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DONATIONS - our $75,000 Drive to Digital is nearing its goal with over $61,000 in donations. The Drive to Digital has made our digital projector system and our new seats possible .... now we are looking forward in 2014 to the possibility of a second theater in the Yellow Bird Building.
Remember that donations are fully tax-deductible and can be made in the name of a loved one as well. You can make a donation on our website here, by mail, OR make a donation of $35 more at our box office and receive a scarf hand-made by Sharon
as our gift to you (while they last).
No gift is too small!!
The entire Downing family wishes you a season full of happiness and film and we thank you for your support!
OUR MISSION STATEMENT
The Downing Film Center is dedicated to presenting world-wide quality films, not readily available locally, and providing cinematic programming in collaboration with and for the benefit of Hudson Valley's diverse communities.
Voted Best Movie Theater by the Times Herald Record for 2011 and 2012!
NOW SHOWING MONDAY, DEC 9 SAT, DEC 14 & MON, DEC 23
HELD OVER FOR A 2ND WEEK
Rated PG-13 for some language | 98 min
Directed by Stephen Frear | In English | 2013 Comedy/Drama
DEC. 4 - DEC. 5
THURS 2:00 7:30
DEC. 6 - DEC.12
FRI 5:30 8:00
SAT 3:00 5:30 8:00
SUN 2:00 4:30
THURS 2:00 7:30
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Based on the 2009 investigative book by BBC correspondent Martin Sixsmith, The Lost Child of Philomena Lee, PHILOMENA focuses on the efforts of Philomena Lee (Dench), mother to a boy conceived out of wedlock - something her Irish-Catholic community didn't have the highest opinion of - and given away for adoption in the United States. In following church doctrine, she was forced to sign a contract that wouldn't allow for any sort of inquiry into the son's whereabouts. After starting a family years later in England and, for the most part, moving on with her life, Lee meets Sixsmith (Coogan), a BBC reporter with whom she decides to discover her long-lost son. (c) Weinstein
****: "It’s profoundly moving and thoroughly mind provoking, but despite the poignant subject matter, I promise you will not leave Philomena depressed. I’ve seen it twice and felt exhilarated, informed, enriched, absorbed and optimistic both times."
-Rex Reed, New York Observer
"Getting full comic effect from its class-comedy abrasions, Philomena rises to poignancy and profundity as Dench reveals her control of a character stained by the loss of her child and troubled by her suspicion."-Mary Corliss, Time
"Stephen Frears returns to top form in a touching, at times funny true story of grave injustice and a mother's search for closure." -Deborah Young, Hollywood Reporter
"Dench and Coogan's chemistry is undeniably great. In the end, he manages to give her the answers she seeks and she manages to give him a heart."
-Chris Nashawaty, Entertainment Weekly
"Stephen Frears is in full possession of his filmmaking talent in Philomena, one of his most pulled-together dramas in years." -Deborah Young, Hollywood Reporter
The Orange County Land Trust and
the Downing Film Center Present:
Not Rated | 57 min | In English | Directed by Nate Simms
Monday, December 9 @ 7:30 PM
Screening will be followed by a panel discussion with director, Nate Simms, Orange County Land Trust representatives and members of the community.
Tickets: $10 in advance at www.downingfilmcenter.com.
Click here to buy tickets now.
(Will benefit the Orange County Land Trust and the Downing Film Center)
Tickets will be available at the door
(if not sold out) for $12.
Brunswick is a film about landscape change, told through the personal story of a farmer’s lifelong connection to his now-threatened land. The film weaves together the plight of Sanford Bonesteel, an aging farmer in his 90s, with the dynamics of small-town politics as a residential development is planned on Sanford’s former land.
The film takes place in Brunswick, New York, a small country town facing the challenge of balancing economic growth with the preservation of its rural character. It is a story both specific to Brunswick and yet recognizable to rural communities all over the United States.
“Nate Simms’ carefully observed, gorgeous documentary, “Brunswick,” dramatizes the simmering conflict between land preservationists and development advocates in a hometown struggle over the fate of a lovely piece of farmland in Rensselaer County” -The Saratogian
“Nate Simms’ film Brunswick explores how traditional American values - hard work, respect for land, and communitarian sharing - are crushed by the hard-core realities of aggressive real estate development and the never-ending drive for exploding profits.” -Richard Kroehling Director, Einstein and World Without End
ABOUT THE FILMMAKER
After spending several years as a still photographer, Nate Simms became involved in documentary filmmaking. With film, he found a new medium for his ongoing interests in natural landscapes and land conservation. Nate continues to focus particularly on land use issues in Rensselaer County. A graduate of Middlebury College in Vermont, Nate has lived in New York’s Capital District for most of his life.
