Lafayette Theatre

97 Lafayette Avenue,
Suffern, NY 10901

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movieguy
movieguy on May 25, 2015 at 3:51 am

Yes I surely miss those days. Journey to the center of the earth was a fantastic print.

Bill Huelbig
Bill Huelbig on May 24, 2015 at 4:52 am

And of course “Journey to the Center of the Earth” (1959) with a CinemaScope print from the 20th Century-Fox vault, a packed house, and the volume turned way up. There were many fantastic shows like that, come to think of it.

Bill Huelbig
Bill Huelbig on May 24, 2015 at 4:49 am

When I think back to the good old days, I think my favorite unusual choice at the Lafayette was “Becket” (1964). I don’t think that had been shown anywhere in 35mm for decades.

JeffS
JeffS on May 24, 2015 at 1:05 am

Bolorkay, While Nelson had a very big hand in how things ran at the Lafayette in the good old days, I think credit really needs to be given to Pete Apruzzese who did the programming and picked those more “unusual” titles. As you said, all I really see offered is TCM fare. Classics yes, but not unique.

Unique would be stop running “It’s a Wonderful Life” at Christmas every year and run something like “Christmas in Connecticut”.

bolorkay
bolorkay on May 23, 2015 at 4:16 pm

Point well taken, Mdvoskin. Personally I still enjoy the great Lafayette theater. I always made it a point to set aside a couple of hours every Saturday over the past ten years or so to attend the Film Classics series at least seven or eight times each season… but the films seemed a bit more “unusual” then, not the usual “cable classics” fare. It seems that, to some degree Nelson’s absence is being sorely felt.

mdvoskin
mdvoskin on May 23, 2015 at 3:20 pm

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.

movieguy
movieguy on May 23, 2015 at 4:16 am

Capote is The next film in the Saturday morning series of films. Definitely one worth coming out for. Taking place tomorrow doors open at 11 AM

movieguy
movieguy on April 23, 2015 at 7:17 pm

Everything went smoothly with the wild and scenic film festival and the dine in option. People were very respectful and neat and didn’t slobber all over the floors and drop a lot of food. Very good turnout of about 700 people.

Bill Huelbig
Bill Huelbig on April 22, 2015 at 4:18 pm

Dine-in movie theaters are becoming popular. I think there are one or two in NJ. I just hope the diners don’t mess up the beautiful Lafayette.

movieguy
movieguy on April 22, 2015 at 2:01 pm

For this special event ONLY.. There WILL be outside food and drink allowed in the theatre Mr S. It IS part of a cross-promotional situation. It gets folks to support the local eateries. As well as let more people know about the Lafayette. Of course since a theatre makes its primary profit, from con-secession sales. No outside food and drink is allowed any other time.

JeffS
JeffS on April 21, 2015 at 4:56 pm

Since when is food and drink allowed in the theater? This is a serious no-no in any theater I’ve ever been too, including the Lafayette in the past.

movieguy
movieguy on April 21, 2015 at 4:47 pm

Tomorrow Wed the 22nd, Earth Day. The Wild and Scenic film festival will take place. Doors open at 6:30pm. Films begin at 7:30p. You can go to a local restaurant and take a meal to go and “Dine in” at the theatre!

The program runs from 7:30pm to just a little after 10:00pm

It WILL be a fun and educational evening.

markp
markp on April 1, 2015 at 12:49 am

Too bad Im working on the 18th or I would have made the 70 mile trek to the theatre to see The Graduate. It was the first movie I ever saw with my first girlfriend (who sadly passed at the young age of 40 in 2000) and was the very first movie I ran as a projectionist some 39 years ago.

movieguy
movieguy on March 31, 2015 at 5:53 pm

There are some special events coming up at the theatre this Month! The Cassic series starts April 11.Doors open at 11:00 A.M. Full list will be posted Soon. The first movie will be Good Will Hunting. As tribute is payed to Robin Willians. The Graduate will screen on April 18.

The Wild and Senic Film Featival will take place on Earth Day April 22nd. A special treat in coordination with the local restaurants you can buy a “Pinic dinner” and eat the meal at the theatre.

JeffS
JeffS on March 13, 2015 at 5:35 pm

Stop the advertising please. This is not the place for advertisements.

mdvoskin
mdvoskin on March 13, 2015 at 4:56 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.

dickneeds111
dickneeds111 on March 13, 2015 at 4:08 pm

Hey Movieguy, Why don’t you take your movie advertising and put it in the local newspaper or ask people to go to the theatre website and see what is playing. Most theatres are playing the same flicks at the same time. We have a small twin cinema here and there ads are on the theatre’s outside Marquee or on line. Stop this repeat nonsense.

movieguy
movieguy on March 13, 2015 at 2:57 pm

This weekend the Lafayette Theatre will celebrate its 91st Anniversary! Cinderella opens along with the short frozen fever Tonight Friday. Saturday at 5:00 pm the film Hudson Valley Honor Flight. A moving Trubute to World War II veterans. ALL VETERANS admitted FREE!

Sunday for families meet the snow queen and snow princes 12:30 pm. Followed by a sing along at 1:00 pm. Then Cinderella and frozen fever will Screen at 1:30 pm, admission price ONLY $8.00

movieguy
movieguy on March 12, 2015 at 8:03 pm

If you did NOT get a chance to see the movie The Theory of Everything. Tonight is the final screening at 7:00 pm. Cindrella begins Friday.

markp
markp on March 8, 2015 at 11:15 pm

I was thinking the same thing as mdvoskin. But in fairness, its still not as bad as the page for the amc rockaway 16. In fairness, movieguy is just passionate about the theatre and I cannot fault him for that.

JeffS
JeffS on March 8, 2015 at 10:32 pm

Actually I always thought Cinema Treasures was for talking about the theaters themselves, and NOT for advertising what goes on there. I will admit that I don’t see a problem mentioning what may be running in an active theater, but day after day after day is a little ridiculous, and is firmly over the line into advertising.

I’m a member of CT to talk, learn, and listen about theaters, not to get ads. If you want to broadcast the theater’s schedule and lineup, get a LIST SERV and start a NEW list just for that. That’s not what CT is for.

movieguy
movieguy on March 8, 2015 at 8:30 pm

Mdvoskin. Thank you for your feedback. I’m sorry that you feel that getting announcements more than once for the same movie, constitutes “Spam” This was not the intention, when the post was put up. Yes Cinema treasures members are usually fans of the theatre. But if these post can get, people who don’t already know about the theater to come out, then it’s worth it. Perhaps there need only be one post for a weekend showing of the movie. With regards to showing bird man and the theory of everything. As you know in the months of January February and most of March. There is very little good product out there. As the studios dump their worst movies in those months. There is very little to choose from in first run movies right now.Focus, The Lazarus effect, unfinished business, along with Chappie. Were box office duds.So showing two movies that did well, at the Academy Awards, for just one week each, was the best choice to show at this time. They did bring in a decent crowd. Apologies are extended to you, in regards to you feeling that you got “spam. Please reconsider continuing to come to the Lafayette theater.

mdvoskin
mdvoskin on March 8, 2015 at 7:29 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.

movieguy
movieguy on March 8, 2015 at 4:02 pm

The spring season is on its way. One of the best movies of 2014 The Theory Of Everything Will be playing today at 1:30 PM 4:30 PM and 7:30 PM. If you have not yet seen it, I urge you to come out and enjoy it at a beautiful 91-year-old movie palace. Ticket price for the 1:30 show $8.00. Seniors $8.00 ANYTIME. Today is the last weekend day to see it. As Cinderella starts Friday, March 13.

movieguy
movieguy on March 7, 2015 at 5:23 pm

The sun is out there is not a flake of snow in sight. So why not treat yourself and head out to an old-fashioned downtown, that is home to a beautiful real movie theater circa 1924.The Theory of Everything based on the life of Stephen Hawking. Screens today Saturday and tomorrow Sunday. Showtimes 1:30 PM 4:30 PM 7:30 PM. But this is a limited Engagement. cindrella begins next Friday. So don’t miss this chance to see one of the best movies of 2014!