Film-lovers visiting New York City will appreciate the diverse offerings of the city's movie theaters -- whether you're looking to see the latest blockbuster in a special setting, catch classic films on the big screen or view independent films that won't make it to your hometown theater, these movie theaters offer something special for every movie lover.
Opened in 1969 and with over 1,100 seats, it's a popular choice for premieres and gala events, as well as a great place to see an opening-night movie. While you can probably see the movie the movie being shown at the Ziegfeld in your hometown (they tend to feature first-run blockbusters), this single-screen theater seats over one thousand, which can make seeing a movie especially fun.
The Angelika Film Center is probably New York City's best-known cinema for fans of independent film and has been screening a diverse mix of films in SoHo since 1989. They also have a lobby cafe making it easy to socialize before or after seeing a movie.
5. Film Forum
Cinema Village, with three screens each with seating for 67-156 moviegoers, is the oldest continuously operating cinema in Greenwich Village. Cinema Village offers a selection of independent and foreign films.
7. IFC Center
Opened in 2005 in Greenwich Village's historic Waverly theater, the IFC screens independent, foreign, and documentary films on five screens. In addition, on weekends they screen classic films in the morning and cult movies at midnight.
The Museum of the Moving Image in Astoria screens both classic and contemporary movies, featuring more than 400 films a year. In addition to screening films, the museum also features an interesting collection dedicated to the art, history, technique and technology of the moving image. Admission to the museum includes tickets to daily film screenings.