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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.


Armageddon Time

Rated R | 1h 54m | Drama | In English | Watch Trailer Here Directed by James Gray | Starring Anne Hathaway, Jeremy Strong and Anthony Hopkins

Armageddon Time finds writer-director James Gray excavating his own past and returning with a well-acted drama refreshingly free of nostalgia.

From acclaimed filmmaker James Gray, Armageddon Time is a deeply personal coming-of-age story about the strength of family and the generational pursuit of the American Dream. The film features an all-star cast including Anthony Hopkins, Anne Hathaway and Jeremy Strong.

—Focus Features

Critic’s Pick: Can you remember the first day of sixth grade? Would you even want to? James Gray, in the opening scene of “Armageddon Time,” his tender and lacerating new film, brings it all back with clammy precision.

—A.O. Scott, New York Times

An unvarnished family snapshot that traces the seeds from which the artist evolved and the tough lessons about life’s unfairness that helped shape his character, this is a refreshingly understated drama whose gentleness makes it all the more bittersweet.

—David Rooney, Hollywood Reporter


Fri, Dec 2–Thu, Dec 8

Fri 4:45

Sat 4:45 7:30

Sun 2:00

Tue 2:00 (CC)

Wed 7:30

Thu 2:00

Parking for the Downing Film Center

As many of you already know, you now have to pay a fee of $2/hour to park anywhere on Front Street from 11 am to 11 pm Monday through Saturday. Sundays are free.

Parking is free in all other areas on the waterfront—including any parking lot behind the train platform, any of the small parking lots (not street) across from the restaurants, and anywhere in the large ferry parking area south of the Downing. Parking in designated areas on Marine Drive (Water Street) is also free anytime.

Parking in the Billy Joe’s Restaurant lot is only for restaurant patrons.

Please let us know if you have any questions by sending us an email at

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.

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).