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“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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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 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.

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Dust off those lawn chairs, call your friends–after the sun sets on Wednesday June 10th…and if it’s not raining (fingers crossed), we start up our 11th Season of Films in Van Vorst!!

With a generous donation from Dixon Leasing –we will be showing our films on a new screen and with a new projector!  And we couldn’t have the season without additional help from Silverman: Building Neighborhoods, PSE&G, and JCMC Barnabas Health, The City of Jersey City, The Friends of Van Vorst Park & the Van Vorst Park Associationwe are VERY GRATEFUL to all–

Our first film:

THE IMITATION GAMEDirected by Morten Tyldum 


We are working out the details of the rest of the season and hope to have that finalized in the next few days!!


Bring a chair, Bring a friend–the movie & popcorn is on us!

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.

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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.

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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.

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September 4th “Silver Linings Playbook” 8:15 PM

Silver_Linings_Playbook_Poster“Silver Linings Playbook”

directed by

David O. Russell

After a stint in a mental institution, former teacher Pat Solitano moves back in with his parents and tries to reconcile with his ex-wife. Things get more challenging when Pat meets Tiffany, a mysterious girl with problems of her own.

The film stars Bradley Cooper,  Jennifer Lawrence, Robert De Niro and was nominated for 8 Academy Awards, and won the Best adapted Screenplay and Best Actress awards in 2013.

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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

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