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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
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!!