Greetings to you,
SPRING HAS FINALLY ARRIVED.
KEEP YOUR EYES FOCUED ON THAT MARQUEE….LET ME KNOW IF YOU WOULD LIKE TO HAVE A MESSAGE POSTED ON IT!!!!
The building is currently being brought up to code and we are looking to open the Washington Theatre by late Spring, with a full schedule by the end of MAY. It has been nearly five years since its closure and the time has come for motion pictures to make a comeback, here in good ole’ Washington. We also look foward to being apart of future promotional events with Washington’s Business Improvement District.
Many renovations and restorations are taking place, with many more planned for the future. Most recently, will be the uncovering of the original porcelain tiled floors, in both the men and womens lounge’s. We plan to have first-run movies, because we shouldn’t have to wait two months to see a picture. There will eventually be a mix of both art films and classics, along with special events like WWE celebrity autograph sessions, comedy shows and musical performances. There are a lot of talented people in the area and it will be a great compliment to the theatre.
The website is under construction, so stay tuned in, as it will be changing with more info and pictures too.
The new box office phone number will be (908) 689-0881
Most recently, the theatre has been contacted by the New Jersey Film Commission, to be apart of the 100th Anniversary of native comedian, Lou Costello. You may have seen his name partnered with Bud Abbott, together, providing many years of comedy relief in motion pictures during the 40s. I grew up watching these films with my parents and granparents and loved all of them.
Lou’s children have dicovered a 20 minute “short” that will be shown to select theatres across the state and The Washington Theatre plans to be one of them. Most likely, it will be accompanied by a few other classic films, creating a festival in honor of this very funny man, whose devotion and caring about the youth in society, created a center for such, in his hometown of Paterson.
More will be announced as things unfold, regarding a time and date for this special event.