Princeton Garden Theater plays upbeat art house films during post-pandemic reopening

One of New Jersey's best known art house movie theaters has reopened, but is shifting its focus to less serious films in hopes to give moviegoers some relief after the pandemic.

News 12 Staff

Jul 13, 2021, 11:48 PM

Updated 1,011 days ago

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One of New Jersey's best known art house movie theaters has reopened, but is shifting its focus to less serious films in hopes to give moviegoers some relief after the pandemic.
Chris Collier, the executive director of the Princeton Garden Theater, says after enduring 16 months of a pandemic - it's understandable that diehard art house cinema fans want to watch something more enjoyable.
Movies that are playing at the theater include "In The Heights" and "Summer of Soul."
The theater is a nonprofit and is owned by Princeton University and leased by Renew Theaters. Renew Theaters operates several nonprofit theaters and receives membership and donor support.
Princeton Garden Theater has chosen to still limit audience capacity to 50% hoping to make the audience feel safe coming back.
The theater is currently only open Thursday through Sunday, which is down from its pre-pandemic seven days a week.
Renew Theaters operates four movie complexes in New Jersey and Pennsylvania.


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