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Film Forum

209 West Houston Street, New York City, NY 10014 (Manhattan)
212-727-8110
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Ranked #212 of 856 Attractions in New York City
Type: Movie Theaters
Description: Non-profit cinema and film buff's hangout.
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15 reviews 15 reviews
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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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ireland
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19 attraction reviews
24 helpful votes 24 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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107 reviews 107 reviews
42 attraction reviews
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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57 reviews 57 reviews
35 attraction reviews
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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32 reviews 32 reviews
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34 helpful votes 34 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
99 helpful votes 99 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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24 attraction reviews
57 helpful votes 57 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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350 attraction reviews
352 helpful votes 352 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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189 reviews 189 reviews
62 attraction reviews
79 helpful votes 79 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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