This is the second of a series of "helpful tips" for those who wish to take advantage of buying tickets online. We hope you find them helpful!
Tip # 2
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!
STUDENTS & ACTIVE MILITARY $8.00 (with ID)
SENIOR CITIZENS (62+) $7.00
CHILDREN (Under 16) $7.00
MEMBERS/FANS $6.00 (with card)
Special screening events may have different admission prices!
What movie did you miss?
Click here to see a list of all of the films screened at the Downing Film Center during 2014!
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OUR MISSION STATEMENT
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.
NOW throuth THURS, MARCH 5 NOW Through THURS, MARCH 5 FRI, MAR 6 - THURS, MAR 12
Rated R for language throughout, some sexual content and brief violence | 119 min | 2014
Directed by Alejandro González Iñárritu
In English | Drama/Comedy
ACADEMY AWARD WINNER:
BEST FILM, BEST DIRECTOR, BEST ORIGINAL SCREENPLAY AND BEST CINEMATOGRAPHY
MAR 3 - MAR 5
Buy your tickets at the box office or on line here for BIRDMAN.
A thrilling leap forward for director Alejandro González Iñárritu, Birdman is an ambitious technical showcase powered by a layered story and outstanding performances from Michael Keaton and Edward Norton.
An actor (Michael Keaton)—famous for portraying an iconic superhero—struggles to mount a Broadway play. In the days leading up to opening night, he battles his ego and attempts to recover his family, his career, and himself.
****: "The director's surrealist portrait of modern times and the cult of celebrity is brilliant on so many levels that even the occasional downdraft can't keep Birdman from soaring."
-Betsy Sharkey, Los Angeles Times
****: "The camerawork in Birdman is an astonishment, and an argument that everything flows together, which in this movie means the cinematography, the story, the people, even time and space." -Manohla Dargis, New York Times
****: "This pitch-dark comedy, which was directed, con brio, by Alejandro G. Iñárritu, sizzles as the camera circles, stalks and swoops. Emmanuel Lubezki’s friction-free cinematography constitutes a virtuoso turn in its own right in a production that’s strewn with superb performances, some of them loud and bold, others subtle and restrained."
-Joe Morgenstern, Wall St. Journal
****: "I'm jazzed by every tasty, daring, devastating, howlingly funny, how'd-they-do-that minute in Birdman. Like all movies that soar above the toxic clouds of Hollywood formula and defy death at the box office, Alejandro G. Iñárritu's cinematic whirlwind will bring out the haters. They can all go piss off. Birdman is a volcano of creative ideas in full eruption. Buy a ticket and brace yourself."
-Peter Travers, Rolling Stone
Rated PG-13 for mature thematic material, and brief language including a sexual reference
101 min | Directed by Richard Glatzer and Wash Westmorland | 2014 | Drama
Nominated for Academy Award -- Best Actress - Julianne Moore.
Winner -- Golden Globe and Critics' Choice Awards -- Best Actress -- Julianne Moore
MAR 3 - MAR 5
Buy your tickets at the box office or on line here for STILL ALICE.
Alice Howland (Julianne Moore), a successful Columbia University linguistics professor happily married with three grown children, struggles to maintain her mind after being diagnosed with early onset Alzheimer’s.
****: "The rare film possessed with the courage required to shine a light into that abyss knowing full well that down is the only way out."
-David Erlich, Time Out New York
****: "Ms. Moore shares her journey with boundless generosity. She makes you feel what it’s like to lose the wind beneath your wings."
-Rex Reed, New York Observer
READ FULL REVIEW HERE
****: "It’s extremely moving in the gentlest, most linear way, and the other performances are sterling, too." -Tim Robey, The Telegraph
"Julianne Moore guides us through the tragic arc of how it must feel to disappear before one’s own eyes, accomplishing one of her most powerful performances by underplaying the scenario."
-Peter DeBruge, Variety
THE SECOND BEST EXOTIC MARIGOLD HOTEL
Rated PG for some language and suggestive comments | 122 min
Directed by John Madden
2015 | In English |Drama/Comedy
WATCH TRAILER HERE
MARCH 6 - MARCH 12
FRI 2:30 5:15 8:30
SAT 2:30 5:15 8:30
SUN 3:15 6:00
THURS 2:00 7:30
Buy your tickets at the box office or on line here for THE SECOND BEST EXOTIC MARIGOLD HOTEL.
The Second Best Exotic Marigold Hotel is the expansionist dream of Sonny (Dev Patel), and it's making more claims on his time than he has available, considering his imminent marriage to the love of his life, Sunaina (Tina Desai). Sonny has his eye on a promising property now that his first venture, The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel for the Elderly and Beautiful, has only a single remaining vacancy - posing a rooming predicament for fresh arrivals Guy (Richard Gere) and Lavinia (Tamsin Greig). Evelyn and Douglas (Judi Dench and Bill Nighy) have now joined the Jaipur workforce, and are wondering where their regular dates for Chilla pancakes will lead, while Norman and Carol (Ronald Pickup and Diana Hardcastle) are negotiating the tricky waters of an exclusive relationship, as Madge (Celia Imrie) juggles two eligible and very wealthy suitors. Perhaps the only one who may know the answers is newly installed co-manager of the hotel, Muriel (Maggie Smith), the keeper of everyone's secrets. As the demands of a traditional Indian wedding threaten to engulf them all, an unexpected way forward presents itself. (Fox Searchlight)
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
FOTI FLOWERS AT YUESS FLORISTS
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.
OUR FEATURED SPONSORS OF THE MONTH: