February 18, 2016

Arsenic and Peter Lorre in Jersey City

With the annual Academy Awards coming up in Los Angeles, the Landmark Loew’s Jersey Theatre, located in Jersey City, New Jersey, salutes three actors who never won an Oscar – Cary Grant, Peter Lorre, and Raymond Massey – with a showing of their Warner Bros. movie Arsenic and Old Lace (1944) on Saturday, Feb. 20, 2016. The film is part of the cinema’s festival “Oscar Oversights”, which begins on Friday, Feb. 19.

Arsenic and Old Lace will begin at 8:30 pm.

The festival’s schedule is available on the Landmark Loew’s website.

Admission is $8 for adults, $6 for seniors (age 65 and over), and $6 for children (age 12 and younger). Discounts are available for multiple screenings.

Tickets may be purchased at the cinema’s box-office.

The Landmark Loew’s Jersey Theatre is located at 54 Journal Square, in Jersey City, New Jersey.

Parking is available at several nearby parking garages and lots. Directly behind the Landmark is the Square Ramp Parking Garage, located at 801 Pavonia Avenue, in Jersey City. Enter this garage from Magnolia Avenue (via Tonelle Avenue. The garage offers moviegoers discount parking for most movies. Ask at the theater box office or concession stand for coupons and further details.

More information on parking, as well as directions to the Landmark, may be found on the cinema’s website.

For more information, please contact the Landmark at (201) 798-6055.

In the pages of The Lost One: A Life of Peter Lorre, Stephen D. Youngkin discusses the making of Arsenic and Old Lace, which Peter made in the fall of 1941, soon after working on The Maltese Falcon (1941) and All Through the Night (1942). Not yet under contract with Warner Bros., Peter was hired to the Arsenic cast on a picture-by-picture basis. By the time the movie was released to theaters in October of 1944, Peter had hit his personal and professional stride, with a Warner Bros. contract and a busy career on radio.

The Lost One: A Life of Peter Lorre is available for the Kindle and Nook, as well as in hard-bound and soft-cover editions.

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