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The Downing Film Center values the health and safety of our patrons, staff, and volunteers. Despite having recently implemented precautionary measures, we believe the best course of action at this time is to temporarily suspend operations as of Monday, March 16.

This decision has been reached after much deliberation. We will revisit this resolution in about two weeks and let you know of any changes.

We appreciate your patience and understanding during this time. We remain as committed as ever to the well-being of our community. The Downing Film Center looks forward to resuming business and welcoming customers back to the movies.

March 14, 2020

Ticket Prices

Adult: $10
Active military (with ID): $9
Student (with ID): $8
Senior citizen (62+): $7
Child (under 16): $7
Downing member (with member card): $6

Prices differ for special screenings, such as National Theatre Live films. Buy tickets when you arrive at the theater (cash, credit card, or gift card), or buy in advance at the theater or online (credit card or gift card). We accept Visa, MasterCard, and Discover. Visit our FAQ for more information.

Advance tickets cannot be refunded or exchanged.

Cyrano de Bergerac

Postponed. Date to be determined.

Future Possibilities

Our Sponsors

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.


Although purchasing an advance ticket guarantees you a seat, it doesn’t guarantee you a particular seat or group of seats—seating is first-come first-served.

The Downing has only 55 seats, so arrive early for the best selection. The screening room opens 30 minutes before showtime. Please don’t 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.