Lafayette Theatre

97 Lafayette Avenue,
Suffern, NY 10901

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bolorkay on July 8, 2014 at 4:14 am

At one of the last screenings of the spring season, it was mentioned that an advance list for the fall “classics” is available… will that list be posted here ? Thank You

movieguy on June 11, 2014 at 11:11 am

Sunday June 22nd will be the 2nd of 4 90th Anniversary Celebrations at the theatre! Willie Wonka circa 1971 will show starting at 2:00pm. However get there EARLY as 300 people were turned away for the Wizard Of OZ On March 2. The line was LONG at noon!

It WILL be a great time for ALL. Bring the kids!

movieguy on June 11, 2014 at 8:38 am

Belle shows tonight and tomorrow at 7:00pm. Make sure to come out and see it. As it is a very good film. PERFECT to see in a Grand Movie Palace!

How To Train Your Dragon 2 begins Friday. Getting 100% Fresh Rating on RT site..

Oklahoma is the final SPRING classic film.

movieguy on June 3, 2014 at 9:45 am

Rebel Without A Cause WILL be the classic movie playing this coming Sat the 7th. Come out and enjoy it!

movieguy on June 3, 2014 at 9:43 am

Starting THIS Friday the 6th.. Belle will be screening at The Lafayette Theatre. It is based on the true story of Elizabeth Belle. Who is the illegitimate mixed race daughter of admiral Sir John Lindsay.

It got a 83% Fresh Rating!

Do NOT miss it!

movieguy on May 30, 2014 at 8:35 am

Yes Little Shop Of Horrors will NOT be screened this Sat the 31st. Classic films resume June 7th with the last for the spring season on June 14th.

bolorkay on May 29, 2014 at 3:42 pm

Has “Little Shop of Horrors” been removed from this weekend’s “Classisc Film” schedule? The Lafayette web site mentions that the next film on this schedule is “Rebel Without A Cause” on June 7th.

movieguy on May 19, 2014 at 8:28 pm

X Men Days Of Future Past begins on Friday the 23rd. The Seven Year Itch is the Classic film Screening this Saturday at 11:30am

movieguy on May 11, 2014 at 8:44 am

There WILL be a special tribute to Jeff Barker. The long time organist at The Lafayette . Who sadly passed away Dec 30 2013. Before the screening of City Lights Saturday May 17th.

movieguy on May 11, 2014 at 8:16 am

The Amazing Spider man 2. Finishes up its 2 week run this Thursday at the 15th. Heaven For Real will screen for ONE WEEK. Then X Men Starts May 23rd

movieguy on May 4, 2014 at 9:26 am

The Amazing Spider man 2 is NOW showing on the SILVER SCREEN at the Lafayette! Come sown to a REAL MOVIE PALACE! SKIP the multi-plex! Best admission prices! Best popcorn made FRESH in front of your eyes!

movieguy on May 4, 2014 at 9:13 am

June 22nd Sunday will be another .25 cent admission to celebrate the 90th year in operation.. The 1971 Version of Willy Wonka and The Chocolate Factory will be shown.

No advanced sales. Get to the theatre EARLY to avoid disappointment! 300 people were turned away because of a FULL house on March 2nd.

movieguy on March 14, 2014 at 3:35 am

Here IS the Spring 2014 schedule of Saturday morning classics:

April 26th- The Hustler (1961) – starring Paul Newman & Jackie Gleason

May 3rd- The French Connection (1971) – starring Gene Hackman & Roy Schneider

May 10th- Laura (1944) – starring Gene Tierney & Dana Andrews

May 17th- City Lights (1931) – starring Charlie Chaplin with live organ accompaniment

May 24th- The Seven Year Itch (1955) – starring Marilyn Monroe & Tom Ewe

May 31st- Little Shop Of Horrors (1986) – starring Rick Moranis & Steve Martin

June 7th- Rebel Without A Cause (1955) – starring James Dean, Natalie Wood & Sal Mineo

