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Landmark's Sunshine Cinema

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Address: 143 E Houston St, Between 1st and 2nd Aves, New York City, NY
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+1 212-358-7709

Movie theater with a legendary and comedic(vaudevillian-era) past.

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This is our standard spot for "let's catch a movie while in NYC". A fine selection of films - mainly art or limited release. Clean and small theatres. And almost always attendees... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Houston, Texas
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Houston, Texas
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is our standard spot for "let's catch a movie while in NYC". A fine selection of films - mainly art or limited release. Clean and small theatres. And almost always attendees are watching the movies and not talking and texting.

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New York City, New York
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Reviewed 5 August 2016 via mobile

This is one reason to love NYC, you can always find some cool flick at this well run independent gem. Great variety of documentaries and foreign films.

Thank HClowd
Hackensack, New Jersey
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Reviewed 9 May 2016

My family and I went to see the Miles Davis movie called 'Miles Ahead' that was playing in selected theaters. The movie theater was very comfortable, quiet, cozy with a nice sound system.

Thank Ben B
Tuckahoe, New York
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Reviewed 4 May 2016

We have seen several movies in this unique move theatre, which typically runs many first run art house movies from the Americas and Europe. The East Village location gives it a Bohemian feel, which makes you feel "in the know."

Thank Penboy7
New York City, New York
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 April 2016

I went with a friend this past Sunday to see "Rio, I love you " at the Sunshine Theater. Prices are very good in NYC for movies, they always have great Indie movies, multiple screens, great comfortable seating, elevators for handicap, and tired people. They also have a great concession stand serving some healthy foods, for your pleasure, as well... More 

Thank Bruce G
Cherokee, North Carolina
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 August 2015

Indie films and foreign films! Don't go see a mainstream American Film in NYC. See something different. We took in "Tangerine" - an award winning film shot entirely with an iPhone camera. It follows a day in the lives of two transgender people in LA. All authentic events. Very engaging and interesting. The theater is older but still comfortable. We... More 

Thank James C
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Reviewed 14 July 2015

I'm staying in New York for the summer and as a film fanatic this venue has become a second home. Saw Boulevard here followed by a Q&A with the films director which was informative and entertaining. (On the same day Tangerine's director was also doing a Q&A as was someone associated with the Amy Winehouse documentary). Any film buff should... More 

Thank Elizabeth S
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Reviewed 9 May 2015

Went here on the last night of our trip to New York. Fancied seeing a film, so did a search and this cinema came up as showing two good looking foreign films which I fancied seeing. Very nice place. Five screens, all showing good stuff, and they sell DVDs and movie paraphernalia as well. The theatre chairs were comfortable and... More 

Thank Andy S
Jacksonville, Florida
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Reviewed 2 December 2014

Loved this place! I came to watch "Frank". After we were all seated, attendants came in to announce that since it was raining out, it may be a bit chilly inside so if any of us are cold, just leet them know and they would adjust the thermostat. Who does this anymore??? Such customer service! Everyone was friendly and asked... More 

Thank LittleTraveler22
New York City
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Reviewed 24 September 2014

The location is a little out of the way, but the theater offers a good selection of independent & foreign films. Unusual layout & set-up for a movie house, but definitely better & not as shabby as IFC Center on 6th Ave. There are usually 4 offerings here, with a weekend late night classic. A lot of choices on the... More 

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