Things have been quiet with the theatre lately. That’s about the change. At the recent commissioner’s meeting Mayor Randy Teague announced Tuesday night that the commission has received an offer to buy the Westmont Theatre. The full story, including video, is available here – The Retrospect
Haddon Twp considering a new proposal for the theatreJune 21, 2013
New Study on Westmont Theatre is now availableJuly 17, 2012
“A new study of the Westmont Theater estimates over $3.1 million would be the minimum to restore the 85-year-old entertainment venue to an operable state.” Read the full story at The Retrospect.
“Mayor Randy Teague said he and Commissioners Paul Dougherty and John Foley have reviewed the Gibson study and plan to begin discussions of the theatre’s future at Tuesday’s Caucus meeting of the governing body. While little is certain about the theatre’s future use, Teague said the public will be invited to comment.
The Tuesday Caucus is tomorrow night (July 17). Anyone interested in the Westmont Theatre, its future or want to learn more about the study is encouraged to attend the meeting.
We’re still here…February 3, 2011
Hi all…sorry if it looks like we went into the dark. The holiday season and early 2011 was a very busy time. And to be honest, not much has happened with the Westmont during that time. The NCW is alive and well; they’re still working on the non-profit status (it’s a long process). We’ll keep you posted on the next NCW meeting, as well as any information from the town and county on the next steps for the theatre.
If only it were at the Westmont…August 4, 2010
Vodpod videos no longer available.
Westmont is now on NJ state registry listing!July 13, 2010
It’s been quite a journey, but the Westmont Theatre is now officially on the New Jersey State Registry listing as a historic building. This is a HUGE step forward in the possible restoration of the Westmont as a film and performing arts venue. And now that its official, the NCW will proceed to hold a general assembly meeting in August to discuss the next steps for the group, including the launch of the non-profit organization – Friends of the Westmont Theatre – which would be a fund-raising arm for private funding for the theatre’s restoration as a film and performing arts venue.
More info to come, including the NCW meeting notice…
Haddon Township working on theatreJune 8, 2010
NCW meeting is postponedMay 27, 2010
Earlier this month we posted a comment on a possible NCW meeting for May. That meeting was predicated on some items being processed which would then be discussed at the meeting. Suffice to say those items are still in flux and the meeting has been postponed. Once those items are complete we’ll send out an official notice. Please check back regularly for updates on this meeting.
Upcoming NCW meetingMay 3, 2010
The NCW is planning to hold a meeting this month to discuss their next steps with regards to the Westmont. The meeting date/time has not been set but will most likely be at the Rohrer Memorial Library in Haddon Township. If you’re interested in attending, please send an email through the contact us page and someone will reach out to you with the meeting information.
‘Twp wins again in Westmont Theatre case’April 19, 2010
In this past week’s edition of The Retrospect is another article on the recent Haddon Twp ruling on the Westmont Theatre. This article goes into a little detail on the groups, including the NCW, that are interested in the theatre.
On Tuesday, Haddon Township’s governing body received another ruling in its favor for severing a redevelopment contract involving the Westmont Theatre.
Haddon Township Mayor Randy Teague welcomed the news and said the commissioners will continue to pursue development of the theater… read more
Haddon Township Wins Ruling!April 14, 2010
On the cover of the South Jersey section in this mornings Courier Post is the Westmont Theatre.
“A U.S. Court of Appeals ruling has cleared the way for the redevelopment of one of Haddon Avenue’s most recognizable landmarks.The decision, released on Tuesday, upheld a previous court ruling that said the township had the right to sever an agreement with the Westmont Development Group LLC for the redevelopment of the Westmont Theater.The group, headed by Joanna Pang, who also operates the Trocadero in Philadelphia, hoped to turn the 82-year-old vaudeville house into a live performing arts venue.” Click here to read more