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No classic movies in the summer months,but don’t just come for the old movies. UP is the current first run attraction. It was THE BEST MOVIE OF THE YEAR IMO!
How was the print for Ragging Bull? Did Phil Tisi hand out cards for people to fill out with regards to what films they want to see in the fall? Only one more to go for the spring season!
I am VERY HAPPY to hear that this GEM of a cinema may re-open! I live in NY BUT plan to visit the theatre when it re-opens!
When it does open PEOPLE IN SURROUNDING MUST SUPPORT IT! This means going on a REGULAR basis. Some people on this board posted that they loved the theatre and were upset when it closed. However they only ATTENDED IT ONCE OR TWICE!
At $3.00 a pop under the former operator how could anyone choose to watch a DVD on a small screen at $5.00 from Blockbuster or Hollywood Video VS go a GRAND MOVIE PALACE to see a flick on the BIG SCREEN in 35mm with dirt cheep popcorn, candy,drinks and a friendly staff?
ALWAYS call the theatre’s main 2 Numbers BEFORE attending a show. Epically IF the movie has been playing for 2-3 weeks or more.
The Recorded # is 212-765-7600. The office # to reach a LIVE person during operating hours is 212-765-7601
IMO Forest Gump was a very good movie, not a masterpiece. Solid performance from Tom Hanks solid story excellent supporting cast.Good soundtrack. In my top 10 of films good for the entire family.
UP is the regular Hollywood flick beginning at The Lafayette on Friday.It has received a lot of good reviews.
Better to see it at The Lafayette then fight the masses at the mall! The restaurants much better in Suffern. So why not make a night of it! Cafe Dolce has good food and music on Fri and Sat nights after 9pm.
See Up at the Lafayette have a meal and listen to live music with a glass of ice cold beer!
How was the attendance for Rocky? Was the curtain working again? Did Jeff play the or was he off for the MD Weekend?
I agree with Ross time to drop all the personal jabs leave it for the boxing ring ALA Rocky!
James should return next weekend so the problem experienced with Rocky SHOULD NOT be repeated!
Hey Rhett that is a bummer that Rocky was not presented well, very unusual for The Lafayette! James has been the man behind the projector since Nelson Pete and crew departed.
I was planning on going but had to change plans at the last minute.
We should support the rest of the series. I did phone into WRCR 1300 AM on Friday morning and talked with the Host’s of the show about the classic series and The Lafayette with them for about 5 min.
Rocky Will be the “CLASSIC” movie the morning. I look forward to seeing it on THE BIG SILVER SCREEN!
When Nelson and crew ran the Lafayette they changed over the movies at a faster rate.Most movies ran only 2 weeks (except for Harry Potter or The Dark Night)
99% of the films today only have “legs” for two weeks.In a single screen theatre it is crucial to not let a movie run to long..
Night At The Museum II would have been PERFECT for The Lafayette.It would have attracted folks from age 8-80. Parents with their kids teens, couples. I WAS in the theatre on opening weekend of Night At The Museum and their were over 800 people there!
UP will be in 3D and IMAX so many people will go see it that way.Not such a good booking for The Lafayette.
SOS to Nelson, Bob and Pete the Patient is Ailing and need of a team of skilled Doctor’s to bring her back to good health!!
With regards to the curtain mechanism being burned out I hope it is fixed quickly.I have been going to the Lafayette since 1980 and have NEVER attended a screening without the curtain working.
Jeff sorry to hear that your movie going experience was not as good as it could have been.I am glad you drove up to Suffern and supported The Lafayete!!
The classic shows are a lot of fun, but do not pay the bills.The Lafayette has to rely on the regular films to keep the theatre going.
I did see Star Trek on opening weekend (Sat nite) There was a very nice sized crowd.I hope the Lafayette screens Night At The Museum 2 this Friday.
The sheets should days “What Movies Would you like to see in the future” not just plain paper of course
Rhett I agree with you! I am glad that there is a series on Sat morning.Rocky,Midnight Cowboy,Annie Hall and Network were movies I only had a chance to see on video.
In the fall hopefully more films from the 1930’s-1950’s will be screened.
Perhaps if sheets were printed and handed out in the theatre folks could write in the films they want to see.
Tonight THURSDAY Star Trek WILL have a SPECIAL ADVANCED screening! Catch this film tonight at THE ONLY MOVIE PALACE in the ENTIRE TRI-STATE AREA!
This weekend Star Trek will light up the SILVER SCREEN at the Lafayette!!
It is supposed to be rainy on Saturday so it would be a GREAT day to go and see Midngit Cowboy in the morning.Then return for the 7:00pm screening with Jeff Barker at 6:30 for a pre-show concert at the mighty Ben Hall Memorial Mighty Wurlitzer!
It was a STUNNING PRINT! I have NEVER seen Westside Story in the theatr. It was AMAZING!
I sat in the balcony so I did not experience the talking or cell phones ringing.
I was not able to make it for Some Like It Hot. How was the print? Did Jeff play the organ? It was like a summer day so that may have affected turnout.
Some Like it Hot screens tomorrow morning! Looking forward to Jeff Barker for a pre-show concert!
State Of Play begins tonight it has received many good reviews!
We will have to wait and see what happens. I am looking forward to seeing Raging Bull, Rocky, Annie Hall and Midnight Cowboy.Different choices from when Nelson and Pete did the programing yes, but good flicks!.
I do not think the older crowd will be as bent out of shape regarding the “racier” films as some pessimistic posters think.
Hey Pete I agree with you 100% on all of your points! Especially on reason three.With all the hard work you and Nelson and Bob did over the years, be it the classic series,special weekends or just seeing a regular Hollywood flick made The Lafayette a very special place.
Some of the “magic” may be missing without you guys at the helm,but “The Show Must Go On”
Hope to see many familiar faces and new ones for the spring season of classic films!
The appear to be running films that were “Oscar” Winners over the years. Some may not be as family or senior citizen friendly as in the past.
Better to have a classic films series then none at all.
Classic Films WILL be returning to the Lafayette Theatre on April 11th! They will begin at 11:30am on Saturday’s
The Town Of Ramapo will be sponsoring the films along with BCG.
April 11th Marty â€" (1955) Ernest Borgnine & Betsy Blair
April 18th Some Like It Hot â€" (1959) Tony Curtis, Jack Lemmon & Marilyn Monroe
April 25th West Side Story â€" (1961) Natalie Wood, Richard Beymer, Russ Tamblyn,
Rita Moreno & George Chakiris
May 2nd The Thomas Crown Affair â€" (1968) Steve McQueen & Faye Dunaway
May 9th Midnight Cowboy â€" (1969) Dustin Hoffman & Jon Voight
May 16th Network â€" (1976) Faye Dunaway, William Holden & Peter Finch
May 23rd Rocky â€" (1976) Sylvester Stallone, Talia Shire & Burgess Meredith
May 30th Annie Hall â€" (1977) Woody Allen & Diane Keaton
June 6th Raging Bull â€" (1980) Robert De Niro, Joe Pesci & Cathy Moriarty
June 13th Butch Cassidy & The Sundance Kid â€" (1969) Paul Newman,
Robert Redford & Katherine Ross