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HAS THE CITY OF JERSEY CITY REALLY EXHAUSTED ALL AVENUES INTO FEDERAL FUNDING FOR THE HISTORIC LOEWS THEATER !!!!!!!!! JULY 31, 2016 BY AL SULLIVAN, SENIOR STAFF WRITER Loews volunteers win back $300,000 grant FULOP’S ATTEMPT TO DEFUND THEM IS REJECTED BY THE COURT For the second time in two years, a Superior Court has ruled against Jersey City in its continuing tussle with the volunteers overseeing the Historic Landmark Loew’s Theater. On July 22, Superior Court Judge Jeffrey R. Jablonski ruled that the city and the Hudson County Board of Freeholders improperly redirected a $300,000 Open Space Fund grant away from the theater to other projects. DO WE ALL REMEMBER THIS !!!!!!!!!!

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KEEP MAYOR STEVIE "OLE" BOY AND JERSEY CITY POLITICS OUT OF THE HISTORIC LOEWS !!!!!!!!!!!!!!! THANK YOU. "TheWheelMan".

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THIS PAST SATURDAY EVENING AT THE "LOEWS" WAS FANTASTIC. LARGE CROWD WITH TWO OUTSTANDING FLICKS. LETS HOPE MORE PRIVATE FUNDING STARTS COMING IN. KEEP MAYOR FULOP AND JERSEY CITY POLITICS OUT OF THE HISTORIC LOEWS !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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WILL BE UP IN JERSEY CITY THIS SAT EVENING FOR THE SHOWS AT THE "LOEWS". HOPE TO SEE SOME OF MY OLD FELLOW BLOGGERS THERE. THANK YOU.

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Just bumping this up so we see what the deal was back in 2014. Would have been done..it is a sad state of affairs as bodhipooh said.

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AEG Live set to take over Loew's in Jersey City

Posted Jun 26, 2014
By Terrence T. McDonald The Jersey Journal

AEG Live, one of the globe's largest concert promoters, is set to win a contract to take over management of the Landmark Loew's Jersey Theatre in Jersey City, and the firm pledges to bring "top talent" to the Journal Square theater.

A city official said AEG offered "far and away" the largest bid to run the venue, saying it would pay $350,000 annually to rent the city-owned theater for 30 years and contribute $3.5 million toward renovation of the 85-year-old former movie palace.

Mark Shulman, AEG's vice president and general manager, said the firm hopes to make the Loew's "a hub for the entire area." Programming should begin in late 2015, after renovations are complete, according to Schulman.

AEG, which will partner with New Jersey City University and Mana Contemporary to offer 40 community events annually, was competing with Live Nation, Ace Theatrical Group and local firm Catch a Rising Star.





https://www.nj.com/hudson/2014/06/aeg_ ... loews_in_jersey_city.html

PS - Thanks for the info HCResident I knew it was up in Feb 2020 but didn't know what was going on.

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What a sad state of affairs, but not at all unexpected. I'll just quote myself below...

In any case, I know the FoL mean well, but they are NOT up to the task. Another year wasted with nothing to show for it. Really, when you think about it, Jersey City is a city of unrealized potential everywhere you look: it's not just this theater, but the Powerhouse (a crumbling facade is all that is left) is another example of so much potential that has gone unrealized. Add the pedestrian plaza (a restaurant row is great, but that plaza should be completely car-free and much more vibrant with a strong retail presence) and the DTJC waterfront (which is, sadly, mostly a no man's land on weekends, with next to nothing there to attract crowds or visitors, save for the occasional Summer event) to the list of unrealized potential. Heck, even the much vaunted LSP could also be much more.

It's all very sad and disappointing because, in the end, a lot of that unrealized potential is the result of people who mean well, or have honest to goodness intentions, but they just don't realize that their provincial way of thinking is actually holding back progress.

At some point, the City administration will have to step in and step up and just take more control over some of these matters. For now, so much around here seems hostage to the whims of local groups, NAs, NIMBYs and other groups who reject and oppose anything that involves change.

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Tic-tock, tic-tock...2020 will be here before you know it.


It's sad that we have to wait another year before we can see real progress in the Loews saga. The FoL is a JOKE. Another 5 years wasted with little or no progress. We could have had something by now, but instead are stuck with a theater that continues to be in disrepair and that will likely cost much more to renovate in 2020 than it would have cost if work had started in 2014.

