Film Forum

Movie theaters, Independent Downtown
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The city’s leading tastemaking venue, Film Forum is programmed by a fest-scouring staff that takes its duties as seriously as a Kurosawa samurai. A renovation installed new seats, all the better to take in the hottest films from Cannes, Venice and beyond. Amid all the adult fare, parents will occasionally find kid-friendly gold in the classic films that are screened.


Venue name: Film Forum
Address: 209 W Houston St
New York
Cross street: between Sixth Ave and Varick St
Transport: Subway: 1 to Houston St
Price: $12.50, seniors (Mon–Fri before 5pm) and members $7
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