Film Forum

209 W. Houston Street,
New York, NY 10014

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moviebuff82 on May 16, 2016 at 12:17 pm

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

cmbussmann on May 12, 2016 at 1:21 pm

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

moviebuff82 on May 10, 2016 at 3:48 pm

they should renovate this place with recliners and reserved seating

RHETT52 on April 11, 2016 at 9:12 am

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 on March 26, 2016 at 6:37 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 on February 15, 2016 at 1:10 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”.

bshapiro on February 8, 2016 at 3:12 pm

Yes, in fact they’re one of the very few theaters anywhere that runs 3D revivals using 35mm left/right prints on dual interlocked projectors.

moviebuff82 on February 8, 2016 at 3:08 pm

Has the filmforum shown 3d movies?

moviebuff82 on January 25, 2016 at 1:42 pm

not sure. With the closing of the Ziegfeld, the only way to see classic movies around manhattan in true HD will be this one, as well as Symphony Space, Walter Reade, and others.

Giles on January 20, 2016 at 7:36 pm

moviebuff82 – do you know if all three screens have 4K projector’s (and what brand)?

vindanpar on October 29, 2015 at 8:55 am

I myself am grateful for the place. Bruce is a wonderful programmer and Steve Sterner should be in every issue of New York magazine’s The Best of New York.

I just will not see wide screen films there because they seem pointless. But then there isn’t one wide screen in NY that can do justice to old wide screen films while it seems there are several on the west coast which sadly enough I can’t get to.

Oddly enough the old Film Forum had a very good wide screen in the right side cinema which hit you head on. Too bad they couldn’t design a similar one for this space.

Another big caveat. Too many old films getting 1 to 3 week runs. And much fewer double bills. It wasn’t like this years ago. Most of these single film runs you would see on double bills that ran a day or two. I don’t care if they are DCP restorations they are a waste of time for those of us who have memberships and have already seen these films in excellent prints which Film Forum would often present anyway. Very frustrating.

bshapiro on October 28, 2015 at 7:21 am

Film Forum has a small screen for Cinemascope, to be sure…but quality careful projection (and of 35mm prints often), good sound—and the fact that a revival screen exists at all anymore, programming by smart folks with solid connections to archives and studio vaults worldwide…I’m grateful for the place.

Given the nature of New York real estate, its a small miracle that Film Forum exists at all. I guess the price to pay is the small screen. I would die to see films there BIG, but I’m willing to pay that price. The only other non-profit theater in Manhattan is Anthology Film Archives, and that’s because they own their building.

vindanpar on October 28, 2015 at 6:54 am

Presentation of films here is always top notch. Though I believe they squeezed in more seats in the revival room(can’t really call it a theater) because my knees now hit the seat in front of me which didn’t happen before.

My only problem is the size of the wide screen which is really a joke. They might as well set up a flat screen tv in front of the audience and show it on dvd.

They are showing Spartacus for a week. They might as well be showing a three strip This Is Cinerama for all the sense that makes.

bshapiro on May 28, 2015 at 7:23 am

At least for this 6'3" person, I find the seats comfortable enough, if not up to stadium seat standards. The screens are relatively small, but the projection is consistently high quality. And no 10 minute stream of ads before the movies. And top-notch baked goods and popcorn and coffee beverages.

mhvbear on May 28, 2015 at 7:15 am

Programing is great here but the theaters have small screens and extremely uncomfortable seating.

moviebuff82 on May 27, 2015 at 12:16 pm

I read in the NYT that this theater has 4k projection.

Trolleyguy on January 20, 2014 at 12:10 pm

The discussion between Ryan and his girl friend was about the Film Forum. The marquee also appears in an early scene.

fred1 on January 20, 2014 at 11:44 am

The ticket stub wasn’t from the Film forum

Trolleyguy on January 20, 2014 at 7:12 am

This theater is prominently featured in first part of the new film “Jack Ryan: Shadow Recruit.” The auditorium shots may have been filmed in a studio, though.

bolorkay on October 10, 2013 at 4:22 am

Praise and a heart-felt thank-you to Film Forum for bring back The “Sci-Fi Festival” this year. I hope it was a big money-maker for you. Love to see this come back every summer, again.

Nick DiMaggio
Nick DiMaggio on August 19, 2013 at 2:14 pm

Thanks Tim. “The Tingler” was digital and “Homicidal” was 35mm. I just checked the website and was amazed at this months line up of horror/sci-fi classics. Even “Village of the Damned”(1960) is scheduled. Time to vacation in NY for the next two weeks.

Tim O'Neill
Tim O'Neill on August 19, 2013 at 12:13 pm

Nick; they usually indicate on their website wheter a film will be shown in 35mm or DCP digital.

Nick DiMaggio
Nick DiMaggio on August 19, 2013 at 11:55 am

Thanks Bill. Love Castle’s films—he took showmanship to the upmost level. What I would have given to have been there. Any idea if showings were film or digital?

Bill Huelbig
Bill Huelbig on August 19, 2013 at 7:33 am

Yesterday I attended a William Castle double bill of “The Tingler” and “Homicidal”. They took interactive movie-going to new heights. Forget 3D – these movies were in 5D. I even got popcorn in my hair. Most fun I’ve had at the movies in years.