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.

                                                                                      
                                                                                                                                          

FAQ'S

PUBLIC SHOWINGS OF FILMS

 

What constitutes "public performance" of an entertainment movie?
Any showing of an entertainment movie outside the privacy of a home setting is considered a public performance (or public exhibition).

 

Do we need a license even if we don’t charge admission?
Yes! A license is required for all public performances regardless of whether admission is charged.

 

Who bears the responsibility if a film is shown without a license?
The management of the venue or premises where the movie is shown bears the ultimate responsibility and consequences of copyright infringement. However, anyone involved with the public performance of copyrighted material should seek compliance.

 

I own the movie. Do I still need a license to show it outside my home?
Yes. Neither the rental, purchase or lending of a videocassette or DVD carries with it the right to exhibit movies outside the home.

 


 

   HELD OVER THROUGH THURS,  JULY 31           STARTS FRIDAY,  AUGUST 1                              STARTS FRIDAY,  AUGUST 1

FINAL WEEK

BEGIN AGAIN

Begin Again Movie Poster

Rated R for language | 104 min | 2014 | Written & Directed by John Carney | In English Drama/Comedy

 

Watch Trailer!

 

 

JULY 27 - July 31

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 BEGIN AGAIN.

 

W/Mark Ruffalo, Keira Knightley,

Adam Levine, Catherine Keener

 

     The latest film from writer-director John Carney (ONCE), BEGIN AGAIN is a soul-stirring comedy about what happens when lost souls meet and make beautiful music together. Gretta (Keira Knightley) and her long-time boyfriend Dave (Adam Levine) are college sweethearts and songwriting partners who decamp for New York when he lands a deal with a major label. But the trappings of his new-found fame soon tempt Dave to stray, and a reeling, lovelorn Gretta is left on her own. Her world takes a turn for the better when Dan (Mark Ruffalo), a disgraced record-label exec, stumbles upon her performing on an East Village stage and is immediately captivated by her raw talent. From this chance encounter emerges an enchanting portrait of a mutually transformative collaboration, set to the soundtrack of a summer in New York City. BEGIN AGAIN is produced and financed by Exclusive Media and produced by Anthony Bregman, Tobin Armbrust and Judd Apatow. (C) Weinstein

 

****: "John Carney, who wrote and directed "Once," has made another great film that focuses on songwriters and the way their lives influence their work." -Drew McWeeney, HitFix

 

"A film that lays emotions on the line and then drives them home with music." -Peter Debruge, Variety

 

"The film’s quiet pleasures creep up on you." -David Rooney, The Hollywood Reporter

 

For One Week Only!

LIFE ITSELF

Life Itself Movie Poster

Rated R for brief sexual images/nudity and language

120 min | Directed by Steve James

2014 | Documentary | In English

 

Watch Trailer

 

AUGUST 1 - AUGUST 7

FRI 8:00

SAT 1:00 3:35 6:20

SUN 1:30 6:40

TUES 7:30

WEDS 7:30

THURS 2:00 7:30

 

 

Buy your tickets at the box office or on line here for LIFE ITSELF.

 

 

Rich in detail and warmly affectionate, Life Itself offers a joyful yet poignant tribute to a critical cinematic legacy.

 

     In 2013, we lost Roger Ebert—arguably the nation’s best-known and most influential movie critic. Based on his memoir of the same name, Life Itself recounts Ebert’s fascinating and flawed journey—from politicized school newspaperman, to Chicago Sun-Times movie critic, to Pulitzer Prize winner, to television household name, to the miracle of finding love at 50, and finally his “third act” as a major voice on the Internet when he could no longer physically speak. [Magnolia Pictures]

 

****: "Life Itself is a work of deftness and delicacy, by turns a film about illness and death, about writing, about cinema and, finally, and very movingly a film about love."

-Geoffrey O'Brien, New York Times

               READ FULL REVIEW

 

****: "The irony is that Ebert famously lost his actual voice. Yet as the extraordinary documentary Life Itself shows, that couldn’t quiet one of America’s most beloved critics and cultural commentators."

-Joe Newmeier, New York Daily News

 

****: "In the end, cancer may have cruelly taken Roger Ebert's voice, but it couldn't silence his greatest gift: his ability to speak to his audience directly, honestly, and with empathy. Thumbs up."

-Chris Nashawaty, Entertainment Weekly

 

****: "James cuts — as in all of his best work — straight to the human heart of the matter, celebrating both the writer and the man, the one inseparable from the other, largely in Ebert’s own words." Scott Foundas, Variety

 

97% Positive Critics Rating

ROTTEN TOMATOES

 

SPECIAL SCREENINGS

FRI, AUG 1 THROUGH MON, AUG 4

THE HUDSON VALLEY PROGRAMMERS' GROUP SUMMER TOUR SERIES

COLD IN JULY

Not Rated | 109 min | Directed by Jim Mickle | 2014

In English | Drama/Thriller

 

Watch Trailer

 

AUGUST 1 - AUGUST 4

FRI 5:30

SAT 8:50

SUN 4:10

MON 2:00 7:30

 

 

Buy your tickets at the box office or on line here for COLD IN JULY.

 

 

Filmed in Kingston and the Mid-Hudson Area!

 

With Don Johnson, Michael C. Hall, Sam Shepard, and Vanessa Shaw

 

AUG 1 - AUG 4

FRI 5:30

SAT 8:50

SUN 4:10

MON 2:00 7:30

 

PART OF THE HUDSON VALLEY PROGRAMMERS' GROUP SUMMER TOUR SERIES

 

Boasting plenty of twists, a suitably seedy tone, and a memorable supporting turn from Don Johnson, Cold in July proves an uncommonly rewarding thriller.

 

     How can a split-second decision change your life? While investigating noises in his house one balmy Texas night in 1989, Richard Dane puts a bullet in the brain of a low-life burglar, Freddy Russell. Although he’s hailed as a small-town hero, Dane soon finds himself fearing for his family’s safety when Freddy’s ex-con father, Ben, rolls into town; hell-bent on revenge. However, not all is as it seems. Shortly after Dane kills the home intruder, his life begins to unravel into a dark underworld of corruption and violence. Twists and turns continue to pile up as the film reaches its inevitable destination: a gore-soaked dead end. [IFC Films]

 

"While Hall and Shepard nail their parts, Don Johnson, still magnetic after all these years, steals the film as a sardonic private eye with a vintage cherry-red convertible." -Ernest Hardy, Villlage Voice

 

"There’s a lot to admire in Cold in July, but its chief virtue is unpredictability. Most movies these days sleepwalk through their formulaic paces, but you’ll never guess where this one is going based on the way it begins." -Bruce Ingram, Chicago Sun-Times

 

"Before you quite know what’s happening, you’re swerving into another sort of movie altogether. And then another. You might not buy them all, but what a great ride." -David Edelstein, New York Magazine

 

"Tense and violent, it grabs you from the first moments and rarely loosens its hold until the last body drops." -Betsy, Sharkey, Los Angeles Times

 

"One of those movies that arrives every now and then with no fanfare but a canny sense of how to grab our attention and hold it in a tightening grip." -Joe Morgenstern, Wall St. Journal

 

 

 

 

 

 


 

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?

 


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.

 


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

 

DESMOND CAMPUS

FOR ADULT ENRICHMENT

MOUNT SAINT MARY COLLEGE

 

CORNWALL FARMERS MARKET

Open All Year Long

 

COUNTY PLAYERS

 

WIDE WORLD TRAVEL

OF CORNWALL

 

 

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 

 


We're excited to be named the

Times-Herald Record Best of 2011 Movie Theater.

Click here to read the story.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

     

 

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: