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Review of Wellmont Theater

Wellmont Theater
Ranked #4 of 18 things to do in Montclair
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Reviewed 15 May 2014

I live a few hundred yards from the theater, so what's not to love. Well...I did like when re-entry was allowed after intermission, especially living so close. The historic theatre is pretty cool having been restored a few years back. However it is a big space that still needs some work and upgrades to be mentioned with the pinnacle of small theater venues, Peter Shapiro's Capitol Theater in Port Chester, NY. The Wellmont's new management has made some improvements and should continue to use the Capitol as their role model venue. Overall the place is still great to see a show, especially on the floor. I have seen a dozen shows there and have never been disappointed. The most important thing for the Wellmont is to get the right mix of acts/bands for the community we share. Montclair Center is an awesome place to stroll, shop, dine and see a show at the Wellmont Theatre. Try any of the the following restaurants on show day, Faster Food: Ahh Pizzz (Artisan Pizza), Elevation Burgers & Shakes & Mancini's Coal Oven Pizza. Center City Staples: Cuban Pete's, Leone's & Raymond's. Finer Dining: Fresco (Italiano), Fin(Fish/Raw Bar) & Mesob (Ethiopian) . Pub Fare and Beer: Egan and Son's (Brew Pub/Restaurant) & Just Jake's ( Live Music Late). Secret Stash: Next Door & Samba (Brazilian), Sushi Hana . and many many more on Montclair's Restaurant Row.

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Reviewed 9 May 2014

Vistied here for the first time. This is an awesome little regional theater. The acoustics were great, seating comfortable, easy in/out. Seating arrangement was good and the crowd were into the show. Security was good but not too oppressive for a passionate audience. Parking was expensive for a regional at $20.

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Reviewed 3 May 2014

It's a fun place to go with friends for various events, movies, etc. I've been there a few times. I really like it. Pretty and clean.

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Reviewed 8 February 2014

Thank you for hosting Hillsong church here every week. What a great addition to the neighborhood. Beautiful architecture. If we could have more parking, even better!

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Reviewed 25 November 2013

This is a lovely old theater, beautifully restored as a music venue. It changed ownership recently, so the concerts are just starting to be scheduled again. In the past, the Well mont was no the circuit of name groups, comedians, singers, etc. who play halls of about 2000-3000. There are lots of great placed to eat before the concert. Parking is a little bit of a pain, but not if you are willing to walk a few blocks.

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