Film Forum

Film Forum

209 W Houston St (btwn 6th & Varick), New York, NY 10014, United States
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    • 10:00 AM–10:00 PM
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    • 3:00 PM–4:00 PM
    • 6:00 PM–10:00 PM
  • Tue–Wed
    • 10:00 AM–11:00 AM
    • 5:00 PM–10:00 PM
  • Thu
    • 10:00 AM–11:00 AM
    • 6:00 PM–10:00 PM
  • Fri
    • 3:00 PM–10:00 PM
  • Sat
    • Noon–10:00 PM
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  • Gossip Girl

    Come for the movie, stay for the MFA cuties at the downtown screening center that V adores. Read more

    Gossip Girl · July 23, 2010
  • Time Out New York

    The best theater to catch your favorite old movie has exquisite repertory and revival programming such as pre-Code oldies, ’70s NYC crime thrillers and French classics —plus gourmet snacks! Read more

    Time Out New York · October 31, 2011
  • The Criterion Collection

    The only arthouse cinema in New York whose banana bread is endorsed by postmodern luminary Jacques Derrida. Read more

    The Criterion Collection · March 24, 2011
  • SPIN

    Brian Oblivion of Cults calls this his favorite movie theater in the city! "One time I ended up sitting next to Christopher Guest. Laughing with him was the coolest thing ever."

    SPIN · July 19, 2011
  • Village Voice

    Winner of Best Place to Watch Old Movies in the Village Voice 2011 Best Of issue!

    Village Voice · November 11, 2011
  • Zach L.

    Best revival house (and arthouse) cinema in NYC. See a great old New York movie or Woody Allen film here.

    Zach Linder · January 6, 2010
  • The Corcoran Group

    Amazing selection of first-rate classic movies. Ever wanted to see Raging Bull on the big screen, this is where to go! Great lectures too.

    The Corcoran Group · November 12, 2010
  • Melissa G.

    get a chocolate egg cream.

    Melissa Gira Grant · August 1, 2009

    When you're not in the mood for a blockbuster, come here for a great selection of independent, foreign, art house, & classic films. They also have a fab snack bar w/ goodies (Jacques Torres cookies.) Read more · May 1, 2012
  • Phoenix 💥💥💥

    Best place to watch old movies in the village

    Phoenix 💥💥💥 · September 4, 2014
  • Jeff O.

    BYOB (bring your own butter)

    Jeff Orlick · February 25, 2014
  • Razorfish

    Much more intimate feel to it than your average multiplex.

    Razorfish · September 20, 2011
  • John S.

    This theater has the best popcorn in NYC. They don't offer butter but all it needs is sea salt provided at the counter.

    John Swords · August 22, 2014
  • Matt D.

    Best popcorn in all of New York and they serve pretty good movies as well.

    Matt Dorville · August 10, 2014
  • Talia M.

    Get here early and avoid the long line outside!!! Just wait inside instead ;)

    Talia Marshall · September 7, 2013
  • Liz T.

    Indie theatre non-profit since 1970..."best popcorn in Manhattan"

    Liz Tietz · March 31, 2012
  • Boberto P.

    They have illy espresso, lifesaver

    Boberto Patricio · January 16, 2012
  • Lauryn G.

    Get the chocolate egg cream.

    Lauryn Goldberg · April 3, 2011
  • Ryan S.

    Box Office is cash only, but the concession area has a $10 card minimum.

    Ryan Shell · February 22, 2011
  • christina

    Watch the movie and take popcorn

    christina · August 30, 2010
  • Lucy G.

    See all kinds of great revivals at the Film Forum. Fight the urge to pop a cap in all the Criterion snobs and self-congratulatory Baby Boomer film buffs who talk for the entire duration of the film.

    Lucy Goldstein · August 7, 2010
  • Luke

    A real treasure

    Luke · February 23
  • Natasha M.

