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PeterApruzzese commented about AMC Rockaway 16 on Feb 18, 2010 at 7:53 pm

Too bad it will be all digital as it still doesn’t look nearly as good as well-done film projection.

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PeterApruzzese commented about Lafayette Theatre on Feb 18, 2010 at 7:33 pm

Here’s the final confirmed Big Screen Classics spring schedule for the Lafayette, all shows begin at 11:30am:

March 13 – DR. NO
March 20 – INHERIT THE WIND
March 27 – MR. DEEDS GOES TO TOWN
April 3 – THE TEN COMMANDMENTS (1956)
April 10 – IT’S A GIFT
April 17 – GILDA
April 24 – THE MAN WHO KNEW TOO MUCH (1956)
May 1 – THE LADY EVE
May 8 – THE RED SHOES (new restored print)
May 15 – SABRINA
May 22 – THE APARTMENT
May 29 – CHAPLIN FESTIVAL (4 SHORTS)
June 5 – PAL JOEY
June 12 – ANATOMY OF A MURDER
June 19 – THREE STOOGES/LOONEY TUNES

We’re very happy with this line-up, a nice wide range of films. Hope to see you there!

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PeterApruzzese commented about Teaneck Cinemas on Feb 18, 2010 at 12:56 pm

Hi Bolorkay,

No offense taken – thanks for your support. Yes, there are checks taken as much as possible. The auditorium had a show the night before with no incident and I was told the afternoon run-through of the print of The Godfather yesterday was fine. So whatever the problem is (the technicians are coming out today to see what’s up) happened with no advance warning. If it’s an electrical fault with the lamp mechanism, there’s no way to predict that it would happen. An issue such as that tends to happen at the worst time. I could document all the problems over the years (exploding lamps, burned out amplifiers, blown speakers, et al) that I’ve either seen as an audience member, heard about, or been a part of at all types of theatres.

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PeterApruzzese commented about Teaneck Cinemas on Feb 15, 2010 at 6:22 pm

Hi bolorkay –

The Godfather showing will be the concluding classic show at Cedar Lane for now. We will still have a few special events there (silents, film festivals, etc.), but no regularly scheduled classics.

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PeterApruzzese commented about Lafayette Theatre on Jan 29, 2010 at 12:30 am

Coincidence…c'mon, Bill. :)

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PeterApruzzese commented about Lafayette Theatre on Jan 26, 2010 at 4:31 pm

Hi Bill. Unless something unusual crops up, it should start at the regular time of 11:30 am on Saturday, April 3. It’ll be a great show.

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PeterApruzzese commented about Lafayette Theatre on Jan 26, 2010 at 3:39 pm

We’re still getting the final dates on the rest of the spring titles, but here are some of the confirmed films we are running this spring: DR. NO, THE TEN COMMANDMENTS (1956 version), IT’S A GIFT, THE MAN WHO KNEW TOO MUCH (1956 version), THE LADY EVE, THE RED SHOES, SABRINA, THE APARTMENT. I’m expecting to get the final seven confirmations in the next week or so and will post the final lineup when it’s all ready. See you there!

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PeterApruzzese commented about Charelston Film Festival March 11th to 14th! on Jan 15, 2010 at 4:26 pm

Good luck with the festival – sounds like a great event.

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PeterApruzzese commented about Court Street Theatre on Jan 10, 2010 at 7:57 pm

For sale:

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PeterApruzzese commented about A Guide to seeing "Avatar" in several formats on Jan 5, 2010 at 3:14 pm

Depending on the location’s screen type, certain digital 3-D playdates got 1.78-formatted ‘prints’.

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PeterApruzzese commented about 5 Movies to watch for in IMAX 3-D on Dec 31, 2009 at 9:53 pm

Digital 3-D uses polarization, the same as the ‘old analog 3-D’ did, which includes all of the 1950s 3D films and the early 80s films. Spy Kids and Sharkboy weren’t in polarized 3D, thedy were in comic book anaglyph 3D. ‘Old 3D’ is just as impressive as digital 3D is shown properly.

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PeterApruzzese commented about Lafayette Theatre on Dec 28, 2009 at 3:33 pm

MPol – Thank you; I hope you make it to a show some time. In addition to our Saturday morning Big Screen Classics shows, the Lafayette is open every day for first-run films.

Jodar – Just to update, the opera boxes are available for seating on Saturday nights (I don’t recall the price). We opened them up by popular demand – people had been asking for a couple of years to be able to sit up there.

