News & Events

Updated JPT Covid Policy for Special Events & Movies

Your safety, comfort, and love of seeing films and performers 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. Our policy per new state requirements in effect December 20th: Customers must either show proof of vaccination or are required to wear a mask.  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.

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.

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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.

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