Lafayette Theatre

97 Lafayette Avenue,
Suffern, NY 10901

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movieguy
movieguy on October 10, 2016 at 12:27 pm

I talked to the manager of the Paramount theater in Middletown. She said that it was very difficult to get any DCP’s for their classic series. The movie companies just don’t want to make a DCP of the films. They just say run the Blu-ray. This is also occurred in Jersey City if told them the same thing when they couldn’t get 35mm print. They’re going to try to get DCP for the Wizard of Oz and it’s a wonderful life. Possibly North by Northwest. But it just seems difficult to get DCPfor a lot of the classic films. They were able to get All DCP’s however for the Spring classic series that took place this year 2016

movieguy
movieguy on October 10, 2016 at 12:27 pm

I talked to the manager of the Paramount theater in Middletown. She said that it was very difficult to get any DCP’s for their classic series. The movie companies just don’t want to make a DCP of the films. They just say run the Blu-ray. This is also occurred in Jersey City if told them the same thing when they couldn’t get 35mm print. They’re going to try to get DCP for the Wizard of Oz and it’s a wonderful life. Possibly North by Northwest. But it just seems difficult to get DCPfor a lot of the classic films. They were able to get All DCP’s however for the Spring classic series that took place this year 2016

movieguy
movieguy on October 10, 2016 at 12:27 pm

I talked to the manager of the Paramount theater in Middletown. She said that it was very difficult to get any DCP’s for their classic series. The movie companies just don’t want to make a DCP of the films. They just say run the Blu-ray. This is also occurred in Jersey City if told them the same thing when they couldn’t get 35mm print. They’re going to try to get DCP for the Wizard of Oz and it’s a wonderful life. Possibly North by Northwest. But it just seems difficult to get DCPfor a lot of the classic films. They were able to get All DCP’s however for the Spring classic series that took place this year 2016

mdvoskin
mdvoskin on October 10, 2016 at 12:27 pm

The glory days of Pete and Nelson are gone, but I don’t agree that they can never be back. People are not going to come out to see consumer video. They can watch that at home. People who go out to see classic films in a theatre want 35mm film, and will tolerate 2K DCP. Blurays just don’t cut it when there is so much classic film programming in the area.

hotwaterbottle
hotwaterbottle on October 10, 2016 at 11:39 am

If 30 people attended Saturday’s show, at $2.00 a head, that’s $60.00 in total. A DCP costs way more than that. Why spend the money to rent it and take a loss, when a Bluray can be taken off the shelf and played for practically nothing? From a business standpoint it makes the most sense. The only people who would know the difference are purists and hardcore film buffs, of which I am one. No matter what they play this season, as good as it is, they are probably taking a hit anyway as far as turning on the electricity, popping the corn, and paying the ushers, ticket taker, etc.

I think it’s time we faced the fact that the glory days of Pete and Nelson are gone and it doesn’t look like they will ever be back. I’d like to think I’m wrong about this however!

mdvoskin
mdvoskin on October 10, 2016 at 11:00 am

There is no reason to waste time going out to see a Bluray, especially a movie that is on cable practically every other week.

It makes me wonder if all these shows are licensed, as there are stunning DCP’s available for all the Bond films.

hotwaterbottle
hotwaterbottle on October 10, 2016 at 10:45 am

That’s sad to hear, but not unexpected. Admissions were tailing off even during the last season that Pete & Nelson were programming the shows. Maybe the seniors are aging out, maybe people have other things to do on Saturday morning. The last 2 times they played Goldfinger, once at the Lafayette and once at Cedar Lane, there were big crowds. Perhaps people are tired of Goldfinger; they might have had better luck with a different Bond.

Robert Kratky
Robert Kratky on October 8, 2016 at 2:52 pm

Today’s presentation of “Goldfinger” was certainly a blu-ray. According to one of the Lafayette’s employees, it appears that “most” of the remainder of the season will be presented in this format. In any event it was great returning to the wonderful Lafayette, although very few were in attendance. (perhaps twenty or thirty??)

movieguy
movieguy on October 2, 2016 at 8:16 pm

Hi Tor appeared to be from the resolution DCP. adventures of Robin Hood was not DCP a Blu-ray. I’m going to confirm if some of the, titles will be DCP in the next day or two

Sam83
Sam83 on October 2, 2016 at 7:56 pm

Anyone see the 2 classic movies shown so far this season? If so, were they in DCP?

Sam83
Sam83 on September 26, 2016 at 1:55 pm

A balance needs to be set. Perhaps the seniors pay $2 while others pay $10. Movies need to be DCP though.

And they should try to select classic movies that will bring a lot of folks (James Bond, Classic Horror, etc). Some movies may be rare but if they have low interest, not many will show up.

Sam83
Sam83 on September 26, 2016 at 1:51 pm

Not that I am defending the seniors here but some of them may be on a very limited budget where every dollar counts. I can sympathize with those in that position.

But then again a show cannot go on if it keeps operating at a loss.

mdvoskin
mdvoskin on September 26, 2016 at 11:15 am

If they do not disclose DCP or Bluray, I for one will definitely not go. If they are running Bluray of something that a DCP exists, I would begin to wonder if they are actually licensing the shows.

hotwaterbottle
hotwaterbottle on September 26, 2016 at 11:01 am

The seniors don’t care about licensing fees, the cost of fresh popcorn, or the historical value of the place. They had a free show to go to on Saturday morning and now that’s over. Everyone pays. Some of them would grumble if admission was 25 cents.

