Westmont & NCW gear is now online

June 13, 2009

We recently added a CafePress account and are now offering Westmont & NCW clothing, hats, mugs, etc… More options and designs will get added down the road. For now we’re starting with the basic NCW logo on t-shirts, sweatshirts, hats and mugs.

If you’re interested in showing off your support for the Westmont or the NCW, take a moment and check out our Westmont Theatre Shop at CafePress!

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Haddon Twp Mayor discusses Redevelopment

March 19, 2009

Haddon Township Mayor, Randy Teague, disccuses the in-town redevelopment projects, including the Westmont, in the spring issue of The Haddon Press. Click on the image below to read the article.

The Haddon Press Magazine


New Westmont Pictures!

March 17, 2009

A member of the NCW found new interior photographs of the Westmont. These pictures were in Theatre Catalog (from the Motion Picture Exhibitor 1948-1949) at the Library of Congress.

This issue of the Motion Picture Exhibitor is online and can be viewed by clicking here.

Outer Lobby

Interior Lobby

Auditorium

Main Auditorium


NCW meeting recap and Facebook

February 24, 2009

The NCW had an excellent turnout at last week’s meeting and three new people joined the group. The next meeting has not been set yet, but check back regularly for meeting announcements.

In an effort to spread awareness of the NCW and the Westmont, the group has created a Facebook account.  They’ve been up only a week  now and already have over 100 members. If you’re into social networking and love the Westmont, we strongly encourage you to take a look at the group’s site. You can see Westmont pictures, watch videos, read comments and share your favorite Westmont memories.

We’ve added the facebook link to our sidebar menu, so feel free to check it out!


Possible evolution for Westmont Theatre?

February 13, 2009

4 days ago the USA Today ran a story on how local movie theatres, like the Westmont, are branching out to do other events through simulcastingbroadcasting programs/events on more than one medium at the same time.

Image going to a theatre, like the Westmont, to see the following:

  •  Sports (SuperBowl, World Series, Stanley Cup, Nascar, PGA Tour, Boxing, etc…)
  • Music Concerts
  • NY Metropolitan Opera
  • Award Shows (Oscars, Grammys, Golden Globes, etc…)
  • Presidential Speeches (State of the Union Addresses, Senate debates, etc…)

‘Theatre Movies are perfectly positioned to be community centers’, says Robert Thompson, director fo the Bleier Center for Television and Popular Culture at Syracuse University.

Imagine if the Westmont became a community center where you can see not only a motion picture, but a presidential speech or a sporting event or a concert. It would return the Westmont to one of the founding reasons it was built: bring people together from all around through entertainment.

To read the complete article in the USA Today, click on the image below

USA Today logo


Westmont parking not likely at Russell Stone lot

February 8, 2009

The Retrospect reported last week that the Russell Stone lot may soon house an 82-unit apartment complex. If that happens any talks of using that lot as a “public parking lot” for Westmont Theatre partons, and other shops along Haddon Ave., are distant memories.

To read the complete story in The Retrospect,  click on the picture below.

russell stone factory story


Upcoming NCW meeting

February 2, 2009

The NCW is holding their 1st 2009 meeting at the William G. Rohrer Memorial Library (in Haddon Township on MacAuther Blvd) on Tuesday February 17th @ 7pm.  The meeting will be held in the storybook room and should last about an hour.

We encourage anyone who wants to join the NCW to attend the meeting!