Nate has also authored a book of photographs on Rensselaer County, titled Focus on the Land. For more information on Nate’s book and his still photography, please visit: www.natesimms.com.
HOLIDAY BALLET FILM EVENT
NR (Treat at G) | 104 min
Music by Pyotr Tchaikovsky
Libretto by Marius Petipa after the tale by E. T. A. Hoffmann | Choreography by Vasily Vainonen
Production design by Simon Virsaladze
Saturday, December 14 @ 12:00
Monday, December 23 @ 7:00
Tickets: General $10;Children 16 and under & Members $8
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Alina Somova as "Masha the Princess"
Vladimir Shklyarov as "The Nutcracker Prince"
Alexandra Korshunova as "Masha"
Captured live from the Mariinsky Theatre, St. Petersburg
A ballet world-first . . . perfect for all the family this Christmas . . .
Mariinsky Theatre's THE NUTCRACKER is a sumptuously traditional production brought to life on the big screen. The ballet opens with a Christmas Eve party and a young girl, Clara, being given a nutcracker doll by her godfather, Drosselmeyer. Later in the evening when Clara sleeps, she finds herself in the midst of the Nutcracker's battle against the Mouse King and his army of mice. Coming to her Nutcracker's aid, he is transformed into a Prince and journeys with Clara to the spectacular Kingdom of Sweets where the Sugar Plum Fairy holds a celebration in their honor.
With Tchaikovsky's eternally popular score, the grand staging and exquisite costumes, this Mariinsky Theatre production of THE NUTCRACKER will be the icing on the cake
We Need Your Help - Please Contribute - We Want To Reach our Goal!
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DRIVE TO DIGITAL!
The Downing Film Center is a beloved, thriving member of the Hudson Valley arts scene, not only bringing quality independent movies to an underserved area but providing a venue—and a voice—for other local not-for-profit organizations to share important messages with our diverse communities. The Downing is known to film distributors as a popular area theater with a devoted and cultured audience.
Now, the film industry is moving forward—it is going digital—and the Downing must adapt. In order to continue showing films distributed by major and minor studios, we must acquire a digital projection system and, with it, the capacity to broaden our programming.
To keep pace with changing technologies, we are launching our Drive to Digital, a comprehensive capital campaign that will include upgrades to our facilities, expanded offerings and showtimes, and the hiring and training of additional help. The goal of our capital campaign is to raise $75,000. To reach this goal, we are asking for your support.
To contribute directly, you can make a donation online at our website (www.downingfilmcenter.com), in person at our box office or by using the attached envelope. No donation is too large or too small. And remember, because the Downing is a 501 (c) (3) not-for-profit theater, any donation you make is considered a charitable gift, including, if applicable, many employer matching-gift programs.
Thank you in advance for your support of the Downing Film Center’s Drive to Digial capital campaign. This is your movie theater. This is your experience. This is our time.
AS OF 12/3/13 - $61,312
$13,688 Left To Reach Our Goal!
