And for the Cinemaniacs. . . -- Just because it’s New York City doesn’t mean you have to commit solely to live entertainment. The Big Apple also is an unparalleled destination for cinephiles. Grab a Time Out New York or Village Voice for regular-release screenings at cool theaters like the Angelika or Landmark Sunshine and to find film festival listings. Or check out one of these legendary venues for something more memorable.
If you’re a fan of the classics, you’re in luck. Film Forum (tel. 212/727-8110; www.filmforum.org) will delight the romantics among us who still love a good Hepburn-Tracy flick, or one from local-boy Martin Scorsese, in addition to first-run and foreign films.
Classic, indie, and arthouse films screen daily at Brooklyn’s BAM Rose Cinemas (also known as BAMcinématek; tel. 718/636-4100; www.bam.org), which usually themes its week- or month-long revivals by director or actor.
The 2011 renovation of the Museum of the Moving Image (tel. 718/784-0077; www.movingimage.us) has made a trek to Astoria, Queens irresistible. The museum presents in-depth famous-filmmaker talks and other one-of-a-kind events, in addition to new and historic film-related exhibits and special screenings.
IFC Center (tel. 212/924-7771; www.ifccenter.com) brings indies and classics to the Village’s renovated Waverly theater.
Anthology Film Archives (tel. 212/505-5181; www.anthologyfilmarchives.org), MoMA Film (tel. 212/708-9400; www.moma.org), and 92YTribeca (tel. 212/601-1000; www.92ytribeca.org) screens impressively obscure retrospectives and foreign films daily.
Film Society of Lincoln Center (tel. 212/875-5600; www.filmlinc.com), host of the autumnal New York City Film Festival and several others, presents diverse documentaries and themed film series that span silent, horror, musicals, animated, and more.
Note: This information was accurate when it was published, but can change without notice. Please be sure to confirm all rates and details directly with the companies in question before planning your trip.