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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 ?
Bond, Bogie, Sellers, Stooges, and Film Noir ! Who could ask for more?
Thank you for bringing in “You Only Live Twice”, besides being one of Sir Sean’s last outings as Bond it has probably John Barry’s finest score in the Bond series… very nice tribute to the late maestro. (And a perfect compliment to last season’s screening of “On Her Majesty’s Secret Service.”)
Well, at the risk of seeming somewhat redundant from my previous post last weekend’s “Bogie And Bacall” weekend was the perfect blend of genre and venue. Film Noir (especialy the Warner Bros. variety) always plays very well at the grand old Loews and last weekend was no exception. But, for me at least one of the charcteristics that makes the Loews such an enjoyable (and educational) experience is the fact that the Loews programmers try as often as they can to bring in a guest lecturer after the film to offer insight and perspective into the films just viewed. Case in point, Dr. Foster Hirsch. His knowledge of films and personal anecdotes are infectious to say the least. It’s like attending a master class in film history at NYU. (Can’t wait to read his book, “The Dark Side Of The Screen.”… I believe that’s the title.)
Keep up the great work FOL !
May I ask who usually is in charge of the monthly programming and film selection each month as I’d like to extend a big resounding “thank you” for the terrific “Bogie and Bacall” festival this weekend… whoever you are you sure did hit one out of the park with these films. And what a treat to experience all of the audience reactions to the on screen “banter” between Bogie and Bacall…. that’s what the Loews is all about ! An audience who appreciates the film.
Can’t wait for tonight’s grand finale double feature !
Looking forward to “A Shot In The Dark” in March.
Looking forward to the Spring Season next month.
Perhaps some Bond, Harryhausen, a musical or two ?
I’d love to see a widescreen version of Ben-Hur or perhaps How The West Was Won.
“Baby face” seems interesting… been doing a bit of research on this one.
Will there be any accompanying pre or post discussions from Dr. Hirsch or the editor (sorry, forgot his name!) of “Cinema Retro Magazine”
I’m assuming that the Spring Season of Big Screen Classics will be returning in late March ? Is that correct ?
Perhaps you might be able to help clear up some confusion for me?
While attending today’s showing of “Bridge on the River Kwai”, I thought I’d try to be ahead of the game for once and purchase the 9-show pass ($70.00) for this year’s Horror-Thon.
When I inquired at the box office about making this purchase, the young lady informed me that they had no tickets for this event.
So, I’m wondering, can the Horrorthon pass be purchased in advance or should I take the chance and wait until Nov. 5th? (I really don’t wamt to take the risk and wait until the last minute, if these can be purchased ahead of time.)
I hope I’m not being too much of a “pest”, but if I purchase a Saturday 4-show pass, can this be used for any of the Saturday Big Screen Classics or do I purchase the pass for “specific” films in the series?
Will tickets for the Horror-Than be available in advance?
Can full day ticket packages be purchased or is it just one show at a time?
Just saw the fall schedule……. well worth the wait throughout the summer.
You folks certainly know your horror films ! It’s really great that the programmers at the Lafayette present something for every taste.
Can’t wait for the 75th of “The Bride”, I’ll bring the cake! (“electrodes” instead of candles, of course!)
I think, for myself at least what makes the wonderful Loew’s Jersey such a significant theater is that for those of us in the New Jersey/New York area this theater is right “in our own backyard”.
As a kid in the 1960s I would travel to the Loew’s as often as I could…. so there are some major memories associated with the Loew’s. Now that the Loew’s is in it’s second life, so-to-speak as a film and cultural center its importance is even greater to me.
I often laugh when I think that I visit the Loews, not so much for the films (although the film programmers always present terrific film weekends!) but more for the chance to “soak up” the atmosphere of this beautiful place. (And now that I understand it is one of the five remaining Wonder Theaters in the U.S., makes this even more important to me.
Without a doubt, “it’s all about the experience..”
Would it be possible to have another James Bond Festival….. the last one played out just great at the Loews.
How about a tribute to Universal and Hammer horrors?