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Film Forum

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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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It is rare when i don't want to see something at this theater; this place is a winner. There are so few theaters anywhere that explore series with the resolution of the Film... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed December 31, 2015
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 31, 2015

It is rare when i don't want to see something at this theater; this place is a winner. There are so few theaters anywhere that explore series with the resolution of the Film Forum. Recently, I saw the Apu Trilogy and some of the De Sica retrospective. And I appreciate that the audience will not hesitate to berate a cell... More 

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 75 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 26, 2015

I never thought of reviewing Film Forum for TripAdvisor, but friends who live outside of New York inform me that this is a unique place and that people in New York take it for granted. I would be heartbroken if it closed, so I am writing this review to encourage readers -- New Yorkers and tourists -- to spend some... More 

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Franklin Lakes, New Jersey, United States
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 12, 2015 via mobile

Worth a trip for film buffs when special collections are showing. Great movies from around the world. Most seats are excellent. Great popcorn. Good educational materials for kids of many ages.

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New York City, New York
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 10, 2015

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 43 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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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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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.

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Franklin Lakes, New Jersey, United States
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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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 10, 2014 via mobile

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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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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