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PeterApruzzese commented about Lafayette Theatre on Apr 3, 2013 at 5:39 pm

Spring Season of Big Screen Classics ready to announce:

4/27 – Judgment at Nuremberg – 1961, Spencer Tracy, Burt Lancaster, Montgomery Clift, 35mm

5/4 – Hans Christian Andersen – 1952, Danny Kaye, Farley Granger, 35mm

5/11 – The Vikings – 1958, Kirk Douglas, Tony Curtis, Janet Leigh, Ernest Borgnine, 35mm

5/18 – Sweet Smell of Success – 1957, Burt Lancaster, Tony Curtis, Martin Milner, DCP

5/25 – Alfred Hitchcock’s The Man Who Knew Too Much – 1934, Peter Lorre, Leslie Banks, DCP

6/1 – The Stranger – 1946, Orson Welles, Edward G. Robinson, Loretta Young, 35mm

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PeterApruzzese commented about Ramapo aims to keep the Lafayette a first-run movie theater on Apr 3, 2013 at 2:14 am

Ummm, we installed our digital projector at the Lafayette in March of 2010. The town financed the purchase of it back then.

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PeterApruzzese commented about “South Pacific” 55th Anniversary – The Roadshow Engagements on Mar 22, 2013 at 12:40 am

MPol – highly unlikely.

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PeterApruzzese commented about Blue Balcony Cinema on Mar 15, 2013 at 12:25 am

Could be just a DVD. Doesn’t seem as if the picture matters according to their website.

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PeterApruzzese commented about Blue Balcony Cinema on Mar 12, 2013 at 2:00 am

A “theatre” with no screen. I guess that’s something different. With 14 seats, how can they possibly afford the screenings of His Girl Friday, Monsieur Verdoux, Sunset Boulevard, Sherlock Holmes (2010 version), etc. Is the projection DCP or 35mm?

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PeterApruzzese commented about Cinerama Dome and ArcLight Cinemas on Jan 24, 2013 at 3:33 am

All of those are available on standard DCP via the rep departments, so I would assume they are 2K versions.

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PeterApruzzese commented about Blue Mouse Theater launches public appeal to fund acquisition of digital projection on Dec 5, 2012 at 8:43 pm

Except for the fact that you can’t run new studio product on it.

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PeterApruzzese commented about Teaneck Cinemas on Nov 30, 2012 at 5:15 am

The theatre’s status should be changed to “Closed” as it’s last day of operation was 11/25/2012.

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PeterApruzzese commented about Walter Reade Theater on Nov 25, 2012 at 1:36 pm

There is no restored print of Mad Mad World. They are running the same “general release” version that’s been around for years, the only addition is the police “radio calls” audio during the Intermission. They need to correct that listing.

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PeterApruzzese commented about Castro Theatre on Nov 12, 2012 at 2:54 pm

I wonder where they got a DVD of that movie as it’s never officially been released in that format anywhere in the world. Also, it should have been 1.85 widescreen.

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PeterApruzzese commented about Lafayette Theatre on Oct 19, 2012 at 5:26 pm

The HorrorThon starts tonight! All prints & digital have arrived – prints look great.

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PeterApruzzese commented about Lafayette Theatre on Sep 25, 2012 at 8:14 pm

The Shining

The Wolf Man

Dracula’s Daughter

Drive-in Double Feature: Pit & the Pendulum PLUS The Premature Burial

Dr. Cyclops

The Black Room

The Mad Magician in Polarized Real-D 3-D – East Coast Premiere.

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PeterApruzzese commented about Lafayette Theatre on Sep 22, 2012 at 9:51 pm

Glad you enjoyed it. Feel free: bigscreenclassics (at) gmail.com

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PeterApruzzese commented about Lafayette Theatre on Sep 15, 2012 at 1:49 am

DCP is the industry term for Digital Cinema Package; ie the hard disk containing a 2K version (in our case) of the movie as sent by the studio. If we were running a Blu or DVD, we would say so.

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PeterApruzzese commented about Lafayette Theatre on Sep 15, 2012 at 1:08 am

THE FALL 2012 SEASON, Saturday mornings at 11:30am

9/22 – THE GUNS OF NAVARONE – Gregory Peck, David Niven, DCP

9/29 – MAGNIFICENT OBSESSION (1954) – Rock Hudson, Jane Wyman , 35mm

10/6 – LIFE AND DEATH OF COLONEL BLIMP – new restored 35mm print!

