IFC Center

IFC Center

Indie Movie Theater and Movie Theater · West Village
323 Avenue of the Americas (at W 3rd St), New York, NY 10014, United States
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    • 5:00 PM–1:00 AM
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    • Noon–1:00 AM
  • Sun
    • Noon–10:00 PM
  • Mon
    • 2:00 PM–3:00 PM
    • 5:00 PM–10:00 PM
  • Tue
    • 5:00 PM–10:00 PM
  • Wed–Thu
    • 6:00 PM–10:00 PM
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NYC's state-of-the-art downtown cinema for the best in independent, foreign, documentary and classic films.


Based on 840 votes

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  • On Be a Local in the West Village
  • #Horror: 12:25am
  • The Assassin (Nie yinniang): 10:50am 7:10pm
  • Iraqi Odyssey: 12:20pm 3:10 6:05 9:20
  • Janis: Little Girl Blue: 10:40am 12:45pm 3:00 5:20 7:45 10:05 11:50
  • Kill Bill: Volume 2: 12:00am
  • Killing Them Safely: 12:50pm 2:55 5:00 9:45
  • Mediterranea: 5:15pm 9:30
  • Mustang: 10:55am 1:30pm 3:30 5:40 7:55 10:00
  • A Nightmare on Elm Street (1984): 12:05am
  • Peggy Guggenheim: Art Addict: 12:55pm 3:05 7:40
  • Submerged: 12:15am
  • Taxi (Jafar Panahi's Taxi): 10:45am
  • Tokyo Story (Tokyo monogatari): 11:00am
  • What you need to know
    "The best place for classic and independent films!"(7 Tips)
    Chaim H.
    "This documentary is incredibly inspirational and is a must see, esp."(9 Tips)
    Al C.
    "Great selection of films."(3 Tips)
    Karlie H.
    "Theatre 3's seats are the most comfortable I've ever experienced!"(17 Tips)
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  • Patrick

    Good to see movies you can't find anywhere else

    Patrick · September 29
  • Lisa

    Small but the movies they host are larger than life. Go and expand your heart, mind & heart

    Lisa · August 31
  • Robbie J.

    The best Indy theater around. Private bathrooms in the second floor lounge can't be beat.

    Robbie Jones · August 26
  • Al C.

    Great selection of films.

    Al Chase · August 25
  • Kira B.

    Great theatre. Expensive ($15 tix for nonmembers) but you're supporting awesome independent films that aren't shown many other places. Conveniently right next to the ACE.

    Kira Bergman · August 17
  • Sidney S.

    The intro (don't talk, don't use your phone) is frustratingly long.

  • Sidney S.

    Theater five is tiny! Comfy though.

  • Tiffany L.

    An NYC legend. A fantastic independent theater that shows lots of great documentaries and has delicious popcorn with real butter

    Tiffany Langston · June 23
  • Lee L.

    The kind of place you go to with no plan. Just watch a movie and have fun!

    Lee Lawrence · June 19
  • Peter K.

    One of the best theaters in NYC, guaranteed to have something good playing.

    Peter Kelly · May 24
  • Julius T.

    The concession bar workers really hate their lives so have your order ready and a backup in case they don't have it

    Julius Tarng · May 24
  • Natasha M.

    Saw the original mad max there. Staff is nice and chair are very comfortable.

    Natasha Morini · May 23
  • Brendan M.

    Lots of great director talks post screening

    Brendan M · May 15
  • Brendan M.

    Oscar nominated shorts run here

    Brendan M · May 15
  • Rosie V.

    Finally got to go to the IFC with my bestie! Totally coming back next month for more movies! Place is SOOO comfortable and clean. Bathroom is extremely clean which is a bonus! I wanna go back! :3

    Rosie Vallakia · April 26
  • Irma Z.

    Great documentaries here this month (April 2015). Seymour, salad days, misery loves comedy

    Irma Zandl · April 24
  • Rob H.

    Saw the Oscar nominated animated shorts. Good date idea.

    Rob Hunwick · April 5
  • Will S.

    Some more obscure indies than at other nyc theaters. Membership is a good value if you like going to midnight classics and go often enough to make the free popcorn per visit worth it.

    Will Scholl · April 5
  • Meghan S.

    Indie film institution. Also note: I used to crave the drowned-in-butter popcorn typical of movie theaters, now I only dream of IFC's organic stuff.