We thank the following patrons for their genenous donations:
Marci Gurton, Bill Webber and Nancy Proyect, Cole and Mary Kingseed, Julie and Tony Falco, Phizer Foundation Matching Gift Program - Michael Denove, Justine Schembri,
The PCW Management Center, LLC from an
Donald and Rosalyn Magidson,
Rich and Mae Malarski,
Wayne and Susan Chernek, Eleanor Milliken,
Winifred Hecht Reed, Yaakov Sullivan,
Barbara & Jim Ryan, Jim and Joan Halpin,
Mona Paschke, Susan Cassidy, Maureen Knipp,
Howard and Judith Garrett,
Dick Polich and Cathy Kuttner, Francine Quigg, James O'Barr, Michael Clurman,
Hannah Brooks, Chris Ford, GAP Inc.,
Gloria Turk, Di Anne Wright,
Ronni and Don Berstein,
Mary and Gerardus Verdegaal,
Michael Heaney and Eileen Mulvey,
Ingrid Mazzola, Barbara Ewert,
Donations from Old Chairs,
Phyllis and Gilbert Goetz,
Philip and Sue-Anne Dropkin,
Marilyn Van Laer, Carol Swanwick,
Robin and David Marks, Cam Moriello,
Alice Kambouris, Andrew and Anita Genna,
Anthony and Betsy Shamonsky, Gail Graf, Janet Bonzon, Roseann Farrow, Neil Bloch, Pepsico Foundation (Tiffany Novinger),
Pamela LaLonde, Carla Decker,
Richard Kroner, Georgene Gladstone,
Kevin and Christie Loughran,
Marianne and James Devitt,
Tina Robie. Eileen Hand,
TATTO AGE: THOM DEVITA
film out-of-pocket, Kathleen Fenwick,
Dan Riordon, Janet & Francis Gain,
Arlene and Harvey Feldman,
The Battle of Pussy Willow Creek,
Jack & Pam Quinn, Patrick Rulsi,
Jeanne Daley, Gene and Stephanie Gouss,
Barry Turner, THE GAP (Eileen Hand)
2011 - 2012
Marion O'Rourke, Julie LaMoy, Mary Mulrooney, Barbara Ewert, Brian and Sharon Burke, Emil Barbosa and Debbie Gundersen,
Barbara and John McDonald,
Carla Decker, Richard Carroll,
Mary and David McTamaney,
Deborah and Robert Dresser,
Abby Li Ward, Michael and Sally Mattausch. Robert and Charlotte Farrell, Jim Hoekema,
Nicholas and Katheleen Gerten, Frances and Peter Bonk, Jean and Harold Hyatt, Catherine Gaspard, Margaret Conyea, Dr. Hara Schwartz,
Joan Charkin, Barbara Benjamin, Steve Shortess & Deb Bowen, Clifford & Betty Davis,
Mark Carnes & Mary Elin Korchinsky,
Stan Freilich & Carol Marquand,
Barbara Perry, Sue & Al Glick,
Phyllis Woodard, Alice Kambouris,
Anthony and Betsy Shamonsky,
Rachel McKible, Mary Ellen Washburn,
Judy Racino, Tracy and Frances Baxter,
Dr. Jessica Gerson, Charlene Hirschberg,
Carlotta Shearson and Steven Hoagland,
Jack and Jacqui Berry,
Michel and Catherine Romain, Lynnette Hoins, Michael Piotrowski, Joseph Gribbin,
Dr. Ervin and Janice Burros,
Virginia and Robert Nasser, Ester Effel,
Jeff and Kathryn Janus,
Frederic and Elizabeth McCurdy,
Paul and Janet Wolvek,
Donna Cornell & Co. INC, Barbara Reuschle,
Howard Pearlman, Arlene and David Nolan, Brian Winkel, Anita and Jeffrey Page,
Charlie and Mary Sue Kelly,
Kenneth and Margaret Schmidt,
Wayne and Susan Chernak, Barbara Ewert,
Katharine Fitzgerald, Jean Bolton, Robert and Lauren Anderson, Margaret and Peter Sipple, Joy and Arthur Leinoff, Ann Gerschefski, Thomas and Jayne Petersen, Patricia Favata,
Caren Aiello, Joann Hamburg,
Marilyn Maisonet, Jeanne Dewitt,
Dr. David Perry and Susan Martula,
Elizabeth Khare, Barkley Murray,
Phyllis Woodard, Elizabeth Hinkel,
Richard and Bernadette Ballezza,
Rachel Asher & Steven Strauss,
John McCormick, Timothy and Doris Free,
Mary Widmer, Linda Mabie, Richard Bedrosian, Len and Carol Lobreglio, Paul McCarthy,
Ann Whipple, Shirley Wolfe, Marcy Kleinman, James Beard, Craig Thurtell, Sharon Huizenga, Camille Moriello, Judith Richards,
John and Sue Olsen, Barbara Sabini,
Rita Truesdell, Jonathan Sax,
Barbara Naru, Sandra Dubinsky,
John and Pamela Quinn, Virginia Smith,
John and Ann Flynn Steller, Kellt Szott,
