Wellmont Theatre

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Wellmont Theater
Wellmont Theater, Montclair NJ (2006).jpg
Address 5 Seymour Street
Montclair, New Jersey
United States
Coordinates 40°48′45″N 74°13′00″W / 40.8126°N 74.2166°W / 40.8126; -74.2166Coordinates: 40°48′45″N 74°13′00″W / 40.8126°N 74.2166°W / 40.8126; -74.2166
Owner The Pinnacle Companies & Greenwood Development
Operator Live Nation
Capacity 2,600
Current use music venue
Opened 1922
Reopened 2008
Architect Reilly & Hall

The Wellmont Theater is an American theater and concert venue located in Montclair, New Jersey, United States. The theater is located on the corner of Bloomfield Avenue and Seymour Street in downtown Montclair, near the border with neighboring Glen Ridge.


The theatre opened in 1922 for live entertainment then switched to movies in 1929.[1] In 2008 it completed a $3 million renovation and became a music venue booked by The Bowery Presents. The building was retrofitted with new electrical and plumbing systems. New bars in the orchestra and mezzanine were installed.[2] In 2013, venue booking changed to Live Nation, after the theater again underwent another careful refurbishment and started hosting major groups like Video Games Live .[3]

The Wellmont is a venue for the annual Montclair Film Festival.

Entry to the Wellmont during MMF15


  1. ^ "Wellmont Theatre". Cinema Treasures. Retrieved 2008-10-23. The Wellmont Theatre was built in 1922 as a legitimate theatre and converted into a motion picture theatre in 1929. The original entrance on the main avenue was 400 Bloomfield Avenue. 
  2. ^ "Wellmont Theater to return with live shows". The Star-Ledger. September 9, 2008. Retrieved 2008-10-23. Located at 5 Seymour St., off Bloomfield Avenue, the Wellmont originally opened in 1922 as a live theater and switched to movies in 1929. Later, it became a triplex. ... 
  3. ^ Montclair's Wellmont Theatre: Live Nation takes over for Bowery Presents

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