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mdvoskin commented about Lafayette Theatre on Sep 3, 2015 at 4:30 pm

Yes. To have a film festival, you need to actually run film. The Lafayette runs all video these days. That is not to say that their classic movie series is not fun, but the magic of actual film is gone.

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mdvoskin commented about Loew's Jersey Theatre on Aug 12, 2015 at 10:25 am

All Loews Theatres, as with most other large circuits, were booked by the headquarters booking office. A theatre manager could make suggestions, but that is about it for local involvement. I believe, but not sure, that the booking office was located in Manhattan at the time.

I doubt that they were trying to drive the place into the ground. More likely, exploitation films are the ones that were the most profitable for that location at the time. The same forces that drove the 42nd street NYC theatres from being the showplace of the nation to the sleaze center of the nation was at work in all the major cities. These theatres could only draw customers from the immediate area, and there were a lot of screens in Jersey City for the given population.

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mdvoskin commented about Lafayette Theatre on Jun 7, 2015 at 3:07 pm

Although the 35mm projectors are still in the booth at the Lafayette, they are no longer connected and all the 35mm sound equipment is no longer functional.

They currently run DCP for first run, and DCP when available for their classics, and Bluray when not.

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mdvoskin commented about Loew's Jersey Theatre on May 29, 2015 at 1:52 pm

Friends Of The Loews won today’s round in their court case with the city. Their lease is valid, the city can’t throw them out and lease the theatre to someone else.

Click Here For News Story

Congratulations…

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mdvoskin commented about Lafayette Theatre on May 23, 2015 at 10:20 am

I’ve stopped attending the Saturday morning film series when I found out that they no longer run film, and that many of these classic movie shows are not even 2K DCP’s, but rather consumer Bluray discs.

Movieguy, what would be helpful is if we were informed as to the format they are presenting the motion picture. While I will go out to see a 2K DCP presentation, I will never pay a theatre to see a consumer Bluray that I can watch at home.

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mdvoskin commented about Loew's Jersey Theatre on Mar 19, 2015 at 10:03 am

March 2015 Movies At The Loews Jersey

Friday March 27 – To Have And Have Not – 8:00pm

Saturday March 28 – Swing Time – 6:00pm
Saturday March 28 – North By North West – 8:15pm

It is my understanding that all 3 films will be 35mm film presentations.

Visit The The Landmark Loews Jersey For More Information.

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mdvoskin commented about Lafayette Theatre on Mar 13, 2015 at 12:56 pm

Hey Movieguy, that is old news. The Lafayette emailed me that information yesterday, as it did everyone who signs up for their weekly programming announcements.

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mdvoskin commented about Lafayette Theatre on Mar 8, 2015 at 3:29 pm

movieguy, you have gone way beyond the point of diminishing returns.

I don’t really care if you are involved with the theatre, or just a fanboy. In either case, posting the same announcements more than once is annoying because every time someone posts for this theatre, I get an email. You are basically using CinemaTreasures to SPAM me. Yes, I can unsubscribe to the Lafayette Theatre comments, but I actually do like the theatre and if one announcement per show is the price to pay for keeping up on what is happening there, no problem. Multiple emails for the same show are really annoying.

Ultimately, you cost the Lafayette one more customer, as I do not do business with spammers. I will have nothing more to do with the Lafayette until this stops.

Finally, I don’t know what you are trying to accomplish. You are preaching to the choir. Almost everyone here already knows what a great theatre the Lafayette is. Those that want email announcements are already signed up to the theatre’s email list (as am I). You would do better to place flyers on the windshields of cars at the Palisades Mall, because once you get someone to come to the Lafayette Theatre for the first time, chances are they will come back.

And to the theatre’s management, running movies that are already available on DVD/Bluray is not a good long term business plan.

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mdvoskin commented about Loew's Jersey Theatre on Jan 20, 2015 at 4:23 pm

January 2015 Movies At The Loews Jersey

Friday Jan 30 – Cat On A Hot Tin Roof – 8PM

Saturday Jan 31 – White Heat – 6PM
Saturday Jan 31 – Dog Day Afternoon – 8:20PM

Visit The The Landmark Loews Jersey For More Information.

