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City Cinemas Village East

Multiplex, Indie Movie Theater, and Movie Theater
189 2nd Ave (at E 12th St), New York, NY 10003, United States
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  • Today
    • 5:00 PM–Midnight
  • Sat
    • 1:00 PM–11:00 PM
  • Sun
    • 11:00 AM–11:00 PM
  • Mon
    • 5:00 PM–10:00 PM
  • Tue
    • 5:00 PM–11:00 PM
  • Wed–Thu
    • 6:00 PM–10:00 PM
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The Village East features an eclectic mix of programming, from commercial blockbusters to fine independent films. In addition to premiering many new independent releases, the Village East frequently continues engagements of many of the films that open at its sister theater the Ange... (See all)


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    Michelle G.
    "Students come on Tuesdays and get $7 tickets and free popcorn!!!!!"(3 Tips)
    Steven L.
    "film in Auditorium 1 upstairs"(2 Tips)
    "Love this charming little old fashioned theater."(2 Tips)
    Pet S.
    "Comfy and clean, good lineup"(2 Tips)
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  • Aniruddha M.

    Small but perfect cinema house. Keep an eye out for anime showcases.

  • Will S.

    Hyper small theaters with one, unexpectedly large one upstairs. Great indie selections. Sat next to Maggie Gylenhaal once.

    Will Scholl · April 5
  • Sam W.

    Cute small theater. Very cozy, limited food selection though.

    Sam Winnick · March 30
  • Zhexiao W.

    The most old fashioned cinema that I've ever tried in MYC. Sometimes u can find some small-production films here that u won't see in big cinemas.

    Zhexiao Wang · March 28
  • Jessica

    Love this charming little old fashioned theater. Feels like a real neighborhood place - way more so than the one over on 3rd or in union square!

    Jessica · March 1
  • Kc H.

    The popcorn is the best.

    Kc Hoffman · February 21
  • Tyler B.

    Better than I expected. Go to a show before noon and its $8.

    Tyler Brock · February 16
  • Gothamist

    Originally opened in 1926, the space has in its long history housed everything from vaudeville to off-Broadway. Their gorgeous main theater will often show whatever the biggest seller of the week is. Read more

    Gothamist · February 12
  • Ranu R.

    All shows before noon are $8. Also $8 on Tuesdays for students, all day. Limited selection of films but usually have a few good ones out. I love going on weekend mornings.

    Ranu Rajkarnikar · February 8
  • Fatou B.

    People are loud here. Need to silence the kids during the movie.

    Fatou Bah · February 1
  • Cloe B.

    Cute independent theater. Screens are not as big, but the charm (exposed brick walls and unique details) make up for it!

    Cloe Bushnell · January 10
  • Jennifer L.

    First showing most days is $8!

    Jennifer Levine · January 6
  • Nik W.

    Great place to see an indie or a limited release, but skip the blockbusters here.

    Nik Williamson · January 3
  • Kariette F.

    Movies you won't find at AMC and regal you'll probably find them here. The over priced concessions are less over priced here.

    Kariette Fleming · January 3
  • Cody-Ann .

    Excellent customer service. I lost my tiny little set of keys. And they found it. 😆 Yay.

    Cody-Ann 👑💫 · December 1, 2014
  • Amalia V.

    Awesome theater. Free popcorn and $7 tix for students on Tuesdays.

    Amalia Vavala · November 17, 2014
  • Carlos T.

    Bastante malo y caro pero bueno así son los cines en NY

    Carlos Tames · November 10, 2014
  • Margot M.

    Great theater, but bring ya own snacks! Not much (actually, nothing) for a vegan.

    Margot Mazur · October 19, 2014
  • Christian B.

    Checking out some indie flicks. Spacious theater.

    Christian Bonilla · September 28, 2014
  • Jobana

    Don't sit by the railing on the first row. May seem like a good idea but the bar obstructs your view! 😵

    Jobana · July 23, 2014
  • Jamie L.

    Looks a little shady on the outside but fabulous on the inside. It's very quiet, no obnoxiousness!

    Jamie Liu · May 31, 2014
  • Christine S.

    Theater 5 is a freezer. Literally. Everybody talked about it before during and AFTER the movie even in the bathroom stalls!

