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As of July, the Paramount is no longer under the management of Majestic-Star Entertainment. See this article for more details:
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.
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.
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.
Thanks for your kind words. No, I am not involved with the programming at the Lafayette any longer.
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.
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.
The week-long Hoboken International Film Festival begins tonight at the Paramount:
It was built mostly using the Jerry Lewis design but it never operated as a Jerry Lewis Theatre.
Perhaps at the next Horror-Thon, bolorkay.
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
Ummm, we installed our digital projector at the Lafayette in March of 2010. The town financed the purchase of it back then.
MPol – highly unlikely.
Could be just a DVD. Doesn’t seem as if the picture matters according to their website.
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?
All of those are available on standard DCP via the rep departments, so I would assume they are 2K versions.
Except for the fact that you can’t run new studio product on it.
The theatre’s status should be changed to “Closed” as it’s last day of operation was 11/25/2012.
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.
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.
The HorrorThon starts tonight! All prints & digital have arrived – prints look great.
The Wolf Man
Drive-in Double Feature: Pit & the Pendulum PLUS The Premature Burial
The Black Room
The Mad Magician in Polarized Real-D 3-D – East Coast Premiere.
Glad you enjoyed it. Feel free: bigscreenclassics (at) gmail.com
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.
THE FALL 2012 SEASON, Saturday mornings at 11:30am
9/22 – THE GUNS OF NAVARONE – Gregory Peck, David Niven, DCP
9/29 – MAGNIFICENT OBSESSION (1954) – Rock Hudson, Jane Wyman , 35mm
10/6 – LIFE AND DEATH OF COLONEL BLIMP – new restored 35mm print!
10/13 – RED RIVER – John Wayne, Montgomery Clift, 35mm
10/20 – Horror-Thon weekend
10/27 – YOU CAN’T CHEAT AN HONEST MAN – W.C. Fields, 35mm
11/3 – THE TRAIN – Burt Lancaster, Paul Scofield, 35mm
11/10 – Frank Capra’s YOU CAN’T TAKE IT WITH YOU, DCP
11/17 – THE KILLERS – Burt Lancaster, Ava Gardner, 35mm
11/24 – A SHOT IN THE DARK – Peter Sellers, 35mm
12/1 – THIS GUN FOR HIRE – Alan Ladd, Veronica Lake, 35mm
12/8 – IT’S A WONDERFUL LIFE – James Stewart, DCP