THE WILLIAMS CENTER
DOWNTOWN RUTHERFORD NEW JERSEY
About the Williams center
The William Carlos Williams Center is a private, nonprofit performing arts and cinema complex located in downtown Rutherford, New Jersey. The center was named after the Pulitzer Prize-winning poet and physician William Carlos Williams. The building that the center occupies was originally built in the 1920s as a Vaudeville theater known as the Rivoli. It was a major stop for such great acts as Abbot and Costello as well as The Glenn Miller Orchestra. Currently the nostalgic 1920s-inspired theater offers 3 movie screens, local events & an outdoor terrace. The main theater, the Newman, remains closed for repair. Fundraising by the community continues to help support the goal of reopening this part of Rutherford and New Jersey's rich history.
THE NEWMAN THEATER
Behind the doors of The Williams Center lies a remarkable piece of history waiting to be restored.