    Christine Simko · August 17, 2013
  • Henry C.

    The manager should consider quitting or killing him/herself if the company will refuse to have a higher standard for pre-movie ads. SELF PUBLISHED TRUTHER BULL NEEDS TO GTFOH!

    Henry Casey · August 3, 2013
  • Henry C.

    Stupid janky freshwater bitch-ass ads in front of their films.

    Henry Casey · August 3, 2013
  • Joshusa

    Ticket $14; Small Popcorn $6.50; Screen $mall as fuck. What a ripoff.

    Joshusa · August 3, 2013
  • Pope

    Fruitvale Station. - That Was A Sad But Powerful Movie.

    Pope · August 2, 2013
  • Michelle G.

    Students come on Tuesdays and get $7 tickets and free popcorn!!!!!

    Michelle Goldstein · June 12, 2013
  • Sarah K.

    Come on a Tuesday and pay $7 as a student- plus free popcorn :)

    Sarah Kamenetz · June 12, 2013
  • Dan L.

    One of my favorite film theaters in NYC, it has the friendliest staff and always has a mix of foreign/independent with box office draws. Please support this theater!

    Dan Lam · April 26, 2013
  • jillian d.

    Be sure to check out auditorium 1 for a wonderful surprise

    jillian dino · April 1, 2013
  • Sarah P.

    Wow. Check out auditorium 1. It's beautiful.

    Sarah Porzelt · April 1, 2013
  • Valerie S.

    #BabyBoomers 55+ can see #films here for $8 on Thursdays. #economy

    Valerie Seckler · February 10, 2013
  • Tara R.

    Movies are 6 dollars before 12 noon

    Tara Roche · February 7, 2013
  • maura

    Movies before 12pm are $6

    maura · February 3, 2013
  • Chithra V.

    Watch a movie in theatre 1. It's incredibly beautiful and unlike any theatre I've seen before

    Chithra Venkatesan · January 25, 2013
  • Karina O.

    Seats are tight. And by "tight" I mean small.

    Karina O. · January 21, 2013
  • Daniel M.

    Don't bother. Expensive and crappy screens. The TV in my bathroom is bigger than their screens.

    Daniel Motta Mello · January 1, 2013
  • Christoff F.

    Do not go to a film in theater #3, it is hotter than hell in and it is October.

    Christoff Frazier · October 19, 2012
  • Talisa C.

    This place houses one of only a few 70mm theaters in the country.

    Talisa Chang · September 23, 2012
  • bill s.

    Smallest screen I've ever seen.

    bill s · August 24, 2012
  • Steve F.

    If the movie's not in theater one, turn away. This place is one nice screen and 10 screens slightly larger than a big screen TV. Can't wait for this place to be torn down.

    Steve Flack · June 23, 2012
  • Mike S.

    Theater #6 is where Diane Lane and Olivier Martinez got "hot and heavy" during a movie in the film Unfaithful.

    Mike Strocko · June 18, 2012
  • Ali A.

    The seats aren't the comfiest.

    Ali Appelbaum · May 5, 2012
  • Pet S.

    Love this place! Comfy and clean, good lineup

    Pet S · February 19, 2012
  • Dolce&Gabbana

    The right spot to indulge in 1920s glamour and amazing architecture designed by Louis Jaffe and inspired to Moorish Revival style.

    Dolce&Gabbana · February 8, 2012
  • Helen S.

    like the ziegfeld, a converted theatre into a movie theatre. catch a film in the main theatre for the cool opera seating.

    Helen S · January 26, 2012
  • Meg C.

    Med popcorn is 750 and soda is 400 for a small not sure what other tip was about

    Meg Carriero · January 24, 2012
  • Sam R.

    More hot sauce.

    Sam Rosenberg · October 8, 2011
  • The Corcoran Group

    Not the most modern or comfortable theater, but they do have an amazing roster of movies that are not part of the mainstream. And it’s very clean and the prices are slightly cheaper.

    The Corcoran Group · September 23, 2011
  • Marisa T.

    $7 Tuesdays for students (or for people that were smart enough to hang on to their student IDs). Also-- see a movie in theater #1. It's one of the most beautiful movie theaters you'll sit in.

    Marisa Tom · August 21, 2011

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