    Meghan Simon · March 24
  • Geraldine V.

    The flicks! Famous actors and directors are often here. They have fab midnite movies and a monthly queer film series.

    Geraldine Visco · March 23
  • Victoria U.

    Always has the movies you should see. Every February they host the Oscar nominated animated shorts! While you can watch them online, nothing beats seeing them on the big screen.

    Victoria Ugarte · February 16
  • DoubleDeuce

    Smaller budget films. Cozy space to see a film though. Don't plan to hang out here though, there's no space for that.

    DoubleDeuce · February 16
  • Cheryl C.

    Some of the best movies in the city, in the worst seats but they have real butter!

    Cheryl Clements · February 4
  • Lori L.

    One of the few Indie movie theaters in Manhattan, you'll find the hard-to-find films being shown here. Tickets can be reserved online.

    Lori Luo · January 24
  • Sean R.

    Excellent and unique movies in a very nice theater.

    Sean Robertson · January 12
  • Chris C.

    One of my favorite movie theaters, does a lot of cool screenings many of which with the director doing a Q&A afterwards. If you can't go out, many of their films are streaming simultaneously on VOD

    Chris Cookson · January 10
  • TARA

    Very dark inside.

    TARA · January 6
  • Karissa D.

    The seats here are amazing. So comfortable.

    Karissa Durler · December 20, 2014
  • Katerina A.

    Really good selection of movies and comfortable sits! FTW

    Katerina Anna · November 29, 2014
  • Erin M.

    Each theater is super small so get there early if you want to get a good seat.

    Erin Murphy · November 20, 2014
  • Terry S.

    Great place - comfy seats, clean, nice staff, reasonable prices. Oh and good films!

    Terry S. · August 20, 2014
  • Ricki X.

    Friendly staffs! The small theatre 5 is amazing!

    Ricki Xie · August 20, 2014
  • Alyssa B.

    lines form quick for big films. make sure you arrive early.

    Alyssa Bereznak · August 10, 2014
  • Ren W.

    Great selections.

    Ren Wang · August 8, 2014
  • Sabrina W.

    love this place with all the movie options!

    Sabrina Wang · July 27, 2014
  • Berk K.

    This is where shadowcast was invented and Rocky Horror Picture Show became a cult phenomenon. If you are lucky, you can still catch a shadowcast of Ghostbusters performed by the Minions of Gozer.

    Berk Kapicioglu · July 14, 2014
  • Berk K.

    Home to the best popcorn that has ever graced a movie theater.

    Berk Kapicioglu · July 14, 2014
  • Berk K.

    Friday and saturday midnight screenings feature popular classics (e.g. Indiana Jones, etc.). Even if you watched it on TV, watch it again on the big screen, because it will be better. Trust me.

    Berk Kapicioglu · July 14, 2014
  • Ariel V.

    Be sure to watch a classic movie at midnight on a weekend.

    Ariel Viera · May 15, 2014
  • Ariel V.

    Basically IFC Center is a film-buff's heaven on earth. Comfy seating, great quality projection, loud sound, and excellent selection of films.

    Ariel Viera · May 15, 2014
  • Satia S.

    Mistaken for Strangers was so funny and clever. Loved it.

    Satia Stevens · March 28, 2014
  • Miriam M.


    Miriam Moctezuma · March 7, 2014
  • Tanya R.

    Like having an ongoing film festival right in the neighborhood.

    Tanya Robinson · February 15, 2014
  • S.J. Z.

    The theatre is quite small

    S.J. Zhang · February 9, 2014
  • Tom D.

    I'm here at least once a year for the short films.

    Tom DiMaggio · February 7, 2014
  • Cristin B.

    Oscar nominated shorts: documentary

    Cristin Burton · February 7, 2014
  • Jason 6.

    It was the theater that originated the Rocky Horror midnight screenings, when it was the Waverly Theater. Sadly, it hosts those no longer, but is still a great place for independent film.

    Jason 64128 · January 28, 2014
  • Susan R.

    The new bathroom is sort of baller.

    Susan Rella · December 14, 2013
  • Emily S.

    Make sure you bring a sweater in case you sit under one of the air vents...

    Emily Smith · November 23, 2013
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    dadang hermawan · November 13, 2013

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