TICKET PRICES

 

ADULTS $9.00

STUDENTS & ACTIVE MILITARY $8.00 (with ID)

SENIOR CITIZENS (62+) $7.00

CHILDREN (under 16) $7.00

MEMBERS/FANS $6.00 (with card)

 

Ticket prices for special screening events may differ.

 

 

Buy tickets at our box office or online here with your credit card or a gift card.

 

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!

 


 


View our at-a-glance calendar of events.


OUR MISSION

 

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.


IT'S OUR ANNIVERSARY!

 

This month marks the tenth anniversary of the opening of the Downing Film Center on the Newburgh waterfront, in the basement of what was once a furniture warehouse and later became the Yellow Bird Gallery. It's hard to believe that it's been ten years since Saturday, July 22, 2006, the day we screened of our first film, the heartwarming drama Water, directed by Deepa Mehta.

Special Anniversary Pricing

During the week from Friday, July 22, through Thursday, July 28, ticket prices for our regular films will revert to our 2006 admission prices: adults $8, students $7, members of the military $7, seniors $6, children (under 16) $6, and members $5. Also for that week, the price of popcorn will be lowered to our opening-day price of $2.00.

We hope you'll join us in celebrating our anniversary. We could not have reached this milestone without you—our loyal patrons, members, and supporters!

 

NOW SHOWING IN NEWBURGH

 

During the week starting July 22, we will be screening two films: The Innocents and Wiener-Dog. Please scroll down for Wiener-Dog showtimes, as well as information about the film.

 

 

THE INNOCENTS (LES INNOCENTES)

 

Les innocentes Movie Poster

PG13

Directed by Anne Fontaine | In French and Polish w/English subtitles

115 min | Drama based on actual events | 2016

 

 

TRAILER

 

 

 

July 24–28

SUN 1:00 pm

MON 7:30 pm

TUE 2:00 pm

WED No screening

THU 7:30 pm

 

 

Purchase tickets at our box office or online here with your credit card or a gift card.

 

Remember that in celebration of our 10th anniversary, tickets for our regular films during the week from Friday, July 22, through Thursday, July 28, will revert to our 2006 prices (see the top of the page for the list of discounted prices).

 

 

ABOUT THE FILM

 

Warsaw, December 1945: the second World War is finally over and Mathilde is treating the last of the French survivors of the German camps. When a panicked Benedictine nun appears at the clinic one night begging Mathilde to follow her back to the convent, what she finds there is shocking: a holy sister about to give birth and several more in advanced stages of pregnancy. A non-believer, Mathilde enters the sisters' fiercely private world, dictated by the rituals of their order and the strict Rev. Mother (Agata Kulesza). Fearing the shame of exposure, the hostility of the new anti-Catholic Communist government, and facing an unprecedented crisis of faith, the nuns increasingly turn to Mathilde as their belief and traditions clash with harsh realities.

Music Box Films

A gripping psychological drama based on events more than half a century old, it has inescapable contemporary echoes. Laced with intensely emotional situations, it refuses to force the issue by pushing too hard. And it proves, yet again, that though moral and spiritual questions may not sound spellbinding they often provide the most absorbing movie experiences.

—Kenneth Turan, Los Angeles Times

Fontaine handles the often extremely tough subject matter by approaching it with grace and sensitivity, populating the feature with the rich characters she and her cast craft—from the steely Reverend Mother to the conflicted young nun Irena (Joanna Kulig) to Mathilde, who grounds every action while still maintaining a pioneering spirit—as well as a tone that is appropriately reverent and respectful. It's no easy task, as the narrative of The Innocents could easily fall into melodrama or, worse, use the story only as allegory for the pitfalls of spiritual devotion.

With Fontaine at the helm, it never does. The filmmaker ably weaves together a number of loaded themes, from the influence of religion on the devoted, the unique ways in which women bond with each other, the importance of remembering history and the horrors of war, balancing the many heartbreaks of The Innocents with ease.

—Kate Erbland, IndieWire

Hope and horror are commingled to quietly moving effect in Agnus Dei [working title], a restrained but cumulatively powerful French-Polish drama about the various crises of faith that emerge when a house of God is ravaged by war.

—Justin Chang, Variety

 


 

Starts Friday, July 22

 

WIENER-DOG

 

Weiner-Dog Movie Poster

Rated R for language and some disturbing content

Directed by Todd Solondz | In English

90 min | Comedy | 2016

 

 

TRAILER

 

 

 

 

July 24–28

SUN 3:45 pm

MON No screening

TUE 7:30 pm

WED 7:30 pm

THU 2:00 pm

 

 

Purchase tickets at our box office or online here with your credit card or a gift card.

 

Remember that in celebration of our 10th anniversary, tickets for our regular films during the week from Friday, July 22, through Thursday, July 28, will revert to our 2006 prices (see the top of the page for the list of discounted prices).

 

 

ABOUT THE FILM

 

Welcome to the doghouse: the latest hilariously biting comedy from Todd Solondz is a twisted Lassie for misanthropes. It follows the wayward adventures of a dachshund who passes from oddball owner to oddball owner—including the world's worst mom, a beleaguered screenwriter, and the grownup incarnation of Welcome to the Dollhouse's Dawn Wiener—whose radically dysfunctional lives are all impacted by the pooch. Featuring an all-star cast that includes Greta Gerwig, Julie Delpy, Danny DeVito, Ellen Burstyn, and Zosia Mamet, Wiener-Dog is a tragically funny, wondrously warped look at the absurdity of life (and death) from one of contemporary cinema's most fearless and unique voices.

IFC Films

 

COMING SOON

 

Sunday, July 24, at 6:00 pm

 

Starring Helen Mirren

 

THE AUDIENCE

The Audience Movie Poster

Not rated

Written by Peter Morgan, Directed by Stephen Daldry | In English

180 min | Biography | 2013

 

 

TRAILER

 

 

 

July 24

SUN 6:00

 

 

Tickets Prices: Adults $12, Students and Seniors $11, Members $10

 

Tickets are available at our box office and online here.

 

 

ABOUT THE FILM

 

For sixty years, Queen Elizabeth II has met with each of her twelve Prime Ministers in a private weekly meeting. This meeting is known as The Audience. No one knows what they discuss, not even their spouses.

From the old warrior Winston Churchill, to the Iron Lady Margaret Thatcher, Tony Blair right up to...David Cameron, the Queen advises her Prime Ministers on all matters both public and personal. Through these private audiences, we see glimpses of the woman behind the crown and witness the moments that shaped a monarch.

National Theatre Live

 

 

 

MONROE CINEMA AT TMACC


Visit the Monroe Cinema website for information about showtimes and ticket prices.


NOW SHOWING IN MONROE

 

ICE AGE: COLLISION COURSE

 

Ice Age poster

RATED PG

 


 

THE SECRET LIFE OF PETS

 

Secret Life of Pets

RATED PG

 


 

GHOSTBUSTERS

 

Ghostbusters poster

RATED PG13

 

 

 

HANDICAPPED ACCESSIBILITY

 

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 35–40 minutes early.

 

GIFT CARDS

 

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 the name and address of the recipient and the name and address of the giver, and 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 to you or to the recipient. You can also stop by during box office hours and pick up gift cards in person.

 

FEATURED SPONSORS OF THE MONTH


For a complete list of our current sponsors, as well as information about becoming a sponsor, visit our sponsorship page.


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