Montclair Film Announces 8th Annual Benefit Event Featuring Stephen Colbert and Meryl Streep

Montclair Film mystery guest has been revealed!

Stephen Colbert, host of CBS’ “The Late Show With Stephen Colbert,” will host an evening with three-time Academy Award® winner Meryl Streep, on stage at the New Jersey Performing Arts Center (NJPAC) in downtown Newark, NJ on Saturday, December 1, 2018 at 8:00 PM.

All proceeds from this special evening will benefit Montclair Film, supporting the annual Montclair Film Festival (May 3- May 12, 2019), as well as year-round film education, cinema, and community programs that reach over 43,000 patrons a year.

“Meryl Streep is one of the greatest film artists of our time and to have her join Stephen Colbert onstage is an extraordinary gift,” said Montclair Film Executive Director Tom Hall. “This event provides our non-profit organization with vital support that allows us to deliver world class film, media literacy, and education programs to our patrons and students. We’re so grateful to Stephen, Meryl, and our friends at NJPAC and for their generosity in making this event possible. It is going to be an unforgettable evening.”

“This unique event is a double homecoming for NJPAC. We’re happy to welcome back our friends and partners at Montclair Film, as well as this year’s special guest, New Jersey daughter Meryl Streep,” said John Schreiber, President and CEO of NJPAC. “Meryl Streep is a magnificent dramatic actress, but she’ll also be a great comedic foil to Stephen Colbert. I know the two of them will have a lot of spontaneous fun in Prudential Hall and so will 2,800 of their biggest fans.”

“We are pleased to once again support Montclair Film as a sponsor for this special fundraising event,” said USA Today Network Regional President Tom Donovan. “Montclair is an integral part of’s coverage area and Montclair Film’s engaging programs contribute to the cultural fabric of the community.”

Tickets begin at $79.50 and will go on sale Tuesday, September 25
at 10:00 AM to Montclair Film members. American Express members
will receive pre-sale access on Wednesday, September 26 at 10:00 AM, with public ticket sales beginning on Friday, September 28 at 10:00 AM. Public tickets will be available by telephone at 1-888-GO-NJPAC (1-888-466-5722), at the NJPAC Box Office at One Center Street in downtown Newark, and online at and

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