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Jay Leno, supporters raise more than $30,000 for Newport firefighter battling cancer

Jay Leno, supporters raise more than $30,000 for Newport firefighter battling cancer

Nearly five-hundred people woke up this morning still smiling and laughing after Jay Leno’s performance at the Jane Pickens Theater last night. This one-night-only show, which sold out in less than ten minutes, benefited a veteran Newport firefighter who is currently battling cancer. The event was organized and put on by The Firehouse Theater, Jane Pickens Theater, and What’sUpNewp...  Read more.

Farrelly Brothers join Michael Corrente at The JPT for Special 20th Anniversary Screening of "Outside Providence"

What started as just an event idea during a discussion between What’sUpNewp, Jane Pickens Theater, and Narragansett Beer recently, turned into a night that many movie fans will never forget. What’sUpNewp co-hosts a series of “throwback films” at Jane Pickens Theater annually, during a recent conversation with Narragansett Beer, a primer sponsor of their 2019 movies...  Read more.

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The drama that unfolded during Monday night’s episode of “The Bachelorette” on ABC was real. At least some of it was, said Jennifer Chapin, director of special events at Fort Adams Trust. Viewers who tuned into the two-hour episode partially filmed in Newport in March saw a contestant named Kevin hurt his arm while playing rugby at Fort Adams.  Read more.

We're hiring at The JPT!

Team player who will actively support the needs of box office, concessions, office and on-time operation of films and events within the building.  Read more.

Le Divorce Director Returns to Pickens Theater

Director and Oscar-winning screenwriter James Ivory sure loves Newport and the Jane Pickens Theater. The legendary director of such screen classics as “A Room with a View” (1985), “Maurice” (1987) and “Howards End” (1992) has visited the JPT several times over the last few years to screen his films and chat with the audience.  Read more.