William Shatner

Newark, New Jersey- This spring and summer, New Jersey Performing Arts Center will give movie buffs the unique opportunity to view classic comedy and science-fiction films and hear stories and insight from the iconic actors behind them. The screenings in May, June and July take place at NJPAC in Newark in Prudential Hall and also at Paramount Theatre and Convention Hall in Asbury Park. NJPAC’s most recent partnership with Madison Marquette continues to bring new and exciting programming to Asbury Park’s Boardwalk, just in time for summer.

The bill includes legendary producer/director Mel Brooks looking back at the classic outer space spoof, “Spaceballs;” comedy legend John Cleese appearing for “Monty Python and the Holy Grail”; and Captain Kirk himself, William Shatner, hosting “Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan.” In addition, John Cusack presents the romantic comedy, “Say Anything;” and Cary Elwes talks about laugh-out-loud comedy, “The Princess Bride.”

Saturday, May 6th at 8PM

Mel Brooks: The Schwartz Awakens – A Screening of Spaceballs
Location: Prudential Hall
Price: $49 - $119

Mel Brooks – The Schwartz Awakens invites you to experience Spaceballs like you’ve never seen it before – in full-format on the big screen – followed by Mel Brooks live on stage with a candid, hilarious look back.

Saturday, May 19th at 7:30 PM

William Shatner LIVE plus Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan
Location: Prudential Hall
Price: Starting at $39

Prepare to be beamed up for this spectacular screening of the space classic, Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan, followed by award-winning actor and sci-fi legend William Shatner live on stage!

Saturday, June 16th at 7:30 PM

The Princess Bride: An Inconceivable Evening with Cary Elwes
Location: Paramount Theatre, Asbury Park
Price: Starting at $39

Q&A with a Performance by CARY ELWES

Saturday, June 22nd at 7:30 PM

Say Anything with John Cusack
Location: Prudential Hall
Price: Starting at $39

Hollywood icon John Cusack comes to NJPAC live with this screening of his iconic 1989 romance, Say Anything.

Saturday, July 20th at 7:30 PM

John Cleese & Monty Python and The Holy Grail
Location: Convention Hall, Asbury Park
Price: Starting at $47

Comedy legend John Cleese is heading in your general direction for this live and truly unforgettable afternoon of hilarity, featuring a screening of Monty Python and the Holy Grail.


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Newark, New Jersey 07102
www.njpac.org or 888.GO.NJPAC (888.466.5722)

New Jersey Performing Arts Center (NJPAC), located in downtown Newark, N.J., has the most diverse programming and audience of any performing arts center in the country, and is the artistic, cultural, educational and civic center of New Jersey – where great performances and events enhance and transform lives every day. NJPAC brings diverse communities together, providing access to all and showcasing the state’s and the world’s best artists while acting as a leading catalyst in the revitalization of its home city. Through its extensive Arts Education programs, NJPAC is shaping the next generation of artists and arts enthusiasts. NJPAC has attracted more than 8 million visitors (including over 1.6 million children) since opening its doors in 1997, and nurtures meaningful and lasting relationships with each of its constituents.