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




ADULTS $9.00



CHILDREN (Under 16) $7.00

MEMBERS/FANS $6.00 (with card)


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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


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Rated R for language and some disturbing material | 100 min | Directed by Rupert Goold

In English | 2015 | Drama/Mystery/Thriller


Watch Trailer Here



FRI 7:30

SAT 5:00 7:30

SUN 2:00 4:30

TUES 7:30

WEDS 7:30

THURS 2:00 7:30



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


     When disgraced New York Times reporter Michael Finkel (Jonah Hill) meets accused killer Christian Longo (James Franco) — who has taken on Finkel’s identity — his investigation morphs into an unforgettable game of cat and mouse. Based on actual events, Finkel’s relentless pursuit of Longo’s true story encompasses murder, love, deceit, and redemption.


"True Story" is a tightly made slice of true crime that treads the line between fact and fiction that has so bedeviled storytellers, and asserts that perhaps reality lies somewhere outside of that, and is still only what you make of it.: -Katie Walsh, The Playlist


"In Goold's hands, the two thesps deliver measured, soul-searching work." -Peter Debruge, Variety


   For the benefit of our members, e-news subscribers and general public, please click here to view the Service Agreement the Downing Film Center entered into with the Town of  Monroe to pick, procure and project films on Screens 1, 2 and 3 of TMACC (Town of Monroe Arts and Civic Center) - both to advance our mission and serve the people of Monroe and the Mid-Hudson Valley.


     While the Town of Monroe will operate Theaters 1, 2, and 3, including receiving all box office and concessions' revenue, the Downing Film Center will be paid an annual service fee of $154,000,  which will cover the following:

1. Salaries and benefits for 1 part-time Team Leader/Projectionist and three part-time Projectionists - working at Monroe
2. Additional bookkeeper/accountant services and a part-time administrative assistant and benefits
3. Compensation for the Executive Director
4. Miscellaneous items including printing and copying, etc.

This does not include employees who will be working directly for the Town of Monroe to operate the theaters and TMACC.

"The Town of Monroe asked us to lend our expertise, and we are pleased to extend our not-for-profit mission to bring quality films to the people of Monroe," said Brian Burke, the Executive Director and Co-Founder of the Downing Film Center. "The success of this venture will directly benefit the Town because it will bring quality cinema back to its residents and to its surrounding areas. We are proud to have been part of the independent film movement in the mid-Hudson Valley since opening our doors in 2006 and are thrilled to be able to expand its reach from our flagship location in Newburgh to our neighbors in Monroe. With this agreement, and the support it shows for quality film programming, we believe the future is bright for cinema in our region, and we thank the Town of Monroe for giving us the opportunity to become part of the cultural life of their community."


The Downing Film Center is an apolitical arts organization. 




Rated R for language and brief graphic nudity 124 min | Directed by Olivier Assayas

In English, German, French, Swiss German

2015 | Drama




Starring Julilette Binoche, Kristen Stewart and Chloe Grace Moretz



Bolstered by a trio of powerful performances from its talented leads, Clouds of Sils Maria is an absorbing, richly detailed drama with impressive depth and intelligence.


     Maria Enders (Juliette Binoche) is an actress at the peak of her international career who is asked to perform in a revival of the play that made her famous twenty years earlier. Back then she played the role of Sigrid, an alluring young woman who disarms and eventually drives her boss Helena to suicide. Now she is being asked to step into the other role, that of the older Helena. She departs with her assistant (Kristen Stewart) to rehearse in Sils Maria, a remote region of the Alps. A young Hollywood starlet with a penchant for scandal (Chloë Grace Moretz) is to take on the role of Sigrid, and Maria finds herself on the other side of the mirror, face to face with an ambiguously charming woman who is, in essence, an unsettling reflection of herself. (C) Sundance Selects


"The three women in Clouds of Sils Maria love, talk and move, move, move, sharing lives, trading roles and performing parts. The lives they lead are messy and indeterminate, but each woman’s life belongs to her." -Manohla Dargis, New York Times


"A meditation on fame, acting, aging, and acceptance, “Clouds” is a multilayered rapture on the subject of woman, performing. Not only does the film demand repeat viewings, it rewards them."

-Ty Burr, Boston Globe


' If Ingmar Bergman had directed a remake of "All About Eve," it might have looked something like Clouds of Sils Maria. Mysterious and narratively playful, Olivier Assayas’ film features a trio of finely calibrated female performances that examine the psychological toll of being an actress — or working for one." -Chris Nashawaty, Entertainment Weekly




     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