Lafayette Theatre

97 Lafayette Avenue,
Suffern, NY 10901

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movieguy on March 5, 2015 at 3:19 pm

The schedule of classic Spring films beginning April 11 WILL be finalized next week. Announcement next week! This will be the 12th Consecutive year of fantastic films lighting up the BIG Silver Screen In a beautiful 91 year old MOVIE PALACE!

hotwaterbottle on March 5, 2015 at 12:26 pm

????? What’s that suppose to mean? You’re living in a world of your own making and it’s very weird, man. I still stand by my comments. At least until it gets deleted by Peter Pan or whoever. Merde!!

coldwaterbottle on March 5, 2015 at 10:57 am

hotwaterbottle: the fact that your comment that you were done with this site and done with this theater was deleted doesn’t mean we don’t remember it!

movieguy on March 5, 2015 at 10:52 am

The screening of BIRDMAN is canceled tonight due to inclement Weather. Starting tomorrow Friday for ONE WEEK ONLY! The Theory Of Everything. Eddie Redbaine won an Oscar for his portrayal Of Steven Hawking. Showtimes: Friday 7:30 pm. Saturday and Sunday: 1:30, 4:30, 7:30 pm. Come out and see this excellent motion Picture! But bring some tissues to dab the corners of your eyes.

hotwaterbottle on March 5, 2015 at 9:55 am

Cholera! What’s a troll to do? I simply took movieguy to task for acting like he was the manager when he clearly wasn’t and now it’s all this? Does Disney run this site? Any dissenting view, other than the nice, calm, squeaky clean kind is dealt with by deletion?? What a joke. And Jeff, I too miss the days of Nelson & Co. And, movieguy, why don’t you just answer the question instead of side stepping it? Cachu!

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Bill Huelbig on March 4, 2015 at 1:53 pm

To the overseers: Let Jeff speak! (That’s also a line from Mr. Smith Goes to Washington, which I’m sure has played the Lafayette at least once).

movieguy on March 4, 2015 at 1:35 pm

I don’t know who, contacted the administrators of cinema treasures Jeff. It was another party, other than me.I would suggest emailing them with your concerns and thoughts.

JeffS on March 4, 2015 at 1:32 pm

So maybe you shouldn’t have gotten the “overseers” involved and just dealt with the hotwaterbottle troll yourself. He would have gone away eventually. Now we’ve got “overseers” who indiscriminately remove posts. That’s wonderful!

movieguy on March 4, 2015 at 1:29 pm

The overseers Administrators of cinema treasures are the ones responsible for removing comments. Not any individual who posts Jeff. “The Lafayette theater” cannot remove any posts sir.

JeffS on March 4, 2015 at 1:15 pm

I guess we’re not allowed any opinion here on Cinema Treasures, or is it just the Lafayette that can speak? Now you take my benign comments down? Wow, that’s something. I miss the Nelson & Company days.

movieguy on March 4, 2015 at 4:33 am

Tomorrow Thursday will be the last screening of the winner for best picture this year BIRDMAN. Show time 7 PM. Starting Friday for ONE WEEK ONLY The Theory Of Everything. Based on the life of Stephen Hawking. Eddie Redbaine Won an Oscar for best actor, in his role portraying Stephen Hawking. Showtime Friday 7:30 PM. Saturday and Sunday 1:30 PM 4:30 PM 7:30 PM. Remember to come listen to the digital Organ play Friday and Saturday before the evening show. The Wurlitzer pipe organ is undergoing repair and will be back in April to delight audiences.

movieguy on March 3, 2015 at 5:59 am

On this very date back in the decade of the “flapper” Prohibition of alcohol, was in full swing. March 3 1924 The beautiful LAFAYETTE THEATRE with “Beaux Arts” style with French and Italian Renaissance influences named after Revolutionary war hero Marquis de Lafayette. Designed by Eugene De Rosa. Opened its doors in downtown Suffern NY 91 years ago TODAY! The first film to screen was the silent film “Scarouche”

So let’s ALL wish The Lafayette a very HAPPY 91 BIRTHDAY😄

movieguy on March 2, 2015 at 1:53 pm

If you didn’t get a chance to see the excellent film BIRDMAN this past weekend. You have one last chance, This Thursday, March 5 at 7 PM

Begins this coming Friday, March 6, The Theory Of Everything. Received an Oscar for best actor Eddie Redbaine. showtimes Friday: 7:30 pm. Sat, Sun 1:30 PM 4:30 PM 7:30 PM.

movieguy on February 28, 2015 at 8:41 am

Yes the Wurlitzer organ is having a important part replaced. So A temporary Organ has been brought in.I made an error in my post saying that the Wurlitzer organ would be played for tonight’s show.can’t wait for it to come back .

jovanderlee on February 28, 2015 at 6:37 am

If anyone noticed that the theatre currently has 2 organs, it is just temporary. The current organ is a digital instrument temporarily installed while the 1920’s pipe organ is undergoing some much overdue repair work. For the record, the New York Theatre Organ Society has committed $10,000 for this repair which will bring the Wurlitzer pipe organ back better and more glorious than ever. We expect this to be completed around the first week in April, as the digital substitute has a new gig later that week. We are counting on the management of the Lafayette Theater for their cooperation in accomplishing this task. Once done, we promise the patrons will be happy!

movieguy on February 28, 2015 at 6:30 am

Haven’t seen the movie that was awarded the best film of the year at the Academy Awards? Well then you’re in luck. BIRDMAN WILL be playing at the beautiful Lafayette Theatre this weekend. Showtimes 1:30 PM 4:30 PM 7:30 PM. Come down early and have a nice dinner at one of the fine restaurants in town. The Wurlitzer organ, is played 30 minutes before the 730 show. Grab some delicious popcorn, as a snack treat as You sit in the beautiful real movie palace.Why go anywhere else!?

