Lafayette Theatre Announces 4th Big Year of Classic Film Entertainment!

posted by PeterApruzzese on February 2, 2006 at 12:59 pm

The Lafayette Theatre is proud to announce the start of its 4th year of classic film programs, the most comprehensive schedule anywhere of timeless movie entertainment. The Spring 2006 Season is our most ambitious yet, with over 30 programs of classic films. Our signature event – the Saturday morning Big Screen Classics – begins on February 25th with the The Band Wagon, starring Fred Astaire.

Special film events planned for the Spring:

February 25 through June 17: the Big Screen Classics Saturday morning matinee series.

March 10-12: “The Salute to Movie Musicals” – featuring seven incredible shows including KISS ME KATE presented in double-system polarized 3-D and Dolby Stereo sound.

April 7: “Ben-Hur” – the 1925 silent version with live accompaniment on the Mighty Wurlitzer by guest artist Robert Israel.

April 8 & 9: “The Film Noir Festival” – seven great film programs featuring mysteries, detectives and femme fatales.

April 10-11-12: Special Roadshow Engagement of James Cameron’s TITANIC, presented in Panavision and DTS stereo sound.


Saturday Morning Big Screen Classics Matinees, 11:30 am

2/25 THE BAND WAGON (1953, directed by Vincente Minnelli) – starring Fred Astaire

¾ REBEL WITHOUT A CAUSE (1955, directed by Nicholas Ray) – starring James Dean – presented in CinemaScope and Dolby Stereo

3/18 ANIMAL CRACKERS (1930, directed by Victor Heerman) – starring The Four Marx Brothers

3/25 SERGEANT YORK (1941, directed by Howard Hawks) – starring Gary Cooper

4/1 THE MALTESE FALCON (1941, directed by John Huston) – starring Humphrey Bogart

4/15 THE THIN MAN (1934, directed by W.S. Van Dyke) – starring William Powell and Myrna Loy

4/22 GASLIGHT (1944, directed by George Cukor) – starring Ingrid Bergman and Charles Boyer

4/29 DARK VICTORY (1939, directed by Edmund Goulding) â€" starring Bette Davis

5/6 THE BIRDS (1963, directed by Alfred Hitchcock) â€" starring Rod Taylor and Tippi Hedren

5/13 THE SHEIK (1921, silent movie, directed by George Melford) â€" starring Rudolph Valentino and presented with live accompaniment by Jeff Barker on the Mighty Wurlitzer Theatre Pipe Organ

5/20 TO KILL A MOCKINGBIRD (1962, directed by Robert Mulligan) â€" starring Gregory Peck

5/27 THE PRINCE AND THE PAUPER (1937, directed by William Keighley) â€" starring Errol Flynn

6/3 HARVEY (1950, directed by Henry Koster) â€" starring James Stewart

6/10 BREAKFAST AT TIFFANY’S (1961 â€" directed by Blake Edwards) â€" starring Audrey Hepburn

6/17 THE TIME MACHINE (1960 â€" directed by George Pal) â€" starring Rod Taylor and Yvette Mimieux


7:45 pm KISS ME KATE (1953, directed by George Sidney) starring Kathryn Grayson and Howard Keel â€" presented in the miracle of double-system polarized 3-D and Dolby Stereo sound

1:15 pm 42nd STREET (1933, directed by Lloyd Bacon) starring Warner Baxter, Ruby Keeler

3:45 pm SWING TIME (1936, directed by George Stevens) – starring Fred Astaire, Ginger Rogers

8:00 pm SINGIN’ IN THE RAIN (1952, directed by Stanley Donen & Gene Kelly) – starring Gene Kelly

1:15 pm GIGI (1958, directed by Vincente Minnelli) starring Leslie Caron, Louis Jourdan – presented in Panavision

3:45 pm LOVING YOU (1957, directed by Hal Kanter) starring Elvis Presley â€" presented in dye-transfer IB Technicolor

7:30 pm GREASE (1978, directed by Randal Kleiser) starring John Travolta, Olivia Newton-John – presented in Panavison and DTS stereo sound

April 7 – 7:45pm
“BEN-HUR” – the 1925 silent version with live accompaniment by Robert Israel (who wowed the audience last year with his playing of Thief of Bagdad).

The FILM NOIR Festival – April 8 & 9

12:45 pm THE BIG SLEEP (1946, directed by Howard Hawks) starring Humphrey Bogart, Lauren Bacall

3:30 pm ON DANGEROUS GROUND (1952, directed by Nicholas Ray) – starring Robert Ryan, Ida Lupino

7:15 pm OUT OF THE PAST (1947, directed by Jacques Tourneur) – starring Robert Mitchum, Jane Greer

9:45 pm MURDER, MY SWEET (1944, directed by Edward Dmytryk) â€" starring Dick Powell, Claire Trevor

12:45 pm THE ASPHALT JUNGLE (1950, directed by John Huston) starring Sterling Hayden, Jean Hagen

3:30 pm WHITE HEAT (1949, directed by Raoul Walsh) starring James Cagney, Virginia Mayo, Edmond O’Brien

7:15 pm DOUBLE INDEMNITY (1944, directed by Billy Wilder) starring Fred MacMurray, Barbara Stanwyck

April 10-11-12 – 3-day Roadshow Event
James Cameron’s TITANIC – special 3-day engagement, presented in Panavision and DTS stereo sound.

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Comments (1)

SteveJKo on February 2, 2006 at 10:04 pm

What a fantastic program! My first thought was, “why does it have to be at such a distance”. My second thought was, “who do I know who would be willing to drive with me for almost four hours to go see some old movies in an old movie house”? I’m going to find someone!

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