New York is the nation’s moviegoing capital, particularly for cinephiles who treasure archival prints, experimental cinema and concession stands that go far past the usual choices. Under is a information to town’s artwork homes.
Monetary District, 28 Liberty Road, Suite SC301, Manhattan. Downtown Brooklyn, 445 Albee Sq. West, Brooklyn. drafthouse.com.
This dine-in chain, based mostly in Austin, Texas, has a hip aesthetic and is famous for its brews, queso and screenings of cult classics, along with common showings of latest releases. A revived model of Kim’s Video has arrange store inside the Manhattan location. A Staten Island theater is scheduled to open this summer season.
Angelika Movie Heart
Angelika Movie Heart, 18 West Houston Road, Manhattan. Cinema 123 by Angelika, 1001 Third Avenue, Manhattan. Village East by Angelika, 181-189 Second Avenue, Manhattan. angelikafilmcenter.com.
The unique Angelika Movie Heart is the downtown six-screen theater the place you possibly can catch art-house releases, like “Petite Maman” or “Anaïs in Love,” whereas the subway rattles beneath. The model title has additionally been appended to the Village East, whose predominant auditorium is a beautiful outdated Yiddish stage theater. Along with exhibiting new releases, it hosts “The Rocky Horror Image Present” and periodic revival screenings, and like its uptown sibling, the Cinema 123, it’s outfitted to point out 70-millimeter movie.
Anthology Movie Archives
32 Second Avenue, Manhattan; anthologyfilmarchives.org.
New York’s polestar of avant-garde movie (and the preservation of it) for greater than 50 years, Anthology was began by a few of experimental cinema’s most necessary promoters (Jonas Mekas, P. Adams Sitney) and practitioners (Stan Brakhage, Peter Kubelka). Along with retrospectives, the theater hosts a rotating sequence, Important Cinema, that’s free with membership; programming consists of seminal narrative works by Alexander Dovzhenko and F.W. Murnau and medium-expanding nonnarrative movies from Ken Jacobs and Michael Snow.
Brooklyn Academy of Music
30 Lafayette Avenue, Brooklyn; bam.org.
At any given time in the principle BAM constructing in Fort Greene, three out of 4 screens present new releases, whereas one holds retrospectives, similar to ones on movies shot in New York Metropolis within the Nineteen Nineties or others that place David Lynch’s work alongside motion pictures he influenced. Occasional screenings happen on the BAM Harvey Theater a number of blocks away.
Movie at Lincoln Heart
Elinor Bunin Munroe Movie Heart, 144 West sixty fifth Road, and Walter Reade Theater, 165 West sixty fifth Road, Manhattan; filmlinc.org.
Lincoln Heart’s movie arm, the internet hosting group of the New York Movie Pageant, runs a year-round theater with one of many largest screens on the town: the Walter Reade. There you possibly can catch adventurous revivals, similar to packages on the Hungarian director Marta Meszaros or the Japanese actress-director Kinuyo Tanaka, and up to date sequence, just like the annual Rendez-Vous With French Cinema. Throughout the road is the Elinor Bunin Munroe Movie Heart, which homes two screens and a food-and-wine bar, Indie.
Movie Discussion board
209 West Houston Road, Manhattan; filmforum.org.
A New York establishment for greater than 50 years — it has been at its current location since 1990 and added a fourth display screen in 2018 — Movie Discussion board hosts a few of the most in depth retrospectives on the town, usually exhibiting dozens of movies from a director or from stars like Toshiro Mifune and Sidney Poitier. Common attendance constitutes a cinematic training in itself, and the popcorn, to which moviegoers apply sea salt themselves, is a delicacy.
French Institute/Alliance Française
Florence Gould Corridor, 55 East 59th Road, Manhattan; fiaf.org.
This stylish venue with wonderful sightlines hosts screenings on Tuesdays. The programming consists of latest and classic movies from France, with English subtitles, bien sûr. Collection usually have a theme — it is likely to be Wes Anderson choosing favorites by Ophüls and Truffaut or a program of current French comedies.
323 Sixth Avenue, Manhattan; ifccenter.com.
This Greenwich Village five-screen theater boasts 4 first-rate auditoriums (and one cubbyhole) and usually reveals many greater than 5 motion pictures in a given week, often with a brief beforehand. Exhibits can begin as early as 10 or 11 a.m. and, on the weekends, as late as midnight. The concession stand sells T-shirts that substitute administrators’ names for these of heavy metallic bands.
