We appreciate the financial support of our members and donors, who are crucial to our success. It is this support that allows us to bring you the small-box-office films that rarely come to the local multiplex. If you aren't already a Downing member, please consider becoming one. Donations are also welcome. No amount is too small, or too large!
We also accept donations by mail and at the box office. Because we are a 501(c)(3) not-for-profit organization, donations to the Downing are tax deductible.
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The box office opens 30 minutes before the first showtime of the day, and seating is on a first-come first-served basis. The Downing Film Center has only 55 seats, so arrive early for the best choice of seats!
The Downing Film Center is dedicated to presenting quality films, not always available locally, and providing cinematic programming from around the world in collaboration with and for the benefit of the Hudson Valley’s diverse communities.
Revised 10 Jan 2015
The Downing Film Center is a free-speech theater that neither censors nor endorses.
NOW SHOWING IN NEWBURGH
Nominated for 6 Golden Globe Awards, including Best PictureDrama, Best Director, and Best Actress
With Frances McDormand, Woody Harrelson, and Sam Rockwell
115 min | Comedy/Crime/Drama | 2017
Sat 4:45 7:30
Sun 2:00 4:45
Mon No showing
Tue 2:00* 7:30
Thu 2:00 7:30
*Note that in response to input from our survey, we're trying out another weekday matinée showing!
Tickets are available now at our box office and online here.
ABOUT THE FILM
Three Billboards outside Ebbing, Missouri is a darkly comedic drama from Academy Award winner Martin McDonagh (In Bruges). After months have passed without a culprit in her daughter's murder case, Mildred Hayes (Academy Award winner Frances McDormand) makes a bold move, commissioning three signs leading into her town with a controversial message directed at William Willoughby (Academy Award nominee Woody Harrelson), the town's revered chief of police. When his second-in-command Officer Dixon (Sam Rockwell), an immature mother's boy with a penchant for violence, gets involved, the battle between Mildred and Ebbing's law enforcement is only exacerbated.
In Mildred, McDormand delivers what may well be her finest performance to date in a career flush with them. Like so many other characters in Three Billboards, McDonagh stops well shy of deifying her, instead lending her a richness of character that McDormand realizes with vivid, overwhelming power.
Film critics wake up every morning praying their day will include a movie like Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri. It is bold, funny, exciting, suspenseful, unpredictable, terrifying, beautiful, comic, tragic, and fearless. It is one of the very best films I have seen so far this year, and if I could watch again right this second, I would.
With Gary Oldman, Lily James, and Kristin Scott Thomas
125 min | Biography/Drama/History | 2017
ABOUT THE FILM
During the early days of World War II, with the fall of France imminent, Britain faces its darkest hour as the threat of invasion looms. As the seemingly unstoppable Nazi forces advance, and with the Allied army cornered on the beaches of Dunkirk, the fate of Western Europe hangs on the leadership of the newly-appointed British Prime Minister Winston Churchill (Academy Award nominee Gary Oldman). While maneuvering his political rivals, he must confront the ultimate choice: negotiate with Hitler and save the British people at a terrible cost or rally the nation and fight on against incredible odds. Directed by Joe Wright, Darkest Hour is the dramatic and inspiring story of four weeks in 1940 during which Churchill's courage to lead changed the course of world history.
The Downing Film Center is handicapped accessible. If you plan to attend a film and you need our lift and elevator, please let us know ahead of time. We also ask you arrive at least 3540 minutes early.
Downing gift cards are available in any amount and can be used to purchase tickets online for Newburgh; please note that Downing gift cards are not redeemable at Monroe Cinema. Gift certificates can be updated to gift cards.
To request a gift card, send us a letter indicating (1) the amount to put on the card, (2) the name and address of the recipient, and (3) the name and address of the giver; include a check (made out to Downing Film Center) or your credit card number (Visa, MasterCard, Discover), expiration date, and 3-digit code. Please specify whether you would like the gift card mailed (1) to you or (2) to the recipient. Of course, you can also stop by the theater during box office hours and pick up gift cards in person.
FEATURED SPONSORS OF THE MONTH
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