    My husband and I could watch movies all day here. The membership is definitely worth it. They have great 2-for-1 movies as well. Beware the popcorn is made with peanut oil which I'm allergic to.

    Natasha Morini · February 21
  • Gothamist

    This legendary theater on West Houston has legendarily cramped seating that forces you to pay attention to the screen. It's real strength is showing films of yesteryear, many themed together. Read more

    Gothamist · February 12
  • Martin S.

    Charming. Leviathan - not so much.

    Martin S. · January 14
  • Kevin K.

    Cash only. Still.

    Kevin Keating · December 26, 2014
  • Oz L.

    A NYC institution showing amazing gems. One of the few places in town where you can still feel the creativity of old New York.

    Oz Lubling · December 15, 2014
  • Irma Z.

    Always interesting line-up of movies - many documentaries eg today I saw national gallery.

    Irma Zandl · December 6, 2014
  • Ren W.

    Great selection of movies.

    Ren Wang · August 7, 2014
  • Mary O.

    Get here early and bring cash. The theaters are small and can fill up quickly. P.S. - The egg creams are delicious!

    Mary O · February 24, 2014
  • Compass

    Since 1972, Film Forum has shown some of the rarest and highly regarded films of its time. Catch movie marathons, one-time screenings, and directors’ lectures.

    Compass · July 24, 2013
  • Florian G.

    Good film, though non-smoking.

    Florian Gröne · June 2, 2013
  • Tony G.

    Cash only, be prepared

    Tony Gale · May 11, 2013
  • Tyler B.

    Molasses cookie woooorth it.

    Tyler Benes · February 16, 2013
  • SundanceTV

    The place has great international movie selections that aren't playing anywhere else in NYC.. AND they serve coffee!! The popcorn and other snacks are 100% top shelf

    SundanceTV · July 13, 2012
  • Kit T.

    Great place, great films. But get there early and bring your own hot melted butter. They oddly don't offer any.

    Kit Thompson · May 18, 2012
  • Andrew G.

    Get there early if you want a decent seat.

    Andrew Greene · January 27, 2012
  • Tracey N.

    seats arent comfy. coffee is good.

    Tracey N · December 14, 2011
  • Jasmine T.

    the double feature vintage movies are great on a winter's eve.

    Jasmine Trabelsi · August 16, 2011
  • Jeremy G.

    Get drink before/after at Downing St Wine Bar

    Jeremy Galen · July 27, 2011
  • Chef Stacy L.

    Get there early for special showings even with advance ticketing lines are always long!!

    Chef Stacy LaRoche · June 25, 2011
  • Cumfy D.

    watch the movie with your loved once !

    Cumfy Deida · May 21, 2011
  • Neil F.

    Buy ur tickets in advance. It's worth the extra $1.25

    Neil Fernando · March 28, 2011
  • Alexandra G.

    Make sure to bring cash for your movie tickets- macdonalds around the corner atm is only 99cents

    Alexandra Greenawalt · March 19, 2011
  • chika s.

    screening a documentary about a lot of people

    chika sabturina · January 18, 2011
  • Resty T.

    Come for the movie, stay for the MFA cuties at the downtown screening center that V adores.

    Resty Tarina · January 17, 2011
  • Lina Y.

    Cash only? Since when?

    Lina Y. · November 23, 2010
  • -Teddy Khan-

    The nominees for the 82nd Academy Awards were announced on February 2, 2010 Read more

    -Teddy Khan- · September 19, 2010
  • Christopher C. B.

    Jean Luc Godard's "Breathless" all week

    Christopher C. Brown · June 11, 2010
  • fitrah a.

    forum ini hanya untuk filem?

    fitrah amalia · August 29, 2010

Upcoming Events

  • Imitation of Life (1959)

    12:30pm, 3:00pm, 5:30pm, 8:00pm

  • The Good Fairy (1935)

    7:40am, 12:30pm, 4:05pm

  • The Power and the Glory (1933)

    2:30pm, 6:00pm, 9:30pm

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