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“A great place to see films” 5 of 5 stars
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Film Forum
209 West Houston Street, New York City, NY 10014 (Manhattan)
212-727-8110
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Ranked #217 of 810 Activities in New York City
Type: Movie Theaters, Amusement
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Owner description: Non-profit cinema and film buff's hangout.
Bristol, United Kingdom
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20 reviews 20 reviews
13 attraction reviews
Reviews in 6 cities Reviews in 6 cities
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
“A great place to see films”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2012

Always a treat to catch an old or new film here. Great food and drinks as well.

Visited December 2011
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Knoxville, Tennessee
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14 reviews 14 reviews
8 attraction reviews
Reviews in 4 cities Reviews in 4 cities
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
“Art for art's sake”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2011

First thing you should understand is, this is not your local mall googolplex, nor even your local 'arthouse' cinema. Film Forum, and its theater, are in fact a not-for-profit organization dedicated to world, independent, classic, and yes 'art' cinema. There are three screens, showing a broad selection of films old & new from around the world. Ticket prices are $12, discounted for members.

Scheduling can be disconcerting. Some films are shown for only one week or less, or stop showing midweek. If you've a particular film in mind, you must consult their website almost daily.

I sometimes hear folk complain that Hollywood only makes movies in which things explode. Well, here's an alternative, and it's a good one too. If you don't care for watching things blow up in monstrous fireballs, or seeing endless teens menaced by endless hook-wielding maniacs, try sampling some of this fare instead. My only complaint is that they don't have twice as many screens in franchises around the country.

Near the restrooms you can pick up a free copy of The Onion. :P

Visited September 2011
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Monroe, New Jersey
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37 reviews 37 reviews
14 attraction reviews
Reviews in 18 cities Reviews in 18 cities
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
“Nice little place to view a movie”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2011 via mobile

Saw remastered Planet of the Apes here. Great soundsystem, smallish screen but fine for.viewing. Great popcorn (genuine!). Interesting clientele.

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New York
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23 reviews 23 reviews
8 attraction reviews
Reviews in 15 cities Reviews in 15 cities
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
“One of the few repertory houses showing films old and new”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2009

Film Forum has a spirit of regulars that still believe seeing a film in a theater is the best way to enjoy it. Retrospectives house near full seats for revivals from Carol Lombard to Charlie Chaplin. New films that would normally not make it to the mall are well picked by Bruce Goldstein and company.
This is film rep at it's best. Concessions however are the usual expensive lot. Seats are ok but expect crowds most of the time.

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