Sue Torelli, Guido and Karin Lemke,
Dale and Irving Zuckerman, Sadi Penzato,
Michael and Rita Forrester,
Lorraine Santacroce, Christine Garfinkel, Maria Miller, Barbara and Gene Wyman,
Jim and Joan Halpin, Carol and Bob Ward,
Janet Corso, Donna and Jim Washburn,
Raena and Alan Korenman,
Robert and Randy Barlow,
Chris Ford, Ruth Walker, Yaakov Sullivan, Gloria Lentini, Andrew Dade, Charles Gordon,
Paul and Marge Krupa,
Joan Siegel and Joel Solonche, Eileen Hand,
Betsy and Anthony Shamonsky,
Kevin and Anna Burke, Gina Angelo,
Jeanne Millman, Kenneth Halpern,
Tiffany Novinger & Jeff Tipton,
Rose Marie Conroy,
Nancy and Alfred Fox,
Marianne and Jim Devitt,
Janet and Francis Gain, John Clancy,
Fred Swinger, Pat Favata, Barbara Perry,
Elisa and Andre Fritz, Arlene Reynolds,
Martha Mackey, Noreen Madigan,
Marilyn Van Laer,
Melanie and Tom Robinson,
Ron and Danielle Costanzo,
Dr. Pinchas and Mrs. Talma Ovide,
Betty McClung, John and Pamela Quinn,
Gloria Turk, Emma Poggioli, Jennifer Howse,
Roger Aplon, TD Bank (Virginia Smith),
Robin and Stephen Grove, Arthur Torregrosa, Joanne Zipay, Dianne Minogue,
Harold and Jean Hyatt, Mary Rose, Ann Gross, Barbara and John McDonald,
Debra Gundersen and Emil Barbosa,
Robert McGrath, John Reid, Mary Dickinson,
PMI Hudson Valley Chapter, Inc.,
Michael Perez, Nicholas and Helene Stagliano, Susan D'Egidio,
Ernest Strauss, Andrew and Anita Genna,
Tom and Mary Ann Fitzgerald,
Rosette and Peter Anderson,
Deke and Wendy Spierling,
Alan and Debra Marks, Nora and Fred Wilson,
Kathleen and Richard Fenwick, David Sabol ,
Julia Geraghty, Camille Moriello,
Bob Torsello, Ann & Ed Lamb, Wesley and Barbara Gottlock, Caro Hawthorne,
In Honor of Raymond Rafferty,
In Honor of Douglas Colt, Nancy Parten,
Suzanne and Louis Dawes, Wendy Degiglio,
Alan Axelrod and Mary McGlinn, Jess Gerson, Beth Stewart, Bernard Cerone,
Lois Dunikowski, Roslyn D'Onofrio,
Fred and Linda Mangelsdorf, Judith Rife,
James Donahue, Michael and Katherine Burns,
Catherine Crotty Sharpe, Susan Wilber,
Marie and David Fitzgerald, Rayna Walters, Thomas Randall, John and Susan Olsen,
Diane Newlander, Salisha Wiegmann,
Priscilla Holden, Dae Vitale,
Michael and Carole DeNove,
Ron and Liz Rodriguez, Carole O'Neil,
Barbara and John O'Friel,
Bernard and Mary Breheney, David Goodwin, George and Susan Levy, Gregory Langer,
Joe and Marion Deschenes, the M.E. Whitehill Original Watercolor Raffle, Philip Segali,
Cathy and Warren Cahill, Elaine Greenblatt, Rachel McKibble, The Land Family Foundation,
Nancy Popoloski, Ann McDonald,
Norma and Conrad Remick, Cathie Gaspard,
Eileen Hand, Bob and Denise Nichols,
Carol and Joseph Barranca, Barbara Reddin,
Anna and Kevin Burke,
Brian and Sharon Burke, Cathy Majkowski,
Pano Pliotis, Doris Greenwood,
Danny Cavaluzzi, Barbara Bequette,
Karl Holmburg, Tanya Laurer,
Mary Elin Korchinsky, Elizabeth Papesca, Angelyn Nelson, Anne DeRienzo,
Joan and Robert Ganci, C. Kippy Boyle,
Anthony and Mary Ellen Colombo,
Salisha and Donald Wiegmann,
Douglas and Claire Maset,
Anonymous Donors, Renuka Khanna,
Robert Tully, Francine Gordon, Lois Piva,
Jeffrey Ashley, Jane Kinney, Julie LaMoy, Mary and Angelo Ruotolo, Pamela Halling, David and Mary McTamaney, Marjorie Krupa, Elizabeth Hellwege, James and Barbara Ryan, Thomas Bolger,
Josh Levine, Anne Kennedy, Marilyn Koho, Beth and Great Whalen, Nancy Phelps,
Frances Obidowski, Charles Thomas,
L. Margaret Hill, Brooke Evans,
Sue and Doug Schongalla,
Mary Stroll and Paul VanNiewerburgh, Anonymous, Mark and Anne Halabuda, Maureen Schjorring, Kate Ahmadi,
Carole and Michael Monkowski, Sandy Kaye,
Dich Polich, Cathy Kuttner,
Jane and Harry Brewster, Eleanor Milliken
+ out-of-pocket donations
at the theater.
