Loew’s Jersey Theatre
54 Journal Square
Jersey City
  • May


    2016-05-10 19:00
    2016-05-10 22:00
    Special Events

    34th Annual Media Arts Department Showcase at Loew's Jersey Theatre

    Loew’s Jersey Theatre
    54 Journal Square
    Jersey City
    Time:7:00 PM10:00 PM

    The New Jersey City University Media Arts Department will hold its 34th annual Media Arts Department Showcase of film, video, and digital media on Tuesday evening, May 10, 2016 at 7:00 p.m., at the Landmark Loew’s Jersey Theatre, 54 Journal Square in Jersey City. 

    Admission to the event is free but a donation of $3.00 to benefit the Landmark Loew’s Jersey Theatre is suggested.  A voucher for a reduced parking rate will be available at the Loew’s that evening for the Square Ramp Parking Garage located directly behind the theatre.  The parking garage can be accessed from Magnolia Avenue off of Tonnelle Avenue.

    NJCU’s annual Media Arts Department Showcase will feature the presentation of the Dr. Joseph Drew Award for Excellence in Media Production to an NJCU senior nominated by a jury of NJCU media arts faculty. Named in memory of the beloved professor of media arts and former academic vice president who taught film studies, philosophy, and religion before his death in 2003, the prestigious award recognizes strong academic standing, the production of a body of outstanding work; and service to NJCU’s Media Arts Department. 

    The Media Arts Department faculty will also present the Nelson Mayo Award.  Named in honor of a distinguished NJCU graduate of the Media Arts Department, the recipient will be a student who has demonstrated excellence in digital media production. 

    Works produced by the first year class of the Media Arts Department’s MFA Program known as IMAP – Integrated Media Arts Production – will be featured.

    Accredited by the National Association of Schools of Art and Design (NASAD), the NJCU Media Arts Department houses state-of-the-art audio recording studios; HD video camera equipment; non-linear video editing in Final Cut Pro, Adobe Premiere, and AVID; two digital media labs; and 16mm film production facilities. 

    NJCU’s Media Arts Department is the home of the Thomas A. Edison Media Arts Consortium/Black Maria Film Festival. The department and the consortium annually co-sponsor the NJ Young Filmmakers’ Festival now in its 42nd year.

    A Pizza After-Party will be held in the Loew’s luxurious theater lobby immediately following the screening.   Built at what was then the impressive cost of $2 million and called “the most lavish temple of entertainment in New Jersey,” the Landmark Loew’s Jersey Theatre opened on September 28, 1929.  As the theatre fell into decline, a determined group of residents set out to save the historic landmark.  The initial band of preservationists has grown into an organization called Friends of the Loew’s.

    For further information call the NJCU Media Arts Department at 201-200-3494 or email us at mediaarts@njcu.edu