Lafayette Theatre

97 Lafayette Avenue,
Suffern, NY 10901

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movieguy on February 28, 2015 at 4:41 pm

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 2:37 pm

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 2:30 pm

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 12:21 pm

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 8:30 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 25, 2015 at 4:36 am

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 25, 2015 at 4:23 am

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 9:01 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 4:33 pm

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 2:53 pm

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 12:34 pm

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 11, 2015 at 12:37 am

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.

movieguy on February 10, 2015 at 6:21 pm

Thank you for your thoughts and suggestions.advertising in the Journal news using social media like Facebook Twitter along with the word-of-mouth is really helping to get more and more folks into the theater. American sniper was our biggest grossing movie with the best attendance throughout its run, it’s set a record for the most people in attendance. They are far more than 10 to 20 paying customers for each of our classic shows this past fall.Nelson had a very good run at the Lafayette the years he was there. The reality is that the movie companies are making it much more difficult for a single screen theater Or any small independent, theater with even 2 to 4 screens.

That is the major reason Nelson decided to leave and retire completely from the movie business.

hotwaterbottle on February 10, 2015 at 5:45 pm

Phil, don’t you think if you listed the classics in a larger paper like The Record you would get a better turnout? The Journal may be good but The Record is better. How many people do you think listen to WRCR on a daily basis and do you really think the ads will draw people into the theatre? And where exactly did you put up posters for this past “classic” series? And I’m not talking about those dismal, smeared 8x11 flyers. I’m talking about the larger 11x17 posters that somebody made for you guys. You never put up one single copy in town; not even on the front door! Why were they made if you never intended to use them? Filling the theatre with seniors, who pay nothing to get in, and only getting 10 – 20 paid admissions is not a sustainable business plan is it?

movieguy on February 10, 2015 at 2:44 am

Howard if you ever come to the New York area, come up to Rockland County and come by the theater we love to see you a lover of classic movie theaters

movieguy on February 10, 2015 at 1:47 am

Thank you Howard I really appreciate your positive comments. The classic series starts on April 11. The movies will be announced shortly. The Banff Mountain film Festival Takes Pl., February 24th and 25th. It is always a near or complete sellout both days. The wild and scenic festival will be upcoming soon As well as a Jewish film Festival in the spring. They’ll they also some live music shows coming up in the spring and summer. Details to be announced soon.

HowardBHaas on February 10, 2015 at 1:42 am

I’m one of those reading these posts who has never been to this theater. I’d love to but it is a bit far from Philly. I appreciate that there are classics, and I enjoy readng the annoucements of the next new movie. Seeing the photos & hearing accounts makes it more than “special.” The Lafayette is an incredible “cinema treasure” and I’m pleased it remains open for people to enjoy movies in.

movieguy on February 10, 2015 at 12:43 am

Classic films are advertised in the weekend section of the Journal news. posters for the classic series are put up all over suffern and throughout Rockland. The theater has an ad running throughout the day on Rockland local AM station WRCR. Groupon has an ongoing deal for discount admission to the theater. It has brought a lot of new people into the theater.

hotwaterbottle on February 9, 2015 at 10:56 pm

Phil, I have been going to the Lafayette since 2006. I don’t understand why you continually try to make everything sound “special” when it really isn’t. 99% of the people who read this will never go to the theatre because they don’t live in the area. Most of the paying public know nothing about this site, so you are just spinning your wheels. Just like the “classics” you run on Saturday mornings; you don’t advertise them, never mention them in newspaper listings. Did you even bother to put up the mini-posters someone made for you around town? It’s just sad to see all of Nelson & Pete’s hard work slowly degrade like it ’s been doing ever since they left.

movieguy on February 9, 2015 at 8:12 pm

I would love for you to come down to the theater and see how nice it is it really needs to be seen to be appreciated.

hotwaterbottle on February 9, 2015 at 6:40 pm

I don’t understand why you call it a “special” Thursday night opening when the movie opens all over on Thursday night?? What’s so “special” about yours, other than it’s showing in a “iconic 1920’s movie palace”, as you like to remind us so very often??

movieguy on February 9, 2015 at 5:39 pm

50 shades of gray will have a special Thursday night opening at the beautiful Lafayette theater February 12 At 8 PM.

movieguy on January 25, 2015 at 11:01 am

The huge hit, American sniper continue with its run at the Lafayette theater. Place today Sunday the 25th at 2 PM 5 PM and 8 PM. Also Thursday the 29th at 7 PM, Friday the 30th 7:15 PM. Saturday and Sunday the 31st and first 2 PM 5 PM 8 PM.

50 shades of gray opens on February 13.

movieguy on January 16, 2015 at 7:48 pm

American sniper is an excellent film. Bradley Cooper gives a riveting mesmerizing performance. Client Eastwood has done a great job directing this movie. Nominated for six Academy Awards, including best picture and best actor Bradley Cooper. Come see it a real iconic beautiful movie palace. Playing today Friday 7:30 PM. Saturday and Sunday 2 PM 5 PM and 8 PM. admission price is only $10. Any show for 3 PM only $8.00all seats. Senior citizens over 65 $8.00at all times.

movieguy on January 15, 2015 at 6:26 pm

The classic film series that takes place on Saturday mornings will resume in the spring on April 11. The schedule will be posted by mid February.