333 East forty seventh Road, Manhattan; japansociety.org.
This theater’s annual Japan Cuts sequence might be the biggest single showcase of current Japanese cinema on the New York cinephile’s calendar. For the remainder of the 12 months, new motion pictures share display screen area with classics, usually proven on 35 millimeter.
361 Stagg Road, Brooklyn; lightindustry.org.
This microcinema, which makes a speciality of experimental movie and usually holds screenings on Tuesday nights, hosted its ultimate program at its longtime Greenpoint location in April. It’s going to reopen by June on Stagg Road. Previous screenings have diversified broadly; they’ve included early work by William Fort, a four-hour Mexican serial from 1919, Hollis Frampton and Owen Land movies on 16-millimeter and a marathon of “Police Squad!” episodes.
343 Lenox Avenue, Manhattan; maysles.org.
This small (about 60 seats) Harlem venue makes a speciality of documentaries — it was based by the director Albert Maysles, of “Gray Gardens” fame. The programming usually locations an emphasis on social points and native artistry.
7 Ludlow Road, Manhattan; metrograph.com.
An ever-changing (and costly!) collection of worldwide candies, a nook of a bookstore and a high-class restaurant, the Commissary, are among the many options of this Decrease East Aspect two-screen venue, which opened in 2016. (Many don’t discover, nevertheless it sits throughout the road from the uncared for Loew’s Canal Theater.) The retrospectives, similar to a recurring sequence of the programmers’ favorites, organized alphabetically, have a correspondingly artisanal really feel.
Museum of Fashionable Artwork
11 West 53rd Road, Manhattan; moma.org.
MoMA has been exhibiting motion pictures for the reason that Nineteen Thirties, when Iris Barry, the museum’s first movie curator, helped advance the concept movies ought to be collected as artwork. Right now the establishment’s two predominant theaters display screen movies from its personal assortment and archives around the globe (the annual sequence To Save and Venture highlights current preservation work). Admission to most screenings is free with membership.
Museum of the Shifting Picture
36-01 thirty fifth Avenue, Queens; movingimage.us.
The excessive ceilings and blue wall padding give a faintly futuristic really feel to the 267-seat Redstone Theater, the principle auditorium on this museum in Astoria. That works properly when a favourite like “2001: A Area Odyssey” is enjoying on 70 millimeter. Extra specialised fare generally is proven within the Bartos Screening Room down the corridor.
Prospect Park, 188 Prospect Park West, Brooklyn. Williamsburg, 136 Metropolitan Avenue, Brooklyn. nitehawkcinema.com.
These fashionable dine-in theaters have a number of screens that present new releases and perennial favorites (“Carrie,” “Face/Off”) from brunch time to midnight-snack time. Each venues have bars.
4 West 58th Road, Manhattan; paristheaternyc.com.
As soon as a go-to vacation spot for French cinema and movies with a literary pedigree, the Paris briefly closed in 2019, however then was leased by Netflix, which makes use of it for theatrical runs of its streaming titles (like Jane Campion’s “The Energy of the Canine”) and older motion pictures meant to enrich them. It’s one of many few remaining New York theaters with a balcony.
34 West thirteenth Road, Manhattan; quadcinema.com.
When this Greenwich Village theater opened in 1972, having 4 screens was uncommon. (“A brand new approach to go to the films,” boasted a New York Instances advert on the primary day.) It reopened in 2017 after a renovation that gave it larger, comfier seats for viewing new art-house releases, like “A Hero” or “We’re All Going to the World’s Truthful.” Plus, there’s an adjoining bar.
Roxy Cinema New York
2 Sixth Avenue, Manhattan; roxycinematribeca.com.
Positioned within the basement of the Roxy Lodge, this plush crimson screening room affords a mixture of revivals (usually on 35-millimeter movie) and second-run programming — current releases which have been in theaters awhile.
124 South Third Road, Brooklyn; spectacletheater.com.
A grungy Williamsburg microcinema began in 2010, Spectacle has a calendar as eclectic as it’s inscrutable. There’s horror and martial-arts fare that tends towards the obscure, together with a whole lot of worldwide titles that by no means flip up in different New York venues.
4140 Broadway, Manhattan; unitedpalace.org.
One of many unique Loew’s Surprise Theaters — film palaces constructed within the late Twenties, with one in every borough besides Staten Island (Jersey Metropolis bought it as an alternative) — this architectural marvel in Washington Heights is an attraction in itself. It’s now run by a corporation that promotes interfaith inventive occasions, however the theater additionally hosts concert events and, typically as soon as a month, film screenings. Lin-Manuel Miranda, a neighborhood resident, chipped in for a brand new display screen and projector.