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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!




ADULTS $9.00



CHILDREN (Under 16) $7.00

MEMBERS/FANS $6.00 (with card)


Special screening events may have different admission prices!

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We are interviewing for a few talented people to join our team  10 - 27 hours weekly at the Downing  

at Monroe or Newburgh:


   Head Projectionist/Team Leader

Job Requirements: A passion for film, theater and cultural entertainment with enthusiasm for customer service; digital audio/visual knowledge, a clear focus and ability to multi-task are essential, with a flexible schedule including weekends and holidays. Will Train strong candidates. (Monroe) 


                                                                                                            Assistant Projectionists

A passion for film, theater and cultural entertainment with enthusiasm for customer service; digital audio/visual knowledge clear focus and ability to multi-task are essential, with a flexible schedule including weekends and holidays.  Will Train strong candidates (Monroe and Newburgh)



                                    To Apply:Download Application here  & email (or mail) it with your resume & cover letter to:
                Brian Burke, Downing Film Center at or mail to Downing Film Center, 19 Front St., Newburgh, NY 12550
                                                                 Questions? Call 845-561-3686 and leave a clear message.

Please make sure to reference the position for which you are applying



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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


                      ENDS THURS, MARCH 26                 FRI, MARCH 27 - THURS, APRIL 2          FRI, MARCH 27 - TUES, MARCH 31



Rated PG for some language and suggestive comments  | 122 min

Directed by John Madden  

2015 | In English |Drama/Comedy




THURS 2:00 7:30




Buy your tickets at the box office or on line here for THE SECOND BEST EXOTIC MARIGOLD HOTEL.

     The Second Best Exotic Marigold Hotel is the expansionist dream of Sonny (Dev Patel), and it's making more claims on his time than he has available, considering his imminent marriage to the love of his life, Sunaina (Tina Desai). Sonny has his eye on a promising property now that his first venture, The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel for the Elderly and Beautiful, has only a single remaining vacancy - posing a rooming predicament for fresh arrivals Guy (Richard Gere) and Lavinia (Tamsin Greig). Evelyn and Douglas (Judi Dench and Bill Nighy) have now joined the Jaipur workforce, and are wondering where their regular dates for Chilla pancakes will lead, while Norman and Carol (Ronald Pickup and Diana Hardcastle) are negotiating the tricky waters of an exclusive relationship, as Madge (Celia Imrie) juggles two eligible and very wealthy suitors. Perhaps the only one who may know the answers is newly installed co-manager of the hotel, Muriel (Maggie Smith), the keeper of everyone's secrets. As the demands of a traditional Indian wedding threaten to engulf them all, an unexpected way forward presents itself. (Fox Searchlight)


"An entirely charming extension of the most unlikely franchise, gently handling big themes and dissolving cynicism with laughter. Maggie Smith is superb."

-Nev Pierce, Empire


"It’s not so common to find an ensemble of this caliber so enthusiastic to work together, and that chemistry comes across." -Peter Debruge, Variety




Selma Movie Poster

Rated PG-13 for disturbing thematic material including violence, a suggestive moment, and brief strong language 128 min | Directed by Ava DuVernay | 2015

In English | Biography, Drama, History





Fueled by a gripping performance from David Oyelowo, Selma draws inspiration and dramatic power from the life and death of Martin Luther King, Jr. -- but doesn't ignore how far we remain from the ideals his work embodied.


Academy Award Nominated



March 27 - April 2

FRI 7:45

SAT 2:30 7:45

SUN 4:00

TUES 7:30

WEDS 7:30

THURS 2:00 7:30


Buy your tickets at the box office or on line here for SELMA.



     In 1965, Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. (David Oyelowo) leads a dangerous campaign to secure equal voting rights in the face of violent opposition. The march from Selma to Montgomery culminates in President Johnson (Tom Wilkinson) signing the Voting Rights Act of 1965, one of the most significant victories for the civil rights movement (Paramount Films)


****: "Even if you think you know what’s coming, Selma hums with suspense and surprise. Packed with incident and overflowing with fascinating characters, it is a triumph of efficient, emphatic cinematic storytelling. And much more than that, of course." -A.O.Scott, New York Times

Read Full Review here.