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mdvoskin commented about Lafayette Theatre on Jan 12, 2015 at 5:15 pm

I am confused. Everyone who is playing American Sniper is opening it on Thursday the 15th. In fact, AMC Palisades Mall has 3 shows on Thursday. I’m not seeing how this is a special sneak preview.

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mdvoskin commented about Loew's Jersey Theatre on May 30, 2014 at 10:10 am

Organ accompaniment for Metropolis by Bernie Anderson.

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mdvoskin commented about Loew's Jersey Theatre on Apr 23, 2014 at 11:51 am

The Landmark Loews Jersey Screenings This Friday April 25 and Saturday April 26

New York, New York. The city’s so nice they had to name it twice…

Friday April 25th at 8PM

The French Connection

Nothing say’s New York better than this gritty tale of international drug smugglers and corrupt cops. 35mm film presentation.

Saturday April 26th at 6pm.

Little Fugitive

An amazing tour of Coney Island in the 1950’s. It is the story of a little boy who runs away from home, to hide out at New York City’s playground, Coney Island. 35mm Film Presentation.

Saturday April 26th at 8pm

Speedy

Harold Lloyd’s classic comedy about a New York a small time Trolly operator trying to keep his business afloat against bigger competitors who will use any means to take over his routes. The highlight of the film is a mad rush though the crowded streets of Manhattan to get the real life Babe Ruth to the real life Yankee Stadium in time for a game. 35mm film presentation, organ accompaniment by Bernie Anderson.

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mdvoskin commented about Loew's Jersey Theatre on Mar 28, 2014 at 8:08 pm

And so goes the Boyd Theatre in Philadelphia. In 2005, Live Nation bought the theatre, and it has been boarded up ever since. According to news reports, they have started demolishing this art deco gem so they can sell the building to a company that plans to build a modern multiplex.

Cinema Treasures Boyd Theatre web site.

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mdvoskin commented about Lafayette Theatre on Sep 16, 2013 at 2:46 pm

Paramount definitely has 35mm titles available, as ongoing screenings at The Landmark Loews Jersey, The Film Forum, and The Museum Of The Moving Image will attest.

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mdvoskin commented about Lafayette Theatre on Sep 15, 2013 at 3:40 pm

Unfortunately, it is my understanding that this fall’s entire series at the Lafayette is going to presented on video. I guess this leaves The Landmark Loews Jersey as the last venue in the area west of the Hudson still running classic films in 35mm. Nelson and Pete will be missed.

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mdvoskin commented about Loew's Jersey Theatre on Sep 15, 2013 at 3:34 pm

The Landmark Loews Jersey – The Wonder Theatre Of New Jersey

The Landmark Loews Jersey Theatre is the metro area’s favorite venue for classic 35mm films!

The theatre is located directly across from the PATH subway station connecting Manhattan with Jersey City and it is also easy to reach from most area highways. Secure discounted parking is located directly behind the theatre. Have your parking ticket validated at the theatre’s boxoffice.

As Always, All Our Show Are Still Presented Exclusively From High Resolution 35mm Motion Picture Film With Genuine Carbon Arc Projection, On Our Giant 50 Foot Wide Screen.

This coming weekend will start our fall seasons classic films with a look back at some great car chase films.

Friday September 27th at 8:00pm – The Blues Brothers (1980)

Starring John Belushi, Dan Aykroyd,.
Directed by John Landis. (133 minutes, Color)

Jake and Elwood Blues put on a show to save the orphanage where they grew up, and some of the greatest blues/jazz musicians help out along the way.

Saturday September 28th at 6:30pm – Duel (1971)

Starring Dennis Weaver and a truck.
Directed by Steven Spielberg. (90 minutes, Color)

Twilight zone alumni Richard Matheson wrote the screenplay for Steven Spielberg’s first feature length film. There is a Big Rig chasing Dennis Weaver in a Duel to the death!

