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.


NOW SHOWING IN NEWBURGH

 

Starting Friday, July 1

 

Note that during the week starting Friday, July 1, the Downing will be screening two films: The Fits and The Lobster.

Please scroll down for information and showtimes for both films.

 


 

THE LOBSTER

 

The Lobster Movie Poster

Rated R for sexual content including dialogue, and some violence

Directed by Giorgos Fillippou | In English

119 min | Drama/Comedy/Sci-Fi | 2016

 

 

TRAILER

 

 

 

July 2–7

SAT 5:15 pm

SUN 2:30 pm

MON 4:00 pm

TUE No screening

WED 7:30 pm

THU 7:30 pm

 

 

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

 

 

ABOUT THE FILM

 

A love story set in the near future where single people, according to the rules of the city, are arrested and transferred to the hotel. There they are obliged to find a matching mate in 45 days. If they fail, they are transformed into an animal of their choosing and released into the woods. A desperate man escapes from the hotel to the woods where the loners live and falls in love, although it is against their rules.

www.lobsterfilm.co.uk

A wickedly funny protest against societal preference for nuclear coupledom that escalates, by its own sly logic, into a love story of profound tenderness and originality.

—Guy Lodge, Variety

 

In the end, all the strangeness adds up towards something genuinely significant: an atypically rich and substantial comedy that's stuffed with great scenes and performances even before you start to chew on its bigger questions.

—Oliver Lyttelton, The Playlist

 


 

THE FITS

 

The Fits Movie Poster

Not rated

Written and directed by Anna Rose Holmer | In English

72 min | Drama | 2015

 

 

TRAILER

 

 

 

July 28–7

SAT 8:00 pm

SUN 5:15 pm

MON 2:00 pm

TUE 7:30 pm

WED No screening

THU 2:00 pm

 

 

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

 

 

ABOUT THE FILM

 

As gripping as it is unique, the thrillingly kinetic The Fits marks debuting writer-director Anna Rose Holmer as a singular talent.

 

Toni [played by Royalty Hightower] trains as a boxer with her brother at a community center in Cincinnati's West End, but becomes fascinated by the dance team that also practices there. Enamored by their strength and confidence, Toni eventually joins the group, eagerly absorbing routines, mastering drills, and even piercing her own ears to fit in. As she discovers the joys of dance and of female camaraderie, she grapples with her individual identity amid her newly defined social sphere.

www.thefits.oscilloscope.net

In addition to her exquisite eye for casting, Holmer knows how to film actors and environments in ways that are expressive enough to make up for her minimal dialogue.

—Ann Hornaday, Washington Post

Made by a first-time feature director working with a microscopic budget and a tiny, 11-year-old protagonist, it’s a 72-minute wonder, a self-assured, gently mysterious little film that is hypnotic in unexpected ways.

—Kenneth Turan, Los Angeles Times

The miracle of the movie is that, like Toni, it transcends blunt, reductive categorization partly because it’s free of political sloganeering, finger wagging and force-fed lessons. Any uplift that you may feel won’t come from having your ideas affirmed, but from something ineluctable—call it art.

—Manohla Dargis, New York Times

All ups with no downs, it’s a motion picture in the truest sense of the term. I’ve never seen anything quite like it and I loved every one of its 72 minutes.

—Joe Morgenstern, Wall St. Journal

 

COMING SOON

 

Cinema for Kids

 

Saturday, July 2, 2:30 pm

 

MATILDA

Matilda Movie Poster

Rated PG for elements of exaggerated meanness and ridicule, and for some mild language

Directed by Danny DeVito | In English

102 min | Comedy/Family/Fantasy | 1996

 

 

TRAILER

 

 

 

July 2

SAT 2:30 pm

 

Tickets are $5; children 12 and under are free.

 

 

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

 

 

ABOUT THE FILM

 

In conjunction with the upcoming release of Steven Spielberg's adaptation of the Roald Dahl book The BFG, the Downing will be screening another Roald Dahl adaptation, Matilda.

Matilda [is] a modern fairy tale that mixes hilarious humor with the magical message of love. Mrs. Doubtfire's Mara Wilson stars as Matilda, a super-smart little girl who's woefully misunderstood by her parents (Danny DeVito and Rhea Perlman), her brother, and an evil school principal. But with the help of a brave best friend and a wonderful teacher, Matilda discovers she doesn't have to get mad to get even.

Sony Pictures

 

 

MONROE CINEMA AT TMACC


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


NOW SHOWING IN MONROE

 

FINDING DORY

 

Finding Dory

RATED PG

 


 

INDEPENDENCE DAY: RESURGENCE

 

Independence Day

RATED PG13

 


 

THE BFG

 

The BFG

RATED PG

 

 

 

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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