NYC Film Guide

CUFP’s Guide to New York City Films!
You can navigate out the new releases and chain theaters for yourself–here is CUFP’s guide to everything else film-related in NYC.

First off, for interesting and quirky film events (and other events!) in New York, sign up for these great listservs:
Nonsense NYC
New Release
MoMA Biweekly Film ENews

and check out the film sections of these NY Publications:
New York Magazine
Time Out New York

Weekly Film Series:

Cinéma Tuesdays
The French Institute Alliance Française presents a weekly film series showing classic French films. Showings every Tuesday at 12:30pm, 4pm, and 7:30pm. $7 with student ID.

Cleaview Cinema: Chelsea Classics
Thursday showings of contemporary and past classics at 7pm and 9:30pm. Every week the 7pm show opens with New York legend Hedda Lettuce! Tickets $7.50.

Cabaret Cinema at The Rubin Museum
Fridays at The Rubin. Free with $7 drink minimum.

Millennium Films Personal Cinema
Every Monday night Millennium Films hosts an Open Mic–for FILM! Show your short film on the big screen. First come, first serve.

Monthly Film Events
Brooklyn Independent Cinema
Presented by Cinema 16 on the first Monday of every month, 7pm, FREE.

Ongoing Film Events: Independent and Not-For Profit Venues, Theaters, and Museums

Angelika Film Center
Anthology Film Archives
Austrian Cultural Forum
Czech Center
French Institute
IFC Center
Film Forum
Lincoln Center Film Society
Maysles Films Harlem
Museum of the Moving Image
Paley Center for Media
Sony Wonder Technology Lab

Cheap Movie Tickets
Columbia’s own CUARTS offers some great ticket deals in the city.

You buy your ticket in advance at the TIC in Lerner Lobby, then present it at the theater.

AMC:$8 tickets for any movie, any time. $6.50 for a movie that has been out for at least ten days.

City Cinemas/Angelica Film Center:
$7.50, cannot be used for the first two weeks of a release.

Clearview Cinemas: $8.50 with a $1 processing fee for any movie, any time. $7.50 with a $1 processing fee for any movie after the first ten days of release.

Film Society of Lincoln Center: $7 student discount, all films, all times.

Regal Cinemas/United Artist/Edwards: $8 with $1.50 processing fee for any movie, any time. $7 with a $2.50 processing fee after the first ten days of a film’s release.

Other Cheap Theaters in New York:

Cobble Hill Cinema: $6 before 5pm Mon-Fri, first showings before 2pm Sat and Sun. $6 all day and night Tues and Thurs.

Kew Gardens Cinemas: $6 before 5pm Mon, Wed, Fri and before 2pm Sat and Sun. $6 all day and night Tues and Thus.

MJ Harlem 9: $7.50 matinees.

UK Kaufman Astoria 14: $7 before 6pm weekdays.

Film Education

Columbia University Film Department
Presumably you already know about this :)

New York’s premiere resource for independent filmmakers.

Gotham Writers’ Workshop
Classes for pay in Film and Television Writing, plus FREE public classes at the beginning of each session.

Millennium Film Workshop
Workshops include Basic Filmmaking, Digital Filmmaking, and Basic Editing.

New York Film Academy
Acting and Film School

Project Film School
Free, cooperative film education program. Meets Monday nights.

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