuttle and leaves them adrift in orbit.

click below to view the trailer

August 21st ” The Intouchables” 8:15 pm


The Intouchables

directed by

Oliver Nakache and Eric Toledano

After he becomes a quadriplegic from a paragliding accident,

an aristocrat hires a young man from the projects to be his caretaker.

Starring François Cluzet and Omar Sy the French film was

nominated for the 2011 Golden Globe for Best Foreign Language film

Click below to view the trailer