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So sorry to hear about the closing of the Summit. This is the place where much of my “mis-spent” youth was taken up with the likes of the old Universal and Hammer horror films during the hey-days of the kiddie matinees. Even though (up until about a month ago) I used to drive past there every day, I never realized it was being “gutted”. Very sad.
But, I guess there is some consolation that the great Loews Jersey at Journal Square (one of my other “haunts” as a kid) is still a functioning movie theatre and Arts Center.
Is it too early to start anticipating what the Fall film series might have in store? Any word yet?
Great way to end the Spring season. “The Woman In the Window”, interesting , low-key thriller. Thoroughly engrossing rarely-seen Edward G. Robinson. (Now, how about “Red House”?)
Did Nelson happen to mention when the fall BSC season opener would be? Sept, Oct.? (I know too early too tell, but BSC always leaves you “clamoring for more”)
As always, great job guys.
Just checked your film schedule. Are there any films scheduled for the end of this month, or are skipping straight to June?
Great line up for the Spring season of BSC.
Always great to have a Peter Sellers/Woody Allen film in the line up.
Are fine 35mm prints getting hard to come buy? I notice there six films for the Spring season as compared to the usual 12 or 13. Will BSC classics be relying more on digital presentations as time goes by ?
Has a date in April been set yet for the Spring Season opener for Big Screen Classics?
I’d love to have another “Bond” weekend. We haven’t had one in about two years, I believe.
I’m looking forward to the Coen Brothers weekend. (I hope the FOL schedules a presentation from either the editor of Cinema Retro magazine or Dr. Hirsch).
How does the remainder of the film season look (through June)? Any advance previews?
What a great month it’s been at The landmark Loews.
First “Cinema Paradiso” (in a beautiful print) and then, last night “The Hustler” with four stellar performances and a live interview with Piper Laurie.
Now this is what I call “film programming” !
This (as Carl Denham would say) is turning into a “theme song”, but, my son and I went to see “The Artist” last Wed. at the Clairidge and it took two patrons to “complain” about the house lights left on during the opening of the film before an “annoyed” house employee angrily “switched off” the lights.
A real shame, because I still love this place.
Besides the Clairidge and the Kinnelon “Arts” cinema, are there any other theaters in North Jersey that show “indie” films on a regular basis?
Yes, Moviebuff. The AMC Garden State 16 in Paramus seems to pay attention to those important little “details” as well. Attendants always wait until those of us who enjoy reading the credits are on our way out and send us on our way with a friendly “have a great day”.
Perhaps it’s the little things that keeps this venue “packed” most of the time. (even the first shows of the day.) And with a price policy of $6.00 on films (I believe)before 5 P.M., nothing much to complain about.
Sorry for the late post, but in response to Moviebuff182 post of Dec. 29 from last year, I experienced almost the same situation just three days ago at a screening of “Tinker, Taylor, Soldier, Spy”
Just as the credits started to roll, the house flood lights came up and the movie attendants started sweeping up the popcorn at our feet well before anyone had a chance to leave. Somewhat inconsiderate ??
May I take this moment to wish you and Nelson and the entire Lafayette family a very happy and peaceful holiday sesaon. Thank you for a terrific fall Big Screen Classics season. (“Wichester ‘73” was a first for me.)
As always, looking forward to the Spring Season. Do I have my facts straight, you’ll be back in February?
I’ve loved this theater for well over thirty years but lately I’ve been very disappointed by the way this place is run. Looked forward to seeing “Annymous” this week only to discover, after making the trip from Wayne that the film was cancelled due to projection “failure” and that the film was not being brought back the following week. Very frustrating as I only get the chance to make it into Montclair about once or twice a month. (I guess this was not a “high demand” film.)
The Summit in Union City is still open… showing current films. But it has been sub-divided into a Tri-Plex (Yuk!) More than likely not the same theater that many of us enjoyed during the 60’s and 70’s.
One of the few theatres that still maintains the great retro atmosphere of the past is the Loew’s Jersey in Jersey City… still operational for films on a monthly basis and live shows. Worth a look.
This year’s Horror-Thon seems to be one of the best (and most varied) ever.
Really looking forward to “Mysterious Island” (my first Harryhausen on the big screen in ‘61) with the 5.1 soundtrack. And of course that double-feature!!
I really wouldn’t worry too much about the ‘short-comings’ of “Hound of The Baskervilles” (MGM had a really nice print for their DVD release in 2002, I wonder what happened to those elements ?)… Cushing’s Holmes always is a standout and,second only to his “Baron Frankenstein” outings will always rank among his best performances.And that finale on the moors (no spoilers, here!)… right up there with the confrontation at the end of “Horror of Dracula”
Keep those Hammers coming every Halloween. They’re wonderful on the big screen.
Is the Saturday evening “double feature” (Horrorthon) considered a one tiket admission for both films or is each film a separate admission ?
Will GUNS be the first film of the new season? (Hoping to start off the new year with a “Bang”, I see… sorry it’s been one of those days!) Looking forward to the 4-track presentation of the Tiomkin score! And what can be said about “The Uninvited”? Arguably, along with “The Innocents” and “The Haunting” one of the best ghost stories ever filmed.
I hope all is well with the town of Suffern and that the Lafayette made it safely through Irene’s passing.
It’s great to see announcements showing up on the Landmark Loewe’s web page for the fall Film Programs.
Can’t wait for “A&C meet Frankenstein” in October.
I completely forgot about the headaches the studio “restrictions” cause you theater owners and managers these days regarding their “new product”. My suggestion for those great old serials came strictly from the perspective of the “little kid” in me sitting there in the audience during a Saturday morning kiddee matinee.
Never realized 35 mm prints of those serials were that hard to find. (judging from the amount of “bootlegs” available on the internet – but I guess those must be dupes of old VHS prints from companies such as Nostalgia Merchant.)
Not to put too fine a point on this… but, as a fan of Big Screen Classics, I certainly would not mind showing up 30min. earlier if BSC were to expand its programming to include the occasional serial or pre-show cartoons. (But that’s the “little kid” sitting in the front row talking right now !)
Have you and Nelson ever considered (I think you might have done this a couple of seasons ago – was it “The Crimson Ghost” ?) bringing back the serials (from Republic or Columbia, to name a few) to start off each Saturday’s “Big Screen Classics”? I’d really love to see Captain Marvel, Captain America, or Radar Men From The Moon.
I sincerely hope this changes and the folks at Rivertwon decide to return. I realize that attendance at some of the screenings might have been a bit “spotty” but they certainly presented films that might have not initially received a wide distribution and well-deserved recognition.
Films such as “Crazy Heart” (before it became the “darling” of the academy.) and (my personal favorite) “Me And Orson Welles” (which I don’t think has received an “official” dvd release.) might not have been sreened at all had it not been for Rivertown.
Suffern really needs some form of “Art House” program.
Will the Rivertown Film Festival be returning to the Lafayette for Sunday morning screenings ?