Digiplex Rialto Theater
3D Adult: $13.00 Senior: $11.50 Child: $11.00
May 7-28, Four Great Films
Following the success of this past fall’s Jewish Film Festival, the JCC of Central New Jersey is hosting its Spring Jewish Film Festival of Central New Jersey at partner Digiplex Rialto Theatre, 250 East Broad Street in Westfield. All shows begin at 7:30 p.m. There will be plenty of seating; each film will be screened in two auditoriums.
The festival begins on Wednesday, May 7 with Aftermath, which tells the story of Polish townspeople who grapple with a difficult and complex history. It’s a tense and gripping thriller inspired by actual events. Aftermath was a Los Angeles Times Critic’s Pick – One of the Best Films of the Year.
On Tuesday, May 13, The Zigzag Kid, a film chosen by teens, will be screened. The Zigzag Kid is an endearing story about a boy searching to understand what happened to his long-deceased mother. Teens and adults are all welcome. Stick around for the post-film discussion led by teens.
The final night on Wednesday, May 28, is a double feature which includes The Lady in Number 6 and Life in Stills. The Lady in Number 6 is the 2014 Academy Award Oscar Winner for Best Documentary Short Subject and tells the inspirational story of Alice Herz-Sommer, an optimist, mother, musician and oldest living survivor of the Holocaust. Life in Stills chronicles 96-year-old Miriam Weissenstein and her grandson as they work to save her late husband’s life work, The Photo House, a shop that housed nearly one million negatives that document Israel’s defining moments.
Enjoy dinner before a movie! Film Festival participants can take advantage of special dinner offers from JCC Restaurant Partners Cosimo’s Italian Restaurant, Jeffrey’s of Westfield, Limani Seafood Grill and Westfield Diner.
For tickets and information, visit www.jccnj.org or call (908) 889-8800 x208.
The JCC of Central New Jersey is located at 1391 Martine Avenue in Scotch Plains. The JCC of Central New Jersey is a constituent agency of the Jewish Federation of Greater MetroWest NJ, United Way of Greater Union County and the Westfield United Fund. Financial assistance is available for membership and various programs.
Acclaimed Director of Gettysburg and Gods and Generals intimate exploration of the impact of war on family and community
Westfield, NJ (May 16, 2013) Digital Cinema Destinations Corp. (NASDAQ CM: DCIN) announces that the Digiplex Rialto Theater in Westfield will host a special pre-release screening of Director Ron Maxwell’s new film Copperhead at 7:30 PM on May 21, 2013. This special presentation will be the New Jersey Premiere of the movie which opens in theaters across the country a week later on June 28.
Copperhead’s cast includes Billy Campbell (The Rocketeer, Killing Lincoln), Angus Macfadyen (Braveheart, Saw III) and Peter Fonda (Easy Rider, Ulee’s Gold). Local Civil War re-enactors are encouraged to attend the screening in uniform. Ron Maxwell will be at the theater in person to conduct a question and answer session with the audience after the film. The Rialto Theater is located at 250 East Broad Street in Westfield, New Jersey. Admission to the special screening is $14.
Maxwell, well known in the motion picture and Civil War communities for his now-classic Civil War movies Gettysburg and Gods and Generals, has turned to the home front with Copperhead, a unique motion picture based on Harold Frederic’s late 19th century novel of the same name. Copperheads were a vocal group of Democrats located in the Union who opposed the American Civil War and advocated for an immediate peace settlement with the Confederates.
Copperhead tells the story of a family torn apart by the war. The title character, Abner Beech, is a New York state farmer who, although he is against slavery, also opposes the war. Beech’s conflicts with a fiery local abolitionist and with his own son, who joins the Union army, highlight the film’s narrative of family and community struggle and tragedy.
Maxwell stated "I'm thrilled to be joining Tom Burke of the New Jersey Civil War Heritage Association and Bud Mayo, CEO of Digiplex Destinations for this special pre-release screening of my new movie. As a child of New Jersey, a graduate of Clifton High School and NYU School of the Arts, it's a homecoming and a treat to see Copperhead on the big screen at the Rialto in Westfield with friends old and new."
For more information and on-line ticketing to the event (recommended) see the Rialto Theater’s website: http://www.digiplexdest.com/location.asp?house=2581
By Lisa Rose/The Star-Ledger for The Star-Ledger on January 20, 2013 at 1:59 PM
WESTFIELD - As a film lover, Bud Mayo always favored quaint picture palaces over slick multiplexes, but lately he’s had a change of heart.
The owner of the Westfield-based cinema chain Digiplex Destinations, Mayo sees new potential for mall theaters thanks to satellite technology. He envisions the multiplex as a gathering spot where people can watch simulcast rock concerts and football games.
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On Wednesday, January 9th, NJ Moms Guide and the Digiplex Rialto Westfield are hosting a special Moms Night at the Movies to the showing of "THIS IS 40" at 7:30pm. Tickets are Only $5 (must be pre-purchased using the link:
There will be Giveaways from Local Businesses and
Gemmette Hair Salon in Westfield will be offering FREE
blow outs prior to the Movie Showing from 6-7pm (based on availability).
After the Movie, Jeffrey's Restaurant will offer all Moms special $5 Mom-tini cocktails and 1/2 Price Appetizers.
The Digiplex Rialto Theater is located at 250 E. Broad St., 908.232.1288. www.digiplexdest.com.
Exclusive independent films debut at Digiplex Destinations and other select theaters
WESTFIELD, New Jersey (September 12, 2012) - Digital Cinema Destinations Corp. (NasdaqCM:DCIN), a fast-growing motion picture exhibitor dedicated to transforming movie theaters into digital entertainment centers, announces the launch of the first of its DigiNext series of diverse curated independent films.
The DigiNext series starts on September 21, 2012, with the controversial documentary Cut Poison Burn - a film that illuminates America’s “War on Cancer” from the patient’s side. It follows the frustrating journeys of critically ill patients and their families as they try to navigate the confusing and dangerous maze of treatment and encounter formidable obstacles posed by the status quo. A compelling critique of the influence of medical monopolies, the power of pharmaceutical companies and government agencies, Cut Poison Burn is essential viewing for anyone concerned about cancer care.
The narrative centers on the Navarro’s, a family struggling to keep their young son, Thomas, alive. The film ultimately expresses hope for a new paradigm of prevention, medical freedom and acceptance of highly tailored therapies in order to usher in a more enlightened era.
Cut Poison Burn’s theatrical release coincides with the August introduction of HR 6342, the “Compassionate Freedom of Choice Act” offered by Congressman Ron Paul of Texas and co-Sponsored by Congressmen Paul Brown of Georgia and Richard Hanna of New York. The film has been cited as supporting material for the bill and has been received with serious consideration by the medical community.
On September 21, viewers at Digiplex Destinations locations in Bloomfield, Connecticut; Cranford, New Jersey; Bloomsburg, Camp Hill, Reading, Selinsgrove and Williamsport, Pennsylvania will have the opportunity to engage in a post-screening digital forum with the film’s Writer/Producer Lou Cimino; Co-Producer Charlie Sadoff; and subjects Donna and Jim Navarro. Larry Meistrich, Chairman & Founder of Nehst Studios will be moderator (details at www.diginextfilms.com).