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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, AUG 12 – THU, AUG 18


Not Rated | 1h 44m | In English | Drama/Thriller | Watch Trailer Here | Starring Rebecca Hall and Tim Roth

Margaret’s life is in order. She is capable, disciplined, and successful. Soon, her teenage daughter, who Margaret raised by herself, will be going off to a fine university, just as Margaret had intended. Everything is under control. That is, until David returns, carrying with him the horrors of Margaret’s past.

-IFC Films

Critics Pick: A sleek, hurtling, ridiculously entertaining horror movie…

-Jeannette Catsoulis, New York Times

A diabolically intense psychological thriller, with two riveting central performances from Rebecca Hall and Tim Roth.

-Sheila O’Malley,


FRI 7:15, SAT 7:15, SUN 2:00, TUE 1:30 THU 1:30 7:15



Not Rated | 1h 45m | Sci-Fi/Musical | Languages – In Kinyarwanda Kirundi Swahili French English – With Subtitles | Written by Saul Williams | Directed by Saul Williams and Anisia Uzeyman | Watch Trailer Here

Saul Williams was raised in the City of Newburgh – he graduated from Newburgh Free Academy.

In an otherworldly e-waste camp made of recycled computer parts, a subversive hacking collective attempts a takeover of the authoritarian regime exploiting the region’s natural resources–and its people. When an intersex runaway (Neptune, played by both Elvis Ngabo and Cheryl Isheja) and an escaped coltan miner (Matalusa, played by Kaya Free) find each other through cosmic forces, their connection sparks glitches within the greater divine circuitry. With hypnotic visuals and original songs composed by musician and co-director Saul Williams, this celestial cyber-musical offers a radically bold vision of power, exploitation, and love.

-Kino Lorber

Enchanting and immersive… a war cry that’s simultaneously a galvanizing call to action, a message of hope and a reminder that a different world is possible.

-Katie Walsh, Los Angeles Times

Critic’s Pick: A treasury of ideas and provocations — a pocket full of possibilities.

-A.O. Scott, New York Times


SAT 4:30, SUN, 4:30, WED 7:15

COVID Protocols

Updated: 3/25/2022

* Proof of vaccination is no longer required.

* Masks are no longer required but are encouraged.

* All Downing Film Center employees have been vaccinated and have received booster shots.

* 100% of our seating is on sale.

* Tickets will continue to be reserved seating, online and at the box office.

* Our air filtration machines and increased attention to cleanliness will, of course, remain in place.

* We suggest that you arrive at least 20 minutes before showtime to avoid lines and delays.

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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.