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…”


If only it were at the Westmont…

August 4, 2010

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‘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

NCW outcome from business plan

January 19, 2010

People have emailed the site asking how the business/strategic development presentation went with the mayor in December. The meeting went well. Presently the NCW is waiting to hear what direction the township will take with the theatre. Once the township makes their decision, and its made public, we’ll post it here.

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.


NCW in this week’s Retrospect

December 11, 2009

In this week’s edition of The Retrospect is an article on the NCW and their recent business/strategic development plan they presented to the mayor of Haddon Township.

“Dark for nearly a decade, hope burns bright among activists that the Westmont Theatre’s stage will again host shows, concerts and film. An all-volunteer group called Neighbors Celebrating the Westmont (NCW)….” click HERE to read the full story.

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!