Film Forum

209 W. Houston Street,
New York, NY 10014

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John Fink
John Fink on July 18, 2018 at 8:04 pm

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.

markp
markp on July 17, 2018 at 9:40 am

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.

HowardBHaas
HowardBHaas on July 17, 2018 at 7:07 am

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.

mhvbear
mhvbear on July 2, 2018 at 7:55 am

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

moviebuff82
moviebuff82 on July 1, 2018 at 6:21 pm

It’s July already…

AlinNYC
AlinNYC on May 25, 2018 at 12:35 am

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

vindanpar
vindanpar on April 8, 2018 at 2:47 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.

Dennis Visco
Dennis Visco on January 13, 2018 at 9:09 pm

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

moviebuff82
moviebuff82 on December 30, 2017 at 2:22 pm

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

moviebuff82
moviebuff82 on November 14, 2017 at 1:21 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
moviebuff82 on July 8, 2017 at 9:45 am

wow…how is the projection compared to the bluray release?

The_Batman_Professor
The_Batman_Professor on June 24, 2017 at 1:30 am

HOUSE OF WAX in synchronized 3D – what an experience!

moviebuff82
moviebuff82 on April 17, 2017 at 2:22 pm

In two years this location will turn 20 years old.

AnnieT
AnnieT on March 1, 2017 at 12:29 pm

Does anybody remember a popular clothing store for kids on Pitkin Avenue in the 1960’s? My Mam and Dad used to take us there for our dress clothes..easter dresses and coats…I can’t remember the name of it. Help me!!! Thanks.

mdvoskin
mdvoskin on November 15, 2016 at 11:13 am

It appears that the formally renowned Film Forum in NYC is becoming renowned for crappy presentation.

Last Friday, they ran Taza, Son Of Cochise in 35mm Dual Print 35mm. They ran the first half with the two prints about a second out of sync, causing any horizontal motion to have a ghosting trail, and everything to be blurry. One of my friends went out to complain, and he was told, and I quote, “it is a lateral issue” which is a bullshit answer. It was that one print was extremely out of sync with the other. They fixed it for the second half.

Last Sunday, they ran Revenge Of The Creature in Dual Print 35mm, and the entire film was about a second out of sync. Again, people went out to complain, and were told “It is just a movie, have a sense of humor” before the manager just walked away. What utter contempt for their customers. The second feature, The Glass Web was synced perfectly.

If the Film Forum can not find competent people to run 3D, they should not run 3D.

Oh well, scratch another classic film venue off the short list of theatres that I was willing to give my hard earned money.

bolorkay
bolorkay on June 18, 2016 at 1:37 am

I know what you mean, RHETT52. Those summer series (such as the Universal 100 or the fantasy/Sci-Fi series) were always a great time at the FF. A wonderful reason to take “mini-vacations” in the city.

I’m “keeping the faith” that they will someday return.

bolorkay
bolorkay on June 17, 2016 at 8:33 am

Moviebuff82…..Are you aware of the Landmark Loews Jersey in Jersey City? They have been presenting monthly “classic” film weekends for quite some time now. The only drawback is that the theater has to put those film presentations “on hold” during the warm summer months due to a lack of air-conditioning. Their film weekends return in the fall.

moviebuff82
moviebuff82 on May 16, 2016 at 3:17 pm

Too bad there’s no theater in NJ that shows classic movies only. The Rosebud in Westwood closed down awhile ago.

cmbussmann
cmbussmann on May 12, 2016 at 4:21 pm

No way! Those are gimmicks that belong in the cookie-cutter big box theaters only!

moviebuff82
moviebuff82 on May 10, 2016 at 6:48 pm

they should renovate this place with recliners and reserved seating

RHETT52
RHETT52 on April 11, 2016 at 12:12 pm

Yep, another foreign series and two weeks of “Blood Simple” (really? two weeks?) Guess I won’t be spending much time at the film forum this summer

RHETT52
RHETT52 on March 26, 2016 at 9:37 am

I hope they have a great revival series for the Summer. I was overjoyed at the Universal 100 and Sci-Fi series. It made me go into the city many times but sometimes FF will devote summer to obscure foreign series or something (for me at least) not worth taking the trip to NYC for.

bolorkay
bolorkay on February 15, 2016 at 4:10 pm

Are there any thoughts as to what the future might hold with Film Forum beyond the month of May and into the spring and summer? FF is a true “city resource”.