In 2016, the Downing screened fifty-three films, including six documentaries, eleven National Theatre Live productions, and five foreign-language films.
A total of 13,354 tickets were purchased. Our most popular film (based on number of tickets over the entire run) was The Lady in the Van, which ran for three weeks and sold 782 tickets. The most popular film on a tickets-per-week basis was Café Society, which sold an average of 369 tickets per week during its two-week run. Other popular films included Carol, Spotlight, The Meddler, Manchester by the Sea, Hunt for the Wilderpeople, Florence Foster Jenkins, Mi America, and Hello, My Name Is Doris.
We currently have approximately 300 members, with Senior Fans constituting the largest category (43%), followed by Dual Fans (24%). Can we make it to 400 members this year?
STUDENTS & ACTIVE MILITARY $8.00 (with ID)
SENIOR CITIZENS (62+) $7.00
CHILDREN (under 16) $7.00
MEMBERS/FANS $6.00 (with card)
Ticket prices for special screening events may differ.
Buy tickets at our box office or online here with your credit card or a gift card.Please note that there will be no refunds or exchanges for tickets purchased in advance.
The box office opens 30 minutes before the first showtime of the day, and seating is on a first-come first-served basis. The Downing Film Center has only 55 seats, so arrive early for the best choice of seats!
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.
Revised 10 Jan 2015
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NOW SHOWING IN NEWBURGH
Nominated for Four Golden Globe Awards, including Best Motion Picture, Drama
Directed by Garth Davis | In English and Hindi w/English subtitles
With Dev Patel, Nicole Kidman, Rooney Mara, and Sunny Pawar
118 min | Drama | 2016
SAT 2:30 5:15 8:00
MON No screening
THU 2:00 7:30
Tickets are available now at our box office and online here.
ABOUT THE FILM
Adapted from the non-fiction book A Long Way Home by Saroo Brierley, Lion is about a five-year-old Indian boy who, after a wrong train takes him thousands of miles away from home and family, survives many challenges before being adopted by an Australian couple. Twenty-five years later, armed with only the scantest of clues, he learns of a new technology called Google Earth, and sets out to find his lost family.
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A tremendously moving performance from Dev Patel is the resilient soul of Lion, the incredible true story of Saroo Brierley and his tenacious quest to find the family from whom he was separated 25 years earlier. But the role is made even more affecting by its through line from the equally indelible work of Sunny Pawar, the remarkable young actor who plays him at age five in the film's wrenching opening chapter. Garth Davis, who comes from a background in commercials and co-directed the lauded drama series Top of the Lake with Jane Campion, has chosen wisely for his first feature project.
Nicole Kidman gives a powerful and moving performance as Saroo's adoptive mother, who loves her son with every molecule of her being but comes to understand his quest. It's as good as anything she's done in the last decade. Lion is a beautifully told, uplifting story of courage and determination.
Running time: 2 h 30 min, including a 20-min interval and a 20-min post-show Q&A with the cast and director
In English | 2016
January 22 and 23
Sun 4:15 pm
Mon 1:30 pm
Ticket Prices: General $12, Seniors and Students $11, Downing Members $10
Tickets are available at our box office and online here.
ABOUT THE FILM
Following their hit run on Broadway, Ian McKellen and Patrick Stewart return to the West End stage in Harold Pinter's No Man's Land, broadcast live to cinemas from Wyndham's Theatre, London.One summer's evening, two ageing writers, Hirst and Spooner, meet in a Hampstead pub and continue their drinking into the night at Hirst's stately house nearby. As the pair become increasingly inebriated, and their stories increasingly unbelievable, the lively conversation soon turns into a revealing power game, further complicated by the return home of two sinister younger men.
Whisper it, too, this is the precise hour to watch Ian McKellen and Patrick Stewart at workat playtogether; reunited on stage after their triumph in Waiting for Godot in 2009. These knights have a combined age of 153. Their powers remain seemingly undimmed. Yet what we're treated to here is, very possibly, that final beautiful gleam of light as the sun dips behind the brow of the hill. One hopes there will be plenty more from both of them"I'll drink to that," to borrow the play's most lingering refrain. But if this does, alas, prove to be their theatrical swansong then what an extraordinary way to bow out.
Winner of a record seven Golden Globes, including Best Motion Picture, Musical or Comedy, and Best Original Score
LA LA LAND
Directed by Damien Chazelle | In English
Starring Ryan Gosling, Emma Stone, and Rosemarie DeWitt
128 min | Drama | 2016
JANUARY 27FEBRUARY 2
FRI 5:00 8:00
SAT 2:00 5:00 8:00
SUN 2:00 5:00
THU 2:00 7:30
Tickets will be available soon at our box office and online here.
ABOUT THE FILM
Written and directed by Academy Award nominee Damien Chazelle, La La Land tells the story of Mia (Emma Stone), an aspiring actress, and Sebastian (Ryan Gosling), a dedicated jazz musician, who are struggling to make ends meet in a city known for crushing hopes and breaking hearts. Set in modern day Los Angeles, this original musical about everyday life explores the joy and pain of pursuing your dreams.
[T]he real star in La La Land is the movie itself, which pulses and glows like a living thing in its own right, as if the MGM musicals of the Singin' in the Rain era had a love child with the more abstract confections of Jacques Demy, creating a new kind of knowing, self-aware genre that rewards the audience with all the indulgences they cravebeautiful sets and costumes, fanciful staging and choreography, witty songs, escapist wish-fulfillmentwhile commenting on them from the sidelines.
In [director Damien] Chazelle's case, that commentary isnt ironic: It isn't delivered with pompous eye-rolls or scare quotes. Instead, he harbors a genuine loving concern for a cinema that, in an age dominated by comic-book spectacles and stories dumbed down and miniaturized to fit an iPhone, is on the verge of losing the scale and sweep and narrative values that defined and distinguished it in the first place.
The Downing Film Center is handicapped accessible. If you plan to attend a film and you need our lift and elevator, please let us know ahead of time. We also ask you arrive at least 3540 minutes early.
Downing gift cards are available in any amount and can be used to purchase tickets online for Newburgh; please note that Downing gift cards are not redeemable at Monroe Cinema. Gift certificates can be updated to gift cards.
To request a gift card, send us a letter indicating the name and address of the recipient and the name and address of the giver, and include a check (made out to Downing Film Center) or your credit card number (Visa, MasterCard, Discover), expiration date, and 3-digit code. Please specify whether you would like the gift card mailed to you or to the recipient. You can also stop by during box office hours and pick up gift cards in person.
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