September 27, 2011
The Friends of the Westmont Theatre, INC (FOTWT) will meet on Thursday October 6th to discuss their fall and early 2012 fundraising strategy, the Halloween parade and other items. The meeting will be held at 6:30pm in the Rohrer Memorial library in Haddon Township.
All NCW members, and those wishing to get involved, are encouraged to attend.
September 25, 2011
For the past few months the NCW has been working on their non-profit group status. We’re delighted to announce that Friends of the Westmont Theatre, Inc (FOTWT) is now a non-profit group. For those who aren’t aware, the FOTWT was formed to be a fundraising arm for the restoration and preservation of the Westmont Theatre. This fall they’ll start fundraising projects in/around the Haddon Township area.
Any interested in participating in a fundraiser, or making a donation, is encouraged to send an email through our “About Us” tab.
We’re on our way!
May 3, 2011
This past fall – Haddon Township, in partnership with the NCW, applied for the 2010 Historic Preservation Grant by the New Jersey Historic Trust. The 2010 Historic Preservation Grant Round is devoted to Historic Sites Management Grants and Capital Preservation Grants.
And just last week the Westmont Theatre was selected to receive a Historic Site Management Grant, which supports non-construction activities such as conditions assessments, engineering reports, construction documents, archaeology investigations, use feasibility studies and heritage tourism initiatives. The grant is for $50,000.00.
The award of this grant is a step in the right direction to restoring the theatre!
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.
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…
October 3, 2009
On Friday the construction company removed the roof top on the marquee. Now you can look straight up and see the 2n story windows. More info and photos to follow…
Marquee without the roof
2nd story windows seen through the marquee
October 1, 2009
Day 2 continues with the complete removal of the lower ceiling and a portion of the roof. More will follow….
Westmont Marquee with removed lower ceiling
The marquee opened up