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Cinema Treasures is NOT set up for comments on what the “scene” is inside adult theatres!
PLEASE take your comments PRIVATE and OFF THIS SITE if you want to talk about the sexual goings on in these cinema’s!!
Jason you SHOULD go to the LAFAYETTE Theatre in Sufferen! On Fri and Sat night they play the organ before the ISt show of the evening.
The staff is Friendly the popcorn fresh and hot.It is truly a wonderful experience going there!
IT is worth the trip from where you live!
I have a feeling that the Newton Cinema will not be “Dark” for too much longer.I am not at liberty to say who will be taking over the operation of this fine treasure at this time.
Springtime will see the re-birth of the Newton Cinema!
This truly is a GEM! I discovered it back in 1989 when I went to SUNY New Paltz.
Movies at that time were only $2.50! Inside when you walk in there are old style candy machines that STILL WORK! Just pop in your $$$ and PULL on the handle and out pops a Milky Way!
The screen is large the floors wood and seats leather.
Popcorn is good and very inexpensive.
Admission is now a very reasonable $6.00
The town is also charming and like a trip back in time to the 1950’s
I went to many movies I was in college at SUNY NEW PALTZ. IT was a twin for a year.Movies were watchable with decent size screens.
Then they had the bright idea to make it a QUAD!
Now it has to be ONE OF THE WORST MOVIE THEATRES! The front two theatres have only 5 rows of seats with THE SMALLEST SCREENS I HAVE EVER SEEN! The sound is also sub-par.
The back screens are a tad bigger but still much smaller then they used to be.
I do not see how they stay in business !
Do yourself a favor and travel down to Rosendale just 20 minutes from New Paltz and see a film in the Rosendale Theatre a TRUE GEM!
After 3+ years for trying to re-open the Pearl River Cinema, the PRDC lost the fight and the theatre will be used for retail space.
Not good for Downtown Pearl River which has fallen on hard times since BOTh theatres closed in 2000.
A victim of the HUGE MEGA MALL!!
I just went to see I Am Legend, good film but not as good as I expected it to be.
The new leather seats were comfortable.The size of the “theatre” downstairs is not bad, screen size is decent.
Even the upstairs theatre is not a bad space.
Some of the elements that existed when the Warner was a single screen are still intact today.
I would say it is Clearview’s best cinema in Northern NJ.
The Hyde Park Drive In WILL OPEN FOR THE 2008 SEASON in Mid April
Lets ALL hope someone comes in and takes over the Newton Cinema.
It has to be hurting the shops and restaurants, as hundreds of people are now not using the downtown as they did when the theatre was open.
Maybe show movies 3-4 weeks after then open and charge $4.00 a ticket.
People should TAKE NOTE you can buy the Entertainment Book and get Discount tickets for AMC And Clearview Cinemas. The AMC tickets for GOLD(Go the day film opens) are $7.50 Silver (use ten days AFTER film opens) $6.50
For Clearview(Zig) tickets are $7.00 for “Gold” and $6.00 10 days after film opens.
Plus if you are a Optimum Tripple Play customer then movies at Clearview Cinemas are $6.00 AT ALL CINEMA"S (Even the ZIG)
Tue night FREE.
The entertainment book is NOT THE ONLY place for discounted movie tickets! One can get 40-60% off regular box office prices!
The Wilson’s who own and operate the Warwick Drive In also own the land the Drive In sits on. This plus the fact that it draws large crowds in the season(they have to turn cars away in the prime summer months) will ensure that this Drive In WILL BE around for MANY MANY years!
If All the great old cinema’s close(I am sure there will be a bunch that don’t) I will NOT go to the movies very much in the future.
I agree the Newton is a GREAT CINEMA! The company that took it over From Galaxy did not have much experience with the movie business.If Cearview or someone else takes it over I am sure it can succeed.
Showing movies 3-4 weeks after open and charging $5.00 would bring in a lot of business.
I attended the screening of The Jazz Singer last night(11-10-07) The organ was playing before the show,according to the staff this was only the 2nd time it has been played.
There were about 350 people so it was a good turnout.There was a historian there who spoke before and after the film.He was very informative.
The organ played into the start the film.The film came on with no sound, people joked around that this was the silent version of the movie.After 5 min the lights came up and we were told the problem would be fixed shortly.
The film came up again and this time with sound! The print of the film was very good given it age(It was WB vault print)
The movie was GREAT on the BIG screen in a GREAT VENUE!
Jolson in “Blackface” was not offensive IMO.HE just sang as he would have in “White face” Other movies from that time did mock black people in a distasteful way.
