Thursday, May 3, 2018

Film Forum now closed for renovation, expansion

[Image via @filmforumnyc]

As expected, the Film Forum over on West Houston closed after its screenings Tuesday night for the next two months to add a fourth screen and upgrade its three existing auditoriums.

As the Times reported last fall:

The updates will also involve a full renovation of the theater’s other three screens, including new seats, more leg room and a more dramatic slope (with stadium seating in the rear rows) to improve sightlines.

Those seats were really awful.

Oh, and Film Forum director Karen Cooper on the expansion via a news release:

Too often, New York landmarks disappear, only to be replaced by nail salons and chain drug stores. Happily, New Yorkers are committed to seeing films that take risks and break the mold, as well as discovering movie history.

You can read more about the renovations at the Film Forum website here.

The Film Forum has been in its Houston Street space between Sixth Avenue and Varick since 1990. It was established in 1970.

Closer to home, there are plenty of movie-theater choices... such as the Anthology Film Archives on Second Street and Second Avenue ... the Village East Cinema on Second Avenue at 12th Street ... the Angelika Film Center on Houston and Mercer ... Cinema Village on 12th Street near University...the Metrograph down on Ludlow near Canal ... and the Quad Cinema on 13th Street between Fifth Avenue and Sixth Avenue.

1 comment:

Ronnie said...

HURRAH! i always loved the wonderfully curated film selections of the Film Forum but begrudgingly went because of the wildly uncomfortable seats that were seemingly salvaged from a grammar school auditorium! To have comfortable seating will make it one of the best movie houses in Manhattan