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movieguy commented about State Cinema on Feb 18, 2014 at 5:08 am

The State Theatre is a real gem. They are now showing first run films. I saw Monuments Men in the original 500 seat theater. Seats are very comfortable. They were replaced in 19898. The slope of the floor is very good. So you get a good view from any seat. Movies are now all digital. As they switched from 35MM film stock about a year ago. A beautiful mural of blue sky and clouds spreads across the entire ceiling. in 1998 the theatre underwent a $250,000.00 top to bottom renovation. A 2nd theatre with 100 stadium seats was added in 2001. The lobby is long and adorned with mini chandlers and framed mirrors. The ticket booth is painted yellow and authentic. Before you turn right or left to enter either theatre. There is a old carbon arc projector on display. Which was used when the theatre opened in 1927 up thru the mid 1990’s.

The parking lot behind the theater is very small. As when the theatre was built. Most people walked from nearby houses.

Parking in other private lots near the theatre WILL GET YOU TOWED! So park in the CVS complex 1.5 blocks from the theatre and take a brisk walk back to the theatre!

Prices a very reasonable $10.00. $9.00 matinee. $4.00 all seats on Tuesday. So get there early as it gets packed! The State Cinema is a real Cinema treasure! So pass by the multi-plex and make this cinema your go to movie palace!

movieguy commented about Lafayette Theatre on Feb 17, 2014 at 8:15 am

Feb 25 Tue and the 26th Wed. Will be a 2 night run of the BAMF Mountain Film Fest. Tickets are $19.00 and can be purchased at Ramsey Outdoor. As of today there is a good supply of tickets for both nights.

movieguy commented about Lafayette Theatre on Feb 17, 2014 at 8:09 am

March 3rd 1924 is the actual date and day the Lafayette Theatre opened for business. March 2nd Sunday. Will be the OFFICIAL 90th Anniversary celebration!

A historian will talk about Suffern in 1924 and show slides.A portion of the first film ever shown at The Lafayette will be screened. Who’s On First. The famous A&C Baseball routine will be preformed live on stage.

Then the 75th Anniversary Wizard Of Oz, will be shown in 3D! This 3D conversion, just looks AMAZING!

Price of admission. Just $.25 just like it was in 1924!

NO ADVANCE TICKETS WILL BE SOLD! Doors open at 1:00pm!

Get there EARLY as it is sure to be a SOLD OUT SHOW!

Oh a new Silver screen was installed in Dec 2013. It looks FANTASTIC!

movieguy commented about Lafayette Theatre on Feb 17, 2014 at 8:00 am

Sad news about Jeff. Thee will be a tribute to him. When the Classics start in mid April. No firm date yet. No titles of the films. They will again be in DCP.

movieguy commented about Strand Theatre on Sep 7, 2010 at 7:31 am

It is one of the nicest classic movie places I have been to! The owner is very friendly and chatted with me for a while when i went to see The Other Guys.

movieguy commented about AMC Rockaway 16 on Jul 23, 2010 at 6:02 pm

JJD You do not know what you saw in Inception? It was a WASTE of 2.5 hours of your life? Maybe aliens came down and put a “freeze” on your brain BEFORE the movie!!!

movieguy commented about Carol Theatre on Jul 21, 2010 at 6:53 am

The Carol Theatre IS OPEN FOR THE 2010 SUMMER SEASON! They have a NEW PHONE NUMBER! 518-494-2299!!

movieguy commented about Community Theater on May 9, 2010 at 5:11 am

I live in Rockland County NY, about 60 minutes away from the Community Theatre! I am looking forward to visiting again, after going back in 2002. I missed Hot Tub Time Machine in the souless multi-plex.

They are now screening that motion picture until May 13th. For $4.00 VS $11.50! All one has to do is wait 4-8 weeks for the film to come to the Community.

