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.

Guests:  A non-member may attend once per season only as a guest.  However we are always happy to make an exception for a visiting parent, kid home from college, out-of-town guest, etc. with advance email notice.  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.  Refunds for subscriptions paid by check will be made by check and a $4.00 processing fee will be charged.

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.