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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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Film Forum presents two distinct, complementary film programs – NYC theatrical premieres of American independents and foreign art films, programmed by Karen Cooper and Mike... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
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Franklin Lakes, New Jersey, United States
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Franklin Lakes, New Jersey, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Film Forum presents two distinct, complementary film programs – NYC theatrical premieres of American independents and foreign art films, programmed by Karen Cooper and Mike Maggiore; and, since 1987, repertory selections including foreign and American classics, genre works, festivals and directors' retrospectives, programmed by Bruce Goldstein. Their third screen is dedicated to extended runs of popular selections from both programs,... More 

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Santa Monica, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2016

It is a good idea to see what films are playing if you enjoy independent and foreign films. This is an iconic theater.

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Thank Colson1010
NYC
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2016

This is a not so hidden gem in the West Village. We have seen some great classic, film noir and indie movies over the years. Most recently we saw a double feature of Dames and Gold Diggers of 1933. Small, intimate theatres with comfy seats. Good, clear sound.

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New York
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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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New York
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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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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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