Bergen Performing Arts Center

Englewood, NJ
Opened 1926
Seats 1,367
Built by the Reade chain as a movie-vaudeville house and opened as the Englewood Plaza Theatre on November 22, 1926. Served as a movie house until being closed by United Artists in 1973. Reopened as a live performance venue in 1976 through the efforts of local organist, teacher and impresario John Harms, after whom it was renamed. Underwent two major renovation projects in the 1990s. Briefly closed in 2003. Reopened and renamed in 2004 by BergenPAC, a community group led by Frank Huttle III. (4/14/02)

If you have an unpleasant piece of work to be done, and don't want to do it yourself, in a slave culture you may get this done by force...But in a capitalist labor market, all that is necessary is for you to say, "Who'll do this for five dollars?" and men press forward "independently," of their "own free will," under orders from no one, to "voluntarily" enlist for the work. (Kenneth Burke)