BUY A GIFT CARD!
Stop by during box office hours and purchase a gift card in any amount for someone special!
If you already have a gift certificate, stop by and have it updated to a gift card.
Gift cards can now be used on our website to purchase advance tickets for films!
Why not buy yourself a gift card and use it to purchace internet tickets - instead of using your credit card?
AT THE DOWNING FILM CENTER
We are pleased to announce that the Downing Film Center has converted to an online ticketing system that links up with our existing ticketing service provided by RTS (Ready Theatre Systems). As a result, we no longer handle reservations by phone or email. You can now purchase your ticket directly through the Downing Film Center’s website – www.downingfilmcenter.com – at the top of this page or under the film you would like to attend. The good news is it’s easy! To complete your order, you must use a credit card – Visa, Master Card or Discover (American Express will not be accepted). Upon purchase, you will be given a receipt to print. When you arrive at the theater, please be prepared to finalize your ticket purchase with this receipt or by presenting the credit card you used in your purchase. Please note: you will not be able to cancel your ticket(s) or obtain a refund once your online order is complete. For those without a computer or credit card, or who prefer to transact business in person, you will also be able to reserve tickets by purchasing them up to seven days in advance at our box office during regular operations (cash, check, credit card accepted). RTS also offers gift cards that can be used to reserve/purchase tickets in person or online. Current Downing Film Center gift certificate holders should come to the box office during regular hours to convert to an RTS gift card, which you will need to reserve/purchase tickets using our online option.
Click here to read a series of FAQ'S (Frequently Asked Questions) which will further clarify our internet ticketing procedure.
SPONSORS OF THE DOWNING
DR. MICHAEL KOUMAS , DDS
GLENN AND BREHENEY, PLLC
THE DIBELLO GALLERY
AND FRAME SHOP
FEDERAL CREDIT UNION
DELAWARE & HUDSON CANVAS
HUDSON STREET CAFE
WALLKILL RIVER SCHOOL
AND ART GALLERY
FOTI FLOWERS AT YUESS FLORISTS
JUST OFF BROADWAY
ZORA DORA (Beacon)
Click here for more information about becoming a sponsor of the Downing. As a perk, you can place your event or your business in our pre-show offered before each screening.
Please patronize our sponsors!
BUSINESS MEMBERSHIP REWARDS PROGRAM
The Downing Film Center is pleased to launch its Business Membership Rewards' Program. Area businesses are invited to offer a customized discount to our members. The businesses and their offers are listed on our website, in our weekly e-newsletter and in our lobby.
Your business can support the Downing Film Center while our members support your business!
A list of businesses offering discounts can be found by clicking here and scrolling down.
Cllick below for more information and an application to sign-up for this program.
The Downing Film Center won, for the second year in a row, the Best of Metromix Hudson Valley MOVIE THEATER.
Thanks for your support and votes!
The Downing Film Center is in need of volunteers to assist in several areas of its operation. If interested in giving some time to us, please print out the application in the link below, mail it to the film center (19 Front St., Newburgh, NY 12550),
email it to the Downing at email@example.com,
fax it to the Downing at 845.561.3865, or drop it off at our box office during showtime hours. You can also pick up an application
in our lobby.
We're excited to be named the
Times-Herald Record Best of 2011 Movie Theater.
Click here to read the story.
The Downing Film Center is handicapped accessible. If you plan on attending a film and you need our lift and elevator, please let us know when you make your reservation. We also ask you arrive at least 35-40 minutes early.
Gift cards are available at the Downing. You can pick up gift cards in any amount desired. All you have to do is send in your request indicating the amount of gift card, the name of the recipient and the name(s) of the person(s) giving it. You can then mail in your request with a check made out to the Downing Film Center at 19 Front St., Newburgh, NY. If you live in the area, you can also stop by the box office during film hours (check out film schedule above for current screenings) and pick up your gift card. If you have any other questions, feel free to telephone our box office or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
OUR FEATURED SPONSORS OF THE MONTH: