Film Forum

209 W. Houston Street,
New York, NY 10014

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Film Forum

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The Film Forum was formed in 1970 and has been at its current location since 1989.

One of New York City’s BEST theaters. Shows independent and revival films. Has many film festivals. Highlights have included an Ealing film retrospective, Varda retrospective. Looks retro in the front. Comments on this theatre have been suspended until it reopens.

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moviebuff82 on November 14, 2017 at 6:21 pm

Superman 1978 is being shown here this week in honor of the upcoming justice league movie. I wonder if it’s a 35mm print or a DCP? Recently warner released a two movie set on blu ray containing the 2001 special edition and the hd version of the t.v. extended cut .

moviebuff82 on December 30, 2017 at 7:22 pm

When the Lincoln plaza closes, it will have no impact on this theater.

Dennis Visco
Dennis Visco on January 14, 2018 at 2:09 am

The one theater that you can actually see and hear Martin Scorsese introduce a fine restored film on several rare occasions.

vindanpar on April 8, 2018 at 7:47 pm

Superman here seems like a joke.

Last I saw it was second run at the Criterion before the multiplexing. Brought a friend who had never been in the theater before and she was so impressed. Sad that that Astor Plaza bunker got first run films and the great Criterion which was one of NY’s top theaters was so quickly reduced to exploitation fare in the early'70s.

AlinNYC on May 25, 2018 at 5:35 am

The Film Forum is currently closed for renovation, which will include adding a fourth screen. They are planning to reopen in July.

moviebuff82 on July 1, 2018 at 11:21 pm

It’s July already…

mhvbear on July 2, 2018 at 12:55 pm

All one has to do is check the website. Opening August 1st. The calendars are up already.

HowardBHaas on July 17, 2018 at 12:07 pm

We have removed the recent spam from this page. Unfortunately, it keeps coming so we might freeze comments until the theater reopens. Maybe the spammers will give up.

markp on July 17, 2018 at 2:40 pm

You always have to have some idiot who ruins it for everyone else. Sad. Btw HowardBHass, we have 3 movies upcoming at Rahway in 35MM. I will post the dates and titles there.

John Fink
John Fink on July 19, 2018 at 1:04 am

Alright – getting back to the point of this page – Film Forum is reopening on August 1st and they’re been previewing their new seats on Instagram and Facebook. They’re promising more leg room and improved sight-lines with tiered seating along with the new forth screen. Lobby features include new LCD screens.

Reopening features are Nico 1988, No Date, No Signature, Atomic Cafe (DCP) and The Smallest Show on Earth (in 35MM). The fact they’ve only slight off their original projection by a few days is remarkable for NYC – Alamo and the new Quad were months behind schedule.

I’m not sure what the specs of the new house will include but Film Forum (for better or worse) has been showing more and more DCPs of repertory titles (and in fact even tried to dispel anxiety around this with a “This is DCP” program a few years ago). Meanwhile other repertory houses have leaned hard into 35MM with Metrograph, Quad and Alamo showing at least one 35MM print every day.

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