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And so goes the Boyd Theatre in Philadelphia. In 2005, Live Nation bought the theatre, and it has been boarded up ever since. According to news reports, they have started demolishing this art deco gem so they can sell the building to a company that plans to build a modern multiplex.
Cinema Treasures Boyd Theatre web site.
Paramount definitely has 35mm titles available, as ongoing screenings at The Landmark Loews Jersey, The Film Forum, and The Museum Of The Moving Image will attest.
Unfortunately, it is my understanding that this fall’s entire series at the Lafayette is going to presented on video. I guess this leaves The Landmark Loews Jersey as the last venue in the area west of the Hudson still running classic films in 35mm. Nelson and Pete will be missed.
The Landmark Loews Jersey Theatre is the metro area’s favorite venue for classic 35mm films!
The theatre is located directly across from the PATH subway station connecting Manhattan with Jersey City and it is also easy to reach from most area highways. Secure discounted parking is located directly behind the theatre. Have your parking ticket validated at the theatre’s boxoffice.
As Always, All Our Show Are Still Presented Exclusively From High Resolution 35mm Motion Picture Film With Genuine Carbon Arc Projection, On Our Giant 50 Foot Wide Screen.
This coming weekend will start our fall seasons classic films with a look back at some great car chase films.
Friday September 27th at 8:00pm – The Blues Brothers (1980)
Starring John Belushi, Dan Aykroyd,.
Directed by John Landis. (133 minutes, Color)
Jake and Elwood Blues put on a show to save the orphanage where they grew up, and some of the greatest blues/jazz musicians help out along the way.
Saturday September 28th at 6:30pm – Duel (1971)
Starring Dennis Weaver and a truck.
Directed by Steven Spielberg. (90 minutes, Color)
Twilight zone alumni Richard Matheson wrote the screenplay for Steven Spielberg’s first feature length film. There is a Big Rig chasing Dennis Weaver in a Duel to the death!
Saturday September 28th at 8:30pm – Bullitt (1968)
Starring Steve McQueen, Jacqueline Bisset, Robert Vaughn.
Directed By Peter Yates. (114 minutes, Color)
San Francisco is the backdrop to this tale of police corruption and murder.
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The first show of the fall season will be on Sept 27 & 28. The films will be posted here and on the theatres web site when the bookings are confirmed.
For me, the big question for the Lafayette’s classic film series, should the new management choose to continue it, is whether they will continue to book 35mm film prints, or just run “digital” video. I can watch “digital” video at home.
The theatre was located where the parking lot for the little strip mall on Lafayette avenue is now. There is a picture of this theatre on display in the hardware store on Lafayette avenue. I have never seen a photo online.
The Landmark Loews Jersey – The Wonder Theatre Of New Jersey
The theatre is located on Journal Square in Jersey City, NJ directly across from
the PATH subway station connecting Manhattan with Jersey City. It is also easy
to reach from most area highways. Secure discounted parking is located directly
behind the theatre. Have your parking ticket validated at the theatre’s boxoffice.
As Always, All Our Show Are Presented Exclusively From High Resolution 35mm
Motion Picture Film With Genuine Carbon Arc Projection, On Our Giant 50 Foot
June 7th & 8th
Science Fiction & Fantasy…
Friday June 7th, 2013
Men In Black – 8:00PM
Saturday June 8th, 2013
In Memory Of Ray Harryhausen…
20 Million Miles To Earth – 6:30PM
Jason & The Argonauts – 8:20PM
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The Landmark Loews Jersey
April 26th & 27th, May 3rd
Anti-War war films…
Friday April 26th, 2013
All Quit On The Western Front – 8:00PM
Saturday April 27th, 2013
Paths Of Glory – 6:00PMDr. Strangelove – 8:30PM
Friday May 3rd, 2013
MASH – 7:30PM, Robert Altman’s classic hosted by actress Sally Kellerman.
Tonight & Tomorrow Night, Presented in 35mm
A short filmed interview with Sir Arthur Conan Doyle in his only appearance on film, will be presented Friday before the features.
I have been informed that Keir Dullea will not be appearing at the Loews Jersey this Sunday due to change in his schedule.
Don Murray will still be here to host The Hoodlum Priest and Bus Stop, as planned.
