Important Links

  • Auction website:

  • The Williams Center and Center Cinemas:

  • A message from the board of trustees: link

  • Proposed Redevelopment Plan drafted by Neglia Engineering: link

  • Redevelopment information from the Borough of Rutherford: link

  • Native Development LLC concept renderings: These architectural sketches show an example of how the site could be redeveloped while preserving the historic theater.

  • Bergen County Williams Center Report 2.3.21 link This 2016 report on the condition is lengthy, but the bulk of it is an environmental study. We at STWC believe that the Alaimo Study assessment of the building is false. Peer reviewed studies of the space are below.

  • Save the Williams Center Facebook Group: The files section of STWC contains numerous documents, including links to all press that the Williams Center has received in recent years. STWC is not affiliated with the Williams Center board of trustees.

  • Preserve Rutherford: Preserve Rutherford is a community group whose primary objective is to protect the borough from overdevelopment.

Peer Reviewed Studies on the State of the Newman Theater

20160803 Williams Center Plaster Restoration.pdf
Williams Center.Letter re Conditions.080116.pdf


Theater professionals Kenny Noth and Kally Duling Noth offer testimonials about the Williams Center.

Kenny Noth

Kally Duling Noth

One residents take on the situation

Theater professional and arts advocate Katie Pippin offers a vision for the Center's future success.

Williams Center

Impact Studies

See our collection of economic and social impact studies of live performances on surrounding communities here.

Power of Historic Theatre 2016.pdf