June 14th- Oklahoma (1955) – starring Gordon MacRae, Shirley Jones & Gloria Grahame

The May 17th show of City Lights. Will be a tribute to Jeffery Barker. He was the long time organist at the Lafayette. Who died in Dec 2013

Great line up this spring. So come on OUT not only for the classics. But the first run films as well!

movieguy on March 11, 2014 at 7:47 am

The 90th Anniversary Celebration at The Lafayette Theatre went extremely well. I got online at 11:25am. 95 minutes before the doors were to open. By 12:30pm there were about 500 people lined up. The doors to the theatre opened at 12:40. By 1:50pm 250-300 people were turned away because of such a HUGE turnout. Wizard Of Oz looked GREAT in 3D in the TRUE Silver Screen. There will be 2 more events. One in the spring. One in the fall. During the 90th year. Admission will be $.25.Details to come.

movieguy on February 26, 2014 at 7:53 am

Tomorrow Thursday 27th. Will be the last screening of Robo-Cop. Starting Friday and running for ONE WEEK only. Will be the Sing Along version of the hit film Frozen.

movieguy on February 26, 2014 at 7:48 am

Last nights(Tue 25th) BAMF Mountain Film Fest was SOLD OUT! IT was a great show with a very good selection of 8 films.Great door and raffle prizes. Many free shirts were thrown out into the crowd. Both in the orchestra and Balcony.

There are as of 10:45am this morning. 57 Tickets left for tonight’s show.Then can be purchased at Ramsey Outdoor on Rt 17.Any remaining tickets will be sold at the box office of the theatre. Doors open at 6:00pm tonight

movieguy on February 17, 2014 at 8:15 am

Feb 25 Tue and the 26th Wed. Will be a 2 night run of the BAMF Mountain Film Fest. Tickets are $19.00 and can be purchased at Ramsey Outdoor. As of today there is a good supply of tickets for both nights.

movieguy on February 17, 2014 at 8:09 am

March 3rd 1924 is the actual date and day the Lafayette Theatre opened for business. March 2nd Sunday. Will be the OFFICIAL 90th Anniversary celebration!

A historian will talk about Suffern in 1924 and show slides.A portion of the first film ever shown at The Lafayette will be screened. Who’s On First. The famous A&C Baseball routine will be preformed live on stage.

Then the 75th Anniversary Wizard Of Oz, will be shown in 3D! This 3D conversion, just looks AMAZING!

Price of admission. Just $.25 just like it was in 1924!

NO ADVANCE TICKETS WILL BE SOLD! Doors open at 1:00pm!

Get there EARLY as it is sure to be a SOLD OUT SHOW!

Oh a new Silver screen was installed in Dec 2013. It looks FANTASTIC!

movieguy on February 17, 2014 at 8:00 am

Sad news about Jeff. Thee will be a tribute to him. When the Classics start in mid April. No firm date yet. No titles of the films. They will again be in DCP.

bolorkay on February 17, 2014 at 7:38 am

I know it’s way too early but, any thoughts as to what the Spring (weekend) Film Festival might bring ? Cabin feaver strikes again! R.I.P. Mr. Barker.

ChasSmith on January 11, 2014 at 1:01 pm

I didn’t know him, myself, but this is a shock nonetheless. Always appreciated his playing. Thank you, Peter — and for the links, as well.

PeterApruzzese on January 11, 2014 at 12:50 pm

RIP Jeff Barker, friend and organist at the Lafayette Theatre from 2002 to 2013. Jeff passed away on December 31, 2013.

More info on Jeff and his career here:

And a brief clip of Jeff speaking and playing from a few years ago:

bolorkay on January 11, 2014 at 12:16 pm


Any news/thoughts on the up-coming Classic Film Weekends at the Lafayette?

bolorkay on December 24, 2013 at 6:24 am

Happy and Healthy Holiday wishes to everyone at the Lafayette family.

Looking forward to many film classics in 2014.

RHETT52 on November 8, 2013 at 5:25 am

The DCP presentation of THE GODFATHER was outstanding. Hope the good run continues