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Beautiful theater- is this near Philly?
In New York City since January there’s probably been nearly forty new movies released…all going away in one or two weeks. There are still long lines for “Slumdog Millionaire”, “Milk” and “The Wrestler”…all indies…what’s that tell you? “Let The Right One In' has played at Angelika in the villiage since the fall. I haven’t seen more than ten mainstream movies out of the 92 films I saw last year. Action movies will continue to be successful to teenagers because their attention spans are limited to only putting the cell phone and i-pods down for so long… All the above mentioned films by Long Island Movies are superior, well-written films to talk about and feel something out of. All extremly successful as well. Studios take note.
Awesome news-it’s a beautiful theater and will be great for the area.
I used to live in Hanover, Pa. There is a sixteen screen theatre less than a mile from this theater, and they do keep films a long time, but less movies being released? I can argue that-maybe less good movies! Back in ‘03-06 this theater was run as a discount theater called Value Cinemas-they had good prices and even tried showing quite a few independent and art house films. This theater was once a single screen in the seventies then later twined then badly cut up further. I do remember it being in pretty decent shape though. The area is growing and it’s near Gettysburg. Better management and a marquee out front may help-you wouldn’t know this theater was there unless you lived there.
Real dumb-could have been some rare stuff in there- I’ve been searching for a lot of Gerard Damiano’s films-can’t find them anywhere. Art is Art- It’s ironic how sex is always looked down upon and viloence is glorified-hence the burning and fire- did they invite Satan?
What an awesome lineup! If anything at all-if you haven’t experienced this theatre-go! It’s probably the best movie palace left in New York State.
They really should have re-released it. I was born in ‘72 so I first saw it in '80. I did enjoy seeing the final minutes of the film on the big screen in the beginning of “Halloween 2.”
bornfromporn- that theater, Monteco Twin Cinema was a seperate theater of exit 106 in Monticello. It started out as a Jerry Lewis Theater and later became a theater showing first run mainstream and foreign films on one side and first run porn from NYC on the other side. This shopping center is now abandoned-last known as the Apollo Outlet Mall. The theater closed in 1986.
Good to hear- hope you find some financial assistance to remain open.
I remember seeing “Brainstorm” in 1983- they just opened a new multiplex near me and it was on this really awesome wide screen. I remember it being a really cool movie-I was eleven. Never seen or heard of this film again till now.
I went to the Paris for the first time this past spring to see “The Year My Parents Went On Vacation”, It is with no doubt, one of New York’s finest theatres. If you have a chance to be in Manhattan, check it out. Most of Manhattan’s art houses are small, cramped and drab, this is the light at the end of the tunnel.
Will it be an art house theater again? I was sad to see it had closed-the staff was always friendly and it was nice for the area.
I got to see “2001” at the Cinerama Dome back in 1995 and it was one of the most awesome film experiences ever- if you get the chance, go!
Sorry-a four plex.
This was called Sam Eric in the 80’s/90’s, correct? I have pictures of it as a three-screen complex. There was another theater on the corner called Sam’s Place. Is the Midtown still around? That has a nice maquee and facade.
Nice looking theater- hope it keeps going.
Best wishes to you- I was in Long Beach last week and the whole area is so nice.
Awesome night- My friends and I got the last six seats at the Arclight in Sherman Oaks, Ca for the 12:45 AM show. They ended up adding an additional auditorium I heard. The movie is great, and it is a memorable experience with friends, which is what it’s all about.
Awesome marquee! I’d love to visit this area.
Too bad they didn’t run another re-release. I remember the twentieth anniversarry re-release in ‘98. The theater was packed and people sang along, danced and applauded. It was a great time. 1978 was one of the last great opportunities to see such a film on a big screen.Soon into 1979, the movie palaces begun to close, the theatres twinned and tripled and small screen multiplexes took over.
I believe the Lafayette Theater in Suffern is getting it? They have the teaser promo in the lobby. If they book it, I can’t think of any place else in New York State you would want to see it. This theatre is awesome- huge screen, balcony, the works!
The Rockland Drive-In on rt.59 in Monsey, New York-the awesome maquee is still there and the gigantic screen.
Thanks David Burris and Loves movies/Hates Going-This past weekend I took a friend to the Lafayette Theater in Suffern, N.Y. I sat in awe at this old movie palace and tryed to imagine a time when it was like that every time you go to the movies! Even “Mad Money” begun to look good there. (I went to see the theater!)
Fresh writers and new ideas would be wonderful. I stopped watching television years ago. Out of the 96 movies I saw last year, I think 15 were mainstream. I’d love to make the money they make- They can move to my town and work in my factory with me for $13.00 an hour and really see what hard times are. There has to be a writer out there who can write the oscar show- a few short jokes/and the nominees are/and the winner is…it’s not a big deal-people would appreciate a shortened, to the point telecast.
I attended this theater this wekend. Every square inch of the place is still immaculate and the staff is over-friendly. Even watching “Mad Money” here was a great experience. The balcony is still open-a big plus. They have a banner up for the new “Indiana Jones” movie-hope they get it-I’ll be back. If you haven’t been here, this is an absolute must!!!!!