2013-01-30 / Front Page

Lecture on N.J.’s role in film industry

On Feb. 20 at 1 p.m., the Jewish Community Center of Middlesex County (JCCMC) will continue its series of lectures in Highland Park with a program by Fort Lee Film Commission Executive Director Tom Meyers.

Tom Meyers will discuss New Jersey’s role as the birthplace of the American film industry, from its creation in Thomas Edison’s West Orange lab to the first American film town in Fort Lee. The program will include a rare public screening of the 1917 Roscoe “Fatty” Arbuckle film, “A Reckless Romeo,” which was shot in Palisades Amusement Park and on Main Street in Fort Lee.

The program will take place in the Community Room at River Ridge, 30 South Adelaide Ave., Highland Park.

The cost for attending the lecture is $8 for JCCMC members and $10 for nonmembers. Advanced registration is strongly requested. To register, send a check payable to JCC, along with the names of attendees, to the JCC of Middlesex County, 1775 Oak Tree Road, Edison, NJ 08820, and indicate “Lectures in Highland Park – Tom Meyers” in the memo section.

For more information on this and other upcoming programs from the JCC, call Diane Mael, director of Adult Services, at 732-494-3232, ext. 614.

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