Crossroads of Rockland History: Lafayette Theater

Photo copyright (c) Dorice Arden
Photo copyright (c) Dorice Arden
February 19, 2024

Lafayette Theater Turns 100
This program originally aired on February 19, 2024. To listen, click here.

Did you know that the Lafayette Theater in Suffern is Rockland's only single-screen movie palace? In operation since 1924, it marks its 100th anniversary this year! 

With special guests Ari Benmosche and Craig Long, we’ll turn our attention to history of the historic Lafayette Theater and learn about the ongoing festivities celebrating this landmark anniversary. The festivities—"100 Years of Film," showcasing classic movies from the 1910s to the 2010swill run until March 3, 2024.

Learn more about the "100 Years of Film" celebration at https://lafayettetheatersuffern.com.


Crossroads of Rockland History, a program of the Historical Society of Rockland County, airs on the third Monday of each month at 9:30 am, right after the Jeff and Will morning show, on WRCR Radio 1700 AM and www.WRCR.com. Join host Clare Sheridan as we explore, celebrate, and learn about our local history, with different topics and guest speakers every month. 

If you can’t listen live, locally, on WRCR 1700AM, another great way to hear our program is to to download the TuneIn Radio app (Apple Store or the Google Android store) and then search for WRCR 1700. Using this app, one can listen on a handheld device, a smart speaker or a& computer. And as always, the broadcast will be available as a podcast, later in the day on the HSRC website, and on all major podcast platforms.

The Historical Society of Rockland County is a nonprofit educational institution and principal repository for original documents and artifacts relating to Rockland County. Its headquarters are a four-acre site featuring a history museum and the 1832 Jacob Blauvelt House in New City, New York.


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