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1. AMC
Movies typically set you back $12.50 at this multiplex chain, but before noon they're just $6. Now that's a reason to drag yourself out of bed on a Saturday morning. Various locations; amcentertainment.com

2. Sony Wonder Technology Lab
Brave the tourist-packed museum for free screenings of popular hits every Saturday at 2pm. The 73-seat high-def theater fills up fast, so reserve your tickets the Monday before. 550 Madison Ave at 56th St (212-833-7858, wondertechlab.sony.com)

3. Museum of Modern Art (MoMA)
Not only is the museum free on Friday afternoons, but so are the movies. Tickets must be picked up between 4 and 8pm. The line thins after 6pm, though tickets sometimes sell out before then. 11 W 53rd St between Fifth and Sixth Aves (212-708-9400, moma.org)

4. SVA Theater
Discover emerging filmmakers and arty flicks here. Most screenings are free, and tickets are first-come, first-served onsite. 333 W 23rd St between Eighth and Ninth Aves (212-592-2980, svatheatre.com)

5. Cobble Hill Cinemas
Come here for a great indie selection and tons of retro charm—paintings of old screen icons line the walls and an '80s-era sign warns you to silence your pager before the movie. Admission is $6.50 all day Tuesdays and Thursdays, other weekdays before 5pm and before 2pm on weekends. 265 Court St between Butler and Douglass Sts, Cobble Hill, Brooklyn (718-596-9113, cobblehilltheatre.com)

6. Kew Gardens Cinemas
This Art Deco theater shows intelligently curated films for $6.50 until 5pm on weekdays and until 2pm on weekends; all subsequent shows are $9.50. On bargain Tuesdays and Thursdays, the price is slashed to $6.50 all day. 81-05 Lefferts Blvd at Austin St, Kew Gardens, Queens (718-441-9835, kewgardenstheatre.com)

7. Instituto Cervantes
This Spanish-government-founded cultural center hosts both vintage Spanish-language classics and the latest in Latin American cinema, free most Wednesdays. 211 E 49th St between Second and Third Aves (212-308-7720, nuevayork.cervantes.es)

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There's no better way to spend an afternoon than catching up on vintage 16mm films and rare docs for free at this uptown institution. 111 Amsterdam Ave between 64th and 65th Sts (212-870-1700, nypl.org/lpaprograms)

9. Rubin Museum of Art
Buy a drink ($7) and this Himalayas-focused museum will treat you to cabaret-style viewings every Friday at 9:30pm. 150 W 17th St at Seventh Ave (212-620-5000, rmanyc.org)

10. Brooklyn Public Library, Central Branch
The BPL's events calendar is dotted with free screenings so varied, something is bound to strike your fancy. 200 Eastern Pkwy at Washington Ave, Prospect Heights, Brooklyn (718-230-2100, brooklynpubliclibrary.org)

 

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