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PeterApruzzese commented about Lafayette Theatre on Dec 28, 2009 at 1:37 am

Jodar -
The opera boxes are not normally open for seating at films. We do open them for special events such as the It’s a Wonderful Life showing. In my opinion, they are not great for movie watching because of their angle to the screen. Since we use a silver screen, the viewing angle is optimized for the seats on the floor and loge; the opera boxes are a bit out of the reflectivity range, so you get a dimmer picture in them.

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PeterApruzzese commented about AMC Rockaway 16 on Dec 22, 2009 at 1:40 am

3-D trailers: Alice, Dragon, Hubble, Shrek 4, Percy Jackson & the Olympians. In 2-D, they ran the trailer for some Tom Cruise disaster called Knight & Day.

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PeterApruzzese commented about AMC Rockaway 16 on Dec 21, 2009 at 12:31 am

Yes, lights went down all the way when the trailers ended.

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PeterApruzzese commented about AMC Rockaway 16 on Dec 20, 2009 at 11:03 pm

Saw the noon show today in IMAX ‘digital’ 3-D here (lieMAX). The presentation was pretty good, though you can still clearly see the pixels from the digital projectors if you are seated in the front half of the house. Place was packed for that show and the one coming in. The movie was OK, about a 2 out of 4. Way too long, too derivative, and too silly at times. Technically very accomplished other than a few 3-D mistakes (too much camera shake during some action scenes, for example).

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PeterApruzzese commented about AMC Rockaway 16 on Dec 16, 2009 at 3:25 am

Sit as far away as possible – the back row is good for the Imax-lite screens.

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PeterApruzzese commented about Lafayette Theatre on Dec 13, 2009 at 10:48 pm

Thanks to everyone who came out to yesterday’s show of “It’s a Wonderful Life”, the closing film in the fall 2009 season. We packed in over 900 folks for the movie and pre-show holiday festivities and it was a great event. We’ll be back on March 13 for another full season of Big Screen Classics.

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PeterApruzzese commented about Happy 50th, "Ben-Hur" on Nov 18, 2009 at 4:45 pm

Great info, as always. Interesting that there were no northern New Jersey showings until 1961 at the Adams in Newark and no Long Island bookings at all. I guess if you wanted to see it, you made the trip to Manhattan.

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PeterApruzzese commented about Encore showings of "The Wizard of Oz" on Nov. 17, but has it peaked in terms of its appeal? on Nov 10, 2009 at 9:32 pm

And yet when I showed it at the Lafayette Theatre last year, we had over 1000 people show up for an 11:30 am showing. Many people realize that the only real way to see movies is on a theater screen.

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PeterApruzzese commented about Happy 50th, "Sleeping Beauty" on Oct 30, 2009 at 9:01 pm

Sorry – not SuperTechnirama, but just Technirama. More info here:
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PeterApruzzese commented about Happy 50th, "Sleeping Beauty" on Oct 30, 2009 at 9:00 pm

Sleeping Beauty wasn’t shot on 70mm, it was shot in SuperTechnirama, which was 35mm running horizontally with a 1.5x squeeze.

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PeterApruzzese commented about Loew's Paradise Theatre on Oct 22, 2009 at 3:10 pm

Here’s the server’s response:

“Bandwidth Limit Exceeded.
The server is temporarily unable to service your request due to the site owner reaching his/her bandwidth limit. Please try again later.”

Too many CT'ers checking it out. :)

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PeterApruzzese commented about Lafayette Theatre on Oct 19, 2009 at 1:04 am

Glad you enjoyed the show, Bill. Sorry I didn’t get to see you, I was dealing with a mechanical problem upstairs prior to the show. Regarding the opening logo, the print came in without it, it started on the fade-up to the Paramount mountain. The restoration credits at the end, I made a decision to not show them. No disrespect intended to Robert Harris' restoration effort, but Vertigo ends with Herrmann’s crashing, resolved music chord over the Paramount logo. There is not supposed to be any end title music (especially a simple reprise of the main title) nor end credits. We’re still hoping to show Thief someday – the current rights holder is trying to get new prints made.

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PeterApruzzese commented about Paramount Theatre on Oct 15, 2009 at 6:17 pm

The Paramount’s classic movie series continues this Sunday, October 18 with the silent classic “Phantom of the Opera” starring Lon Chaney. The film will be presented from a 35mm print with color tints as well as the Technicolor sequence. Bernie Anderson will be accompanying the film on the Paramount’s Mighty Wurlitzer. Showtime is 3pm.