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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”.
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.
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
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)
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. :)
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.
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.
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!
Director of Film Programming
Big Screen Classics at the Lafayette Theatre & Cedar Lane Cinemas
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.
Simon – active cell phone jamming is illegal in the US.
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.
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.
I am not involved with the Lafayette’s series. I do not believe that would have been Bob Furmanek at today’s show.
Warren – yes, it’s a special digital print (IIRC) that has no music track, just dialog and effects.
Oops, forgot my basic electricity. Thanks, Jeff.
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.
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.
Great news, glad to hear it.
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.
Congratulations on the new venue – very cool way to open up.
Thanks, hotwaterbottle. We’ll be back in September for another round at Cedar Lane.
Rhett, please see my posts back on 2/13-14, et al.
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”).
I don’t know how they will run the shows (re: organ, introduction), but I am very happy that they are having a film series up there now for three reasons. 1 – For the seniors who looked forward to the free films. 2 – The paying crowd which we had cultivated over the 6 years of our shows. 3 – For the venue itself, as the worst thing that could happen would be for the place be be neglected by its audience.
Good luck with the show!