What’s New

The William Carlos Williams Center is a not-for-profit Performing Arts complex located in downtown Rutherford, NJ, a mere 8 miles west of NYC. Over its 70-year history, this live venue has hosted many world-renowned performers. Currently, the vaudeville-era Newman Theater is closed, due to much-needed repairs, and our cinema and performance events and rentals are helping to keep the center open. Come out and support the “heart of Rutherford” any way you can!

Saturday, June 25th  – DOUBLE FEATURE!!!
5:00pm – Guardians of the Galaxy
8:00pm – Captain America: The First Avenger
Double Feature
Join us for a Superhero Double Feature with Guardians of the Galaxy at 5:00 pm (rescheduled due to Pirates in the Park!) and Captain America: The First Avenger at 8:00 pm. With Comic Book and Movie Trivia between shows!



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

Saturday, June 11th  – 5:00 and 8:00 pm
The Lego MovieBanner_Lego_Movie
An ordinary Lego construction worker is recruited to join a quest to stop an evil tyrant from gluing the universe into eternal stasis.

Friday, June 10th  – 8:00 pm
Jaws: The Revenge – Movie + Live Comedy Show
Jaws: The Revenge - Movie + Live Comedy Show
One of the worst movies of all time gets the treatment it deserves with live comic commentary from the cut-ups at Inside Joke Films. Featuring expert marine biology insights and a swimsuit competition. A show for ages 17+ ($5 donation suggested).

Saturday, May 21st  – 5:00 and 8:00 pm
Star Wars: The Force AwakensBanner_ForceAwakens
Thirty years after the defeat of the Galactic Empire, the galaxy faces a new threat from the evil Kylo Ren and the First Order.

Saturday, May 14th
Future Folk at the Williams Center
A great night with General Trius, The Mighty Kevin, and all the Red Helmet Irregulars. Hondo! Be sure to check out the band at futurefolk.com

Future Folk Movie

Future Folk Music
Future Folk Merchandise


Saturday, May 7th  – 5:00 and 8:00 pm
Back to the FutureBanner_Backtothefuture
Doc Brown builds a time machine in a Delorean and Marty McFly travels to the 50’s to make sure his parents meet so he can exist. As good as you remember (though perhaps a bit more racy).

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.

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 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 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.

Friday, March 18th & Saturday, March 19th
ComicCon 2016

What a great event!!Thank you to our sponsors for their support for the Williams Center Comic Con!

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Friday, March 11th  – 6:30 and 9:00 pm
The Princess BrideBanner_PrincessBride
Fencing, fighting, torture, revenge, giants, monsters, chases, escapes, true love, miracles… as you wish.

Saturday, February 13th
The Rocky Horror Picture ShowBanner_Rocky_Horror

Friday, February 12th
The Wizard of OzBanner_Wizard_of_Oz