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The William Carlos Williams Center is a not-for-profit Performing Arts and Cinema complex located in downtown Rutherford, NJ, a mere 8 miles west of NYC. In its 40-year history, this live vaudeville-era theater has hosted world-renowned performers. Today, the movie theaters are struggling to remain open, due to financial challenges and dated projection equipment. Additionally, The Newman Theater is closed, due to much needed repairs. Our events and rentals pages are currently featuring entertainment shows and venues that are helping keep the center open.

Saturday, May 14th  – 8:00 pm – MOVIE + LIVE PERFORMANCE!
The History of Future FolkThe History of Future Folk
Future Folk is a musical-comedy duo from the planet Hondo who starred in the smash-hit indie film The History of Future Folk. See the movie, hear the band, and support live music returning to Rutherford’s Williams Center. An all-ages, family-friendly event!
Find out about the band at futurefolk.com.

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To see what we have been doing, click here: http://williamscenter.org/events/past-events/

What a great event!!  ComicCon 2016 – Friday, March 18th & Saturday, March 19th

Thank you to our sponsors for their support for the Williams Center Comic Con!

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Saturday, April 9th  – 5:00 and 8:00 pm
The last film directed by Jim Henson, this fantasy masterpiece features elaborate puppetry, amazing set design, a clever coming-of-age story, and a legendary performance by David Bowie.  All ages will enjoy the twisted brilliance of this 80’s classic.

Saturday, April 16th  – 5:00 and 8:00 pm
Little Shop of HorrorsBanner_LittleShop
Based on a long-running Broadway hit, this musical-horror-comedy spoof of campy monster movies tells the story of shop clerk Seymour and the gigantic man-eating plant from outer space he raises in the back room.  Witty, creepy fun that might make little kids nervous — though the double-entendres will sail right over their heads.

Saturday, April 23rd  – 5:00 and 8:00 pm
A pair of newlywed ghosts try to frighten the new living owners out of their home. When they fail, they call on call on notorious “people exorcist” Beetlejuice and all heck breaks loose. Tim Burton’s outrageous comedy feature lots of laughs, a few profanities, and all-in-fun-but-grotesque scares… so be advised if bringing little ones.

Saturday, April 30th  – 5:00 and 8:00 pm
Pee Wee’s Big AdventureBanner_PeeWee
Perpetual man-child Pee Wee Herman sets off on a cross-country quest to retrieve his stolen bicycle. Non-stop silliness abounds in another Tim Burton comedy guaranteed to get all ages doing the tequila dance on the dinner table.