LOST AND FOUND
Missing something? A wedding ring was found at the Downing on Sunday, February 9. If you lost yours, please get in touch with us by phone or email.
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.
We are showing two films during the week starting February 21: Just Mercy and Toni Morrison: The Pieces I Am. Scroll down for details on both films.
Directed by Destin Daniel Cretton | In English
With Michael B. Jordan, Jamie Foxx, and Brie Larson
137 min | Drama | 2020
A powerful and thought-provoking true story, Just Mercy follows young lawyer Bryan Stevenson (Michael B. Jordan) and his history-making battle for justice. After graduating from Harvard, Bryan had his pick of lucrative jobs. Instead, he heads to Alabama to defend those wrongly condemned or who were not afforded proper representation, with the support of local advocate Eva Ansley (Brie Larson). One of his first, and most incendiary, cases is that of Walter McMillian (Jamie Foxx), who, in 1987, was sentenced to die for the notorious murder of an 18-year-old girl, despite a preponderance of evidence proving his innocence and the fact that the only testimony against him came from a criminal with a motive to lie. In the years that follow, Bryan becomes embroiled in a labyrinth of legal and political maneuverings and overt and unabashed racism as he fights for Walter, and others like him, with the odds—and the system—stacked against them.—Warner Brothers
In Celebration of Black History Month
The Pieces I Am
Directed by Timothy Greenfield-Sanders | In English
With Toni Morrison, Hilton Als, and Oprah Winfrey
125 min | Documentary | 2019
An artful and intimate meditation on the life and works of the legendary storyteller and Nobel prize-winner. From her childhood in the steel town of Lorain, Ohio, to ʼ70s-era book tours with Muhammad Ali, from the front lines with Angela Davis to her own riverfront writing room—Toni Morrison leads an assembly of her peers, critics and colleagues on an exploration of race, America, history and the human condition as seen through the prism of her own literature. Inspired to write because no one took a “little black girl” seriously, Morrison reflects on her lifelong deconstruction of the master narrative. Woven together with a rich collection of art, history, literature and personality, the film includes discussions about her many critically acclaimed works, including novels “The Bluest Eye,” “Sula” and “Song of Solomon,” her role as an editor of iconic African-American literature and her time teaching at Princeton University. Featuring interviews with Hilton Als, Angela Davis, Fran Lebowitz, Walter Mosley, Sonia Sanchez and Oprah Winfrey, who turned Morrison’s novel “Beloved” into a feature film.—Magnolia Pictures
Ticket prices for Toni Morrison: Adults $8, seniors and students $7, children and Downing members $6
The Times of Bill Cunningham
Starts Friday, February 28. Tickets are on sale now.
Lucian Freud: A Self Portrait
Monday, March 9. Tickets are on sale now.
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.