Rain Update June 14th: POSTPONED

14 Jun 2006, Posted by admin in Events, Films in VVP, Schedule

This week’s show is posponed due to probability of rain this evening.

The weather seems to be conspiring against this event (what is it with wednesdays and rain?).

We will decide at 4pm whether today’s screening (a rain date from last week’s washout) is going to proceed or not.

Stay tuned.

Thanks – Johnny

Rain Update!

06 Jun 2006, Posted by admin in Events, Films in VVP, Schedule

Raising Arizona has been postponed due to the weather forecast conditions for tomorrow and it will be screened next Wednesday June 14 at 8pm.

Please continue to check this website for future updates.



06 Jun 2006, Posted by admin in Films in VVP, Sponsors

We are happy to announce that the film series in Van Vorst Park “Films in Van Vorst” will be happening again this year thanks to the generous contributions of our sponsors:

Bar Majestic


City of Jersey City

Del Forno Real Estate

Downtown Jersey City – Historic Special Improvement District

Duck Duck Goose


Sullivan Financial

Van Vorst Park Association

We are very grateful for their donation and their continuous support of cultural and educational projects in Downtown Jersey City.

Special thanks to the Friends of Van Vorst Park and to Jeff Spangler for designing our wonderful poster!



Summer 2006

07 Apr 2006, Posted by admin in Films in VVP

Films in Van Vorst is happening again this year. This summer we will screen one movie every other Wednesday, beginning June 7th, for a total of eight movies. The city has already given us their thumbs up and have added us to their summer cultural calendar.

However, we are in need of more funds to run the project. We are looking for sponsors from the local business community who would like to help fund this initiative and for volunteers who might be interested in helping out in fundraising, graphic design (posters, cards), and audio-visual (setup/take-down).

Donations from individuals are also welcome. We are a non-profit organization and your contribution will be tax-exempt. All our team members work on a volunteer basis and the money collected all goes towards purchase and maintenance of equipment, publicity and movie rentals.

If you are interested in sponsoring or helping out in any way please send us an email to: filmsinvanvorst[at]gmail[dot]com


2006 Summer Schedule

28 Mar 2006, Posted by admin in Events, Films in VVP, Schedule

Films in Van Vorst will be happening again this summer. Join us at the park every second Wednesday at 8pm beginning June 7th.

Make sure to bring a chair, a blanket can sometimes come in handy!

The schedule for the Summer 2006 series is as follows:

June 7- Raising Arizona, Ethan & Joel Coen (1987) (view trailer)

June 21- Babe: The Gallant Pig, Chris Noonan (1995) (view trailer)

July 5- Manhattan Murder Mystery, Woody Allen (1993) (view trailer)

July 19- Nine Queens, Fabián Bielinski (2000) (view trailer)

Aug 2- Bottle Rocket, Wes Anderson (1996) (view trailer)

Aug 16- Some Like It Hot, Billy Wilder (1959) (view trailer)

Aug 30- Big Fish, Tim Burton (2003) (view trailer)

Sept 13- Spellbound, Jeffrey Blitz (2002) (view trailer)

In case of rain please make sure to check this website for an alternative date.

2005 Film Series

17 Feb 2006, Posted by admin in Events, Films in VVP, Schedule

In the summer of 2005 Van Vorst Park , in downtown Jersey City, had its first free, outdoor film series. The series was made possible by the generous support of our sponsors: Goldman Sachs, Marco & Pepe, Beechwood Cafe, Bar Majestic, Del Forno Real Estate, Sullivan Financial, FastFrame, Van Vorst Park Neighborhood Association and Friends of Van Vorst Park.

Summer 2005 Film Schedule

Wednesday July 6
Bend It Like Beckham
Gurinder Chadha (2002, UK)

Wednesday July 27
All The President's Men
Alan J. Pakula (1976, USA)

Wednesday August 17
Best in Show
Christopher Guest (2000, USA)

Wednesday September 7
When We Were Kings
Leon Gast (1996, USA)
Oscar for best documentary 1997
Q&A with Director after the event