They probably haven’t disclosed which shows are Blu or DCP because if, for example, Goldfinger was shown from the Bluray, would you go? If they don’t tell you ahead of time, the only way to find out is to go and see it. You could call ahead, but whoever answers may not know if it’s Blu or DCP.

mdvoskin
mdvoskin on September 26, 2016 at 10:29 am

I still want to know, for each title, whether they will be showing DCP or Bluray.

I can watch Blurays at home. It’s not the $2, which honestly is a great value, but for me it is getting up early and driving 30 miles.

movieguy
movieguy on September 26, 2016 at 9:59 am

It is a little ridiculous that the seniors possibly may complain about having to pay two bucks. You getting to sit in a beautiful historic grand movie palace. Do the seniors everything through the fact, the expense of paying the licensing Fees to the studios. The cost of running the movie the electricity, paying the staff. Would they give away, food if they had a restaurant for free? Would they cook a whole bunch of meals in their houses and give them away for free? I really doubt it

hotwaterbottle
hotwaterbottle on September 26, 2016 at 9:54 am

This may come as a surprise to you, but the “almighty dollar” is what keeps the theatre open. The HorrorThon you so lovingly remember was always a money loser for Nelson & Pete. They NEVER made a profit on them. They only did it because they WANTED to. They could have easily played just one film, or no film at all. And because Friday/Saturday/Sunday was tied up they had only a second or third run feature to play during the week, which means little to no business during the week.

$2.00 admission? They would have to fill the place every Saturday morning. If Pete & Nelson couldn’t do it when they quit, It’s just not going to happen now. And don’t count on the seniors coming out like they did before, when it was free to them. That’s over. Everyone pays $2.00 to get in, senior or not. Even at $2 bucks the management will hear a lot of complaints from the seniors about “why can’t we get in for free anymore?”

Robert Kratky
Robert Kratky on September 24, 2016 at 6:36 am

Totally agree with you, Sam83 re: the Horrorthon. Those fall evenings spent with the Hammer and AIP classics were the perfect entry into the Halloween/Fall season. They will be missed to be sure. But, I guess the"almighty dollar" rules!

Sam83
Sam83 on September 23, 2016 at 3:53 pm

$2.00 admission? How are they going to recover the cost?

Sure wish they still had the October Horrorthon. I miss the good old days. Sigh.

Sam83
Sam83 on September 23, 2016 at 3:50 pm

Yes, the film series should indicate if it will be in DCP or DVD/Blu-ray. It would also be great if they can indicate if the DCP transfer was made from a 35MM film or DVD/Blu-ray. I’m sure many of us won’t mind paying $10 or more to see movies on DCP made from 35MM transfer.

markp
markp on September 19, 2016 at 12:33 pm

Looking at the films, I can tell you that 3 years ago I ran “Adventures of Robin Hood” on 35mm in New Jersey. I also ran “Wizard of Oz” as both film and DCP. When I ran “North By Northwest” it was a Blu-ray.

movieguy
movieguy on September 19, 2016 at 7:25 am

This coming Wednesday, September 21 in partnership with the Rivertown film Society. At 8 PM Captain fantastic will be screened at the Lafayette theater. It’s an exclusive Rockland area showing not playing anywhere else in Rockland. Yes it’s been out for a little while but it’s a great opportunity to see this motion picture In a historic movie palace

movieguy
movieguy on September 19, 2016 at 7:24 am

There is certainly a good selection of films this fall. 15 weeks of movies. September 24th. To December 24. Doors open at 11 AM movie begins at 11:30 AM. The Wurlitzer organ plays starting at 11 AM. Admission is only $2.00!! No word yet on whether it’ll be DCP’s a mix of DCP’s and Blu-ray.

mdvoskin
mdvoskin on September 19, 2016 at 6:50 am

Well, the new “Classic Film Series” has been posted on the Lafayette’s web site.

My only question, which will determine whether or not I attend any of them is, are these shows DCP or DVD/Bluray? If both, which ones are DCP and which ones are DVD/Bluray?

Sterlingmine5
Sterlingmine5 on August 2, 2016 at 5:05 am

Big Screen Classics Update 1. From 2003 to 2010 the Town of Ramapo helped fund and Promote the Big Screen Classics movie festival working with Nelson and Pete. 2 In 2010 Nelson asked me if the Town could purchase a digital projector for Lafayette use…After much discussion, I was able to convince the Town Bd that it was a worthwhile investment…We purchased the equipment in return for our Classic movie series being fully funded by Nelson’s company, a five year agreement memorialized this. 3 In 2013 Nelson left the business, and the Town was asked by the owner to act as the exhibitor of films at the theater…To keep the theater operational we agreed to do this in return for a small administrative fee.. I quickly found out what being an Exhibitor entailed ….filling out comprehensive credit applications (20 in total), scheduling movies working w our buyer and the draconian studios, coordinating all of the advertising and promotion, developing a social media presence – website, weekly email blast, signing up with groupon etc etc…In total we booked 65 first run movies and all of the Classics.in sum, we kept the ship sailing sans the expertise of Nelson and Pete, I tried my best to keep the theater viable… 3. Shortly before the opening of Star Wars we were informed by the theater ownership that our services wee no longer needed..and that more flexibility in programming was desired and therefore the agreement to screen the Big Screen Classic series would not be renewed. Subsequently as per our initial agreement w Nelson we reclaimed our projector last week. Needless to say I was disappointed after working w the theater for 14 years, but as Willy Loman once said “there are no more long term relationships anymore” This is sad but true. The decision to end the the Town/theater partnership had nothing to do with politics, as most of you who attended the films know the film series was my passion… 4 To date the films for our 15th annual film series have been booked…the venue has not been finalized as of yet…will advise on both soon… Thanks for you ongoing support of our endeavors…please send me an email if you have any questions or suggestions Best Phil Tisi

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