Policies

Babies: We love them, but we cannot admit them to Matinee Club screenings. Sorry!

Membership cards: Please bring your card to each event to expedite check-in. Cards are transferable. Feel free to share with a friend if you can’t make a show.  One membership card per customer!  If you lose it, you just have to stop at our table and we'll look you up.

Guests: We do not allow walk-in guests as a rule, however we are always happy to make an exception for a visiting parent, kid home from college, out-of-town guest, etc. as a courtesy to our members! Local peeps who want to check out the Club are invited to visit as a guest, but one time only.  If the guest later subscribes, the guest fee will be subtracted from the subscription price. Guests pay $10 at the door. 

Switching days: If you can’t make your regular series day, or prefer the movie selections at an alternate location, you are always welcome to attend another day or location.

Pro-rated subscriptions: The Matinee Club season runs from October to May. We welcome subscribers at any time during the season, but unfortunately cannot pro-rate subscription fees. Late subscribers are welcome to “make up” missed movies at other Matinee Club locations throughout the season.

Refunds: No refunds can be made after the first October Matinee Club event.   A $5 processing fee will be charged on all refunds.

Movie selections: Each month, we choose two films (except for Roberts Chatham Cinema location which only has one screen) from the 4-5 selections which are in the theater the day of our event, but we have no control over the movie selections made by the film distributor, and Bow-Tie management cannot make changes to accommodate our group. We always invite members who prefer a movie which we are screening elsewhere to attend that alternate location. Movie selections for all locations are posted on the website.

Snow days: If it is necessary to cancel a Matinee Club event due to weather or other unforseen events, we will schedule a make-up event later that month, if possible, or invite members to attend a movie at one of the other nearby locations. Notice of any cancellation will be communicated to all members by email.

Parking: In Madison, the borough has requested that Matinee Club members park in the large Stop and Shop parking lot off Prospect St. about a half-block from the theater, or on Maple Ave where there is 4 hour parking. There is a large municipal parking garage behind the Clairidge theater in Montclair. Ridgewood has ample metered lots across East Ridgewood Avenue from the theater. Millburn has up to 3 hour metered parking behind the theater, a tiered parking garage on Essex and Main Streets, and also metered street parking. In Chatham, the large parking lot at Hickory Square has ample parking.