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PeterApruzzese commented about Lafayette Theatre on Sep 25, 2009 at 6:09 am

No plans for a horror-thon this year, unfortunately. Not enough advance time to put together something we’d be proud to show. We are hoping to be able to get a Christmas-themed festival together, however.

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PeterApruzzese commented about Lafayette Theatre on Sep 23, 2009 at 8:55 am

Finally, the Fall Season is confirmed. I will get the webpage updated tonight. Here is the final line-up of films:

10/3 – Angels with Dirty Faces (James Cagney, Pat O'Brien, Humphrey Bogart)
10/10 – Night of the Hunter (Robert Mitchum, Shelley Winters)
10/17 – Alfred Hitchcock’s Vertigo (James Stewart, Kim Novak)
10/24 – An Affair to Remember (Cary Grant, Deborah Kerr)
10/31 – Hunchback of Notre Dame (1939) (Charles Laughton, Maureen O'Hara)
11/7 – San Francisco (Clark Gable, Spencer Tracy)
11/14 – Mildred Pierce (Joan Crawford, Jack Carson)
11/21 – Seven Brides for Seven Brothers (Howard Keel, Jane Powell)
11/28 – On Her Majesty’s Secret Service (George Lazenby as James Bond, Diana Rigg)
12/5 – John Ford’s How Green Was My Valley (Walter Pidgeon, Maureen O'Hara)
12/12 – Frank Capra’s It’s a Wonderful Life (James Stewart, Donna Reed)

Should be a fun set of shows – look forward to seeing everyone there!

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PeterApruzzese commented about Remembering Cinerama (Part 41: Hartford) on Sep 21, 2009 at 1:31 pm

Fascinating as always, Michael. I’m amazed by the 23 weeks of “Circus World” and intrigued by the retitling of “Khartoum” as “The Battle for Khartoum”.

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PeterApruzzese commented about Classic films return to former Carolina Theater on Sep 16, 2009 at 11:10 am

Some of those titles are on Blu-ray, some aren’t. None of them are available in D-Cinema as far as I know, so they’re running consumer video. Sure hope they’ve gotten booking clearance for them movies.

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PeterApruzzese commented about Newton Theatre on Sep 15, 2009 at 1:04 pm

Projection has been tuned and tweaked. No current plans for digital projection or sound. ‘Snacks’ contain the best fresh-popped popcorn in the tri-state area, sharing the award with the Lafayette and Cedar Lane :) . Official website: www.bigscreenclassics.com

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PeterApruzzese commented about Teaneck Cinemas on Sep 11, 2009 at 7:46 am

Announcing the 2009-2010 season of Big Screen Classics at the Cedar Lane Cinemas; showtime is 8pm:

9/23 – Woody Allen’s Manhattan (Woody Allen, Mariel Hemingway)
10/21 – Father of the Bride (Spencer Tracy, Elizabeth Taylor)
11/25 – Miracle on 34th Street (Maureen O'Hara, Natalie Wood)
12/27 – Frank Capra’s It’s a Wonderful Life (James Stewart, Donna Reed)
1/20 – An American in Paris (Gene Kelly, Leslie Caron)
2/17 – Francis Ford Coppola’s The Godfather (Marlon Brando, Al Pacino)

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PeterApruzzese commented about Lafayette Theatre on Sep 11, 2009 at 7:42 am

Just waiting for one final date to be confirmed to announce the full schedule, but here’s the first three weeks:

10/3 – Angels with Dirty Faces (James Cagney, Pat O'Brien, Humphrey Bogart)
10/10 – Night of the Hunter (Robert Mitchum, Shelley Winters)
10/17 – Alfred Hitchcock’s Vertigo (James Stewart, Kim Novak)

The remainder is pretty good, too. :)

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PeterApruzzese commented about Lafayette Theatre on Sep 3, 2009 at 9:14 am

As noted above, we should be announcing it next week – just waiting for the final confirmations from the studios. The series will run every Saturday from October 3 through December 12.

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PeterApruzzese commented about Lafayette Theatre on Sep 3, 2009 at 6:10 am

Yes, Nelson Page has bought out Boston Culinary’s interest in the theatre and has complete control of the operations again. Those are the correct showtimes for this weekend.

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PeterApruzzese commented about Lafayette Theatre on Sep 2, 2009 at 10:18 am

Just a quick note to let our friends & supporters on Cinema Treasures know that as of Friday, September 4, Nelson Page will be regaining operational control of the Lafayette Theatre from Boston Culinary Group. The attraction this Labor Day weekend is “Inglourious Basterds” which ends on September 7. As of now, the Lafayette will be closed from 9/8 through 9/17 for some painting & re-decorating.

