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movieguy commented about Lafayette Theatre on Feb 11, 2015 at 9:53 am

50 shades of gray will be opening at the Lafayette theater this Thursday night, with an 8 PM show. Don’t miss out on seeing this steamy adaptation of the The best-selling book.showtimes for Friday 7:30 PM. Saturday and Sunday 1:30 PM 4:30 PM and 7:30 PM. All shows before 3 PM just $8.00 Come one half hour before the Friday night and Saturday night shows. And be treated to a concert on the pipe organ, skillfully played by a member of the theater organ society. A beautiful movie palace lovingly restored. Delicious popcorn popped right before your eyes, not heated up, Premade popcorn, like you would get at the multiplex!

movieguy commented about Loew's Paradise Theatre on Feb 11, 2015 at 9:47 am

I think it’s a terrible shame and waste that the Lowe’s paradise is sitting unused. It was so beautifully restored. There had been some questionable management running the place and stories of them keeping money, That was owed to the performers and making off with money. But it’s a real shame is there’s a restaurant right next door and there could be a lot of good acts that would appeal to a wide range of people. Now he just sits and from what people posted here, the people who have it now are very unfriendly and unwilling to let people look around inside.

movieguy commented about Lafayette Theatre on Feb 11, 2015 at 7:34 am

Rstewart. Thank you for your positive comments. Hope you can come up from the Lehigh Valley to see some classics this spring. I know the Lehigh Valley has a lot of older theaters. Like the beautiful Roxy Theatre in North Hampton Pennsylvania and the Emmaus theater in Emmaus Pennsylvania. As well the 19th St. theater.too bad none of them do classic films

It is very difficult to get 35mm prints now. Even in the last season that Pete and Nelson did classic films,in spring of 2013. It was getting harder and harder for Pete to get 35mm prints. He did run a bunch of 35mm, but he had to also run a fair number of DCP’s that season. If Pete Nelson had stayed on, they would have had to run more DCP’s as the years went on. I’m sure they still would’ve been able to get some 35mm. But not as it was in years past where they had every film, run in 35mm.

Plus the cost of getting a 35mm print is higher than running acDCP. The total cost of renting a 35mm print and paying for the shipping back-and-forth, comes to about $620. The DCP cost about $350 to screen.

movieguy commented about Lafayette Theatre on Feb 10, 2015 at 1:21 pm

Thank you for your thoughts and suggestions.advertising in the Journal news using social media like Facebook Twitter along with the word-of-mouth is really helping to get more and more folks into the theater. American sniper was our biggest grossing movie with the best attendance throughout its run, it’s set a record for the most people in attendance. They are far more than 10 to 20 paying customers for each of our classic shows this past fall.Nelson had a very good run at the Lafayette the years he was there. The reality is that the movie companies are making it much more difficult for a single screen theater Or any small independent, theater with even 2 to 4 screens.

That is the major reason Nelson decided to leave and retire completely from the movie business.

movieguy commented about Lafayette Theatre on Feb 9, 2015 at 9:44 pm

Howard if you ever come to the New York area, come up to Rockland County and come by the theater we love to see you a lover of classic movie theaters

movieguy commented about Lafayette Theatre on Feb 9, 2015 at 8:47 pm

Thank you Howard I really appreciate your positive comments. The classic series starts on April 11. The movies will be announced shortly. The Banff Mountain film Festival Takes Pl., February 24th and 25th. It is always a near or complete sellout both days. The wild and scenic festival will be upcoming soon As well as a Jewish film Festival in the spring. They’ll they also some live music shows coming up in the spring and summer. Details to be announced soon.

movieguy commented about Lafayette Theatre on Feb 9, 2015 at 7:43 pm

Classic films are advertised in the weekend section of the Journal news. posters for the classic series are put up all over suffern and throughout Rockland. The theater has an ad running throughout the day on Rockland local AM station WRCR. Groupon has an ongoing deal for discount admission to the theater. It has brought a lot of new people into the theater.

movieguy commented about Lafayette Theatre on Feb 9, 2015 at 3:12 pm

I would love for you to come down to the theater and see how nice it is it really needs to be seen to be appreciated.

movieguy commented about Lafayette Theatre on Feb 9, 2015 at 12:39 pm

50 shades of gray will have a special Thursday night opening at the beautiful Lafayette theater February 12 At 8 PM.

movieguy commented about Jackson Heights Cinema on Feb 9, 2015 at 9:34 am

It is said that the theater has closed down. It was the last remaining theater in all five boroughs built in 1924 to still be operating. The middle theater has 600 seats in it a large screen and a beautiful arch around the screen.The two other theaters to the left and the right of the middle theater or once the wings of the balcony. They have 230 seats each. Sadly I don’t know if the theater will ever open again. It needs to be converted to digital projection which is costly probably close to 150Thousand dollars. As well as the air conditioning and heating systems needing work. Because when I went to the theater in the winter it was kind of lukewarm and in the summer the main central air-conditioning did not work and they had to try to use a few window units to cool the theaters.

movieguy commented about Bronxville Cinemas on Jan 25, 2015 at 10:33 pm

This used to be one screen and now is three. However the auditoriums are of a good size. The two downstairs auditoriums, seat about 250 each. The screen is a good size and the seats are all new. The balcony Area is a third theater. It is quite spacious with 250 seats, “stadium style” seating. The screen is quite large the biggest I’ve seen in A theater converted over into three screens. All new seats in the balcony as well.

movieguy commented about Lafayette Theatre on Jan 25, 2015 at 6:01 am

The huge hit, American sniper continue with its run at the Lafayette theater. Place today Sunday the 25th at 2 PM 5 PM and 8 PM. Also Thursday the 29th at 7 PM, Friday the 30th 7:15 PM. Saturday and Sunday the 31st and first 2 PM 5 PM 8 PM.

