The Loew’s Jersey, built in 1929, is a landmark movie palace that has been restored over the last few years to resemble its original state. Most movie palaces have been divided into multiplexes or were altered beyond recognition. Most end up as retail stores or are simply torn down. Sad.
To showcase their restoration work and to preserve a forgotten form of moviegoing, the Friends of Lowe’s Jersey screen silent movies on an occasional basis with live organ accompaniment.
They will be screening two films on Sunday, October 5, at 3:00 PM. My Best Girl (1926) stars Mary Pickford and the man she married after Douglas Fairbanks, Charles “Buddy” Rogers. To add to the authentic experience of the show, there will be live organ accompaniment during the screening. Neat! There will also be a short film, Movie Night, starring Charlie Chase. It’s a rare chance to see silent films as they would have been seen in their day.
The Lowe’s Jersey is located at 54 Journal Square, in Jersey City, across the street from the Journal Square PATH station, and there’s also parking.