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did you know that these movies were filmed in hudson county?

Your sitting down in your favorite easy chair watching your big screen TV and watching a movie, when suddenly a location comes on the screen and you think to yourself-I know that place , that is in Jersey City or Hoboken or Bayonne or Kearny or West New York or any one of the municipalities we call home.

Chances are you do recognize a location , according to https://twitter.com/VisitHudsonNJ starting back in 1907 the Centaur Film Company Company was an American motion picture production company in Hudson County in Bayonne, New Jersey, by William and David Horsley. It was the first independent motion picture production company in the United States.

In 1909 the company added a West Coast production unit, the Nestor Film Company, which established the first permanent film studio in Hollywood, California, in 1911. The company was absorbed by the Universal Film Manufacturing Company in 1912 and the rest is history! Over the years, Hudson County has been the backdrop in many films and TV productions, least of which is the the famous scene from the Godfather “Leave the gun, take the cannoli.” Scene was filmed in Liberty State Park, Moris Pesin Drive

https://twitter.com/VisitHudsonNJ invites you to come to Hudson County and visit these locations and feel like a star

For More Info on Filming in Hudson County, NJ contact Joe Waks   [email protected] 

Here is a list of movies filmed in Hudson County:

JOKER (2019)

Starring: Joaquin Phoenix, Robert Di Niro

William J Brennan Courthouse, 583 Newark Ave
Jersey City, NJ 07306

Loew’s Jersey Theatre, 54 Journal Square Plaza
Jersey City, NJ 07306 READ MORE

“Leave the gun, take the cannoli.” Scene


Starring: Marlon Brando, Al Pacino, James Caan

Liberty State Park, Morris Pesin Drive
Jersey City, NJ READ MORE

Hudson Shakespeare Company presents “On the Waterfront” at The Historic Jersey City and Harsimus Cemetery and Other Venues

Taking a break from its usual program of touring Shakespeare, the Hudson Shakespeare Company of Jersey City delves into a modern story that is known as a classic film but not as a stage play. In honor of the film’s 60th anniversary, the company will be producing a stage adaptation on:
•Saturday, October 11@1pm at The Historic Jersey City and Harsimus Cemetery, 435 Newark Avenue, Jersey City, NJ Continue reading Hudson Shakespeare Company presents “On the Waterfront” at The Historic Jersey City and Harsimus Cemetery and Other Venues

Danny Aiello, A Stand- Up Guy!


By Sally Deering

Inside photos by David Bayne

Award-winning actor Danny Aiello is the House Special — the “cherry on the Spumoni”– at Tutta Pasta Italian restaurant in Hoboken, where on any given day passers-by can catch a glimpse of Aiello holding court in the dining room, signing autographs for his fans and, in essence, spreading his special charm like finely seasoned olive oil on a hunk of crusty Italian bread.  

“People love Danny,” Tutta Pasta’s manager Vincent Borriello says. “They love to see him. He’s always happy and he makes other people happy.” Continue reading Danny Aiello, A Stand- Up Guy!