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The Addams family Movie at the Historic rialto theater

A one-night special PREMIERE event

Thursday October 10, 2019 @ 7:00pm

The Rialto Theater

250 East Broad Street, Westfield, NJ


Get ready for an incredible evening to gear up for AddamsFest! The Town of Westfield will get a very special visit from one of its favorite families – The Addams Family – in a one-night screening of MGM's new animated comedy on Thursday, October 10, at the historic Rialto Theater.

Starring an all-star voice cast led by Oscar Isaac, Charlize Theron, Chloë Grace Moretz, Finn Wolfhard, Nick Kroll, Bette Midler, Allison Janney, Elsie Fisher and Snoop Dogg playing IT, THE ADDAMS FAMILY will be released by United Artists Releasing nationwide on October 11.


As part of its AddamsFest celebration, the Town has partnered with MGM and The Rialto to bring this event to the Westfield community. Rialto owners Jesse and Doreen Sayegh, who were fully on board to host this screening prior to the unexpected closure of their property, remained committed to resolving all related issues in order to re-open their iconic theater for the evening -- a true showing of their dedication to Westfield!  


During the timespan when the certainty of the Rialto’s availability for the screening was in question, the Town also received offers from other local venues to screen the film, including the Presbyterian Church, the James Ward Mansion, and the Board of Education. It was the generosity, creativity, and collaboration of this community – the very hallmarks of AddamsFest – that brought this to fruition. 


Tickets to this screening are extremely limited, and will be awarded to 30 winning entries (each receiving four free tickets) of the Rialto Rising contest. To enter, residents are asked to submit a 8-1/2 x 11" letter-sized sheet of paper to convey what the Rialto means to them.


The entry can be a photo, an illustration, or a brief written sentiment; entries are not judged on merit, but will instead entered in a random drawing – with all submissions to be used as a Rialto Rising exhibit in the theater’s lobby to demonstrate the theater’s significance to Westfield.


All entries, which must be submitted by a Westfield resident, should include the entrant’s name, address, phone, and email address, and can be dropped off or mailed to Westfield Town Hall (attn: AddamsFest) at 425 East Broad Street. The deadline for entries is 4:30pm on Tuesday, October 8.


Rialto Rising entries can also be submitted online using by uploading an MS Word, PDF or JPEG. Please ensure your submission is formatted to print on an 8-1/2" x 11 letter sized paper.


 we cannot wait to roll out the black carpet and open the doors for this special one-night event!

Submit your Riato Rising Entry

Online submissions are now closed.

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