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Celebrate the 40th Anniversary of "Animal House" At NJPAC

originally published: 12/05/2017

Celebrate the 40th Anniversary of "Animal House" At NJPAC

(NEWARK, NJ) -- New York Film Critics Series (NYFCS®) in a special partnership with New Jersey Performing Arts Center (NJPAC) will present  a unique movie experience celebrating the 40th Anniversary of National Lampoon's Animal House on Friday February 16, 2018 at 8:00pm.  The iconic film about a misfit group of fraternity members who challenge the authority of the dean of Faber College stars John Belushi, Tim Matheson, Peter Riegert, Karen Allen, Thomas Hulce, Stephen Furst, and Donald Sutherland.  

The film will be shown in NJPAC’s Prudential Hall preceded with an introduction by renowned film critic Peter Travers (ABC, People, Rolling Stone) followed by interviews with Tim Matheson “Otter”, Peter Riegert “Boon” and Karen Allen “Katy” who will discuss the impact that Animal House had and continues to have on popular culture.

As one of the most profitable films in history, Animal House, produced by Ivan Reitman and directed by John Landis is considered by many fans and critics as one of the greatest comedy films ever made. In 2001 the United States Library of Congress deemed the Universal film as "culturally, historically, and aesthetically significant and selected for preservation in the National Film Registry. It was No. 1 on Bravo's "100 Funniest Movies". It was No. 36 on AFI's "100 Years... 100 Laughs" list of the 100 best American comedies. In 2008 Empire Magazine selected it as one of "The 500 Greatest Movies of All Time." 

Now in its 20th year, the NYFCS features advance screening of prestigious films followed by live interviews with Hollywood’s elite conducted by Rolling Stone and ABC Popcorn film critic Peter Travers.  Recent NYFCS highlights have included: Rob Reiner, Clive Owen, Julia Stiles, Francis McDormand, Sharon Stone, Russell Crowe, Jennifer Aniston and Shirley MacLaine.

“NJPAC is a wonderfully innovative group for lovers of arts and culture to discover innovative new shows in their world-class venue,” says Mark Ehrenkranz, NYFCS Producer. “NJPAC and its expert team, provide their longtime experience in developing new projects. They nurture a deeper understanding of audiences to keep the tradition of the group experience very much alive.”



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NJPAC Executive Vice President and Executive Producer David Rodriguez comments, “The New York Film Critics Series speaks to a very similar audience as we do. We’re both successfully reaching audiences who are highly engaged classic and pop culture devotees. This partnership is an organic fit and we look forward to introducing NJPAC audiences to our innovative new work together.”  The teams are developing ways to offer new series, including seminal films and live interviews with classic, big-name talent.

This relationship was arranged by The Erlick Group, a leading NYC-based entertainment sponsorship agency that has represented leading properties in film, music, theatre, and venues for the past 25 years.

NJPAC is located at One Center Street in Newark, New Jersey. 





Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire Live in Concert At NJPAC
(NEWARK, NJ) -- New Jersey Performing Arts Center (NJPAC) presents Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire Live in Concert. Don’t miss the fourth installment of Harry Potter in Concert when NJPAC hosts the full-length film Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire, projected in high-definition on a giant screen, with Oscar-nominated composer Patrick Doyle’s masterful score performed live by the New Jersey Symphony Orchestra on Saturday, October 27, 2018 at 2:00pm & 7:30pm. 
Hopewell Theater To Celebrate Halloween With Fright Fest Week of Horror Films
(HOPEWELL, NJ) -- For an entire week, Hopewell Theater will celebrate Halloween with, Fright Fest, a mini fest of classic Halloween horror films from October 25 - 31, 2018. The slate of films are icons of horror cinema, and will be displayed in all their gory glory on the big screen. 
​​​​​​​The Newton Theatre Presents a Silent Film Halloween With A Live Orchestra
(NEWTON, NJ) -- The Newton Theatre presents a trio of ghostly silent films paired with the original historic orchestral scores on Saturday, October 27 at 3:00pm. Travel back to the early 1900s to cheer and hiss with Buster Keaton in The Haunted House (1921), Laurel and Hardy in Habeus Corpus (1928), and Charlie Chaplin in One A.M. (1916). Between the films, enjoy the rollicking rhythms of the early 20th century as played by The Peacherine Ragtime Orchestra, featuring favorites by Scott Joplin, Irving Berlin, and more! Fun for the whole family!
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Event calendar
Tuesday, Sep 25, 2018


MUSIC

Cafe Tacvba with special guest Ruen Brothers – Niu Gueis Tour 2018 @ Prudential Hall @ New Jersey Performing Arts Center (NJPAC), Newark - 8:00pm

Seuls en Scene French Theater Festival - "Gonzo Conference" @ Donald G. Drapkin Studio at Lewis Arts complex, Princeton - 8:00pm

Joan Baez @ Count Basie Center For The Arts, Red Bank - 8:00pm

Record Club: Pink Floyd's The Dark Side of the Moon @ Pollak Theatre @ Monmouth University, West Long Branch - 7:30pm


KIDS

West End Festival of the Arts- Children's Storytelling @ West End Arts Center, Long Branch - 4:00pm

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