Saturday September 28th at 8:30pm – Bullitt (1968)

Starring Steve McQueen, Jacqueline Bisset, Robert Vaughn. Directed By Peter Yates. (114 minutes, Color)

San Francisco is the backdrop to this tale of police corruption and murder.

Visit The Landmark Loews Jersey web site for details.

mdvoskin
mdvoskin commented about Loew's Jersey Theatre on Sep 6, 2013 at 9:12 am

The first show of the fall season will be on Sept 27 & 28. The films will be posted here and on the theatres web site when the bookings are confirmed.

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mdvoskin commented about Lafayette Theatre on Aug 12, 2013 at 12:25 pm

For me, the big question for the Lafayette’s classic film series, should the new management choose to continue it, is whether they will continue to book 35mm film prints, or just run “digital” video. I can watch “digital” video at home.

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mdvoskin commented about Strand Theatre on Aug 7, 2013 at 4:43 pm

The theatre was located where the parking lot for the little strip mall on Lafayette avenue is now. There is a picture of this theatre on display in the hardware store on Lafayette avenue. I have never seen a photo online.

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mdvoskin commented about Loew's Jersey Theatre on Jun 5, 2013 at 4:58 pm

The Landmark Loews Jersey – The Wonder Theatre Of New Jersey

The theatre is located on Journal Square in Jersey City, NJ directly across from the PATH subway station connecting Manhattan with Jersey City. It is also easy to reach from most area highways. Secure discounted parking is located directly behind the theatre. Have your parking ticket validated at the theatre’s boxoffice.

As Always, All Our Show Are Presented Exclusively From High Resolution 35mm Motion Picture Film With Genuine Carbon Arc Projection, On Our Giant 50 Foot Wide Screen.

June 7th & 8th

Science Fiction & Fantasy…

Friday June 7th, 2013

Men In Black – 8:00PM

Saturday June 8th, 2013

In Memory Of Ray Harryhausen…

20 Million Miles To Earth – 6:30PM
Jason & The Argonauts – 8:20PM

Visit The The Landmark Loews Jersey For More Information.

The Landmark Loews Jersey

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mdvoskin commented about Loew's Jersey Theatre on Apr 12, 2013 at 2:46 pm

The Landmark Loews Jersey – The Wonder Theatre Of New Jersey

The theatre is located on Journal Square in Jersey City, NJ directly across from the PATH subway station connecting Manhattan with Jersey City. It is also easy to reach from most area highways. Secure discounted parking is located directly behind the theatre. Have your parking ticket validated at the theatre’s boxoffice.

As Always, All Our Show Are Presented Exclusively From High Resolution 35mm Motion Picture Film With Genuine Carbon Arc Projection, On Our Giant 50 Foot Wide Screen.

April 26th & 27th, May 3rd

Anti-War war films…

Friday April 26th, 2013

All Quit On The Western Front – 8:00PM

Saturday April 27th, 2013

Paths Of Glory – 6:00PM
Dr. Strangelove – 8:30PM

Friday May 3rd, 2013

MASH – 7:30PM, Robert Altman’s classic hosted by actress Sally Kellerman.

Visit The The Landmark Loews Jersey For More Information.

The Landmark Loews Jersey

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mdvoskin commented about Loew's Jersey Theatre on Feb 17, 2013 at 5:04 pm

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mdvoskin commented about Loew's Jersey Theatre on Jan 25, 2013 at 11:34 am

Tonight & Tomorrow Night, Presented in 35mm

A short filmed interview with Sir Arthur Conan Doyle in his only appearance on film, will be presented Friday before the features.

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mdvoskin commented about Loew's Jersey Theatre on Nov 16, 2012 at 9:50 am

I have been informed that Keir Dullea will not be appearing at the Loews Jersey this Sunday due to change in his schedule.

Don Murray will still be here to host The Hoodlum Priest and Bus Stop, as planned.

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mdvoskin commented about Loew's Jersey Theatre on Nov 11, 2012 at 2:33 pm

This coming weekend 11/17/2012 and 11/18/2012 at The Landmark Loews Jersey