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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.
Voted Best Movie Theater by the Times Herald Record for 2011 and 2012!
ENDS THURS, MARCH 13 FRI, MARCH 14 - THURS, MARCH 20 FRI, MARCH 14 - MON, MARCH 17
ONE WEEK ONLY
ELAINE STRITCH: SHOOT ME
Not Rated | 80 min | Directed by Chiemi Karasawa Documentary | In English | 2014
MAR 12 - MAR 13
THURS 2:00 7:30
Buy tickets at our box office or on our website here for Elaine Stritch:
What does it mean to be a performing artist - first, last and always? Broadway legend Elaine Stritch can answer that. At 87, Stritch is still here, dominating the stage in her one woman cabaret act, torturing Alec Baldwin on 30ROCK, giving us her take on aging, her struggle with alcohol and diabetes, and the fear of leaving the follow spot behind. In stolen moments from her corner room at the Carlyle, and on breaks from her tour and work, candid reflections about her life are punctuated with rare archival footage, words from friends (Hal Prince, George C. Wolfe, Nathan Lane, Cherry Jones and John Turturro) and photographs from her personal collection. By turns bold, hilarious and achingly poignant, the journey connects Stritch's present to her past, and an inspiring portrait of a one-of-a-kind survivor emerges.
****: "At 88, after nearly seven decades in show business, Ms. Stritch is sharp, funny, brittle, caustic, demanding, exaggerated, critical (especially of herself) and infuriating. She is also elaborately unique and awesomely brilliant." -Rex Reed, New York Observer
"On a deeper level, Shoot Me is an unflinchingly honest examination of a woman who is aware that the end is approaching." Stephen Holden, New York Times
New York Times Critics Pick!
100% FRESH -
Positive Critics Reviews
Not Rated | 91 min | Directed by Geoff Moore & David Posamentier | In English
Comedy/Drama | 2014
A small town pharmacist's uneventful life is turned inside out when a chance encounter with a lonely trophy wife turns into a walk on the wild side in the murderously funny dark comedy, Better Living Through Chemistry. Doug Varney (Sam Rockwell) is the model of suburban respectability-until the night he delivers a prescription to the home of Elizabeth Roberts (Olivia Wilde). Gorgeous, seductive and multiply addicted, Elizabeth eagerly introduces Doug to extra-large martinis, uninhibited bedroom behavior and the illicit pleasures of the pharmacopeia he has access to in his store.(c) Goldwyn
Sunday at 1 PM with Director, Amy Nicholson
ZIPPER: CONEY ISLAND'S
LAST WILD RIDE
Not Rated | 77 min | Directed by Amy Nicholson | 2012 | In English | Documentary/History
MARCH 14 - MARCH 17
TICKETS: $7; Members $5
*In Person: Director, ** Amy Nicholson, will join us for a Q and A on Sunday, March 15 at the 1 PM screening!
A story about greed, politics and the land grab of the century, ZIPPER chronicles the battle over an American cultural icon. Small-time ride operator, Eddie Miranda, proudly operates a carnival contraption called the Zipper in the heart of Coney Island's gritty amusement district. When his rented lot is snatched up by a real estate mogul, Eddie and his ride become casualties of a power struggle between the developer and the City of New York over the future of the world-famous destination. Be it an affront to history or simply the path of progress, the spirit of Coney Island is at stake. In an increasingly corporate landscape, where authenticity is often sacrificed for economic growth, the Zipper may be just the beginning of what is lost.
*****: "Zipper captures the erasing of one of New York’s most unique stamps by cartoon businesspeople with dollar signs for eyeballs." -Joe Newmeier, New York Daily News
** Amy Nicholson is a documentary filmmaker and creative director living in New York City. Her first short film, BEAUTY SCHOOL, aired on PBS, NYCTV, and the Documentary Channel. Her first feature film, MUSKRAT LOVELY, was broadcast on the Emmy award-winning Independent Lens. Amy's latest feature documentary, ZIPPER: Coney Island's Last Wild Ride, won a Special Jury Prize at its World Premiere and is currently touring the film festival circuit
WE HAVE REACHED OUR GOAL!
Thanks to all of our contributors and recently to a very
generous grant from the
RALPH E. OGDEN FOUNDATION, INC.
