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Proof of COVID-19 vaccination paired with a valid photo ID is required for all screenings at the Downing. Acceptable proofs include a vaccination card, a legible copy of the card on your phone, or the New York State Excelsior Pass. Results from COVID-19 testing will NOT be accepted. Patrons will not be permitted inside the facility without proof of vaccination.

In addition, all patrons and staff members, regardless of vaccination status, must wear a mask at all times unless they are eating or drinking while seated in the theater.

Click HERE to read about other precautions we’ve taken for reopening.

Ticket Prices

Adults, $10
Military and students, $9
Seniors (62+), $8
Children, $7
Downing members (with member card), $6

Tickets can be purchased at the theater box office or here on our website. Patrons must now select seats when purchasing a ticket.

FRI, JAN 21 – THU, JAN 27


The Power of the Dog

Rated R | 2h 8m | Drama | In English
Written and Directed by Jane Campion
Watch Trailer Here

Severe, pale-eyed, handsome, Phil Burbank is brutally beguiling. All of Phil’s romance, power and fragility is trapped in the past and in the land: He can castrate a bull calf with two swift slashes of his knife; he swims naked in the river, smearing his body with mud. He is a cowboy as raw as his hides. The year is 1925. The Burbank brothers are wealthy ranchers in Montana. At the Red Mill restaurant on their way to market, the brothers meet Rose, the widowed proprietress, and her impressionable son Peter. Phil behaves so cruelly he drives them both to tears, reveling in their hurt and rousing his fellow cowhands to laughter — all except his brother George, who comforts Rose then returns to marry her. As Phil swings between fury and cunning, his taunting of Rose takes an eerie form—he hovers at the edges of her vision, whistling a tune she can no longer play. His mockery of her son is more overt, amplified by the cheering of Phil’s cowhand disciples. Then Phil appears to take the boy under his wing. Is this latest gesture a softening that leaves Phil exposed, or a plot twisting further into menace?.


“The Power of the Dog” builds tremendous force, gaining its momentum through the harmonious discord of its performances, the nervous rhythms of Jonny Greenwood’s score and the grandeur of its visuals.

-Manohla Dargis, New York Times


FRI, JAN 21 – THU, JAN 27

FRI 7:30, SAT 4:30, SUN 4:30, THU 2:00 7:30


Being The Ricardos

Rated R | 2h 11m | Drama/Biography | In English
Written and Directed by Aaron Sorkin
Watch Trailer Here

Lucille Ball (Nicole Kidman) and Desi Arnaz (Javier Bardem) are threatened by shocking personal accusations, a political smear and cultural taboos in Academy Award–winning writer and director Aaron Sorkin’s behind-the-scenes drama Being the Ricardos. A revealing glimpse of the couple’s complex romantic and professional relationship, the film takes audiences into the writers’ room, onto the soundstage and behind closed doors with Ball and Arnaz during one critical production week of their groundbreaking sitcom “I Love Lucy.”

—Amazon Films

Nicole Kidman and Javier Bardem Play Lucille Ball and Desi Arnaz to Wry Perfection in Aaron Sorkin’s Domestic Showbiz Rouser.

Owen Gleiberman, Variety


FRI, JAN 21 – THU, JAN 27

FRI 4:30, SAT 7:30, SUN 1:30, THU 2:00 7:30


Although the Downing Film Center is now open, we will continue to offer films that you can stream from home.

Visit our NOW STREAMING page for a list of our streaming films and information about how to watch them

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Who Are We

The Downing Film Center is 501(c)(3) member-supported nonprofit arts organization 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. The Downing is a free-speech theater that neither censors nor endorses.

Where Are We

The Downing is located at 19 Front Street in Newburgh, New York, on the bottom floor of the former Yellow Bird Gallery building. Our entrance is directly across Front Street from Billy Joe’s Ribworks. Free parking is available in the Newburgh–Beacon Ferry lot, on Water Street, and in the lot behind the theater (access via Carpenter Street). On weekdays, you may find a spot on Front Street.


When you purchase a ticket at the box office or an advance ticket online, you must select a seat. The Downing has only 56 seats, so please purchase an advance ticket if you have strong preferences regarding seating. The screening room opens 30 minutes before showtime. You may not save seats for members of your party who have not yet purchased a ticket. 


The Downing Film Center is handicapped accessible. If you need our lift and elevator, please let us know in advance. We also ask that you arrive 35–40 minutes before showtime so that we can assist you before the theater gets busy.

We also have assistive listening technology (headphones and closed captioning glasses). Please see our FAQ for details.