Landis Theater reopens after 26 Years

posted by jpage on May 14, 2010 at 7:50 am

VINELAND, NJ — The Landis Theater had its soft reopening on May 6 as it hosted a local high school production of “42nd Street.”

The theater is expected to have its official grand opening celebration weekend with a performance by Broadway legend Bernadette Peters on May 22 followed by The Lettermen on May 23.

City officials and theater employees have long dreamed of the day when Landis Theatre would become Landis Theater Performing Arts Center.

But the opening event was really a magical moment for area residents, such as Ritter and the roughly 350 others in the audience Thursday, who will never forget their first trip to the Landis Theatre of old and look forward to a future at the new playhouse.

Jim Grace couldn’t believe what he saw when he first stepped into the performance hall. It’s been 35 years since he stood inside the theater, yet the memories came right back to him.

“It was very exciting to be in there,” he said in the lobby. “It looks so nice inside. It’s all the same colors. And did you hear the sound system? Everything was good.”

Read more in the Daily Journal.

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Comments (2)

carolgrau on May 14, 2010 at 10:31 am

If your not showing movies,, Tear it down,, they were built for movies, not stupid performing arts…

nerwall16 on May 14, 2010 at 1:31 pm

same with the levoy and the broadway pitman, everyone ditches movies to do plays. everyone is already so close toghter add to that the ritz and i know there is another not far that also just does stage shows….psssh good luck

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