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PeterApruzzese commented about 3-D Film Expo returns to the Egyptian on Aug 25, 2013 at 1:58 pm

Both, though most of the vintage features are presented dual 35mm polarized.

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PeterApruzzese commented about Paramount Theatre on Aug 21, 2013 at 12:16 am

As of July, the Paramount is no longer under the management of Majestic-Star Entertainment. See this article for more details: http://www.dailyfreeman.com/articles/2013/07/07/news/doc51d8c876aef6c218364984.txt

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PeterApruzzese commented about Lafayette Theatre on Aug 17, 2013 at 4:49 pm

We had a couple of years where we would break even over the course of the season with the classics, but mostly because of It’s a Wonderful Life or Wizard of Oz. The past several years saw a declining paying audience at the shows. And the special weekend events like the Horror-Thon were never money makers at all for us.

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PeterApruzzese commented about Lafayette Theatre on Aug 13, 2013 at 12:20 am

Not at all Rhett, as far as I know the theatre will continue the Saturday morning shows though the series will not be called “Big Screen Classics” any longer.

Good question, MD. My gut feeling is that they will be screening DCP for the most part.

Thanks Mark. Should be interesting to see the digital down at the Basie. Hopefully it means they run more movies, though some of the magic will be lost if its not on film.

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PeterApruzzese commented about AFI Silver Theatre on Aug 11, 2013 at 4:11 am

It should be 2.20. If I had to guess, the DCP was probably created with the 2.20 image windowboxed within a 2.39 frame to keep the same height, but not as much width, as a 2.39 show.

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PeterApruzzese commented about Lafayette Theatre on Aug 10, 2013 at 3:22 pm

Thanks for your kind words. No, I am not involved with the programming at the Lafayette any longer.

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PeterApruzzese commented about Lafayette Theatre on Aug 9, 2013 at 2:16 pm

Just to update, as of July 2013 Majestic-Star Entertainment and Nelson Page are no longer the operators of the Lafayette Theatre. The Benmosche family will continue to operate the Lafayette with first-run movies and the Town of Ramapo is planning to continue to sponsor the Saturday morning classic movie series. Thanks for all the support on CT – we had a great 10 years up there! Please continue to support the Lafayette.

As of now, they do not have a new website; the new phone number for the box office is 845-547-2121.

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PeterApruzzese commented about AFI Silver Theatre on Aug 4, 2013 at 6:37 pm

Sounds like they ran The Dirty Dozen with the wrong aperture plate and/or lens. A print would not have things cropped off of it.

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PeterApruzzese commented about Paramount Theatre on May 31, 2013 at 10:44 pm

The week-long Hoboken International Film Festival begins tonight at the Paramount:

http://newyork.newsday.com/entertainment/hoboken-film-festival-to-open-in-middletown-friday-night-1.5380096

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PeterApruzzese commented about Kinnelon Cinema 3 on May 21, 2013 at 5:47 am

It was built mostly using the Jerry Lewis design but it never operated as a Jerry Lewis Theatre.

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PeterApruzzese commented about Lafayette Theatre on May 10, 2013 at 9:18 pm

Perhaps at the next Horror-Thon, bolorkay.

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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.