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“Cinema nugget”
Review of Film Forum

Film Forum
Ranked #33 of 147 Fun & Games in New York City
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Owner description: Non-profit cinema and film buff's hangout.
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122 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 61 helpful votes
“Cinema nugget”
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 10 in the audience at lunch time, and the cafe seems overpriced for the city too. On the other hand, it may well be the only place locally showing as varied a list of movies - eg the original Japanese Godzilla and other foreign films.

Seats are comfy, projection is clear.

I went to an obscure documentary movie about a team of guys who believed they were spiritual warriors and set out to make the ultimate psychedelic sci fi movie in the 1970s. No one with 15 million dollars to spare shared their conviction in the project so it never got made. The documentary was interesting, and I figured it'd be a long time before I would see it on TV and probably never at a cinema in Ireland.

Visited April 2014
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Chattanooga, Tennessee
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227 reviews
66 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 61 helpful votes
“LOVE the Film Forum (but it makes me wish I was taller)”
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!

Visited March 2014
4 Thank nancy t
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New York City, New York
Level 5 Contributor
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“Repertory Cinema at its Best”
Reviewed February 25, 2014 via mobile

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 pay, but I still luv the place & try to go as often as possible. Right now they're screening a Hitchcock retrospective. There's no other theater in NYC where you can see films like these, & their popcorn is gr8.

Visited January 2014
1 Thank rag1223
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Woodstock, New Hampshire
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“Superman, Midnight Cowboy, Marilyn”
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 never sleeps. We were able to off load from the bus and took a more in depth view of the backdrops. If you loved, You've Got Mail, you'll have a bit of time to purchase olives, cheeses, etc. at Zabar's. (where Meg Ryan was in the cash only line).
Great for friends, couples, or solo.

Visited December 2013
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New Canaan, Connecticut
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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 - the border of the West Village and Soho. Some neat restaurants close by, they also sell delicious cookies, cakes, and other snacks to keep you going if you're doing a double-feature. You can reserve tickets online to pick up at the box office.

Visited November 2013
2 Thank Elizabeth M
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