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Film Forum

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Address: 209 W Houston St, New York City, NY 10014-4885
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+1 212-727-8110

Non-profit cinema and film buff's hangout.

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My new friend Janet

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... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 weeks ago
Hackensack, New Jersey
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brooklyn ny
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

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.

Thank jazzman1940
Hackensack, New Jersey
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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.

Thank RLF724
New York City, New York
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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 or three pictures a month so the yearly dues make sense and support this temple... More 

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Dungog, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles 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. its exterior is non descript, as is the interior. nothing fancy about this place. movies... More 

Thank DungogSteve
Eugene, Oregon
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4 of 5 bubbles 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. For a general audience this is your classic art house theater. The films are all... More 

Thank Dynorocket
New York City, New York
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 August 2016

Where a courteous, mature group come together to get their Art History fix. Went to see the film of the coming together of the Bosch collection... I left feeling I learned more in one seating than from my entire semester at university. Got to use a different side of my brain for a change to process all this new knowledge... More 

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

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

Thank Colson1010
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 March 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.

Thank EastVillageDenizen
New York
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 December 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 

Thank classicalmusictravel
New York
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 December 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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