Wellmont Theater

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Wellmont Theater
Address5 Seymour Street
Montclair, New Jersey
United States
Coordinates40°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
OwnerThe Pinnacle Companies & Greenwood Development
OperatorLive Nation
Capacity2,500
Current useMusic Venue
Construction
Opened1922
Reopened2008
ArchitectReilly & Hall
Website
www.wellmonttheater.com

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.

History[edit]

The theater 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 acts like B.B. King, Cheap Trick, Fetty Wap, Ms. Lauryn Hill, and DNCE.[3]

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

Entry to the Wellmont during MMF15

References[edit]

  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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