Thank you for your support of the Downing Film Center’s Drive to Digial capital campaign. This is your movie theater. This is your experience. This is our time.
We thank the following patrons for their genenous donations:
Rita Truesdell, Doug & Claire Maset,
Cathy Kuttner & Dick Polich
Doris Strakosch, Frances & Tracy Baxter,
Heidi and Urs Kopp, Susan Hershberger,
Joan Siegel & Family,
Dr. Stanley & Carol Ann Kacherski,
Martha Mackey, Jennifer Smalley,
Gap, Inc. - Eileen Hand,
Vivien & David Collens.
The Ralph E. Ogden Foundation, Inc.,
Marci Gurton, Bill Webber and Nancy Proyect, Cole and Mary Kingseed, Julie and Tony Falco, Phizer Foundation Matching Gift Program - Michael Denove, Justine Schembri,
The PCW Management Center, LLC from an
Donald and Rosalyn Magidson,
Rich and Mae Malarski,
Wayne and Susan Chernek, Eleanor Milliken,
Winifred Hecht Reed, Yaakov Sullivan,
Barbara & Jim Ryan, Jim and Joan Halpin,
Mona Paschke, Susan Cassidy, Maureen Knipp,
Howard and Judith Garrett,
Dick Polich and Cathy Kuttner, Francine Quigg, James O'Barr, Michael Clurman,
Hannah Brooks, Chris Ford, GAP Inc.,
Gloria Turk, Di Anne Wright,
Ronni and Don Berstein,
Mary and Gerardus Verdegaal,
Michael Heaney and Eileen Mulvey,
Ingrid Mazzola, Barbara Ewert,
Donations from Old Chairs,
Phyllis and Gilbert Goetz,
Philip and Sue-Anne Dropkin,
Marilyn Van Laer, Carol Swanwick,
Robin and David Marks, Cam Moriello,
Alice Kambouris, Andrew and Anita Genna,
Anthony and Betsy Shamonsky, Gail Graf, Janet Bonzon, Roseann Farrow, Neil Bloch, Pepsico Foundation (Tiffany Novinger),
Pamela LaLonde, Carla Decker,
Richard Kroner, Georgene Gladstone,
Kevin and Christie Loughran,
Marianne and James Devitt,
Tina Robie. Eileen Hand,
TATTOO AGE: THOM DEVITA
film out-of-pocket, Kathleen Fenwick,
Dan Riordon, Janet & Francis Gain,
Arlene and Harvey Feldman,
The Battle of Pussy Willow Creek,
Jack & Pam Quinn, Patrick Rulsi,
Jeanne Daley, Gene and Stephanie Gouss,
Barry Turner, THE GAP (Eileen Hand),
Ann Gross, David and Mary McTamaney. Maureen Knipp, Rowena Hill, Gloria Turk,
BRUNSWICK (Orange County Land Trust),
In Honor of Mary Fern Breheney,
Sandy Kaye, In Memory of David Rant,
Ann McDonald, Cathy Hutton and Dave Gordon, Jon Sax, Barbara & John McDonald,
Thomas Randall, Julie & Tony Falco,
Joseph & Carol Barranca,
Jonathan Fox & Josephine Salas, Brian Quinn, Janet Corso, Sarah Patterson,
Barbara Valentino, Susan Kopald, Juli LaMoy,
Brian & Sharon Burke,
Michael & Carole DeNove,
Linda and Frederick Mangelsdorf,
Vivian Carlin, John & Karin Warner,
Healing Arts Studio at 75 Broadway
2011 - 2012
Marion O'Rourke, Julie LaMoy, Mary Mulrooney, Barbara Ewert, Brian and Sharon Burke, Emil Barbosa and Debbie Gundersen,
Barbara and John McDonald,
Carla Decker, Richard Carroll,
Mary and David McTamaney,
Deborah and Robert Dresser,
Abby Li Ward, Michael and Sally Mattausch. Robert and Charlotte Farrell, Jim Hoekema,
Nicholas and Katheleen Gerten, Frances and Peter Bonk, Jean and Harold Hyatt, Catherine Gaspard, Margaret Conyea, Dr. Hara Schwartz,
Joan Charkin, Barbara Benjamin, Steve Shortess & Deb Bowen, Clifford & Betty Davis,
Mark Carnes & Mary Elin Korchinsky,
