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209 W. Houston St., nr. Seventh Ave. (West Village)
New York, NY
(1) 212-727-8110 | www.filmforum.org
HOURS/TIMESVaries; box office opens daily at 12:15pm
PRICEAdults: USD 12.50; Members: USD 7
POPULAR TIMESEvenings; weekends; film festivals
RESERVE IN ADVANCEYes - can book tickets online (except for double features)
WAIT TIME WITHOUT RESERVATIONVaries by film; popular films may be sold out
HIGHLIGHTSIndependent and art house films; Hollywood classics
SUBWAYHouston St. (1); Spring St. (C, E)
From humble beginnings in the 1970s (when they had one projector, 50 folding chairs, and an annual budget of USD 19,000), Film Forum has grown into one of the city’s premier independent cinemas. Its thoughtfully curated program focuses on indie, art house, and foreign films, as well as a smattering of documentaries and Hollywood classics. This is the only nonprofit cinema in the city.
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WHY WE LIKE IT
Great selection of independent, foreign, art house, and classic films. A good choice if you’re not in the mood for a blockbuster.
WHAT WE WOULD CHANGE
There are only three screens, so tickets sell out quickly.
GOOD TO KNOW
They’ve got a fab snack bar with goodies like freshly baked cookies by Jacques Torres. The box office is cash only. No admittance after the first 30 minutes of the film. Tickets are available online seven days in advance, and online sales are closed 30 minutes before the start of the film.
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