35mm Classic Film Series
Your favorite classic movies shown on 35mm film – the way they were meant to be seen
UCPAC’s 35mm Classic Film Series is more than just great movies.
It’s a trip back in time to the days when going to the movies was an event! Each ticket comes with FREE popcorn. Make sure to come early so you don’t miss our “Biggest Little Wurlitzer” organ in action followed by a classic film short. Our 35mm Classic Film Series is ongoing and features films from all eras. Here’s what’s playing:
Join us for UCPAC’s annual holiday tradition – The Muppet Christmas Carol on our big screen! The movie will be preceded by an organ concert of holiday favorites played on our “Biggest Little Wurlitzer” one half hour before the movie begins, and the classic Max Fleischer cartoon short Rudolph the Red Nose Reindeer will be shown before the film. Join us for free popcorn, a visit from Santa, and other seasonal surprises! Don’t be a Scrooge – come get in the holiday spirit with Kermit and friends!
What movie theatres still show 35mm films in New Jersey?
UCPAC is currently the only theatre proudly showing classic 35mm films in the Garden State. When you come to our theatre in Rahway, you will see some of the best films ever made, shown by people who truly appreciate the artform and experience of seeing movies in a “classic movie palace”.
Get to know the film fans who help bring UCPAC’s 35mm Classic Film Series to life.
Meet the projectionist:
Mark is our house projectionist; he has over 45 years of projection experience.
Meet the organists:
Paul Citti is a staff organist at the Loew’s Jersey Theatre, a freelance pianist, a church organist and choir director (for 45 years), and a member of the Garden State Theatre Organ Society, assisting in the maintenance of their collection of instruments.
Eric Fahner’s first experience of a theatre pipe organ was at the UCPAC, with the late Lee Erwin playing the silent movie Wings. Erwin would later become Eric’s Mentor. Eric is organist of St. Mary’s Church and Loew’s Jersey Theatre, and of Loew’s 175th Street Theatre – The United Palace in NYC.
Love our classic films? Check out our UCPAC Classic Film Guild Facebook group and become a member today!