Buy tickets at our box office or on our website here!

 

Enjoy peace of mind and avoid the dreaded "SOLD OUT" sign!  Buy your tickets ahead at the box office or on-line at www.downingfilmcenter.com.

Remember, the box office opens 1/2 hour before the first showtime of the day and seating is on a first-come first served basis. 

The Downing Film Center has limited seating -- 55 seats!

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TICKET PRICES

ADULTS $8.50

SENIOR CITIZENS (62+) $7.00

STUDENTS (16-21) $7.00

CHILDREN (Under 16) $6.00

MEMBERS/FANS $6.00

 

Special screening events may have different admission prices!

 

EFFECTIVE FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 6

ADULTS $9.00

STUDENTS & MILITARY $8.00 (with ID)

SENIOR CITIZENS (62+) $7.00

CHILDREN (Under 16) $7.00

MEMBERS/FANS $6.00 (with card)


 

What movie did you miss?

Click here to see a list of all of the films screened at the Downing Film Center during 2014!


Click here to view our calendar of events!

 


“The Downing Film Center  is a free speech theatre that neither censors nor endorses.”

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Remember we do not share your email with any other organizations - it will remain private!

 


    

OUR MISSION STATEMENT

 

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 1/10/2015

                         NOW SHOWING                                         SATURDAY, JAN 31                                                 SAT, FEB 7 & MON, FEB 9

A MOST VIOLENT YEAR

A Most Violent Year Movie Poster

Rated R for language and some violence  | 125 min Written and Directed by J.C. Chandor

In English | 2014 | Drama/thriller

 

Watch trailer here

 

WINNER - NATIONAL BOARD OF REVIEW

BEST PICTURE, BEST ACTOR - OSCAR ISAAC, AND BEST SUPPORTING ACTRESS

- JESSICA CHASTAIN

 

 

JAN 30 - FEB 5

FRI 5:45 8:30

SAT 3:00 5;45 8:30

SUN 1:00 3:45

MON 7:30

TUES 7:30

WEDS 7:30

THURS 2;00 7:30

 

Buy your tickets at the box office or on line here for A MOST VIOLENT YEAR.

 

 

W/Oscar Isaac, Jessica Chastain

and David Oyellowo

 

Gritty, gripping, and weighted with thought-provoking heft, A Most Violent Year represents another strong entry in writer-director

J.C. Chandor's impressive filmography.

 

     In New York City during the winter of 1981, statistically one of the most violent years in the city's history, an immigrant and his family try to expand their business and capitalize on opportunities as the rampant violence, decay, and corruption of the day drag them in and threaten to destroy all they have built.

 

****: "J. C. Chandor, the writer and director of this pulpy, meaty, altogether terrific new film, and Bradford Young, its supremely talented director of photography, succeed in giving this beat-up version of the city both historical credibility and expressive power." -A. O. Scott, New York Times

READ FULL REVIEW BY A.O. SCOTT

 

****: "A vibrant crime story filled to overflowing with crackling situations, taut dialogue and a heightened, even operatic sense of reality, A Most Violent Year captures us and doesn't let go."

-Kenneth Turan, Los Angeles Times

 

****: "Chandor (“All is Lost”) has made a movie that quietly but ferociously immerses us in a time and place, with atmosphere done in minimal yet evocative strokes." -Joe Newmaier, New York Daily News

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

SPECIAL SCREENING ADDED

ART AND CRAFT

Not Rated | 89 min |  2014 | Documentary

In English

 

Watch trailer

 

JANUARY 31

SAT 1:00

 

Buy your tickets at the box office or on line here for ART AND CRAFT.

 

The spotlight it shines on an apparently troubled mind may strike some viewers as exploitative, but Art and Craft remains a thoroughly gripping glimpse into the life of a legendary art forger.

 

     Mark Landis has been called one of the most prolific art forgers in US history. His impressive body of work spans thirty years, covering a wide range of painting styles and periods that includes 15th Century Icons, Picasso, and even Walt Disney. And while the copies could fetch impressive sums on the open market, Landis isn't in it for money. Posing as a philanthropic donor, a grieving executor of a family member’s will, and most recently as a Jesuit priest, Landis has given away hundreds of works over the years to a staggering list of institutions across the United States. But after duping Matthew Leininger, a tenacious registrar who ultimately discovers the decades-long ruse and sets out to expose his philanthropic escapades to the art world, Landis must confront his own legacy and a chorus of museum professionals clamoring for him to stop. [Oscilloscope Pictures]

 

"It’s a funny, fascinating look at why Landis became an art forger, how he got caught and what he plans to do in the future, which may be more of the same." -Stephanie Merry, Washington Post

 

" Art and Craft adds fuel to the argument that the art market is a rigged game manipulated by curators and gallerists spouting mumbo-jumbo." -Stephen Holden, New York Times

 

"The film will appeal to art lovers, but some viewers who can hardly tell their Cezannes from Chagalls will find the story fascinating as well." -John DeFore, The Hollywood Reporter

 

 

 

 

 

The Downing Film Center Presents Special Screenings of:

 

THE BINGO LONG TRAVELING ALL-STAR AND MOTOR KINGS

Rated PG-13 | 110 min | Directed by John Badham | 1976 | Comedy

 

 

WATCH TRAIILER HERE

 

FEB 7 & FEB 9

SAT 12 NOON

MON 2:00 7:15

 

TICKETS:

GENERAL $5; CHILDREN (Under 16) $4; MEMBERS $3

 

Buy your tickets at the box office or on line here for THE BINGO LONG TRAVELING ALL-STARS AND MOTOR KINGS.

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W/Billy Dee Williams, James Earl Jones, & Richard Pryor

 

    Based on the novel by William Brasher, this film is set in the segregated South of 1939. African-American baseball pitcher Bingo Long forms his own barnstorming ball club. Though boycotted by powerful Negro League manager Sallison Porter, the team flourishes, gaining a loyal fandom and cutting into the League's profits.

 

"Excellent performances, but the best thing about it is the sharp, sceptically witty script by Hal Barwood and Matthew Robbins." -Time Out

 

"Rowdy, good-natured comedy melodrama.'" -Pauline Kael, New Yorker

 

"Billy Dee Williams and James Earl Jones are superb." -Variety

 

 

 


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?

 

 


SPONSORS OF THE DOWNING

 

DR. MICHAEL KOUMAS , DDS

 

WINDSOR ACADEMY

 

GLENN AND BREHENEY, PLLC

 

THE DIBELLO GALLERY

AND FRAME SHOP

 

HUDSON VALLEY

FEDERAL CREDIT UNION

 

DELAWARE & HUDSON CANVAS

 

HUDSON STREET CAFE

 

WALLKILL RIVER SCHOOL

AND ART GALLERY

 

FOTI FLOWERS AT YUESS FLORISTS

 

JUST OFF BROADWAY

 

COUNTY PLAYERS

 

WIDE WORLD TRAVEL

OF CORNWALL

 

FOCUSED WEALTH MANAGEMENT

 

SHEER INTENSITY

 

 

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.

DFC_Membership_Rewards_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!


VOLUNTEERS NEEDED

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 www.downingfilmcenter@gmail.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.

 

CLICK TO PRINT

VOLUNTEER APPLICATION 

 


INTERNET TICKETING

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.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

     

 

HANDICAPPED ACCESSIBLE  

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

     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 www.downingfilmcenter@gmail.com.

 

OUR FEATURED SPONSORS OF THE MONTH: