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.Please note that there will be no refunds or exchanges for tickets purchased in advance.
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!
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
Note that separate admission will be charged for each of the two sets of short films.
2018 OSCAR NOMINATED SHORT FILMS: LIVE ACTION AND ANIMATED
99 min | Live Action Short Films | 2017
83 min | Animated Short Films | 2017
FEBRUARY 1822, Animated Shorts
Mon No showing
Wed No showing
FEBRUARY 1822, Live Action Shorts
Mon No showing
Tickets are available now at our box office and online here.
ABOUT THE FILMS
For more information about the films, including individual trailers, please visit SHORTSTV.
LIVE ACTION (99 min)
DeKalb Elementary (USA, 20 min)
My Nephew Emmett (USA, 20 min)
The Eleven O'Clock (Australia, 13 min)
The Silent Child (UK, 20 min)
Watu Wote/All of Us (Germany/Kenya, 23 min)
ANIMATED (83 min)
Dear Basketball (USA, 5 min)
Garden Party (France, 7 min)
Lou (USA, 7 min)
Negative Space (France, 6 min)
Revolting Rhymes (UK, 29 min)
Plus three additional shorts: Lost Property Office, Weeds, and Achoo
COMING SOON TO NEWBURGH
Monday, February 19
In Recognition of Black History Month and as Part of Our Seldom Seen Film Series
DAUGHTERS OF THE DUST
Written and directed by Julie Dash
Starring Cora Lee Day and Alva Rogers
112 min | Drama/History/Romance | 1991
The screening will be free; seating will be on a first-come first-served basis.
ABOUT THE FILM
The year's  best and most original movie was made in 1991 and is returning...in a new restoration...: "Daughters of the Dust," Julie Dash's vast yet intimate drama, set in 1902, about the preparations of an extended family on one of the Sea Islands, off the coast of Georgia, to migrate to the American mainland. It's a movie that runs less than two hours and feels like three or four--not in sitting time but in substance, in historical scope and depth of emotion, in the number of characters it brings to life and the novelistic subtlety of the connections between them, in the profusion of its ideas and the cinematic imagination with which they're realized, in the sensuous beauty of its images and sounds and the indelibly exalted gestures that it impresses on one's memory.
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 3540 minutes early.
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 (1) the amount to put on the card, (2) the name and address of the recipient, and (3) the name and address of the giver; 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 (1) to you or (2) to the recipient. Of course, you can also stop by the theater 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.