Friday, March 27, 2015

Loew's Jersey Theatre, Jersey City, New Jersey

There are 5 Loew's Wonder Theatres in greater New York City (Manhattan, Brooklyn, Queens, Bronx, and Jersey City) all built in 1929, only Brooklyn fully restored. The Jersdey Loew's was designed by Rapp & Rapp in a Baroque/Rococo style.  It was triplexed in 1974 and closed in 1986.  It was saved from demolition and purchased by the City in 1993.  The auditorium originally had 1900 seats plus 1200 balcony.  A Seth Thomas animated clock features statues of St. George and the Dragon.  The Strokes shot a music video in 2011 in  the lobby for "Under Cover of Darkness."

organ rotates/elevates

view from 2nd floor lobby balcony

view from 2nd floor towards lobby entrance

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