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Hello your posting up on Cinema Treasures regarding the Crest Theatre Even though the flashing marquee could cause seizures at night can be taken as humor or offense.
I am not a PC type of guy, but having a son with a neurological disorder that can result in seizures at times did put me off.
Perhaps you should think up a more appropriate way to describe the colorful marque of the Crest Theatre
I spoke to Joe and he informed me the GRAND-RE OPENING is scheduled for Friday November 6th!
Will they be 35MM projection?
There was a GREAT turnout for Night Of The Hunter this past Saturday! 300+ came out to enjoy this classic film!
This weekend will be cold and rainy PERFECT for a movie!
Vertigo will light up the silver screen this Saturday morning!
So come and enjoy a few hours of movie magic!
Tonight is the FREE screening of the film The Majestic! IT WILL be a fun night! The film begins at 7:30pm!
Went down to The Lafayette this evening for the 7:30pm screening of Love Happens.The marque looked FANTASTIC the neon bright and colorful, warmly inviting you, to walk through the golden doors into the majestic lobby. The new color dark wine,felt very sophisticated matching the character of the theatre. To the left of the candy counter there was a large mirror with gold leaf all around the top,very eye catching and fitting perfectly with the new color theme.
There were also two painting’s fitting perfectly with “The Lafayette”
The warmth and heart of the theatre is back with the return of Nelson, Bob, Pete, James and the entire crew! Nelson, Bob, Pete,and James Always make you feel welcome weather you are a “regular patron” or coming in for the very first time.
It truly makes for wonderful experience, much like it was back in the “Golden Age” of film in the 30’s 40’s and 50’s
Three cheers for Nelson Bob,Pete,James and the entire crew! Looking forward to many more magical nights at the movies!
Jeff thank you for the Fantastic photo’s! I was unable to make it down tonight. I WILL head on down tomorrow! Can’t wait to see how the old girl looks!
There is a FANTASTIC FRONT PAGE article highlighting The Lafayette in the Journal News today! Here is the link! View link
One of the highlights being a 3D Projector will be installed!!
Now all the current Hollywood digital 3D film fare, can be enjoyed at the grand old Lafayette!
Jeff Barker playing the Ben Hall Memorial Mighty Wurlitzer organ before the film on Friday and Saturday nights, 3D images popping out right in front of your eyes!
Another reason NOT to go off to the BIG BAD MALL!!
The theatre fell on hard times because New Day the company that ran the Abby Cinema’s HAD NO CLUE ON HOW TO RUN A SUCCESSFUL CINEMA! They ran the Newton into the ground (it is now better then ever under Majestic Star and Nelson Page)
I went to the Abby a few times and the staff tried but he upper management were snooty with a BIG chip on their shoulder!There was a problem with the print and the manager had a “who cares” attitude when I brought it to his attention!
Please note the Website for BCG is still listed st the top of this page.Whomever is in charge of this page PLEASE change the Website to www.bigscreenclassics.com
I am SO HAPPY that Nelson, Pete,James and crew ARE BACK! Upon calling the recording on Saturday Sept 5th I herd “Thank you for calling MAJESTIC STAR"S HISTORIC LAFAYETTE THEATRE” I CHEERED AND PUMPED MY FIST IN THE AIR!!
The team of skilled Doctor’s has arrived just in time, to breathe new life into the the ailing patient! May “she” live on for many many healthy years!
IT is TERRIBLE that 12 MILLION+ was spend to bring THIS WONDERFUL palace back to how it was in its heyday.Since July 08 it has been sitting UNUSED bc of incompetent management.
Lets hope it will re-open under skilled hands and have a wider scale of events!
There were 600+ people in attendance for the 7:40pm Saturday night screening of Inglourious Basterds!! Much of the film was shot in a MOVIE PALACE! So what better place to see it!
I am glad so many people decided to say “NO” to the cold impersonal multi-plex and the New city “Shoebox"of a theatre and went to the old Lafayette!
Looking forward to the classic films series in September!!
The last people to run the theatre were great and worked their tails off.The LANDLORD wanted to raise their rent! This upset the delicate balance they were trying to keep.
The were forced to close up shop BC of the foolishness of the landlord. Now it sits empty and the town suffers bc of it!
If a new operator comes on board hopefully the landlord will have learned from his mistake and work with them.
THIS FINE CINEMA IS OPEN AND IT STATUS SHOULD BE CHANGED TO REFLECT THIS!
The classic films will NOT resume until Sept.Lets see what the line up will be.Hopefully more classic films from the 30’s-50’s
It is OUTRAGEOUS that the city of Baltimore would pay $810,000 for the Senator, OUTBIDDING someone who most likely would have made much better use of the theatre(letting Tom K Run it and program the films)
What will the city do in its cash strapped state? LET THE THEATRE ROT OR give it to a developer who will tear it down for a BANK OR CONDOS!!
The City of Baltimore will DO NOTHING PRODUCTIVE WITH THE SENATOR! They will sit and spin for MONTHS AND MONTHS! In that time the theater will slowly begin to become run down and shabby.
Even things were attempted they HAVE NO IDEA how to RUN A THEATRE!
Without Tom K at the helm the Senator is doomed!
Hi MPol sorry to hear that you are not close to the Lafayette. I hope you have a nice independent cinema near you VS a GIANT SOULLESS MULTI-PLEX!
Correction the times for Harry Potter are 1:15pm 4:30pm and 7:45pm Wed-Sunday 16th-20th.
Harry Potter and The Half Blood Prince WILL open on Wednesday the 16th at Rockland’s ONLY MOvie Palace!
The first show stars at 1:30pm! There is a mid afternoon show Saban Theatre:30pm and one evening show at 7:30pm. The schedule is the same for the rest of the week and the weekend!
Don’t forget Friday night it is Jeff Barker playing the Ben Hall Memorial Mighty Wurlitzer!!!
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