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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 ~~

THE MARTIAN-

directed by Ridley Scott

the martian

Starring:

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!

 

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JULY 8TH ” SINGIN’ IN THE RAIN” 8:30 PM

Singing_in_the_rain_poster

“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

And….ACTION!

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 

imitation

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

Remember–

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

Films in Van Vorst 2015

Summer is fast approaching and we are super excited about our 11th season!

That’s right, 11 years a team of dedicated volunteers from the Van Vorst Neighborhood have brought you movies for free under the stars in our beautiful park.

This year, with a GENEROUS donation from our friends at DIXON LEASING:a subsidiary of DIXON ADVISORY we are purchasing a new projector and a new screen.  It’s been 10 years and the technology has changed so much that we felt it was a good time to invest in new equipment and Dixon stepped right up and volunteered to help us out!!

We also need to thank our friends  at Silverman: Building Neighborhoods, PSE&G,  Jersey City Medical Center/Barnabas Health, The Van Vorst Park Association & The Friends of Van Vorst Park and the City Of Jersey City for their generosity.  Without them, we would have a great screen & projector but no films…. we truly appreciate every dollar donated!!

If you’ve been coming to our movies you know the deal. We are on every other Wednesday, this year starting June 10th.  The Wednesdays in between are our “rain dates”.  We typically wait till the very last minute to cancel–we HATE to postpone…but the weather sometimes just doesn’t cooperate.  We will post any cancellations on Facebook, or via Twitter @VVPAJC.  We also use JC List and this website to get the word out. Remember, bring a chair, bring a friend, bring your dinner~the movie an popcorn are on us.

Stay tuned to hear about our exciting season!  And in the meantime, if you want to learn how to get involved email us at vvpanews@gmail.com. We can always use volunteers !