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Sadly the theater closed around 1989 when Rockins first big multiplex you a cinemas opened. They turned it into a place for live music and acts like meatloaf winger and the guitarist from kiss Ace freely perform to thei and the guitarist from kiss ace freely performed there. Eventually turned into a nightclub and there were some shooting and stabbing were someone died. It was closed and then torn down. A new building occupies where the theater used to be and it has a pizza place and a few other businesses
It was taken over by the town of Ramapo I completely refurbished about 13 years ago. They had some concerts and rented out for private events. In the summer of 2015 they showed children’s movies Friday night Saturday and Sunday free of charge. As of October 18, 2015 Mavali Cinemas which used to be located in the Kennedy shopping plaza on route 59. Took over operation of the theater. They now show Indian movies. Admission is $10. They have a Christie digital projector in the booth. As well as an old 35mm projector that’s not used but functional. The seats are very comfortable the Soundsystem excellent and the screen is large. Jacob Roy is the man who runs the theater now . They have very affordable confessions candy bars soda water as well as tea or coffee. The presentation of the movies is very good and they sometimes have two different movies playing Single night. Glad to see the theater which set on use for several years is now being used for Indian movies. As there’s A good number of Indian people living in Rockland County and over the border into northern New Jersey
I was there for the Martian mission impossible rogue nation and the back to the future trilogy. They are digital 4K for projection. The sound system is very good crisp and clear but not overly loud and booming like the multiplexes. The presentation of movies there is quite excellent. Definitely worth going to the theater to see any movie they are screening
I think we can conclude 100% that it is still run and managed by Bow Tie. When I asked about why the sign calling in a bowtie theater was gone from the marquee. The manager John said The sign had come down and broken and it was going to be put back up
In addition all the workers still wear the outfits of bowtie cinemas. With the bowtie logo on the nameplates on their uniforms
I just called the theaters box office line and they answer “thank you for calling Bow Tie Zigfeld Theatre”
You call the theaters recorded line and it says that it is a bowtie cinema. If you go to the bowtie website the theater is still listed as being under the bow tie chain. When I went to go see the Martian. Followed by the back to the future trilogy. I used my AAA discount pass for Bow Tie So I think the information that bowtie is no longer running it is incorrect
I would definitely like to see the hateful eight roadshow edition 70 mm at the ZIG for sure. I would buy tickets on the 25th or 26th and head off into the city
Yes it doesn’t look good for them getting Star Wars. As they should’ve gotten it back whenever one else did. John the manager knows it would’ve been a much better choice than any other movie because of course it would sell out the first weekend and be busy for a few weeks for sure. Not a good choice from whoever is up higher in the organization and deciding what they get at the theater
I also asked John the manager if they would get the hateful eight. He said he’s not sure but he thinks that would only do business for the one week a limited and engagement it would play in 70 mm. He would rather get Star Wars. Let’s see what happens. I see the hateful eight according To fandango has been pushed back to January 8. Don’t know if this is a mistake or not
It’ll be nice to see 007 James Bond. I went for the back to the future trilogy on October 21. Good attendance and it looked fantastic up on the big screen with a very good audio as well. I spoke to John the manager and ask them if they were getting Star Wars. He Said it’s still being held up the decision on whether to give them Star Wars. I have no idea why it hasn’t been booked because bowtie is a big chain. No reason not to show it there.
The new Steve Jobs movie The new Steve job movie looks very good. Would be a good movie to open with on October 9. Or The Martian
Directed by Ridley Scott. John the manager of the Ziegfeld told me that they were going to have a special all star private premier for Bridge Of Spies starring Tom Hanks, on October 13 or 14th. Not sure if he’ll be running that film When it opens on the 16th. I assume they probably will. I hope they can get the new James Bond film November 6
Went to the Ziegfeld Sunday night 10 September. 8 PM showing the last screening of Mission impossible 5. IT had a 6 week run. I talked to the manager John. Asked him why they ran it for so long. As a single screen theater in Rockland the Lafayette held it only for two weeks. As I said to him it’s a good to turn over a movie within 2 to 3 weeks, especially being a single screen. He said they couldn’t really find anything good to book and figured with the star power of Tom Cruise it would just keep it. They will not be showing any movies until October 2 or October 9. As they have a fashion show bookEd and a few other special events. This is something that they have done in past September’s . I asked if they are leaning towards getting Star Wars or the hateful eight in December for a possible 70 mm special screening. He indicated nothing set in stone but they may be pushing to get Star Wars. Anyway I hope that the theater continues to stay open and show movies. The projection was great sound fantastic
The screen the biggest in Manhattan if you don’t count IMAX screen.
Yes the theater could not afford to upgrade to digital. 2013 was the last year it was open showing movies. 2014 there were some concerts featured along with some other live events.
They really should fix the curtain I don’t think it’ll be much spent a couple thousand at most. What is the point of having a nice thick Curtian that doesn’t open and close!! It just hangs there sadly
I am sure the theater will still be open and showing movies on the Dec 19th 2015 when Star Wars opens
The last time I went to the Ziegfeld to see the second best exotic Marigold Hotel. I spoke to some of the employees to inquire why the curtain is not being used anymore. As I know they used it during interstellar. To boil it down they basically said that the mechanism had broken during one showing of interstellar. To boil it down they basically said that the mechanism was broken and it needed to be fixed but they weren’t sure if bowtie Was going to invest the money to fix it.
Not a 35MM I am not 100% sure but believe it will be DCP.Are you doing 35MM? Love to see it in 35At your theatre. As there are mostly concerts at CB Theatre correct?
JAWS will screen Sat June 6. 40th anniversary of its release
City lights with Charlie Chaplin to sign with classic will be playing at 11:30 AM on May 30 definitely want to come out to see this classic
Yes I surely miss those days. Journey to the center of the earth was a fantastic print.
Capote is The next film in the Saturday morning series of films. Definitely one worth coming out for. Taking place tomorrow doors open at 11 AM
Everything went smoothly with the wild and scenic film festival and the dine in option. People were very respectful and neat and didn’t slobber all over the floors and drop a lot of food. Very good turnout of about 700 people.
For this special event ONLY.. There WILL be outside food and drink allowed in the theatre Mr S. It IS part of a cross-promotional situation. It gets folks to support the local eateries. As well as let more people know about the Lafayette. Of course since a theatre makes its primary profit, from con-secession sales. No outside food and drink is allowed any other time.