It’s summer in Newport and time to party!  Join us Wednesday and Thursday nights for a couple of special event parties.

Point Break 

Tuesday, August 17

We Own Land @ 6:30, Film @ 7:30

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Sponsored by Rejects Beer Co. who will be in-house doing tastings!

We Own Land to perform before the film at 6:30

Surfs up brah! Hit the beach by day and at night feel the adrenaline rush of Point Break on the big screen! Featuring live rock music pre-film by local band We Own Land!

After a string of bizarre bank robberies in Southern California, with the crooks donning masks of various former presidents, a federal agent, Johnny Utah (Keanu Reeves), infiltrates the suspected gang. But this is no ordinary group of robbers. They’re surfers — led by the charismatic Bodhi (Patrick Swayze) — who are addicted to the rush of thievery. But when Utah falls in love with a female surfer, Tyler (Lori Petty), who is close to the gang, it complicates his sense of duty.

We Own Land may be the best Rock N Roll Band that you’ve never heard of. They came together in January of 2010, consisting of Vocalist Craig Ferris, Dual Lead Guitarists Jonny Jones and Travis Ward, Dan Kinsella on Bass Guitar and Jim Stearns on the drums. Five friends from the same area, with overlapping yet distinctly different musical influences 

Strange Brew and Beer Tasting

August 18th

6;30 beer tasting, 7:30 film

Tickets at

Presented with  Narragansett Beer, Ragged Island Brewing & Rejects Beer Co: Join us for a sud-filled screening of the cult screwball-comedy Strange Brew, preceded by a beer tasting from local breweries in the JPT lobby! A hoppy and hilarious evening.

In their quest for free beer, bumbling Canadian brothers Bob (Rick Moranis) and Doug McKenzie (Dave Thomas) wind up working at the Elsinore Brewery. The hapless lads uncover a sinister mind-control plot spearheaded by Brewmeister Smith (Max von Sydow) and must stop the scheme, which also involves Uncle Claude (Paul Dooley), a member of the Elsinore family. As Bob and Doug try to prevent Smith from taking over the world, they also manage to drink plenty of their favorite sudsy beverage.

Ticket includes beer tasting and film admission. Tasting @ 6:30, Film @ 7:30. Rejects Beer Company, Ragged Island Brewing Company, and Narragansett will all be in house with delicious brews to sample and some sweet swag!

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Ryan Belmore is the Owner and Publisher of What'sUpNewp. 
Belmore has been involved with What’sUpNewp since shortly after its launch in 2012, proudly leading it to be named Best Local News Blog in Rhode Island by Rhode Island Monthly readers in 2018, 2019, and 2020 and an honorable mention in the Common Good Awards in 2021.

Born and raised in Rhode Island, Belmore graduated from Coventry High School and the Community College of Rhode Island. In addition to living in Newport for 10 years, he has lived in Portsmouth, Coventry, Providence, Smithfield, Burrillville, and East Greenwich.

Belmore currently serves as Vice President of the Board Of Directors for Fort Adams Trust and on the Board of Directors for Potter League For Animals. He previously served on the Board of Lucy's Hearth and the Arts & Cultural Alliance for Newport County.

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In 2020, Belmore was named Member of the Year by LION and won the Arts & Cultural Alliance of Newport County's Dominque Award.
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