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

An update:

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 & Event Center beginning Monday, March 16 through at least April 30th.  At that time we will reevaluate the situation and determine whether or not it is appropriate to re-open or remain closed.

Despite having recently implemented caps on attendance, increased sanitation and other precautionary measures, The JPT believes that, based on guidance from public officials to help deter the spread of COVID-19, the best course of action is to temporarily close.

Please know that during this temporary closure we will find ways to support our JPT employees.If you purchased a ticket in advance, these are the options we offer. 

  • You may use your tickets for a future screening when things settle down. Just print your Paypal receipt and we will honor it for a future screening,
  • Consider your ticket purchase a donation to your hometown theater
  • We will issue a refund.
    Notify us at and just let us know what you would like to do.

If you would like to help:
You can become at JPT member
To find out about the benefits

You can purchase gift cards
Good for future admission and concession

You can make a donation

We recognize this is an extremely challenging time for members of our community and, indeed, for people throughout the globe, Our thoughts are with all those who have been affected by COVID-19.

We look forward to welcoming you back to The JPT for screenings and other events as soon as it becomes possible We've been showing film in this space on Washington Square for 100 years and our building has been sitting right where it is for 186 years. Together we will get through this. Please take care of yourself and your family.


Kathy, Linda, Alex, Rebecca, Alexandra, Chris, Danielle, Jonathan & Anne Marie