News & Events

The Screaming Room all month!

The Screaming Room all month!

Streaming scary movies at home? Please. There's NOTHING like a good old-fashioned scream at the theater and the JPT has four of your favorite October classics on the big screen.  Read more.

JPT Covid Policy for Special Events & Movies

Your safety, comfort, and love of seeing films in the theater, remain our highest priority. We have installed a new air purification system to be sure the air in our building is clean and sanitary. And we are only selling 50% capacity so that you can pick your own seats and be socially distant.  Read more.

How to watch films on the JPT Virtual Cinema

How to watch films on the JPT Virtual Cinema

A primer for the technically challenged to support us through our JPT Virtual Cinema. The way it works is we partner with different film studios/distributors to host virtual screenings, so depending on the film there may be more or different options to watch, such as a dedicated app that could be accessed by a smart tv or device attached to your TV.  Read more.

The JPT Closed Monday March 16, 2020 to ????? due to COVID-19 crisis

We at the JPT value the comfort, health, and safety of our patrons above all else. We are doing what we can to keep our patrons, staff and the broader community safe during the challenging global Coronavirus (COVID-19) crisis. As we continue to monitor and respond to the rapidly changing situation, we have made the difficult decision to temporarily cancel all films at The Jane Pickens Theater .  Read more.

To our valued patrons

We at the JPT value the comfort, health, and safety of our patrons above all else. Though the risk of contracting the (Covid-19) Coronavirus in Rhode Island remains low, we recognize there is some concern of gathering in public places. We want to assure our customers that we are taking all proper precautions accordance with the state of Rhode Island guidelines and are committed to sustaining the Jane Pickens as a welcoming and safe environment for the community. These efforts include:  Read more.

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.

Bachelorette from Newportri.com

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.