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Go see a movie here -- any movie

Film Forum does two things really well. First, its programs offer cinematic experiences you won't... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
A Mini-Cathedral for Filmgoers

The newly renovated theater complex that has served New York’s cinema enthusiasts since 1970 has... read more

Reviewed 28 August 2018
Edward B
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Non-profit cinema and film buff's hangout.
209 W Houston St, New York City, NY 10014-4885
+1 212-727-8110
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Film Forum does two things really well. First, its programs offer cinematic experiences you won't see elsewhere. Lovingly curated and presented, it's a movie buff's mecca. Second, it's an old-school (read pleasant) way to see a film. No nasty mall movie-box, the physical environment screams...More

Date of experience: January 2019
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Reviewed 28 August 2018 via mobile

The newly renovated theater complex that has served New York’s cinema enthusiasts since 1970 has been fully refurbished, but without glitz of any kind. Its lobby is attractively repainted but the real improvement resides in the comfort level of each theater’s seating. Larger, leather (or...More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank Edward B
Reviewed 6 August 2018

The. Films one can see at Film Forum are often both engrossing and unique. However, in spite of redoing the several theatres in this multiplex, there seem to be many more patrons than room for them. Perhaps this is because the management seems hopelessly disorganized....More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank 8fredericke
Reviewed 6 June 2017 via mobile

I am a great fun of Film Forum. Every time I go to New York for the day, from NJ, I see what is shown. I like ending my NY visit with a movie at FF. They have a great selection of old movies but...More

Date of experience: June 2017
Thank Aigli P
Reviewed 28 May 2017

This was my first visit to the Film Forum, a site where one can view many interesting international and independent movies. I went to "Restless Creature", a movie about the ballet dancer Wendy Whelan. This was the only NYC venue showing the movie and a...More

Date of experience: May 2017
Thank TravelFan48105
Reviewed 13 February 2017

This place has the best moves. But the theater seating floor is not angled enough and it draws the tallest people who always seem to be sitting in front of you. They all have great posture and generally forget to remove their large coats.

Date of experience: February 2017
Thank jazzman1940
Reviewed 6 February 2017

The theater is small but well run. The theater is old fashion with very little cushion in the seats but the ambiance makes up for that. The treats are absolutely visually delectable.

Date of experience: February 2017
Thank RLF724
Reviewed 26 January 2017

The Film Forum is an essential source of great movies -- many you simply can't see elsewhere. I number of my friends from outside NYC -- I used to be one of them -- planned their trips around programs being offered here. We attend two...More

Date of experience: January 2017
Thank robcurtross
Reviewed 28 November 2016

ok, so i like to hit the flicks at pretty much any opportunity.....and if you are anything like me you prefer the offbeat, the eclectic and the classics. this is the place. the ff is located on houston street and is easily accessible by subway....More

Date of experience: November 2016
Thank DungogSteve
Reviewed 21 August 2016 via mobile

I know, I know... What kind of person takes kids to the film Forum to see a documentary about restoration of Bosch paintings? Apparently we do. Sorry other movie goers. Actually, it was fine. It was the grandparents idea of fun with the grand kids....More

Date of experience: August 2016
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