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bolorkay commented about Lafayette Theatre on Aug 17, 2013 at 5:52 am

Hi, I’m just thinking out loud , but I wonder how economically “viable” Big Screen Classics has been over the years for the Lafayette? Even though I’m only two years from my official senior “status” I have been and always will be happy to pay for a ticket to the Big Screen Classics program if this means preserving this or any form of “classic” film program. (As I understand it the “senior” audiences who seem to make up the majority of the audiences at these Saturday morning programs get in for free if they live within the community.) Not wishing to seem insensitive but I hope that the preservation of classic films at the Lafayette will always be a priority.

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bolorkay commented about Lafayette Theatre on Aug 10, 2013 at 5:01 am

Hi Peter, Certainly sad to hear that Nelson will no longer be a part of the Lafayette. His “intros” to each of the BSC films certainly added so much to the experience. (Will you continue to help program the Sat. “Big Screen Classics”? Sure hope so.) But happy to hear that Ramapo will continue its support of “Big Screen Classics” (Let’s hope they do the same with the “The Horror-Thon”…an integral part of “Big Screen Classics”, IMHO!) I’ll certainly be there to support the Lafayette. I’ve said it countless times but the local, single-screen theatre is the heart of any community and it’s wonderful to have a group such as the Benmosche family who support this. Anything a film fan can do to help this theatre? (Besides buying tickets.) Please let me know.

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bolorkay commented about Capitol Theatre on Jun 9, 2013 at 6:49 am

Hi, Perhaps I haven’t read through all the posts here yet, but I was wondering is there an archive that might provide a chronological list of the groups and musicians who played the Capitol through the years? Pictures of posters?

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bolorkay commented about Clairidge Cinemas on Jun 2, 2013 at 3:28 pm

Soon to be pick up by a new theater chain. I hope they keep their “art house” type films.

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bolorkay commented about Lafayette Theatre on May 17, 2013 at 5:58 am

Thanks Peter,

Seems like a logical addition to this year’s Horror-Thon. (“All Harryhausen, All The Time !!”) I hope something materializes.

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bolorkay commented about Lafayette Theatre on May 7, 2013 at 4:38 pm

Hi Peter, As I’m sure you are aware, today is truly a sad day with the passing of a true hero to many of us, Ray Harryhausen. Not wishing to be too over-bearing but would it be possible for the Lafayette to mount a Harryhausen tribute as an extension of Big Screen Classics in honor of this film pioneer?

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bolorkay commented about Loew's Jersey Theatre on Apr 10, 2013 at 11:51 am

You’re right, GDellaFa. I thank goodness every time I come in for one of their monthly film weekends. The Loews has been surviving for so many decades now and in so many incarnations (the “worst” being that tri-plexing around 1976)that one would hope that the political “wolves at the door” would back off and learn to appreciate the true landmark status of this wonderful film palace. My heart goes out to the FOL for putting up with this “let’s tear it down and put up an office building” mentality of some local politicians who want nothing more than to build up their own public persona.

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bolorkay commented about Loew's Jersey Theatre on Apr 8, 2013 at 7:34 am

It makes a lot of sense to keep a positive stance regarding the Loews because the alternative is just not acceptable. I’ve been attending their monthly film programs for nearly ten(!!!) years and it has almost become a second home. I feel quite upset to see all of the hard work and restoration efforts of the FOL be “batted” about every few years by these Jersey City politicos. It seems the Loews Jersey never stops being a “target”! It just seems that the Jersey City administration does not seem to realize what a true “gem” they have at Journal Square, attracting fans from New Jersey (I travel in from Wayne) and New York.

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bolorkay commented about Summit Hippodrome Theatre on Apr 7, 2013 at 11:36 am

Still no up-dates on the Summit web site as to new programs, films etc.???? I hope interest in this theater has not slacked off.

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bolorkay commented about Loew's Jersey Theatre on Apr 7, 2013 at 11:28 am

I am hoping that the grand Loews Landmark will survive this latest wave of political rhetoric and posturing. I guess in a very naieve sense I’ve been very heartened to see many huge crowds at the Loews monthly film weekends and their live presentations such as “Stage Craft” (not sure if that’s the correct name.) Aren’t these large audiences indicative of a positive response to what the Loew’s has been and is capable of doing for the community?

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bolorkay commented about Loew's Jersey Theatre on Apr 7, 2013 at 6:56 am

Any word as to what the April films might be? May?

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bolorkay commented about Summit Hippodrome Theatre on Mar 10, 2013 at 7:52 am

Hi.

Is there any news regarding the renewed interest and restoration of the Summit? The web site makes no note of any activities beyond Feb. 15th. (The classic films program seems interesting.)