50 shades of gray opens on February 13.

movieguy commented about Greenville Drive-In on Jan 18, 2015 at 7:32 am

The current owners are trying to raise funds to convert to digital projection so they can open for the 2015 season. They were closed in 2014 sadly

movieguy commented about Lafayette Theatre on Jan 16, 2015 at 2:48 pm

American sniper is an excellent film. Bradley Cooper gives a riveting mesmerizing performance. Client Eastwood has done a great job directing this movie. Nominated for six Academy Awards, including best picture and best actor Bradley Cooper. Come see it a real iconic beautiful movie palace. Playing today Friday 7:30 PM. Saturday and Sunday 2 PM 5 PM and 8 PM. admission price is only $10. Any show for 3 PM only $8.00all seats. Senior citizens over 65 $8.00at all times.

movieguy commented about Lafayette Theatre on Jan 15, 2015 at 1:26 pm

The classic film series that takes place on Saturday mornings will resume in the spring on April 11. The schedule will be posted by mid February.

movieguy commented about Lafayette Theatre on Jan 15, 2015 at 6:27 am

The Banff Mountain film Festival, Will Take Place February 25th Tuesday and February 26 Wednesday. Tickets can be purchased in advance at Ramsey outdoor, on route 17, in New Jersey. The show is sure to sell out. As it does every year.So make sure your get your tickets in advance. The Lafayette theater is the perfect place for this event.

movieguy commented about Lafayette Theatre on Jan 15, 2015 at 6:24 am

Tinight at 7:15 PM, American sniper The excellent film,starring Bradley Cooper. Come on down to a real beautiful 90 year old movie palace. The drinks are ice cold. The popcorn pop fresh right before your eyes.

movieguy commented about Lafayette Theatre on Jan 14, 2015 at 2:00 pm

Don’t forget tomorrow, Thursday come to a real movie theater, the iconic Lafayette. 90+ years in operation. American Sniper is getting rave reviews , sure to be ranked as one of the best movies of the year.

Show time 7:15 PM. Come down a little early and get a good seat grab some fresh popped popcorn as well.

movieguy commented about Lafayette Theatre on Jan 14, 2015 at 1:55 pm

technically yes it’s not a sneak preview but it is a special Thursday night showing, at a real classic movie palace,90 years in operation. A much nicer, experience all-around versus going to a multiplex.

movieguy commented about Lafayette Theatre on Jan 12, 2015 at 11:59 am

Hot off the presses! The critically alcaimed movie starring Bradley Cooper. American Sniper, Will be opening at the Lafayette theater. This Thursday the 15th there will be a special sneak preview one day before it officially opens exclusively at this beautiful movie palace. Show time 7:15 PM Thursday the 15th.So mark your calendar now and come down Thursday night.there are many good restaurants to choose from. So come on and have dinner before the show

movieguy commented about Ziegfeld Theatre on Jan 10, 2015 at 5:57 pm

I went to see out of the woods for the 7:30 PM screening I New Year’s Day January 1, 2015. There was a very good attendance I’m happy to report. Looked like to me about 550 people. Quite a good turnout. Sadly they did not use the curtains. I want to find a manager after the show to ask them why they did not use the curtains, because they were used for the 70 mm showing of interstellar in November 2014.I had to hustle to make the train back home. Here a tip to save on the $15 admission. BJ’s Wholesale Club as well as Cosco or if you’re AAA member. You have the option of buying tickets for any bowtie cinema. They only cost seven dollars. Then when you bring the voucher to the box office at the Ziegfeld. You pay one dollar surcharge. So that’s $8.00 vs & 15 quite a savings.

movieguy commented about Lafayette Theatre on Jan 10, 2015 at 5:15 pm

The Banff Mountain film Festival, the wild and scenic film festival along with the Jewish film Festival are special events to look forward to at the beautiful Lafayette theater. As well as a special concert, On May 28 Neil Berg’s 100 years of Broadway. Sure to be a sellout.As well as first run movies and the classic movie series Saturday mornings beginning again on April 11, 2015.

movieguy commented about Lafayette Theatre on Jan 10, 2015 at 4:01 pm

The Gambler starring Mark Wahlberg and John Goodman. It’s a very good movie. A dialogue driven drama. Ignore some of the poor views and go see the movie it is well worth it. Screens at the Lafayette theater Saturday the 10th at 4:00 pm and 7:00. Sunday the 11th, at 4 PM and 7 PM. Final show in the one week only run, Thursday the 15th at 7 PM.

movieguy commented about "Bow Tie Cinemas Permanently Closes Bedford Playhouse" From Bedford, NY. on Jan 10, 2015 at 3:58 pm

This is a very nice place to go see a movie. It was a real old Playhouse from the 40s. I theater upstairs had a decent size screen and a small section of leftover balcony seats that you could sit in. The downstairs theater also was a nice size. Really hope they can keep it as a theater maybe do what Jacob burns does show art house movies. Bowtie also didn’t, renovate and put digital into the Mamaroneck playhouse. I theater back from 1927. Both play houses in Mamaroneck and Bedford should be used for movies or live events. Not left sitting empty or turned into retail or housing

movieguy commented about Lafayette Theatre on Jan 7, 2015 at 8:42 am

The final screening of the Hobbit-Battle Of The Five Armies
Will be Thursday at 7:00 PM

Beginning on Friday Jan 9th will be
The Gambler-staring Mark Walberg

American Sniper- with Bradley Cooper Opens Friday the 16th.