This coming weekend 11/17/2012 and 11/18/2012 at The Landmark Loews Jersey
This coming weekend 10/26/2012 and 1/27/2012:
The October movie weekend will be on 10/26 & 10/27. As of now, Friday night will be a double feature of Homicidal and Carnival Of Souls. Saturday will be Murders in the Rue Morgue (1932 Version), Dracula (Lugosi Version), and Horror Of Dracula. Program subject to change until everything is confirmed, at which time the shows will appear on the web site with their start times.
But can Dr. Cyclops watch The Mad Magician in 3D with only one eye? Inquiring minds want to know… :)
The Landmark Loews Jersey Theatre is the metro area’s favorite venue for classic films!
This coming weekend will start our fall seasons classic films at The Landmark Loews Jersey.
Friday September 28th at 8:00pm – Marnie (1964)
Starring Tippi Hedren and Sean Connery.
Directed by Alfred Hitchcock. (130 minutes, Color)
A happy man with a happy life falls in love with an unhappy women with an unhappy life, and drama ensues.
Saturday September 29th at 6:00pm – Dr. No (1962)
Starring Sean Connery, Ursula Andress, Joseph Wiseman.
Directed by Terence Young. (111 minutes, Color)
This year is the 50th anniversary of James Bond on film, and in this, the first film adaptation of a James Bond novel, it seems that bad things are happening in Jamaica. Fortunately, those evil doers underestimate secret agent 007…
Saturday September 29th at 8:30pm – Goldfinger (1964)
Starring Sean Connery, Gert Fröbe, and Honor Blackman.
(117 minutes, Color)
James Bond, 007 is back again, foiling an evil plan to rob Fort Knox.
The coming 2 weekends will conclude this seasons classic films at The Landmark Loews Jersey.
Friday June 1st at 8:00pm – The Producers (1968)
Starring Zero Mostel, Gene Wilder, Kenneth Mars, Estelle Winwood.
Directed by Mel Brooks. (90 minutes, Color).
Down-on-his luck Broadway producer Max Bialystock takes an offhand comment by his new accountant Leo Bloom and turns it into the ultimate ponzi scheme: the two will over sell shares in a new musical, make sure the show is a flop that closes on the first night, and keep all the money.
Saturday June 2nd at 6:30pm – My Man Godfrey (1936)
Starring William Powell, Carole Lombard, Alice Brady, Gail Patrick, Jean Dixon, Eugene Pallette.
Directed by Gregory La Cava. (95 minutes, B&W)
In the midst of the Great Depression, a spoiled daughter of a wealthy family wins a prize by bringing an unemployed man living at the town dump to a party. The girl falls in love with the man and impetuously hires him as her family’s butler. We soon find there’s more to the man than the girl or we suspect, and less to girl’s wealthy family.
Saturday June 2nd at 8:30pm – Bringing Up Baby (1938)
Starring Katharine Hepburn, Cary Grant, Charlie Ruggles, Barry Fitzgerald, May Robson.
Directed by Howard Hawks. (103 minutes, B&W)
One of the crowning comic achievements in the careers of director Howard Hawks and of stars Katharine Hepburn and Cary Grant, “Bringing Up Baby” is also the ultimate distillation of the screwball comedy. The story, such as it is, involves a nerdish paleontologist, an heiress determined to snag him, two leopards, a dinosaur bone and mistaken identity. A non-stop parade of inspired gags, incredibly smart and funny wordplay and the pointed if hysterical skewering of the archetypes that screwball comedy so deftly makes fun of: the idle rich, eggheads and officialdom.
Friday June 8th at 8:00pm – Mothra (1961)
The Toho Monster Classic, presented in Japanese with English Subtitles.
Saturday June 9th at 6:00pm – Willy Wonka & The Chocolate Factory (1971)
For the kid in all of us.
Saturday June 9th at 8:10pm – Harry Potter And The Sorcerer’s Stone (2001)
Return to Hogwarts when learning to be a wizard was still filled with awe, mystery, and fun.
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Do to a scheduling mishap, the show that should have taken place the last weekend in May will actually take place on the first weekend of June 1st & 2nd. The final classic film show of this season will take place the following weekend, June 8th and 9th, programming to be announced.
This coming April 27th & 28th features a weekend of nautical disasters certain to give you that sinking feeling…
Friday April 27th at 8:00pm – Lifeboat (1944)
Directed by Alfred Hitchcock. Starring Tallulah Bankhead, William Bendix, Walter Slezak, Hume Cronyn.