It is a wonderful theater lovingly operated by a friendly and caring staff!

movieguy commented about Lafayette Theatre on Mar 4, 2010 at 8:26 am

Fantastic news about 3D’s debut for Alice In Wonderland tomorrow!

I have been looking forward to this since 3D was announced last fall!

I called up the local Rockland AM station WRCR and talked to the hosts of the morning show about the addition of 3D!


In fact The Lafayette is the ONLY Movie Palace, operating since 1924 in THE ENTIRE Tri-State area, that now has 3D Technology!

It will be a AMAZING experience to see a motion picture in 3D on a silver screen, in such a historic venue!

movieguy commented about Lease expiring on Berkeley's Oaks Theater; new operator sought on Feb 12, 2010 at 7:32 am

Plex it to 4! That would make it TOO SMALL to enjoy a movie!

movieguy commented about Washington Theatre on Jan 13, 2010 at 5:12 am

I live in Rockland County NY, just 15 min from the boarder of NJ. The Washington Theatre is run with real PASSION under the guidance of Marco and the crew! It is a 140 mile round trip, but is worth it!

I am looking forward to visiting the theatre this Saturday to see Sherlock Homes and The Book Of Eli!

movieguy commented about Four proposals for Senator Theatre on Dec 1, 2009 at 5:25 pm

The Senator SHOULD continue to show first run and second run films. Running second run films or move over films would allow to show 3 to 4 movies a month, vs one or two with first run films. Classic films or film festivals would also be a good program for the senator!

movieguy commented about Lafayette Theatre on Nov 30, 2009 at 8:54 am

Great print of On Her Majesty’s Secret Service this past Saturday! The special guest who gave a history and interesting facts about the movie was very nice!

Pete an excellent job with the change overs as ALWAYS!!

movieguy commented about Big Flicks at Paramount on Nov 25, 2009 at 11:14 am

I think it is Fantastic that old movies will be shown here for ALL to enjoy! Why the NEGATIVE NELLY COMMENTS!?!?!?

movieguy commented about Will movies at home kill movie theaters? on Nov 23, 2009 at 5:53 am

If one looks around there are many ways to get discount tickets to movies. The Entertainment book offers AMC discount tickets for $6.50 (Silver you have to wait 10 days to use) or Gold @ 8.50. Clearview has discount tickets for $7.00 and $8.00. In fact if your are a Cablevision subscriber to the tipple play in the NY metro area you can go to the movies for FREE on TUESDAY! This INCLUDES the Ziegfeild in NYC. Other times it is $7.00 VS $12.50 at the Ziegfeild and the other NYC Clearview locations.

Regal,City Cinema’s and UA also offer discount tickets. I am sure I am leaving out some chains.

movieguy commented about Will movies at home kill movie theaters? on Nov 20, 2009 at 9:06 pm

Longislandmovies where is your theatre I would love to come and see a film there!

movieguy commented about The Majestic Crest Theatre for Sale on Nov 3, 2009 at 8:25 am

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

movieguy commented about Gap Theatre on Oct 26, 2009 at 8:50 am

I spoke to Joe and he informed me the GRAND-RE OPENING is scheduled for Friday November 6th!

movieguy commented about The historic Sea Theater hosts a Halloween triple feature on Oct 15, 2009 at 12:27 pm

Will they be 35MM projection?

movieguy commented about Lafayette Theatre on Oct 15, 2009 at 6:00 am

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!

movieguy commented about Lafayette Theatre on Oct 1, 2009 at 4:05 am

Tonight is the FREE screening of the film The Majestic! IT WILL be a fun night! The film begins at 7:30pm!

movieguy commented about Lafayette Theatre on Sep 19, 2009 at 7:45 pm

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!

movieguy commented about Lafayette Theatre on Sep 18, 2009 at 8:20 pm

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!

movieguy commented about Lafayette Theatre on Sep 18, 2009 at 7:16 am

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!!

movieguy commented about Abby Cinemas on Sep 12, 2009 at 2:33 pm

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!