movieguy on February 27, 2015 at 4:21 am

Starting tonight Birdman starring Michael Keaton, Edward Norton, Zach Galifianakis.The story of an actor trying to make a come back on Broadway. It really is an excellent film. Come down to the beautiful Lafayette theater. Showtimes: 7:30 PM tonight. Saturday and Sunday: 1:30 PM 4:30 PM 7:30 PM. Come one half hour before showtime on Friday and Saturday nights, to hear a preshow concert on the organ. First show Saturday and Sunday, admission price $8.00. Seniors $8.00 ANY TIME. Regular admission $10.00 The LOWEST in the county. Popcorn is made fresh before each show in an old-style popper!

movieguy on February 25, 2015 at 12:30 pm

Couldn’t make it Tuesday night to the Banff Mountain film Festival? Well why not come out tonight. There are a handful of tickets still left. They can be bought at The theaters box office. Doors open at 6 PM the program starts at 7 PM. And entire new set of films, will take your breath away. Be sure to arrive early even if you already have a ticket. Because the seats will fill up quickly. You want to get the best seats in the house. Why not sit up in the old-fashioned balcony. You’ll have a clear line of sight to the big silver screen. Stadium seating circa 1924😊

movieguy on February 24, 2015 at 8:36 pm

The winner for the best picture of 2015. Bird man, will open up at the Lafayette theater this coming Friday, The 27th. It will be playing for one week only. Friday 7:30 PM. Saturday and Sunday 1:30 PM 4:30 PM 7:30 PM. As well as Thursday, March 5 at 7 PM.

movieguy on February 24, 2015 at 8:23 pm

The Banff Mountain film Festival was a great success. It was completely sold out. The show tomorrow is nearly sold out as well. A very small handful of tickets remain. They can be bought at the Theater box office, or at Ramsey outdoor on Route 17.Doors open tomorrow Wednesday, February 25 at 6 PM.

movieguy on February 24, 2015 at 1:01 pm

Tonight is the Banff Mountain film Festival. Doors open at 6 PM the program begins at 7 PM. Tickets can be bought at Ramsey outdoor on Route 17 in New Jersey. Or arrive early, before the doors open to get your ticket. As a very limited number of tickets will be sold at the theater box office.There will be completely different program tomorrow night Wednesday, 25 February. Tickets $19 in advance $22 at the door.

movieguy on February 19, 2015 at 8:33 am

The #1 Movie in America,50 Shades Of Grey continues its run, this Thursday-Sunday.Showtime, Thursday 7:00pm, Friday 7:30 pm. Sat,Sun: 1:30,4:30 7;30.

Come listen to the organ play 30 minutes before the theatre lights are lowered, and the heavy red curtain opens, to reveal the beautiful TRUE silver screen. Fri and Sat evening shows, at at REAL ICONIC 91 YR OLD MOVIE PALACE!

movieguy on February 11, 2015 at 6:53 am

50 shades of gray will be opening at the Lafayette theater this Thursday night, with an 8 PM show. Don’t miss out on seeing this steamy adaptation of the The best-selling book.showtimes for Friday 7:30 PM. Saturday and Sunday 1:30 PM 4:30 PM and 7:30 PM. All shows before 3 PM just $8.00 Come one half hour before the Friday night and Saturday night shows. And be treated to a concert on the pipe organ, skillfully played by a member of the theater organ society. A beautiful movie palace lovingly restored. Delicious popcorn popped right before your eyes, not heated up, Premade popcorn, like you would get at the multiplex!

movieguy on February 11, 2015 at 4:34 am

Rstewart. Thank you for your positive comments. Hope you can come up from the Lehigh Valley to see some classics this spring. I know the Lehigh Valley has a lot of older theaters. Like the beautiful Roxy Theatre in North Hampton Pennsylvania and the Emmaus theater in Emmaus Pennsylvania. As well the 19th St. theater.too bad none of them do classic films

It is very difficult to get 35mm prints now. Even in the last season that Pete and Nelson did classic films,in spring of 2013. It was getting harder and harder for Pete to get 35mm prints. He did run a bunch of 35mm, but he had to also run a fair number of DCP’s that season. If Pete Nelson had stayed on, they would have had to run more DCP’s as the years went on. I’m sure they still would’ve been able to get some 35mm. But not as it was in years past where they had every film, run in 35mm.

Plus the cost of getting a 35mm print is higher than running acDCP. The total cost of renting a 35mm print and paying for the shipping back-and-forth, comes to about $620. The DCP cost about $350 to screen.

Rstewart on February 10, 2015 at 4:37 pm

Well, I’ll say that although I am a pretty good distance from Suffern (in the Lehigh Valley of PA), we try to go up as we can to see films and I think it is wonderful that they still try to present classics. We have a comparable theater here, the State, that I wish had an interest in screening classics from time to time, but they just don’t seem to care to do it. At one time in Atlanta, the Fox used to have a very good summer film program, but that has been scaled down over the years. Many cities have lost their film groups and clubs, so finding classics on the big screen is getting harder and harder, we should all applaud and support the Lafayette for doing what they can to screen the classics and maintain their wonderful facility. Some time ago someone posted something negative about seeing The Godfather at the Lafayette in digital and I’ll stand by my response then, “It will still be better than seeing The Godfather in digital at some 100 seat sticky floor, crackerbox multiplex or at home.” Kudos to the current operator of the Lafayette and to Nelson and Pete for everything they have all done to preserve such a wonderful place to spend a few hours.