While The Newton Theatre faced competition from AMC and the new Sparta cinema,there were several changes under New Day Cinema VS when Galaxy Corp ran the theatre.
The Newton had a wonderful pipe organ that was played before the Friday/Sat night evening screening.About a month after New Day took over operation,the organ fell silent.
This was unique and special attraction that many people enjoyed.By NOT continuing with this attraction, the Newton lost that little extra perk that is SO IMPORTANT to keep customers away from Sparta and AMC.
The addition of slide-shows(adds) and the end to classic movie music took away from the charm of the cinema.Plus no special progrmaing(like classic movies form the 30’s,40’s 50’s 60’s on a Sat or Sun morning or classic horror films on Fri,Sat at midnight would have helped bring in more business.
The Monday discount night was a good idea.
Yes running a small downtown movie theatre is hard, but with creative ideas and thinking outside the box would have kept movies lighting up the screens at Newton
I know the Warsaw Cinema was showing Transformers in Sept 07. I called the theatre the other day and the number was disconnected.
IS this wonderful theatre now closed?
It is very distressing to see this wonderful theatre CLOSE! The staff was friendly and very attentive.The popcorn and was always HOT and FRESH and not unreasonably priced. The pipe organ played on Friday was charming and added so much to the movie going experience.
The projection top notch, sets comfortable sound crisp and clear.
Going to a movie is much more then just sitting in a seat and watching the films.
This will hurt the economy of downtown Newton, all the people who came to eat before or after a show or shop, means thousands of dollars lost for local merchants.
At the multi-plexes the staff is indifferent, nobody knows your name or cares who you are!There no organ, no special programing, no or warmth. You are hit with 15 min of adds and previews! NO SHOWMANSHIP, NOTHING BUT OVERPRICED POPCORN/DRINKS!
This Cinema MUST BE RE_OPENED!! Maybe run movies 3-4 weeks after they run in Rockaway and charge $4.00 a ticket like the Ceder Lane cinema does in Teeneck NJ.
Shame on the residents of Newton for rushing off like sheep to the big multi-plex!
I herd from the former operator of Newton today(10-21-07)That New Day Cinema has CLOSED the theatre as of today.
Porgy and Bess" WILL BE SHOWING ON THE Ziegfeld’s BIG SCREEN Next Wed and Thursday (Sept 26th and 27th) Times for Wed 8:00pm Thursday 11:00am,2,5 and 8 pm.
No schedule for Friday the 28yh yet.
I called The Zig today and spoke to a REAL PERSON! They said the theatre is CLOSED until next week or the week after.
When they re-open they will be showing Blade Runner!
Thank you to Nelson Pete Bob Jeff and the entire Lafayette Theatre staff for a GREAT 2006!! The Christmas show on Dec 16th was OUTSTANDING!! Big screen classics with the ENTIRE Crimsion Ghost seriel.The organ playing before regular hollywood flicks on Sat nite.
Since Galaxy Theatre Corp toook over the theatre(2002)and renovated the entire interior including a new silver screen,DTS sound system projection,there is NO DOUGHT that this is THE FINEST MOVIE THEATRE ON THE ENTIRE EAST COAST!!
Keep up the good work for 2007.08,09…
2024 is the 100th anniversry of the Lafayette,I will be keeping that date open!!!
I went to Dreamgirls on Sat Dec 30th for the 7:30pm showing.The line to get was about 300 people.By show time the entire theatre (including the balacony area) was filled.Probally about 1090 people.
The movie was very good,people clapped and cheered throught the movie(like being at a live concert)
The experince at The Ziegfeld is MUCH better then any other regular multi-plex.Only the Lafayette Theatre in Suffern or a full house at the Loews Jersey equal or surpass the Zig Experience!
The Pelham Picture House is under new managment/ownership.They have
cleaned up the interior(steam cleaned the rugs) gotten a new candy stand.THey have also gotten new lenses for the projectors and will be instslling a new DTS sound system.
It is a WONDERFULL theathre in a very nice downtown,dont pass up the chance
so see a movie there.The admissioin is only $7.75!
The are now showing Harry Potter IV and will be showing Narnia starting oin
The are now shpwing Harry MOtter IV and will be showing Narniaa starting oin
Did anyone make it to the HOT 97 event on Nov 25th? I was away but they were having
some good bands.For all the talk about the Paradise opening agaon for the past few years,
there has to some people on this site who have gone to the last two events.
Hopefully thre will be moe in the spring/summer