They [FoL] mean well, but they have shown (over and over!) that they are amateurs and not up to the task of getting the restoration or renovation completed.

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I guess since I asked the question, I should answer it.

According to an article, on the Jersey City Times website, the FOL’s lease ends at the end of the month. The city will again begin looking for a vendor to renovate, and then operate the theater. I assume the previous agreement with Live Nation is no longer valid.

Friends of Loew’s Contract Expires Though Group to Remain Involved.

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An air purification system is certainly financially feasible I would think.

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The Brooklyn renovation cost $93 million dollars, so start there. Good luck with that!

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Has the air quality inside the theater been improved?
I'd love to return to it, but I had respiratory issues for days after my last visit.
i hope the city allows the lease to lapse so that it can bring someone who can transform the theater into something nice like kings theater in brooklyn.

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Has the air quality inside the theater been improved?
I'd love to return to it, but I had respiratory issues for days after my last visit.

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So...

If my memory serves me correctly, the lease the city has with Friends of Loews comes to an end sometime this February. So far, nothing in the press about what’s to happen. Anyone heard anything?

Anyone want to make any predictions?

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Amazing how Fulop stop the spending of funds for the FOL and the friends are blamed. It is equivalent to blaming rape victims for the crime committed against them.


Sometimes you really, really outdo yourself.
Your comment is outrageous, and heartless. I am sure if you (or, someone close to you) had ever been raped, you wouldn't make such an outlandish comment.


Yeah, that analogy was cringe-worthy. A better one would be: It's like withholding funds for much-needed repairs, and then blaming the FOL for not doing the repairs.

Wait, that's not an analogy. That's actually what happened.

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Amazing how Fulop stop the spending of funds for the FOL and the friends are blamed. It is equivalent to blaming rape victims for the crime committed against them.


Sometimes you really, really outdo yourself.
Your comment is outrageous, and heartless. I am sure if you (or, someone close to you) had ever been raped, you wouldn't make such an outlandish comment.

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Amazing how Fulop stop the spending of funds for the FOL and the friends are blamed. It is equivalent to blaming rape victims for the crime committed against them.

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Air quality in the building is horrible, but they've got an organ--sheesh.

I was there when it was a palace--long, long way to go.


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It's sad that we have to wait another year before we can see real progress in the Loews saga. The FoL is a JOKE. Another 5 years wasted with little or no progress. We could have had something by now, but instead are stuck with a theater that continues to be in disrepair and that will likely cost much more to renovate in 2020 than it would have cost if work had started in 2014.

They [FoL] mean well, but they have shown (over and over!) that they are amateurs and not up to the task of getting the restoration or renovation completed.

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Tic-tock, tic-tock...2020 will be here before you know it.

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Resolution 19-191, the city or I should say Mayor Fulop rejecting a contract to fix the standpipe for the Loews Theatre. The projected cost is more than the county funds allocated for this project, the reason given for the rejection, but as Councilman Boggiano said, "Use the $2 million given to the Loews from Kushner 4 years ago." No comment about that $2 million.

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(Sad it would have been professionally renovated/managed and we would have been enjoying some fairly big name acts plus 40 community events a year starting in late 2015 but the FOL would not give up their lease. Gee I guess we will have to wait until 2020 when the FOL lease if up for good.)

AEG Live set to take over Loew's in Jersey City

Posted Jun 26, 2014
By Terrence T. McDonald The Jersey Journal

AEG Live, one of the globe's largest concert promoters, is set to win a contract to take over management of the Landmark Loew's Jersey Theatre in Jersey City, and the firm pledges to bring "top talent" to the Journal Square theater.

A city official said AEG offered "far and away" the largest bid to run the venue, saying it would pay $350,000 annually to rent the city-owned theater for 30 years and contribute $3.5 million toward renovation of the 85-year-old former movie palace.

Mark Shulman, AEG's vice president and general manager, said the firm hopes to make the Loew's "a hub for the entire area." Programming should begin in late 2015, after renovations are complete, according to Schulman.

AEG, which will partner with New Jersey City University and Mana Contemporary to offer 40 community events annually, was competing with Live Nation, Ace Theatrical Group and local firm Catch a Rising Star.


great. can't wait until 2020.

