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Also remember that the majority of the “Roadshow” runs were of the shorter version. The film only played in its longer cut for about 4 weeks in the five premiere theatres: New York, L.A., Chicago, Boston, London; as of about 12/18/63, all of those engagements began playing the new shortened version and all future Roadshow engagements also received the shortened version.
If I had to guess – and I am guessing – more than likely they asked Paramount Pictures for their top-grossing “classic” titles that are on DCP instead of 35mm. The majority of their audience isn’t concerned with the presentation format, as sad as that might be.
Yes, it has.
But back to the main point – the World 3-D Expo should be fantastic. Wish I could go this time.
No, the ownership has changed hands so I’m no longer involved with their programming or projection. They are most likely 100% digital from now on for everything.
Both, though most of the vintage features are presented dual 35mm polarized.
As of July, the Paramount is no longer under the management of Majestic-Star Entertainment. See this article for more details:
We had a couple of years where we would break even over the course of the season with the classics, but mostly because of It’s a Wonderful Life or Wizard of Oz. The past several years saw a declining paying audience at the shows. And the special weekend events like the Horror-Thon were never money makers at all for us.
Not at all Rhett, as far as I know the theatre will continue the Saturday morning shows though the series will not be called “Big Screen Classics” any longer.
Good question, MD. My gut feeling is that they will be screening DCP for the most part.
Thanks Mark. Should be interesting to see the digital down at the Basie. Hopefully it means they run more movies, though some of the magic will be lost if its not on film.
It should be 2.20. If I had to guess, the DCP was probably created with the 2.20 image windowboxed within a 2.39 frame to keep the same height, but not as much width, as a 2.39 show.
Thanks for your kind words. No, I am not involved with the programming at the Lafayette any longer.
Just to update, as of July 2013 Majestic-Star Entertainment and Nelson Page are no longer the operators of the Lafayette Theatre. The Benmosche family will continue to operate the Lafayette with first-run movies and the Town of Ramapo is planning to continue to sponsor the Saturday morning classic movie series. Thanks for all the support on CT – we had a great 10 years up there! Please continue to support the Lafayette.
As of now, they do not have a new website; the new phone number for the box office is 845-547-2121.
Sounds like they ran The Dirty Dozen with the wrong aperture plate and/or lens. A print would not have things cropped off of it.
The week-long Hoboken International Film Festival begins tonight at the Paramount:
It was built mostly using the Jerry Lewis design but it never operated as a Jerry Lewis Theatre.
Perhaps at the next Horror-Thon, bolorkay.
Spring Season of Big Screen Classics ready to announce:
4/27 – Judgment at Nuremberg – 1961, Spencer Tracy, Burt Lancaster, Montgomery Clift, 35mm
5/4 – Hans Christian Andersen – 1952, Danny Kaye, Farley Granger, 35mm
5/11 – The Vikings – 1958, Kirk Douglas, Tony Curtis, Janet Leigh, Ernest Borgnine, 35mm
5/18 – Sweet Smell of Success – 1957, Burt Lancaster, Tony Curtis, Martin Milner, DCP
5/25 – Alfred Hitchcock’s The Man Who Knew Too Much – 1934, Peter Lorre, Leslie Banks, DCP
6/1 – The Stranger – 1946, Orson Welles, Edward G. Robinson, Loretta Young, 35mm
Ummm, we installed our digital projector at the Lafayette in March of 2010. The town financed the purchase of it back then.
MPol – highly unlikely.
Could be just a DVD. Doesn’t seem as if the picture matters according to their website.
A “theatre” with no screen. I guess that’s something different. With 14 seats, how can they possibly afford the screenings of His Girl Friday, Monsieur Verdoux, Sunset Boulevard, Sherlock Holmes (2010 version), etc. Is the projection DCP or 35mm?
All of those are available on standard DCP via the rep departments, so I would assume they are 2K versions.
Except for the fact that you can’t run new studio product on it.
The theatre’s status should be changed to “Closed” as it’s last day of operation was 11/25/2012.
There is no restored print of Mad Mad World. They are running the same “general release” version that’s been around for years, the only addition is the police “radio calls” audio during the Intermission. They need to correct that listing.
I wonder where they got a DVD of that movie as it’s never officially been released in that format anywhere in the world. Also, it should have been 1.85 widescreen.