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Film Forum

209 West Houston Street, New York City, NY 10014 (Manhattan)
212-727-8110
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Ranked #220 of 848 attractions in New York City
Type: Movie Theaters
Description: Non-profit cinema and film buff's hangout.
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ireland
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55 reviews 55 reviews
19 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
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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San Antonio, Texas
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23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 9, 2014

We gave our feet a break today and stopped at the Film Forum to see 39 Steps (part of their Hitchcock retrospective). Had a wonderful time, but had to sit in the first first rows to see over all the tall people!

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New York City, New York
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57 reviews 57 reviews
35 attraction reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2014

Film Forum shows classic as well as current & foreign films on their 3 screens, & they often have double features. When I lived nearby in Greenwich Village I had a FF membership which provides a few bucks off each tkt. Now that I live further away & don't go to FF as often as b4, the membership wouldn't really... More

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North Woodstock, New Hampshire
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29 reviews 29 reviews
10 attraction reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2013

Recently took a (bus) TCM Classic Film Tour . (part of the On Location Tour company) If you enjoy films from the last century to this one, this is the tour for you. Our guide, Sarah, was oh so knowledgeable and enthusiastic. She showed little movie clips as we eased to locations from iconic films shot against the city that... More

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new canaan ct
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81 reviews 81 reviews
48 attraction reviews
97 helpful votes 97 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 21, 2013

Even though I live in CT, I frequently go into the city to Film Forum to see new foreign films and restored oldies. Film Forum, a non-profit, takes risks on great films that will have a sophisticated urban audience, including spiritual movies like Out Of Great Silence. It's easily reached via subway or bus as it's on West Houston Street... More

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Huntington, New York
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22 attraction reviews
51 helpful votes 51 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2013

Sure, there are grander film emporiums in Manhattan, plush and concession-laden, but for film cognescenti, the path will almost always lead to this harbinger of the latest and sometimes obscure avant-garde film. Count on the powers that be to come up with must-see programs, making you fall in love with cinema all over again. Leave the multiplexes to the gum-snapping... More

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New York City, New York
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335 helpful votes 335 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 4, 2013

I live near Lincoln Center, so nowadays it is more convenient for me to visit the Film Society of Lincoln Center at Walter Reade Theater and so forth to get my fix of the cutting edge of film. But Film Forum is always coming up with stuff that pulls me out of my UWS comfort zone and draws me downtown... More

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Nashville, Tennessee
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61 attraction reviews
76 helpful votes 76 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2012

This non-profit film theater shows a variety of classics and experiments in cinema. Not the most comfy seats since they're so small, but very intimate and the kids running it are fun. Great for a raining weekend night in the city.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 27, 2012

Film forum is my favorite place to see movies in NY. They show a great variety of old classics and new indies. The audience is always great which make for a more lively an fun experience . it's also a couple bucks cheaper than most NYC movie theaters.

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Narberth, Pennsylvania
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39 reviews 39 reviews
6 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2012

Saw a film noir double feature that was great. This is a must-visit spot for the film afficionado. Oh, and great popcorn too!

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