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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
How was the Grand Opening on Oct 29th? I did not get a chance to go.Were there a lot of local
politions Local media (CBS,NBC,ABC,NY1,post NY Daily News,NYT) How was the attendence?
500,1000 1500+? How was the VIP affair before the concert? How were the preformers?
I am supprised that Divinity has not yet shared his experiences of opening night with
your fellow theatre buffs.
I could not M make it to the Paraide for the Grand Re-Opening.How did the show go?
Were there a lot of local politions? Was it well attended,what are the future shows.
I am excited about the grand opening of the Paradise this Sat.My question how many people are comming
from the NYC Manhatan area and or Westchester? If so would anyone like to go as a group
taking public transportation or driving? I know the neighborhood has imporoved in the last 20 yrs
but the area can still be a little “dicey”
Hello fellow movietheatre buffs.My name is Peter and I live in Rockalnd County NY.
I was wondering if anyone is intrested in going to the Grand Reopening of the
Paradise as a group.We could meet and carpool or meet and take public transportation,NYC
to the Bronx or from Westchester(Yonkers)
The Lafayete is the ONLY MOVIE PALACE in the ENTIRE TRI-Sate area that shows new movies 7 Days a week in addition to BIG SCREEN CLASSICS! Hats off to Nelson,Pete,Bob and the entire staff!
Lets all celebrate the 100th Anniv of the GRAND LAFAYETTE
The ZIG is not screening a film this week.The next attraction will be The Hickhikers Guide To the Galaxy(3-29),and then STAR WARS!
Any news on when the Paradise will open? The RESTORED RED sign looks stunning especially at night.I know they hopeed to open in April.