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Film Forum

Address: 209 West Houston Street, New York City, NY 10014 (Manhattan)
Phone Number: 212-727-8110
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Ranked #209 of 796 Activities in New York City
Type: Movie Theaters, Amusement
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Owner description: Non-profit cinema and film buff's hangout.

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Franklin Lakes, New Jersey, United States
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53 reviews 53 reviews
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49 helpful votes 49 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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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.

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Austin, Texas, United States
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10 attraction reviews
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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

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Lasne, Belgium
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17 attraction reviews
40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
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

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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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San Antonio, Texas
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24 helpful votes 24 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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32 helpful votes 32 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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36 reviews 36 reviews
15 attraction reviews
35 helpful votes 35 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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101 helpful votes 101 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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