Salute To Movie Musicals at the Lafayette Theatre

posted by PeterApruzzese on March 9, 2006 at 3:19 pm

SUFFERN, NY — The SALUTE TO GREAT MOVIE MUSICALS Weekend – March 10-11-12

The SALUTE TO MOVIE MUSICALS Festival at the historic Lafayette Theatre in Suffern, New York presents seven illustrious movie programs — including several rarely shown titles — from the golden age of cinema and all on the Lafayette Theatre’s giant silver screen.

One of Hollywood’s most popular genres, the movie musical came of age in the 1930s and is still extremely popular today. Screening will be films featuring the talents of Gene Kelly, Fred Astaire, Elvis Presley, Ginger Rogers, Howard Keel, Ruby Keeler, Leslie Caron, and John Travolta, including the return engagement of KISS ME KATE presented in double-system polarized 3-D and stereo sound.

All of the films are screening in the finest studio and archive prints available and each show will feature pre-show music from the Mighty Wurlitzer Theatre Pipe Organ. Festival Dates: March 10-12, 2006.

Tickets are $8.00 for each show. The money-saving Full Festival pass good for all seven shows is $50.00. Day-of-the-show tickets will go on sale at the box office 30 minutes before showtime.

Film Schedule

FRIDAY, MARCH 10
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

SATURDAY, MARCH 11
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 â€" presented in Dolby Stereo

SUNDAY, MARCH 12
1:15 pm GIGI (1958, directed by Vincente Minnelli) starring Leslie Caron, Louis Jourdan – presented in CinemaScope and Dolby Stereo

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

More information here: www.bigscreenclassics.com/indexlafayette.htm

Thanks again for all of your support and we hope to see you at the shows!

The Lafayette Theatre: movies…the way they were meant to be seen.

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Comments (1)

BobFurmanek
BobFurmanek on March 9, 2006 at 5:50 am

The Lafayette always presents 3-D perfectly: in sync AND in phase. There will also be some rare 3-D shorts to round out the bill.

The archival print of LOVING YOU is the only known 35mm dye transfer Technicolor print. It is exclusive to the Lafayette and will not be shown in any other venue. The color is absolutely amazing – don’t miss this unique opportunity to see it on the big screen!

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