Film Forum

Indie Movies
209 W Houston St (btwn 6th & Varick)
New York, NY 10014
(212) 727-8110


  • Come for the movie, stay for the MFA cuties at the downtown screening center that V adores.
  • The only arthouse cinema in New York whose banana bread is endorsed by postmodern luminary Jacques Derrida.
  • The best theater to catch your favorite old movie has exquisite repertory and revival programming such as pre-Code oldies, 70s NYC crime thrillers and French classics plus gourmet snacks!
  • Best place to watch old movies in the village
  • BYOB (bring your own butter)
  • Brian Oblivion of Cults calls this his favorite movie theater in the city! "One time I ended up sitting next to Christopher Guest. Laughing with him was the coolest thing ever."
  • Easily the best revival theater in NYC. A great assortment of classics, art house, indie, and documentary. A staple of the NYC film community.
  • Cash only. Still.
  • This theater has the best popcorn in NYC. They don't offer butter but all it needs is sea salt provided at the counter.
  • Best popcorn in all of New York and they serve pretty good movies as well.
  • Get here early and avoid the long line outside!!! Just wait inside instead ;)
  • Cash only, be prepared
  • Indie theatre non-profit since 1970..."best popcorn in Manhattan"
  • Get the chocolate egg cream.
  • Box Office is cash only, but the concession area has a $10 card minimum.
  • Watch the movie and take popcorn
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  • Best revival house (and arthouse) cinema in NYC. See a great old New York movie or Woody Allen film here.
  • get a chocolate egg cream.
  • A great venue for quirky independent films and retrospectives. And they have new seats!!

Nearby places

220 W Houston St (at Varick St)
222 W Houston St (btwn Varick & Bedford St)
1 E 161st St (btwn Jerome & River Ave)