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Film Forum

209 W. Houston St.

212-727-8112 (recorded schedule: 212-727-8110)
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When it first opened as a screening room for indie films in 1970, Film Forum was just 50 folding chairs and a projector. Now, it’s a three-screen movie house with 462 seats, 4,600 members, and screenings every day of the year.

One of the few autonomous non-profit cinemas in the country (and the only one in NYC), Film Forum showcases New York City premieres of American independent features and shorts, foreign films, classics, festivals, and more. Film Forum is a true home away from home for cinephiles.

    Film Forum Information

  • Public Transportation: Very good (easily accessible by subway lines 1 at Houston Street; C and E at Spring Street; A, B, D, F, and M at W. 4th Street/Washington Square; and buses M5, M8, M20, and M21)
  • Handicapped Accessibility: Good
  • Performances/Programs: Premieres of American independent and foreign art films, as well as foreign and American classics, genre works, and directors’ retrospectives
  • Ticket Prices: Tickets vary, but are $7 for members.