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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!
GENERAL ADMISSION $8.50
SENIOR CITIZENS (62+) $7.00
STUDENTS (16-21) $7.00
CHILDREN (Under 16) $6.00
Special screening events may have different admission prices!
Click here to view our calendar of events!
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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.
ENDS THURS, OCTOBER 23 FRI, OCT 24 - THURS, OCT 30 SPECIAL SCREENINGS
PRIDE WILL MAKE YOU CHEER!
Rated R for language and brief sexual content
120 min | Directed by Matthew Warchus
In English | Drama/Comedy | 2014
Earnest without being didactic and uplifting without stooping to sentimentality, Pride is a joyous crowd-pleaser that genuinely works.
OCTOBER 21 - OCTOBER 23
THURS 2:00 7:30
Buy your tickets at the box office or on line here for PRIDE.
It’s the summer of 1984. Margaret Thatcher is in power and the National Union of Mineworkers is on strike, prompting a London-based group of gay and lesbian activists to raise money to support the strikers’ families. Initially rebuffed by the Union, the group identifies a tiny mining village in Wales and sets off to make their donation in person. As the strike drags on, the two groups discover that standing together makes for the strongest union of all. [CBS Films]
****: “Quite simply, one of the best movies of the year so far."
–Michael Ordona, San Francisco Chronicle
****: “It’s a joyous film, full of love and warmth but unafraid to admit that with sticking out your neck comes struggle and sorrow. Truly lovely.”
–Dave Calhoun, Time Out London
"It is the kind of hearty, blunt-force drama with softened edges that leaves audiences applauding and teary-eyed." -Stephen Holden, New York Times
New York Times Critics' Pick
"Pride is an unapologetic crowd-pleaser of a movie, but it has some potent points to make, and the reality of what happened has a power of its own."
-Kenneth Turan, Los Angeles Times
"Pride is brilliantly entertaining just as it is, so I trust that no one connected with the film will be insulted if I say that, despite the existence of shows with similarly stirring themes, like “Billy Elliot” and “Kinky Boots,” the story would make a terrific musical."
David Denby, The New Yorker
THE BLUE ROOM
(LA CHAMBRE BLEUE)
R (for sexual content including graphic nudity)
76 min | Directed by Mathieu Amalric | Based on a book by Georges Simenon | 2014 | In French w/ English Subtitles
The Blue Room proves a sobering study of the dark side of human nature, as well as a coolly assured directorial effort from star and co-writer Mathieu Amalric.
October 24 - October 30
SAT 5:30 7:30
SUN 2:30 4:30
THURS 2:00 7:30
Buy your tickets at the box office or on line here for THE BLUE ROOM.
Two adulterous lovers go from pillow talk to possible murder in this sexy, brain-teasing thriller. Mathieu Amalric (The Diving Bell and the Butterfly, Grand Budapest Hotel) directs and stars as Julien, a middle-aged salesman embroiled in a steamy love affair with a married woman who, after a round of kinky sex, makes a startling suggestion. Suddenly Julien is caught up in a police investigation—but just what exactly happened? Based on a novel by celebrated crime writer Georges Simenon, this beguiling cinematic puzzle unfolds in an elliptical style that keeps the audience guessing every step of the way.
(A Sundance Selects release)
"Mr. Amalric, who directed this dark, delectable, shivery tale, adapting it from the Georges Simenon novel, sets its uneasy, dank mood with energetic economy."
-Manohla Dargis, New York Times
New York Times Critics' Pick
"What tantalizes is the way the story moves between their private passion and their public shame, the way then and now become synchronous. Amalric navigates the shifts with a lapidary precision." -Betsy Sharkey, Los Angeles Times
Los Angeles Critics' Pick
"Co-writer/director/proudly nude star Amalric cuts everything to the quick: Most shots have the feel of still photos, the camera firmly planted, and the movie always hustles us to the next, back and forward in time, the effect part Resnais and part staccato Kodak slideshow."
-Alan Scherstuhl, Village Voice
Not Rated | 130 min | Directed by Danny Boyle
Adapted by Nick Dear, based on the novel by Mary Shelley | In English
Watch trailer here!
SUNDAY, OCTOBER 26 @ 7:15 PM
MONDAY, OCTOBER 27 @ 7:15 PM
WEDS, OCTOBER 29 @ 1:15 PM
On Sunday, 10/26 and Weds, 10/29, Jonny Lee Miller will play Dr. Frankenstein and Benedict Cumberbatch will play the Monster.
On Monday, 10/27, Benedict Cumberbatch will play Dr. Frankenstein and Jonny Lee Miller will play the Monster.
General Admission $12; Members $10
Buy your tickets at the box office or on line here for FRANKENSTEIN
Danny Boyle's acclaimed production of Mary Shelley's gothic classic makes a triumphant return to Cineworld. National Theatre Live's thrilling broadcast of Frankenstein returns to cinemas for a limited time, due to unprecedented audience demand. Directed by Academy Award-winner Danny Boyle (Trainspotting, Slumdog Millionaire), Frankenstein features Benedict Cumberbatch (12 Years A Slave, Star Trek: Into Darkness) and Jonny Lee Miller (Trainspotting, Mansfield Park) alternating roles as Victor Frankenstein and his creation. The production was a sell-out hit at the National Theatre in 2011, and the broadcast has since become an international sensation, experienced by almost half a million people in cinemas around the world. Childlike in his innocence but grotesque in form, Frankenstein's bewildered Creature is cast out into a hostile universe by his horror-struck maker. Meeting with cruelty wherever he goes, the friendless Creature, increasingly desperate and vengeful, determines to track down his creator and strike a terrifying deal. Urgent concerns of scientific responsibility, parental neglect, cognitive development and the nature of good and evil are embedded within this thrilling and deeply disturbing classic gothic tale.
****: "A thrill. The most viscerally exciting and stunning show in town."
*****: A theatrical coup." -Times
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
GLENN AND BREHENEY, PLLC
THE DIBELLO GALLERY
AND FRAME SHOP
FEDERAL CREDIT UNION
DELAWARE & HUDSON CANVAS
HUDSON STREET CAFE
WALLKILL RIVER SCHOOL
AND ART GALLERY
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WIDE WORLD TRAVEL
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.
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.
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.
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.
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