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Re: what's the status of White Eagle Hall?

Hi everyone,

I think we are all very excited and hopeful about the opening of White Eagle Hall. I assure you, however long it takes, we will open. There are always things in construction that are out of our control, but we are now moving along steadily. I know it must be nerve racking not being able to see all of the work going on inside, but contractors are there every day. Keep in mind, there is an intricate project that needs careful oversight for sound isolation, specialized wiring, specialized sound, a lot of restoration so its a bit more complicated than a usual space.

We are really trying to give White Eagle Hall a 21st century functionality and at the same time preserve as much of the historical elements as we can. In the meanwhile, Merseles Studios have recently re-opened, and we are programing some play readings, shows, gallery openings and other interesting events. I definitely suggest signing up for our mailing list and following us on Facebook for updates on both White Eagle Hall and Merseles Studios!

Posted on: 2015/5/7 11:07

Re: what's the status of White Eagle Hall?


VanVorster wrote:
In addition to theatrical performances, will you be showing art house films like Angelika, Landmark Sunshine, IFC center or Roberts Chatham? Feel like that's an essential aspect thats missing from JC nightlife

Yes, actually we will have a screen that comes down on stage so that we will be equipped to show films or hold film festivals if need be. Of course, the showings won't be on a regular schedule as you would have at a theater designated to show movies regularly (such as IFC), but that is a part of what we hope to do every so often.

White Eagle will be a multipurpose space with the ability to accommodate live theater, live music, film, dance, lectures and the like.

We are already being approached by a great number of reputable groups interested in working with us to bring programming as soon as we can get our doors open.

Posted on: 2014/6/13 10:34

Re: what's the status of White Eagle Hall?

Hey Guys,

Thanks for taking an interest. Things are moving along more slowly than we hoped, but steadily. We are excited about bringing a great theater and venue, and we want to do it right. There are a lot of intricate details that have to go in to retro-fitting a 100+ year old building.

The first step was to rip out everything but the walls and the floor, that is gone and done. The guts are now being installed and we hope to have an event as soon as it is safe for the public.

There are a lot of great details that we have to be very careful to preserve such as the original tin ceiling and the gorgeous original stained glass.

We are well under way, and have a huge team of consultants and engineers that are working towards making this happen as soon as possible.

TQ is right. we have been occupying ourselves in the mean time as well with our Art/Performance space at Merseles Studios (339 Newark above Monaco Lock Co.). About one month ago we opened our doors to the public. At Merseles we have a performance space, gallery and 9 artist studios.

If you have questions feel free to ask, I'll do my best to answer.

You can find us on facebook if you search "Jersey City Theater Center" or at

Posted on: 2014/6/12 1:04




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