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PeterApruzzese commented about Sparta Theatre on Jun 29, 2005 at 7:48 am

TC – Since the Big Screen Classics series at the Lafayette is on hiatus until September, one of my projects over the summer is to update all of the web pages for the Galaxy chain.

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Galaxy Theatre Corp.

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PeterApruzzese commented about Sparta Theatre on Jun 28, 2005 at 5:27 pm

No, they are still part of the Galaxy Theatres chain.

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Galaxy Theatre Corp.

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PeterApruzzese commented about Cinema 46 on Jun 27, 2005 at 8:33 am

Michael – it is a CompUSA store, but a lot of the building was changed so it’s not really recognizable as a theatre any longer.

The Totowa Cinema – ¼ mile up the road – is now an Office Max store and is similarly unrecognizable.

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PeterApruzzese commented about Cinema 46 on Jun 27, 2005 at 6:12 am

Yes, that’s where it was – I worked there as an assistant manager in 1982, the summer of Poltergeist in 70mm!

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PeterApruzzese commented about AMC Loews Paramus Route 4 Tenplex on Jun 21, 2005 at 3:55 am

It stays open until the construction is under way, same as the Tenplex. They continue to use the Triplex as a ‘move-over’ house with films from the Tenplex.

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PeterApruzzese commented about Valleyview Cinemas on Jun 13, 2005 at 9:48 am

RobertR:

The Little Cinema was actually located inside the Willowbrook Mall. I believe the Valleyview/Jerry Lewis was known as the “Ramapo Plaza Adult Cinema” during its x-rated run.

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PeterApruzzese commented about Valleyview Cinemas on Jun 13, 2005 at 9:46 am

This theatre has been part of the Galaxy Theatre Corp. since January 2001.

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PeterApruzzese commented about Lafayette Theatre on Jun 9, 2005 at 5:36 am

I can’t say for cerain Robert, but I believe that UA had it until the late 70s. I have a copies of newspaper ads from 1954 showing it as a Skouras Theatre and from 1966-69 showing it as a UA theatre, so they got it sometime after the mid-50s.

I’m going to spend time this summer at the microfilm reader trying to put together a definitive playlist & history to use for an upcoming event and will post it here when it’s complete.

Pete Apruzzese
Director of Film Programming
Big Screen Classics at the Lafayette Theatre

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PeterApruzzese commented about Loew's Jersey Theatre on Jun 6, 2005 at 7:33 am

No, the Loew’s Jersey does not have air conditioning.

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PeterApruzzese commented about Loew's Jersey Theatre on Jun 6, 2005 at 7:33 am

No, the Loew’s Jersey does not have air consitioning.

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PeterApruzzese commented about Loew's Jersey Theatre on Jun 3, 2005 at 10:29 am

First, you’d need to see who holds the USA theatrical rights. Then, they would have to have a 35mm print available. It was originally released by Warner Bros., but I’ll bet their license expired a long time ago.

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PeterApruzzese commented about AMC Loews Paramus Route 4 Tenplex on Jun 2, 2005 at 3:40 pm

They’ll be closing those two locations once the new megaplex is built (it’s waiting for final approvals from the towns involved) in the back parking lot area of the Garden State Mall.

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PeterApruzzese commented about Radio City Music Hall on May 27, 2005 at 8:07 am

Rob:
Thanks for giving us information about the attendance during the film series held at the Hall. In all of the deal papers we’ve seen from Cablevision, the Hall is never mentioned as being sold off as part of any future plans, so it’s in safe hands for now. I do wish that a programmer with vision (and a budget for the crew!) could coordinate a film series within the Hall’s live event schedule.

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PeterApruzzese commented about Today's Newsreel on May 25, 2005 at 3:13 pm

It is a DLP-based system. It’s Dolby’s all-in-one solution -hardware, software, automation – for “digital” presentations. It’s used at the Ziegfeld in Manhattan, if the article is correct.

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PeterApruzzese commented about Rivoli Theatre on May 25, 2005 at 2:31 pm

Vito – Thanks for the clarification, that makes it clearer. Otherwise, I’d be asking where I could get 70mm parts for my Century’s for the Lafayette!

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PeterApruzzese commented about Rivoli Theatre on May 25, 2005 at 11:25 am

Days of Heaven was astounding in 70mm, CConnolly. Even more amazing in that it was a blow-up from 35mm.

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PeterApruzzese commented about Rivoli Theatre on May 25, 2005 at 10:42 am

I’m sorry Vito, but not all models of 35mm projectors and platter systems are convertible to 70mm, not even close. You also need magnetic sound heads (if the film has mag sound) or, for these new 70mm prints, a dedicated 70mm DTS sound reader. Not to mention different lenses, aperture plates, sprockets, intermittent, pad rollers, guide rollers, platter brains, platter rollers, splicers, etc.

Unless the theatre is always set up to do 35/70 projection, it’s much more involved than just something that can be done during intermission.

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PeterApruzzese commented about Rivoli Theatre on May 24, 2005 at 2:53 pm

No, Bill. Both can share the same space as long as the booth is big enough. They have to keep the film projectors on hand, since the digital shows do have a high number of failures.

If I recall, the Sony Lincoln Square also as 70mm capability in the main auditorium.

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PeterApruzzese commented about Rivoli Theatre on May 24, 2005 at 1:31 pm

No.

One of the reasons a lot more films are being presented in scope is that they are shooting them in Super35, which allows a scope theatrical print and a nearly full-frame (without panning and scanning) video image to be extracted.

There is one upcoming film shot in 65mm (for 70mm presentation), Terence Malick’s The New World. I’ll be very curious to see who is able to show it in 70mm in the NY metro area.

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PeterApruzzese commented about Loew's Jersey Theatre on May 20, 2005 at 9:51 am

That is correct, Robert. Other than very unusual circumstances, Disney does not do theatrical bookings for any of their classic animated features, and a number of the live-action ones as well. I’ve tried for 3 years to get Mary Poppins for the Lafayette, but no dice.

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PeterApruzzese commented about Lafayette Theatre on May 13, 2005 at 9:02 am

A very nice article featuring the Lafayette Theatre appeared in today’s Bergen Record “Go” section centerfold. The print version includes two nice interior shots.

Here: View link

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PeterApruzzese commented about Lafayette Theatre on Apr 26, 2005 at 2:04 pm

Thanks for the nice comments Irv, Richard, and Peter. See you at Godzilla this Saturday!

Pete Apruzzese
Director of Film Programming
Big Screen Classics at the Lafayette Theatre

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PeterApruzzese commented about Ziegfeld Theatre on Apr 23, 2005 at 12:49 pm

Don – I don’t know. I guess it would depend on whether they were ‘laid off’ of if Clearview can temporarily put them in another location.

Jodar – I beleive the bigger theatres used to do this from time to time during the roadshow era, especially if they needed to do technical upgrades between engagements. Depending on the size of the venue, it certainly does cost more money just to open the doors for a handful of customers instead of being dark.

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PeterApruzzese commented about Ziegfeld Theatre on Apr 22, 2005 at 8:48 pm

According to information I heard from Clearview, the plan now is for the Ziegfeld to remain dark between major first-run engagements. And expect nothing to be playing September and October.

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PeterApruzzese commented about Lafayette Theatre on Apr 7, 2005 at 9:06 am

Just a reminder to everyone that the Silent Film Festival begins tomorrow night at the Lafayette Theatre.

Complete details here: www.bigscreenclassics.com/indexlafayette.htm

See you then!