Lafayette Theatre

97 Lafayette Avenue,
Suffern, NY 10901

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JodarMovieFan
JodarMovieFan on July 29, 2004 at 5:03 pm

I’m sure the sci-fi festival will be a success! I’m hoping we will also have one in the DC/Balto metro area soon. I didn’t see mention of this theater having 70mm projection capabilities. Does anyone know if it does? Their website doesn’t indicate that it can.

Bill Huelbig
Bill Huelbig on July 29, 2004 at 3:38 pm

The Spectacular Science Fiction film festival is coming! Get a load of this lineup:

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Siannon
Siannon on July 29, 2004 at 9:54 am

How I love this theater – all my wonderful childhood memories are nestled in this building – hot pop-corn, ju-jubes and cokes! Scary movies, huddling with my little friends sure that the giant octopus would snatch us. Little flirtations, first dates, joys and tears of childhood – first “grown-up” movie – Three Coins in the Fountain" and I saw the original Lawrence of Arabia in this theater!
How happy I am that it is here to stay. I am going this weekend.

eileenelizabethhansen
eileenelizabethhansen on May 15, 2004 at 6:30 pm

MY HUSBAND AND I ATTENDED LAURENCE OF ARABIA A FEW MONTHS AGO. I WAS ACTUALLY NOT TOO THRILLED ABOUT SEEING A MOVIE THAT LASTED 4+ HOURS, BUT SEEING THIS FILM ON A BIG SCREEN MADE ME FORGET ABOUT THE LENGTH OF TIME. I REMEMBER THEATRES LIKE THIS WHEN I WAS GROWING UP. I HAD TRIED NUMEROUS TIMES TO SEE L.O.A. ON TV AND WAS BORED OUT OF MY MIND.WHAT A TREAT TO SEE AND FEEL THE MOVIE(NOT A TYPO,THE SOUND SYSTEM WAS SO AWESOME, THE SEATS WERE RUMBLING DURING THE SCENES OF DUST STORMS AND HORSES STAMPEDING.) WE PLAN TO RETURN FOR CASABLANCA AND OTHERS. EILEEN HANSEN

PeterApruzzese
PeterApruzzese on May 5, 2004 at 9:02 am

Rhett and Bill:

Thank you for your comments – it’s gratifying to know that people are enjoying our work up there.

See you this Saturday for THE ADVENTURES OF ROBIN HOOD!

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

Bill Huelbig
Bill Huelbig on May 4, 2004 at 1:18 pm

Rhett said it all. This theater is the pride of the New York metro area. They always put on the best possible presentation. Showmanship is not dead yet!

umbaba
umbaba on April 14, 2004 at 9:06 am

In my opinion, this is THE BEST theater in the north as of today. I’ve been attending the weekly Big Screen Classics on Saturday mornings. The owners are true movie lovers and showmen. They provide the best in entertainment. If you’ve never been there, make a special trip. It’s like eating potatoe chips. You can’t eat just one. You’ll go back again and again. I’ve seen Quiet Man, Producers, Wings (with organ), Ben-Hur (original silent), James Bond, Buck Privates. They’re showing Jaws in June. This theater is the best of old tradition movie theaters. You have to see it.

geovhill
geovhill on February 8, 2004 at 3:46 pm

I grew up in Suffern, and the Lafayette Theatre is like a home to me.
My mother remembers the early days of the Lafayette, and talks of those days often.
I hope to return very soon.
The Lafayette Theatre is located at Route 59 and Washington Ave.
Thank you.
George Vreeland Hill.

William
William on December 17, 2003 at 9:28 pm

The Lafayette Theatre is located at Route 59 and Washington Ave.

richardg
richardg on December 17, 2003 at 9:05 pm

It’s the kind of theatre you dream of owning, not too big but large enough to be interesting. I’ve been to it twice in the last five years and hope to go again soon despite the 1200 mile round trip. Good luck to the new owner and if you ever tire of it let me know.

Peter
Peter on November 15, 2002 at 9:53 am

The Lafayette Theatre is having its GRAND-RE OPENING tonight 11-15

The theatre was abruptly closed on Fri Sept 13.

New management has taken over, Galaxy Theatre Corp. They run several cinema’s in NJ and PA.

For the past two weeks the theatre has been undergoing a “clean up” from head to toe.

In addition to first run movies there will be a classic film night once a month.

The theatre is WORTH the trip from anywhere in the tri-state area!

GaryParks
GaryParks on August 21, 2002 at 4:26 pm

I visited this theatre with the Theatre Historical Society a little over a month ago. It is truly worth seeing. While the modernized (60s?) little lobby isn’t anything, the facade, marquee, and the unrestored but well-preserved auditorium are a delight! The little balconies all along the auditorium sidewalls are rather unusual for a theatre of this era.

Here’s a RARE opportunity to see a first run movie in a SINGLE screen 1920s theatre! If you’re in the area, don’t pass it up!