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Address: 209 West Houston Street, New York City, NY 10014
Phone Number: 212-727-8110
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Non-profit cinema and film buff's hangout.

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Hiding just West of 6th Ave on Houston St is this unique non-for profit movie theater started in 1970. After changing several locations, it eventually ended up here. I am not a... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 3 weeks ago
Oliver S
New York City, New York

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Hiding just West of 6th Ave on Houston St is this unique non-for profit movie theater started in 1970. After changing several locations, it eventually ended up here. I am not a fan of many of the ugly pictures they show, however, this is one of probably only three (together with IFC & Angelica) movie theaters in NYC with different... More 

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Washington Boro, Pennsylvania
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 3, 2015

We went to see "Creeping Garden" which will never play in our town and probably won't make Netflix. Where else but the Film Forum could one catch this. Wish we could have regular access to the films shown here, not just the more obscure ones, but older or foreign ones. We'll miss the de Sica festival, unfortunately, but I hope... More 

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Hoboken, New Jersey
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 5, 2015

A wonderful art and classic Film House in NYC. Three auditoriums offering first run independent and foreign films as well as series of great classic films from around the globe. I have been going for close to 20 years and as a film aficioinado enjoy so much the new and the old as well as the special series. Check out... More 

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Cobble Hill, British Columbia, Canada
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 93 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2015

Just saw The Third Man here and totally enjoyed the whole experience. Good snacks, clean & classic theatre, and the quality of the picture we saw was just fantastic. Will definitely be back.

Thank DanasaurusRex
Franklin Lakes, New Jersey, United States
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 167 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 1, 2014

Whenever I plan to be in NYC, I check out the current offerings. I originally moved to NYC in 1963 and was present in early 1970's when there were just 50 or so folding chairs -- a mecca for indies. It moved at least once if memory serves before arriving at its current Houston Street address, with three screens open... More 

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Louisville, Kentucky
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 10, 2014

Support support support this wonderful New York institution devoted to the love and advancement of quality filmmaking.

Thank William B
Austin, Texas, United States
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2014

If you love film and you are in the city, then you should probably go here. I don't think another theater has better movie lineups. I saw Rosemary's Baby here and it was a great experience. I can't comment on the food because I never buy food at the movies. The theater itself is pretty intimate but it doesn't feel... More 

Thank Tyler G
Southborough, Massachusetts
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2014

We had a great experience at the Film Forum. Easy Website navigation to order tickets for the film you want to see. We saw a great documentary about Greenland. Small theater with somewhat limited seating but no problem on the night we were there. The popcorn smelled awesome but we were too full from dinner so we didn't actually try... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2014 credit card Amex Card Member Review

This is one of my venues in NYC for seeing film classics. Management has an almost unerring skill in choosing older films that remain continually relevant and worth bringing to the attention of today's movie audience.As a bonus, it is located in a great neighborhood within easy walking distance of many outstanding restaurants ranging from fast food outlets to high... More 

Thank Jerry M
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2014

The cinema has an indie feel to it, and you do get the impression that you are participating in a grand tradition of arty endeavour that stretches back to a time before Fab 5 Freddie and Grandmaster Flash made this city famous for something other than murders and mobsters. Not cheap at 13 dollars for a movie with less than... More 

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