(100 minutes, B&W)
A tiny lifeboat adrift in the North Atlantic holds eight survivors of a Nazi torpedo attack, spanning various classes and walks of life. A day later, the castaways pick up another passenger, a survivor from the German U-boat. At first everyone assumes he is just a simple seaman, but it develops that he is in fact the U-boat’s captain, fluent in English and very intelligent – perhaps dangerously so.
Saturday April 28th at 6:00pm – A Night To Remember (1958)
Starring Kenneth More, Honor Blackman, David McCallum, Jill Dixon.
Directed by Roy Ward Baker. (123 minutes, B&W)
It was 100 years ago this month that the HMS Titanic sank, and this film lays out the human side of the tragedy, offering an emotionally potent look at those who survived and the many who did not, while it also clearly depicts the reasons, technical and human, behind the shipwreck. Kenneth More heads a huge and stellar cast, with 200 speaking parts, as the Second Officer from whose point of view the story unfolds.
Saturday April 28th at 8:25pm – The Poseidon Adventure (1972)
Starring Gene Hackman, Ernest Borgnine, Red Buttons, Carol Lynley, Roddy McDowall, Stella Stevens, Shelly Winters, Jack Albertson, Pamela Sue Martin, Leslie Nielsen. Directed by Ronald Neame.
(117 minutes, Color)
After a massive tidal wave capsizes the Poseidon on her last voyage before being scrapped, the survivors divide into two groups: those who stubbornly remain where they are to await the help they are sure will come, and a handful who bravely follow impassioned Reverend Scott (Gene Hackman) in what he believes is their best chance for rescue by forging their way upward through the shattered, upside-down ship, toward what was the bottom of the hull but is now on the ocean’s surface.
Wow, “Awaiting Confirmation” must be a great film since you are running it twice in one season!
Seriously, I’m looking forward to the return of Big Screen Classics.
At some point obtaining film prints will no longer be possible, and a DCI compliant projector and server will be required to continue showing movies. The management is aware of this, and will eventually make the upgrade as funding permits. Hopefully that will still be a few years away.
Carbons are no longer manufactured in the USA, and have not been for quite some time. India and China still use and manufacture them, and there are a few importers that bring them into the USA.
This coming March 30th & 31st features three Deadpan Humor Crime films.
Friday March 30th at 8:00pm – The Big Lebowski (1998)
Jeff Bridges, John Goodman, Julianne Moore, Steve Buscemi. Directed by Joel Coen.
(127 minutes, Color) Rated R.
A story of mistaken identity complicated by extortion, double-crosses, deception, embezzlement, sex, pot and gallons of White Russians. It’s a series of bizarre vignettes, which might be a problem if they weren’t so funny. The title character, brilliantly played by Jeff Bridges, is a latter-day stoner version of Philip Marlowe.
Saturday March 31st at 6:00pm – Fargo (1996)
Frances McDormand, William H. Macy, Steve Buscemi, Peter Stormare, Harve Presnell.
Directed by Joel Coen. (97 minutes, Color) Rated R.
Frances McDormand stars as Marge Gunderson, a very pregnant police chief whose affable, folksy demeanor only partially obscures the fact that she’s a clever, observant and very effective cop. When a pair of motorists are found slain not far from the corpse of a state trooper, Marge begins piecing together a twisted case. Frances McDormand won the Best Actress Oscar for her role.
Saturday March 31st at 8:10pm – Pulp Fiction (1994)
Starring John Travolta, Samuel L. Jackson, Uma Thurman, Havey Keitel, Bruce Willis.
Directed by Quentin Tarantino. (160minutes, Color) Rated R.
The Oscar-winning script by Tarantino and Roger Avary weaves a twisted morality play as it joins the eventually intersecting storylines of Los Angeles mobsters, small-time criminals and a mysterious briefcase. The surreal yet realistic atmosphere, long takes and wittily pop-literate non-stop dialogue emotionally engage the viewer in the minutiae of the characters' experiences even as the film also comments on their status as pulp creations, rendering the moments of shockingly baroque violence simultaneously ghastly and humorous.
I especially liked the “aliens” in the traveler curtain picture. I guess the air in Jersey City is toxic to natives of whatever planet they were from, so they could not take off their space suit helmets.
I guess we now can promote the theatre as Worlds (plural) Renowned :)
Friday 2/24 at 8pm – Ferris Bueller’s Day Off (1986)
Saturday 2/25 at 6pm – Double Indemnity (1944)
Saturday 2/25 at 8:20pm – Psycho (1960)