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  • Landmark's Sunshine Cinema

  • Anthology Film Archives

Landmark's Sunshine Cinema

1. Anthology Film Archives
Thanks to a museum-like philosophy that stems from its '60s roots, Anthology is a paradise for avant-garde fare, downtown auteurs, restored rarities and other left-of-center surprises. 32 Second Ave at 2nd St (212-505-5181,

2. Landmark's Sunshine Cinema
Typically on the edgier side of mainstream indie, this casually hip and cozy multiplex has a friendly staff, an impressive concession stand and retro, arty charm everywhere you look. 141--143 E Houston St between First and Second Aves (212-330-8182,

3. Angelika Film Center
Casual cinephiles craving the latest NPR-friendly independents can catch up at this mainstay, so long as they can tune out the subway rumbles from below. 18 W Houston St at Mercer St (212-995-2000,

4. Quad Cinema
The auditoriums and the seats are small, but this family-owned Village haunt's lineup is undeniably diverse. 34 W 13th St between Fifth and Sixth Aves (212-255-8800,


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