Westmont Theatre in today’s Philadelphia Inqurier

May 5, 2011

In today’s edition of the Philadelphia Inquirer is a story on the recent historic grant awarded to the Westmont Theatre.  See below for an excerpt from the story. To read the entire piece click on the words “Haddon Avenue” in the last line.

“Coming soon to the Westmont Theatre: A $50,000 grant from the New Jersey Historic Trust.

The money will help pay for the first comprehensive study of the physical condition and redevelopment potential of the vacant building, among the largest commercial structures on Haddon Avenue…”


‘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

New Photo Gallery

January 8, 2010

The new Westmont Theatre image gallery is now online – photos

KYW News Radio interview with Allen Hauss

January 6, 2010

NCW Chairman Allen Hauss was recently interviewed by KYW News Radio to discuss the potential redevelopment/restoration of the Westmont Theatre. Click on the link below to hear the interview.


Westmont in The Philadelphia Inquirier

December 29, 2009

In yesterday’s edition of The Philadelphia Inquirer is another article on the Westmont Theatre.

“It has been more than 80 years since the Westmont Theatre opened in Haddon Township to showcase traveling vaudeville acts and silent films. And decades since a young Steven Spielberg sat in its darkened rows watching movies play across the screen…” click HERE to read more.

Westmont in the Courier Post

December 7, 2009

Yesterday’s Sunday edition included a front page story on how Haddon Ave. aims to become Main St.  In the story there’s mention of 3 redevelopment projects happening in Haddon Township to help faciliate the “main street” presence, and one of those projects is the Westmont Theatre. Click here to read the full story…

NCW presenting plan to Haddon Twp Mayor

December 2, 2009

Tonight the NCW is presenting their “draft” business/strategic development plan to the mayor.

This plan entails restoring the Westmont as a film and performing arts venue, and includes cost estimates for restoration, comparative income streams for performing arts venues, finance and operations, organization structure, marketing strategy, letters of support, programs and services, etc…

A LOT of hardworking individuals have spent countless hours developing this presentation. So it’s no surprise that people will want to know how it went ASAP. However, it is not certain if tonight’s outcome will become instant public knowledge. Rest assured that information will get posted here the moment it becomes publicly accessible!

In the meantime… fingers crossed!

New Westmont article in The Retrospect

October 24, 2009

In this week’s edition of The Retrospect, there’s a story on the front page that talks about the recent work on the marquee and sidewalks, as well as a possible future path for theatre restoration. To read the article click on the image below.


NCW meeting this week

October 19, 2009

The Neighbors Celebrating the Westmont (NCW) is meeting this Thursday to discuss the next steps in their process of forming a non-profit group (Friends of the Westmont Theatre) to be the financial arm for the theater’s restoration and, if restored, would oversee the day-to-day operations and theatre programming.

This meeting was originally set for the Rorher Library, but the libraries meeting rooms are booked. So the meeting will now taking place at a private residency in Haddon Township. If you’re interested in attending this meeting, please email the group and you’ll be given the address for the meeting, which is at 7pm this Thursday.

Photos from historic registry meeting

June 24, 2009

A member of the NCW took some photographs at yesterday’s meeting. They weren’t premitted to take pictures inside the meeting room, but we have a few images that we can share with you.