Haddon Twp considering a new proposal for the theatre

June 21, 2013

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


Reminder: Haddon Twp Block Party This Saturday

September 22, 2010

Don’t forgot that this Saturday is Haddon Twp’s Annual Block Party on West Park Ave. The Neighbors Celebrating the Westmont are participating, so keep an eye out for their booth. This year the groups doing the following:

  • Handing out freshly popped bags of popcorn
  • Handing out free copies of the “The Grand Old Lady” book
  • Screening their NCW awareness video
  • Email newsletter sign-ups
  • Suggestion box on how to restore the theatre

If you’re coming out that day, and it’s supposed to be a beautiful day, why not stop over at their booth and share a Westmont Theatre memory or two – bring your friends too.

See you then!

Teaser trailer for new Westmont film

August 8, 2009

Since the premiere of The Grand Old Lady in May 2007, filmmaker Brent J. Donaway has continued to follow and film the status of the theatre and those who work to see it preserved/restored as a film and performing arts venue. Below is a teaser trailer for his new film, which is slated to be released in 2010.

Happy Birthday Westmont Theatre

September 5, 2008

Today is the Westmont Theatre’s 81st Birthday.

We here at the Westmont Theatre Blog Site created a short video to commemorate her special day…

A fitting farewell…

May 11, 2008

If you were driving down Haddon Ave last night, you probably saw the crowds of people in the theatre’s parking lot for ToHIP’s sponsored “Movie Night” screening of “Grease”.

Well…if you showed up early to “movie night”, you were treated the the final screening of The Grand Old Lady.

We feel its a fitting farewell to the current version of the film by showing it one last time in the theatre’s parking lot. In fact last night’s screening was just 1-year and 4 days after its premiere at the Ritz and there still were people who came out to see it for the first time. People were coming up to me afterwards and shared their stories of going to the theatre, etc…, THEY ALL HOPED THE THEATRE WOULD BE REVITALIZED!


Final Screening of TGOL documentary this week!

April 14, 2008

Good Morning Everyone!

This Wednesday at the William G. Rohrer Library in Haddon Township, The Grand Old Lady is screening as part of a series of programs for “National Library Week”.  The program starts at 7PM

This is the last screening of the current version of the film. After Wednesday, The Grand Old Lady will be completely re-edited with new footage, interviews and b-roll

There is no release date yet for the new, more complete version of the film.

All remaining DVDs of the current version of the film will be sold at a discount!

The Commemorative Keepsake Book will be sold at a discount too!

DVDs: Originally $15 will sell for $10

Books: Originally $10 will sell for $7*

Combo: Orginally $25 will sell for $15

 * The book is sold at this discounted price only for this event.

Video Podcast # 2

April 11, 2008

“Cleanup the Westmont” Video Podcast

March 16, 2008

Hello Everyone!

The weather was beautiful on Saturday. Good cleaning weather, ha-ha.  Given the limited number of people we were only able to clean the debris, the box office, the sidewalk and the Haddon Ave. curbing.

No worries, we’ll clean another section on the next…”Cleanup the Westmont” event.

Special Thanks

March 16, 2008

Cameraman and editor, Travis Greene, did an amazing job filming today’s cleanup and editing the video podcast together.


Westmont Blog crew is cleaning the Westmont exterior on Saturday

March 13, 2008

Hello Everyone!

We’ve received some solid support in regards to the debris discussion.

The Westmont Blog Crew is going to remove the debris around the fencing, sweep the sidewalk on Haddon Ave., cleanup the parking lot (as best as we can given the size) and try to remove some of the trash from the rear lot.

If your around on Saturday, please stop by and lend a hand

-as the old adage goes: “Many hands make lite work!”

We’ll be there promptly at 10am and we’ll have limited cleaning supplies with us, so any assitance (trashbags, brooms, gloves, etc..) would really help!

Our video crew will also be there filming the cleanup.  Feel free to share your thoughts on the Westmont for our video podcasts too!


Westmont Theatre Blog Crew