****: "There are several reasons to see Selma — for its virtuosity and scale, scope and sheer beauty. But then there are its lessons, which have to do with history, but also today: Selma invites viewers to heed its story, meditate on its implications and allow those images once again to change our hearts and minds." -Ann Hornday, Washington Post


****: "DuVernay’s razor-sharp portrait of the Civil Rights movement — and Dr. King himself — at a critical crossroads is as politically astute as it is psychologically acute, giving us a human-scale King whose indomitable public face belies currents of weariness and self-doubt." -Scott Foundas, Variety


****: "DuVernay has done a great service with Selma. Not only has she made one of the most powerful films of the year, she's given us a necessary reminder of what King did for this country...and how much is left to be done."

-Chris Nashawaty, Entertainment Weekly


****: "Working from a script by Paul Webb and aided by stark, beautiful, sometimes startlingly realistic cinematography by Bradford Young, DuVernay has delivered a powerful and moving portrait of Martin Luther King Jr."

-Richard Roeper, Chicago Sun-Times






             NOT RATED | 87 min | Directed by Mary Dore |  In English | 2014 | Documentary



      Celebrating Women's History Month


       Co-Sponsored by the
     YWCA Orange County 


March 27 - March 31

                      FRI 5:30

                      SAT 5:30

                     *MON 7:30

                     TUES 2:00

*This screening (Mon, March 29) will be followed by a Talk-Back with a representative  from the YWCA of Orange County.



  General Admission $7

          Members $6


Buy your tickets at the box office or on line here for SHE'S BEAUTIFUL WHEN SHE'S ANGRY.

     Mary Dore's film resurrects the buried history of the outrageous, often brilliant women who founded the modern women's movement from 1966 to 1971. The film takes us from the founding of NOW, when ladies wore hats and gloves, to the emergence of more radical factions of women's liberation; from intellectuals like Kate Millett to the street theatrics of WITCH (Women's International Conspiracy from Hell!). Artfully combining dramatizations, performance and archival imagery, the film recounts the stories of women who fought for their own equality, and in the process created a world-wide revolution. The film does not try to romanticize the early movement, but dramatizes it in its exhilarating, quarrelsome, sometimes heart-wrenching glory. The film does not shy away from the controversies over race, sexual preference and leadership that arose in the women's movement. It captures the spirit of the time - thrilling, scandalous, and often hilarious.  


"One of the year's best films, Mary Dore's She's Beautiful When She's Angry is an urgent,illuminating dive into the headwaters of second-wave feminism, the movement that - no matter what its detractors insist - has given us the world in which we live." -Alan Scherstuhl, Village Voice

"She's Beautiful When She's Angry, director Mary Dore's incisive portrait of so-called second-wave feminism of the late 1960s, is an exceptional chronicle, its mix of archival material and new interviews bristling with the energy and insight of one of the most important social movements of the 20th century."  -Sheri Linden, Los Angeles Times

"Dore does not gloss over the ideological excesses or internal quarrels of feminism, but more than anything else she captures the excitement of that era, the growing sense of solidarity as more andmore women discovered that their dissatisfaction was not an individual matter."

-Andrew O'Hehir, Salon



     We'd like to share news of an exciting new opportunity which has arisen for the Downing Film Center. The Town of Monroe has voted to begin operation of a movie theater at their new Town of Monroe Activity and Civic Center - TMACC (the site of the former Monroe Theater). We have been asked to program three of the screens at this theater in addition to maintaining our home here at the Yellow Bird Building on Front Street in Newburgh. We have been working on a service agreement with the Town of Monroe to make this a reality. Programming these additional screens will benefit the Downing in a number of ways. First, we can expand our reach to a wider geographic area and serve a much larger population of film goers. Secondly, it will afford us the flexibility of multiple screens on which to show a greater number and wider selection of quality films to this larger audience enabling us to better fulfill our not-for-profit mission statement. And finally it will give the Downing a more sustainable model to ensure that we can bring fine films to our area for many years to come.        

     We wanted to inform you of these developments and assure you that the Downing Film Center in Newburgh will remain our home and the operations you have grown used to there will continue as always.

     We appreciate the support you have given to the Downing since its founding in 2006 and we look forward to a continued rewarding relationship with our members, fans and fellow film enthusiasts. Check out our website for further news about the Downing's newest chapter. thank you ...and...hope to see you soon at the movies!


The Monroe Theater at TMACC
  is located at:
34 Millpond Parkway,
Monroe, NY 10950

The Downing Film Center will be programming Screens 1, 2, and 3.  




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