Stan Freilich & Carol Marquand,
Barbara Perry, Sue & Al Glick,
Phyllis Woodard, Alice Kambouris,
Anthony and Betsy Shamonsky,
Rachel McKible, Mary Ellen Washburn,
Judy Racino, Tracy and Frances Baxter,
Dr. Jessica Gerson, Charlene Hirschberg,
Carlotta Shearson and Steven Hoagland,
Jack and Jacqui Berry,
Michel and Catherine Romain, Lynnette Hoins, Michael Piotrowski, Joseph Gribbin,
Dr. Ervin and Janice Burros,
Virginia and Robert Nasser, Ester Effel,
Jeff and Kathryn Janus,
Frederic and Elizabeth McCurdy,
Paul and Janet Wolvek,
Donna Cornell & Co. INC, Barbara Reuschle,
Howard Pearlman, Arlene and David Nolan, Brian Winkel, Anita and Jeffrey Page,
Charlie and Mary Sue Kelly,
Kenneth and Margaret Schmidt,
Wayne and Susan Chernak, Barbara Ewert,
Katharine Fitzgerald, Jean Bolton, Robert and Lauren Anderson, Margaret and Peter Sipple, Joy and Arthur Leinoff, Ann Gerschefski, Thomas and Jayne Petersen, Patricia Favata,
Caren Aiello, Joann Hamburg,
Marilyn Maisonet, Jeanne Dewitt,
Dr. David Perry and Susan Martula,
Elizabeth Khare, Barkley Murray,
Phyllis Woodard, Elizabeth Hinkel,
Richard and Bernadette Ballezza,
Rachel Asher & Steven Strauss,
John McCormick, Timothy and Doris Free,
Mary Widmer, Linda Mabie, Richard Bedrosian, Len and Carol Lobreglio, Paul McCarthy,
Ann Whipple, Shirley Wolfe, Marcy Kleinman, James Beard, Craig Thurtell, Sharon Huizenga, Camille Moriello, Judith Richards,
John and Sue Olsen, Barbara Sabini,
Rita Truesdell, Jonathan Sax,
Barbara Naru, Sandra Dubinsky,
John and Pamela Quinn, Virginia Smith,
John and Ann Flynn Steller, Kellt Szott,
Sue Torelli, Guido and Karin Lemke,
Dale and Irving Zuckerman, Sadi Penzato,
Michael and Rita Forrester,
Lorraine Santacroce, Christine Garfinkel, Maria Miller, Barbara and Gene Wyman,
Jim and Joan Halpin, Carol and Bob Ward,
Janet Corso, Donna and Jim Washburn,
Raena and Alan Korenman,
Robert and Randy Barlow,
Chris Ford, Ruth Walker, Yaakov Sullivan, Gloria Lentini, Andrew Dade, Charles Gordon,
Paul and Marge Krupa,
Joan Siegel and Joel Solonche, Eileen Hand,
Betsy and Anthony Shamonsky,
Kevin and Anna Burke, Gina Angelo,
Jeanne Millman, Kenneth Halpern,
Tiffany Novinger & Jeff Tipton,
Rose Marie Conroy,
Nancy and Alfred Fox,
Marianne and Jim Devitt,
Janet and Francis Gain, John Clancy,
Fred Swinger, Pat Favata, Barbara Perry,
Elisa and Andre Fritz, Arlene Reynolds,
Martha Mackey, Noreen Madigan,
Marilyn Van Laer,
Melanie and Tom Robinson,
Ron and Danielle Costanzo,
Dr. Pinchas and Mrs. Talma Ovide,
Betty McClung, John and Pamela Quinn,
Gloria Turk, Emma Poggioli, Jennifer Howse,
Roger Aplon, TD Bank (Virginia Smith),
Robin and Stephen Grove, Arthur Torregrosa, Joanne Zipay, Dianne Minogue,
Harold and Jean Hyatt, Mary Rose, Ann Gross, Barbara and John McDonald,
Debra Gundersen and Emil Barbosa,
Robert McGrath, John Reid, Mary Dickinson,
PMI Hudson Valley Chapter, Inc.,
Michael Perez, Nicholas and Helene Stagliano, Susan D'Egidio,
Ernest Strauss, Andrew and Anita Genna,
Tom and Mary Ann Fitzgerald,
Rosette and Peter Anderson,
Deke and Wendy Spierling,
Alan and Debra Marks, Nora and Fred Wilson,
Kathleen and Richard Fenwick, David Sabol ,
Julia Geraghty, Camille Moriello,
Bob Torsello, Ann & Ed Lamb, Wesley and Barbara Gottlock, Caro Hawthorne,
In Honor of Raymond Rafferty,
In Honor of Douglas Colt, Nancy Parten,
Suzanne and Louis Dawes, Wendy Degiglio,
Alan Axelrod and Mary McGlinn, Jess Gerson, Beth Stewart, Bernard Cerone,
Lois Dunikowski, Roslyn D'Onofrio,
Fred and Linda Mangelsdorf, Judith Rife,
James Donahue, Michael and Katherine Burns,
Catherine Crotty Sharpe, Susan Wilber,
Marie and David Fitzgerald, Rayna Walters, Thomas Randall, John and Susan Olsen,
Diane Newlander, Salisha Wiegmann,
Priscilla Holden, Dae Vitale,
Michael and Carole DeNove,
Ron and Liz Rodriguez, Carole O'Neil,
Barbara and John O'Friel,
Bernard and Mary Breheney, David Goodwin, George and Susan Levy, Gregory Langer,
Joe and Marion Deschenes, the M.E. Whitehill Original Watercolor Raffle, Philip Segali,
Cathy and Warren Cahill, Elaine Greenblatt, Rachel McKibble, The Land Family Foundation,
Nancy Popoloski, Ann McDonald,
Norma and Conrad Remick, Cathie Gaspard,
Eileen Hand, Bob and Denise Nichols,
Carol and Joseph Barranca, Barbara Reddin,
Anna and Kevin Burke,
Brian and Sharon Burke, Cathy Majkowski,
Pano Pliotis, Doris Greenwood,
Danny Cavaluzzi, Barbara Bequette,
Karl Holmburg, Tanya Laurer,
Mary Elin Korchinsky, Elizabeth Papesca, Angelyn Nelson, Anne DeRienzo,
Joan and Robert Ganci, C. Kippy Boyle,
Anthony and Mary Ellen Colombo,
Salisha and Donald Wiegmann,
Douglas and Claire Maset,
Anonymous Donors, Renuka Khanna,
Robert Tully, Francine Gordon, Lois Piva,
Jeffrey Ashley, Jane Kinney, Julie LaMoy, Mary and Angelo Ruotolo, Pamela Halling, David and Mary McTamaney, Marjorie Krupa, Elizabeth Hellwege, James and Barbara Ryan, Thomas Bolger,
Josh Levine, Anne Kennedy, Marilyn Koho, Beth and Great Whalen, Nancy Phelps,
Frances Obidowski, Charles Thomas,
L. Margaret Hill, Brooke Evans,
Sue and Doug Schongalla,
Mary Stroll and Paul VanNiewerburgh, Anonymous, Mark and Anne Halabuda, Maureen Schjorring, Kate Ahmadi,
Carole and Michael Monkowski, Sandy Kay,
Dich Polich, Cathy Kuttner,
Jane and Harry Brewster, Eleanor Milliken
+ out-of-pocket donations
at the theater.
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?
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.
SPONSORS OF THE DOWNING
DR. MICHAEL KOUMAS , DDS
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HUDSON STREET CAFE
WALLKILL RIVER SCHOOL
AND ART GALLERY
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JUST OFF BROADWAY
FOR ADULT ENRICHMENT
MOUNT SAINT MARY COLLEGE
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Open All Year Long
PRESENT THE MIRACLE WORKER
DISPUTE RESOLUTION CENTER
Marlboro, New York
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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.
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!
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 email@example.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.
We're excited to be named the
Times-Herald Record Best of 2011 Movie Theater.
Click here to read the story.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
OUR FEATURED SPONSORS OF THE MONTH: