The Ramapo Fall Film Festival opens Oct. 19 at the Lafayette Theatre in Suffern with “The Godfather,” a Francis Ford Coppola classic considered one of the greatest Hollywood movies ever made.
The Oscar honored 1972 crime film – which led to two sequels – starred Marlon Brando, Al Pacino, Robert DeNiro, James Caan and Talia Shire. The American Film Institute has selected The Godfather as the third greatest American movie of all time.
The festival will feature the following Paramount Studio films:
Oct. 26: Grease (1978) – John Travolta, Olivia Newton-John
Nov. 2: La Dolce Vita (1960) – Marcello Mastroianni, Anita Ekberg & Directed by Federico Fellini
Nov. 9: Stalag 17 (1953) – William Holden, Otto Preminger
Nov. 16: Sunset Boulevard (1950) – William Holden, Gloria Swanson
Nov. 23 – Raiders Of The Lost Ark (1981) – Harrison Ford, Karen Allen, director Steven Spielberg
Nov. 30 – Dream Girls (2006) – Jamie Foxx, Beyonce Knowles, Eddie Murphy
Dec. 7 – High Noon (1952) – Gary Cooper, Lloyd Bridges
Dec. 14 – It’s A Wonderful Life (1946) – James Stewart, Donna Reed
Before each film is shown, Jeff Barker, the Lafayette Theater Organist, will once again provide musical entertainment playing the Mighty Wurlitzer Organ.
All films will begin at 11:30 AM and the pre-show Concert at 11:00 AM. Ramapo senior citizens free admission (with card) and all other tickets will be $8.00.
The Historic Lafayette Theater is one of the oldest single screen theaters in the country still showing first run and classic movies. The Theater opened its doors on March 24, 1924, featuring the silent film classic Scaramouche.