10/13 – RED RIVER – John Wayne, Montgomery Clift, 35mm

10/20 – Horror-Thon weekend

10/27 – YOU CAN’T CHEAT AN HONEST MAN – W.C. Fields, 35mm

11/3 – THE TRAIN – Burt Lancaster, Paul Scofield, 35mm

11/10 – Frank Capra’s YOU CAN’T TAKE IT WITH YOU, DCP

11/17 – THE KILLERS – Burt Lancaster, Ava Gardner, 35mm

11/24 – A SHOT IN THE DARK – Peter Sellers, 35mm

12/1 – THIS GUN FOR HIRE – Alan Ladd, Veronica Lake, 35mm

12/8 – IT’S A WONDERFUL LIFE – James Stewart, DCP

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PeterApruzzese commented about IMAX Dome Theater on Jul 10, 2012 at 3:00 am

Just imagine how much distortion there will be when they show the movie on the domed screen.

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PeterApruzzese commented about Lafayette Theatre on May 14, 2012 at 9:14 pm

Thanks. The fall season will start on either September 15 or 22.

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PeterApruzzese commented about Tim League Discusses Texting Debate on CNN on May 7, 2012 at 3:11 pm

Cell phone jammers are illegal (with some exceptions) in the USA.

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PeterApruzzese commented about Senator Theatre on May 3, 2012 at 7:12 pm

As linked above: http://www.thesenatortheatre.com/?page_id=23

Adding screens to the facility, not chopping up the main room.

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PeterApruzzese commented about Lafayette Theatre on Apr 9, 2012 at 2:57 pm

Yes, prints are getting scarcer. I would prefer to run prints whenever possible, but if the studios make good digital versions of titles that do not have prints available, I’ll use them (like we did with Bye Bye Birdie, African Queen, etc.).

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PeterApruzzese commented about Lafayette Theatre on Apr 6, 2012 at 6:04 pm

Just finished inspecting and setting up the 35mm print for THE PRIDE OF THE YANKEES tomorrow morning. Absolutely mint, no scratches or wear that I could detect. Looks like it’s been run no more than a handful of times. It will look spectacular on-screen.

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PeterApruzzese commented about Lafayette Theatre on Mar 22, 2012 at 7:04 pm

Funny :) . Just got the final dates confirmed, here we go:

4/7 – PRIDE OF THE YANKEES

4/14 – WHAT’S NEW, PUSSYCAT

4/21 – MOULIN ROUGE (1952)

4/28 – DEAD END (1937)

5/5 – VERA CRUZ

5/12 – WOMAN IN THE WINDOW

All in 35mm.

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PeterApruzzese commented about Lafayette Theatre on Mar 22, 2012 at 1:18 pm

Yes, we’re starting on April 7 – the first show will be PRIDE OF THE YANKEES.

4/7 – PRIDE OF THE YANKEES

4/14 – awaiting confirmation

4/21 – MOULIN ROUGE (1952)

4/28 – awaiting confirmation

5/5 – VERA CRUZ

5/12 – WOMAN IN THE WINDOW

All in 35mm. Just waiting for paperwork on the 4/14 and 4/28 titles.

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PeterApruzzese commented about This is DCP at the Film Forum on Mar 9, 2012 at 2:32 pm

Howard,

Sadly, no. The studios are not transferring all of their titles at 4K for eventual use in rep. cinemas. Some of them are content to tell us to play a Blu-ray or DVD instead of a 35mm or DCP. Sure, the evergreen titles (Casablanca, Gone with the Wind, Breakfast at Tiffany’s, etc.) will get a nice transfer to DCP, but you’re not likely going to see “On Dangerous Ground” or “This Gun for Hire” as a DCP in the near future.

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PeterApruzzese commented about Ziegfeld Theatre on Feb 9, 2012 at 8:29 pm

So they added a guy in the auditorium to ride the sound & lights while keeping a projectionist only to thread up and make changeovers, etc.? Sounds like a monumentally dumb idea.