NATIONAL THEATER LIVE

The Downing Film Center is excited to present broadcasts from the NATIONAL THEATRE in London. 

National Theatre Live began in 2009 with a production of “Phedre” that was seen by a worldwide audience of more than 50,000. Now three years later, the series that broadcasts current plays at London’s National Theatre to movie theaters has reached nearly 1 million viewers.

 

COMING IN OCTOBER & NOVEMBER:

MEDEA

FRANKENSTEIN

A STREETCAR NAMED DESIRE

SKYLIGHT

 

Click here for more information about dates and times - just scroll down!

 


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

GENERAL ADMISSION $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!

 


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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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.

                                                                                      
                                                                                                                                          

                         NOW SHOWNING                                MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 22                                     SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 27

MY OLD LADY

My Old Lady Movie Poster

Rated PG-13 for thematic material and some sexual references | 107 min

       Directed by Israel Horowitz | 2014 | Comedy/Drama           In English

 

Watch Trailer Here.

 

SEPT 21 - SEPT 25

SUN 6:15

TUES 7:30

WEDS 7:30

THURS 2:00 7:30

 

SEPT 26 - OCT 2

FRI 7:30

SAT 2:30 5:15 8:00

SUN 2:30 5:15

TUES 7:30

WEDS 7:30

THURS 2:00 7:30

 

 

Buy your tickets at the box office or on line here for MY OLD LADY.

 

W/Kevin Kline, Kristin Scott Thomas and Maggie Smith

 

     Mathias Gold (Kevin Kline) is a down-on-his-luck New Yorker who inherits a Parisian apartment from his estranged father. But when he arrives in France to sell the vast domicile, he's shocked to discover a live-in tenant who is not prepared to budge. His apartment is a viager - an ancient French real estate system with complex rules pertaining to its resale - and the feisty Englishwoman Mathilde Girard (Maggie Smith), who has lived in the apartment with her daughter Chloé (Kristin Scott Thomas) for many years, can by contract collect monthly payments from Mathias until her death. (C) Cohen

 

"A very enjoyable, soft-centred tale of guilty secrets, hidden lives and family ghosts." -Alan Hunter, The List

 

"A well-acted psychological drama revolving around a homeless American, an aged bohemian, and her angry daughter." -Frederic and Mary Ann Brussat

 

"People who complain about the absence of genuine adult drama from cinema screens have an opportunity to put their monies where their mouths are here." -Glenn Kenny, Roger Ebert.com

 

"Appealing performances and an engaging premise, not to mention Paris looking its most glorious, are assets here." -David Noh, Film Journal International

 

 

 

SPECIAL ENCORE SCREENINGS

A "JOAN RIVERS" RETROSPECTIVE

JOAN RIVERS: A PIECE OF WORK

Rated R for language and sexual humor | 84 min Directed by Anne Sundberg & Ricki Stern

In English | Documentary | 2010

 

Watch trailer here.

 

 

Penetrating Rivers' coarse image, this compelling documentary offers an honest, behind-the-scenes look at her career -- and at show business in general.

 

Sept 22

Mon (9/22)  1:30 3:30 5:30 7:30

 

General Admission $7; Members $6

 

 

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

 

      Joan Rivers: A Piece of Work takes the audience on a year long ride with  legendary comedian Joan Rivers in her 76th year of life. This film peels away the mask of an iconic comedian and exposes the struggles,  sacrifices and joy of living life as a ground breaking female performer.  The film is an emotionally surprising and revealing portrait of one the most  hilarious and long-standing career women ever in the business. (IFC Films)

                                                                         

****: "She's a teller of hilarious gutbucket truths as surely as Lenny Bruce and Richard Pryor ever were. Yet while they were consumed by their demons, Rivers is just the opposite." -Owen Gleiberman, Entertainment Weekly

 

****: "It's one of the best documentaries ever made about show business, about what it really consists of and what it demands." -Rick LaSalle, San Francisco Chronicle

 

"It's one of the best documentaries ever made about show business, about what it really consists of and what it demands." -Manohla Dargis, New York Times

 

 

 

SPECIAL SCREENING

SAT, SEPT 27 @ 12:30 PM

DISRUPTION

CLIMATE.  CHANGE.

Not Rated | 52 min | Produced & Directed by: Kelly Nyks & Jared P. Scott | 2014 | Documentary

 

Watch Trailer.

 

9/21 • NYC Join the Largest Climate

March In History

Visit this site by clicking here and signing-up: http://peoplesclimate.org/march/?r=350

 

 

Then see the film at the Downing Film Center

 

SATURDAY, SEPT 27 @ 12:30 PM

One Showing Only

 

Admission Free

Donations will be welcomed for the Downing's future programming.

Seating on a first-come first-served basis.

 

 

This screening is part of the Newburgh Last Saturdays' Program                                                     

 

     When it comes to climate change, why do we do so little when we know so much?’

Through a relentless investigation to find the answer, Disruption takes an unflinching look at the devastating consequences of our inaction.

 

     The exploration lays bare the terrifying science, the shattered political process, the unrelenting industry special interests and the civic stasis that have brought us to this social, moral and ecological crossroads.The film also takes us behind-the-scenes of the efforts to organize the largest climate rally in the history of the planet during the UN world climate summit.

 

     This is the story of our unique moment in history. We are living through an age of tipping points and rapid social and planetary change. We’re the first generation to feel the impacts of climate disruption, and the last generation that can do something about it. The film enlarges the issue beyond climate impacts and makes a compelling call for bold action that is strong enough to tip the balance to build a clean energy future.

 

 


 

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

 

 

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: