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
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!
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.
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!
SPECIAL THANKS TO ToHIP FOR ASKING US TO PARTICIPATE!
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.