We are all very excited about being back at the Lafayette after this 7 month hiatus. The Big Screen Classics Saturday morning film series will begin on October 3 – final bookings are being confirmed right now for us to announce the full schedule next week. Be sure to visit the official website at www.bigscreenclassics.com for more details as they come available.

Thanks for all your supprt and we’ll see you there!

Pete Apruzzese
Director of Film Programming
Big Screen Classics at the Lafayette Theatre & Cedar Lane Cinemas

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PeterApruzzese commented about Abby Cinemas on Aug 31, 2009 at 2:32 pm

Sorry to hear that news; I worked at the Abby from late 1979 to early 1981. The place had really fallen on hard times when I visited a year or so ago.

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PeterApruzzese commented about What will they think of next? on Aug 14, 2009 at 7:22 am

Simon – active cell phone jamming is illegal in the US.

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PeterApruzzese commented about TCM teaming up with drive-in theaters on Aug 13, 2009 at 10:11 am

When I was programming the Lafayette I tried, unsuccessfully, to get TCM involved with our shows several times. I wasn’t looking for any sponsorship money from them, just a little publicity and potential help in securing certain titles.

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PeterApruzzese commented about Hyway Theater on Jul 21, 2009 at 6:28 am

The opening of the AMC Garden State Plaza 16 effectively killed the Hyway because AMC now had booking clearance over them and the Hyway would not have been able to get the top films any longer.

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PeterApruzzese commented about Lafayette Theatre on May 30, 2009 at 1:11 pm

bolorkay –

I am not involved with the Lafayette’s series. I do not believe that would have been Bob Furmanek at today’s show.

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PeterApruzzese commented about Radio City Music Hall on May 28, 2009 at 9:03 pm

Warren – yes, it’s a special digital print (IIRC) that has no music track, just dialog and effects.

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PeterApruzzese commented about Lafayette Theatre on May 24, 2009 at 8:31 am

Oops, forgot my basic electricity. Thanks, Jeff.

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PeterApruzzese commented about Lafayette Theatre on May 24, 2009 at 7:29 am

Hi, movie534

Yes, we removed the platter and put in two projectors back in 2004. It was so that we could run our 3-D film festival in 2004 and so that we could get better prints of the classics, since after the first two seasons, we knew we’d continue to run the films. The projectors were matched (they were a pair that had been installed in the Hackettstown mall theatre), the reflectors were not color matched but were pretty close when first installed. They’ve drifted a bit in the 4 years since.

I can’t speak for the current ownership, obviously, but I doubt they are turning down the lamphouse current. It would cost them more for a tech to come out and do it than they would save in electricity. Those lamps only draw 27 amps.

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PeterApruzzese commented about Lafayette Theatre on May 15, 2009 at 7:18 am

bolorkay –

Not to put to fine a detail on it, but “Big Screen Classics” were run by us this season at the Cedar Lane Cinemas in Teaneck.

The current shows at Lafayette are called the “Town of Ramapo Film Festival” & other various names.

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PeterApruzzese commented about 30 hour straight Star Trek Marathon on May 10, 2009 at 8:03 am

Great news, glad to hear it.

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PeterApruzzese commented about 30 hour straight Star Trek Marathon on May 9, 2009 at 4:52 pm

How’d it go? You picked a good movie and you’ve got some nice publicity about the opening, so I hope it’s been a success for you.

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PeterApruzzese commented about 30 hour straight Star Trek Marathon on May 6, 2009 at 8:15 am

LIM –

Congratulations on the new venue – very cool way to open up.

Good luck!

PeterApruzzese
PeterApruzzese commented about Teaneck Cinemas on May 1, 2009 at 7:17 am

Thanks, hotwaterbottle. We’ll be back in September for another round at Cedar Lane.

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PeterApruzzese commented about Lafayette Theatre on Apr 12, 2009 at 8:47 am

Rhett, please see my posts back on 2/13-14, et al.

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PeterApruzzese commented about Lafayette Theatre on Mar 24, 2009 at 10:40 am

Rory –

You’d be surprised at the objections we received from people (of all ages) to some of the films we showed during our 6 years up at the Lafayette. Had a number of people upset with us and walk out on The Good the Bad and the Ugly, Dr. Strangelove, Superman, Amadeus, Tarzan & His Mate, the James Bond films, and – amazingly – the Three Stooges and Cartoon festival (complaint for that one – “too violent”).