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bolorkay commented about Summit Hippodrome Theatre on Feb 11, 2013 at 3:56 am

I am looking forward to the Summit’s restoration and renovation with much positive anticipation.

The only model that I have at the moment for this type of restoration is the great job a group of local residents known as the “Friends of the Loews” did with the Loews Jersey at Journal Square (I guess you can tell I’m a big fan of the Loews!) Monthly “classic” film programs, live shows etc. Will the Summit be operating along these lines?

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bolorkay commented about Loew's Jersey Theatre on Dec 31, 2012 at 8:14 am

The Christmas Spirit really found a home at the Landmark Loew’s this year, with the holiday concert and “Elf”. Looking forward to many great films and performances in 2013.

Happy and Healthy 2013, FOL. Bob

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bolorkay commented about Loew's Jersey Theatre on Dec 16, 2012 at 7:51 pm

Hi,

Are any efforts being made to help the great Loew’s Jersey enter the digital projection age while at the same time keeping its 35mm capabilities? (Thinking along the lines of fund-raisers etc.)

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bolorkay commented about Teaneck Cinemas on Nov 30, 2012 at 4:24 am

Very sad that a neighborhood cinema cannot maintain a local audience thus keeping itself out of the competitive race with such big “multi-plexes” as the Garden State 16 with their inflated prices.($32.00 for two tickets during primetime!!) Saddened to see the the Cedar Lane go the way of the Rialto in Ridgefield(?) (I’m hoping the Lafayette is still “healthy”!!) Bob

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bolorkay commented about Film Forum on Oct 19, 2012 at 5:21 am

Thank You, Film Forum for the fantastic presentation of “The Creature From The Black Lagoon”. The digital restoration and 3-D were eye-popping, to say the least. (as was, of course the beautiful Ms. Adams.) It was great to see a film where the 3-D became a important part of the plot and not just an “add-on”. Once again, kudos to FF.

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bolorkay commented about Loew's Jersey Theatre on Sep 30, 2012 at 11:13 am

GDellaFa, I was in attendance at this past weekend’s “Sean Connery/50 Years of Bond” weekend when the October film program was announced. On Oct. 26th and 27th FOL is presenting a program called,“Horror:the Ways You Like IT” with such featured films as, “Carnival of Souls”, “Murders In The Rue Morgue” (Lugosi)“Dracula” (Hammer)“The Horror of Dracula” and “The Sentinel” Sounds like the web site needs an update.

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bolorkay commented about Lafayette Theatre on Sep 25, 2012 at 11:58 am

Hi Peter,

I know it was mentioned last Saturday, but what are the films for this year’s Horror-Thon ?

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bolorkay commented about Loew's Jersey Theatre on Sep 22, 2012 at 1:29 pm

I believe the web site has been updated, recently. There appears to be some Sean Connery films scheduled for Sept. 28th and 29th. You might want to give the site a look. Hope you find something you like.

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bolorkay commented about Lafayette Theatre on Sep 22, 2012 at 12:57 pm

Hi Peter,

Thank you for the great rousing season-opener with “The Guns of Navarrone” this morning… had a great time. Peter, may I ask a question ? Is there a different-mail (other than the Cinema Treasure board) that I can use to contact you regarding some questions I have about the Lafayette, in general ? Thanks, I hope I can touch base with you soon. Bob

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bolorkay commented about Summit Hippodrome Theatre on Sep 21, 2012 at 4:48 am

Hi FeverDog, So sorry to hear about the closing of the Summit. This is the place where much of my “mis-spent” youth was taken up with the likes of the old Universal and Hammer horror films during the hey-days of the kiddie matinees. Even though (up until about a month ago) I used to drive past there every day, I never realized it was being “gutted”. Very sad. But, I guess there is some consolation that the great Loews Jersey at Journal Square (one of my other “haunts” as a kid) is still a functioning movie theatre and Arts Center.

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bolorkay commented about Loew's Jersey Theatre on Aug 18, 2012 at 5:45 am

Is it too early to start anticipating what the Fall film series might have in store? Any word yet?

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bolorkay commented about Lafayette Theatre on May 13, 2012 at 4:48 am

Hi Peter, Great way to end the Spring season. “The Woman In the Window”, interesting , low-key thriller. Thoroughly engrossing rarely-seen Edward G. Robinson. (Now, how about “Red House”?) Did Nelson happen to mention when the fall BSC season opener would be? Sept, Oct.? (I know too early too tell, but BSC always leaves you “clamoring for more”) As always, great job guys.

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bolorkay commented about Loew's Jersey Theatre on May 12, 2012 at 12:21 pm

Hi FOL, Just checked your film schedule. Are there any films scheduled for the end of this month, or are skipping straight to June?