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(Sad it would have been professionally renovated/managed and we would have been enjoying some fairly big name acts plus 40 community events a year starting in late 2015 but the FOL would not give up their lease. Gee I guess we will have to wait until 2020 when the FOL lease if up for good.)

AEG Live set to take over Loew's in Jersey City

Posted Jun 26, 2014
By Terrence T. McDonald The Jersey Journal

AEG Live, one of the globe's largest concert promoters, is set to win a contract to take over management of the Landmark Loew's Jersey Theatre in Jersey City, and the firm pledges to bring "top talent" to the Journal Square theater.

A city official said AEG offered "far and away" the largest bid to run the venue, saying it would pay $350,000 annually to rent the city-owned theater for 30 years and contribute $3.5 million toward renovation of the 85-year-old former movie palace.

Mark Shulman, AEG's vice president and general manager, said the firm hopes to make the Loew's "a hub for the entire area." Programming should begin in late 2015, after renovations are complete, according to Schulman.

AEG, which will partner with New Jersey City University and Mana Contemporary to offer 40 community events annually, was competing with Live Nation, Ace Theatrical Group and local firm Catch a Rising Star.



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Fulop blocked them from funding, otherwise it would be on the way. It’s like the kid who killed his parents then asked the judge for leniency because he was an orphan.


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Fulop blocked them from funding, otherwise it would be on the way. It’s like the kid who killed his parents then asked the judge for leniency because he was an orphan.

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There is a PBS video on the Brooklyn restoration, it cost around $75 million to restore. I was there a few years ago, it was incredible.[/quotefulop, imo, should not have renewed the contract with fol. its been over umpteen years and it still has not been restored and not fulfilling its potential

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There is a PBS video on the Brooklyn restoration, it cost around $75 million to restore. I was there a few years ago, it was incredible.

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king's theater in brooklyn was beautifully restored several years ago; loews theater remains a sh_tshow.

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some people can want a museum piece that plays host to mostly national (mass commercial) performances. that is fine. my family would likely attend an event/performance once every few years.

But presently, we go to the Loews 10-12 times a year, some years more for movies, theater, music and even the post JC St. Patricks Day Parade Party and every year we help with the JC Landmarks Conservancy Awards Ceremony and have seen numerous Art House and other performances.

The current situation serves my family much more than AEG would. We should matter also, not just development for developments sake. So, we will support the FoL and a more balanced path.


Dan, I understand your point, and respect that but I think youre an outlier and most people, especially as the area grows with a younger crowd would prefer a proper venue rather than the options currently provided at Loews. The programs currently dont provide much for 90% of the citys population, and though i love the charm and think a few of these events should be preserved, the city could benefit from a bigger venue with real artists on a regular basis.

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some people can want a museum piece that plays host to mostly national (mass commercial) performances. that is fine. my family would likely attend an event/performance once every few years.

But presently, we go to the Loews 10-12 times a year, some years more for movies, theater, music and even the post JC St. Patricks Day Parade Party and every year we help with the JC Landmarks Conservancy Awards Ceremony and have seen numerous Art House and other performances.

The current situation serves my family much more than AEG would. We should matter also, not just development for developments sake. So, we will support the FoL and a more balanced path.

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Anyone who has watched the documentary on the Loew's Wonder Theaters, seen what they did to the Brooklyn theater, and been to the JC Loew's wouldn't be saying that the JC renovation will cost far less than the Brooklyn reno. To get to Brooklyn level of detail will require a complete interior gut, and I'm sure the costs have gone up for this type of restoration since the Brooklyn Loew's was completed several years ago.


You've seen a TV show? AND you've been to the JC Loew's? Christ, you should have just said so - I would have appreciated the level of your expertise and never doubted you.

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I'd just like to know who stole the hand railings from the stairways.

It's shameful--such a grand old place when we were kids. The FOL have made a laughable mockery of the restoration -- that ridiculous organ!! Walk down the Boulevard to the old Stanley to see what can be done. I spent a lot of time as a kid in all of JC's great movie theaters. It really hurts to see what they've become. But then again--look at the city itself. No longer a place where homes and families are the norm, rather an investment opportunity. All about the bucks....

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