Free Southside Johnny and Poor Fools concert part of Fort Lee music and movies series

Southside Johnny and the Poor Fools will perform in Fort Lee on Aug. 8.

Southside Johnny and the Poor Fools will perform in Fort Lee on Aug. 8.

An appearance by Southside Johnny’s acoustic side project, Southside Johnny and the Poor Fools, will be part of the Movies and Music Under the Stars series at the Fort Lee Community Center.

Shows offered in this free series, on Saturday nights throughout the summer, will include both a movie and a musical performance. Two of the shows have taken place so far; the rest of the pairings are:

July 18: “Young Frankenstein” and The Slambovian Circus of Dreams

July 25: “The Grapes of Wrath” and Fleetwood Mac tribute band Tusk
Aug. 1: “The French Connection” and Brother Joscephus and the Love Revolution
Aug. 8: “Fantastic Voyage” and Southside Johnny and the Poor Fools
Aug. 15: “The Poseidon Adventure” and The Amish Outlaws
Aug. 22: “Gentlemen Prefer Blondes” and Sammy Gnasso’s Douple Tap
Aug. 29: “Home Alone” and a tribute to The Supremes
Sept. 5: “The Sound of Music” and Swingadelic

The series celebrates the 100th anniversary of William Fox opening his Fort Lee studio. Each film is a Fox film, and 20th Century Fox has waived licensing fees for the screenings. A vintage Fox newsreel will be shown before each film.

The music will begin each night at 7 p.m., with the movie following.

The community center is at 1355 Inwood Terrace; in the event of rain, the shows will move inside. For information, visit

Southside Johnny and the Poor Fools will perform at the Sanctuary Concerts series in Chatham, Oct. 24, but have no other New Jersey performances scheduled for this summer.

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