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Film Society of Lincoln Center

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Address: Lincoln Center, 165 W. 65th St, New York City, NY

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Always the Best in Cinema

The films and film festivals are the best of Arthouse Cinema. This is where films flourish. They also have a very good cafe/restaurant in the cinema lobby.

Reviewed 2 March 2017
Susan P
New York City, New York
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New York City, New York
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Reviewed 2 March 2017 via mobile

The films and film festivals are the best of Arthouse Cinema. This is where films flourish. They also have a very good cafe/restaurant in the cinema lobby.

1 Thank Susan P
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Reviewed 1 November 2016 via mobile

Film society is part of Lincoln Center. Sometime U can found movies there what played long ago or very brand new. Mostly foreign movies or Indi what made by independent movie 🎥 makers or companies. If U lucky 🍀U can find a very good one. Also some festivals are hold there. Take a look , probably U found some of... More 

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New York City, New York
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Reviewed 24 October 2016

Part of the Lincoln Center, the Film Society is located on W 65th, between Broadway & Amsterdam. It's quite unique, its programing captivating, alluring, disarming, intruding, upsetting and sometimes just plain ugly, like the 1976 Ettore Scola Brutti, Sporchi e Cattivi (Down & Ugly) they showed last week. Very powerful nevertheless. Many European films, rarely or ever seen in the... More 

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Reviewed 24 January 2016 via mobile

Some of the most comfortable theaters in New York. Well-curated films, interesting and thought-provoking festivals with great speakers and Q&A sessions. Serious film lovers flock to the Film Society!

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Reviewed 26 August 2015 via mobile

Always something interesting going on here. I always look forward to the annual "Rendezvous With a French Cinema" films & events.

Thank Jen A
New York City, New York
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Reviewed 18 February 2015

If you really love cinema, you will love the Film Society of Lincoln of Lincoln Center. There are an amazing variety of films shown here, and most of them are good. The Film Society curates the films so that you may love or hate them, but you will agree that they are of the highest quality. There are many film... More 

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Henderson, Nevada
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Reviewed 5 January 2015

This is a film and education complex within the Lincoln Center body of buildings. Films are shown both in repertory and first-run, mostly independent and foreign. Often there are writers and directors in attendance. The organization has several big annual festivals plus many more targeted ones featuring certain directors, countries of origin, or themes. There are two cinemas, the Walter... More 

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Charlton MA
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Reviewed 20 October 2014

I had the privilege to attend a movie at this theatre and was pleasantly surprised with the place. The size is great, not too big and not too small - just right. The seats are comfortable, popcorn tasty and drinks. We saw a movie called Listen Up a Philip which had a question and answer session after the movie. The... More 

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Rome, Georgia
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Reviewed 25 January 2014

we live in a small town so when we come to nyc we want to do things we cannot do there. Theatre , opera and other live arts are of course wonderful. But there is also a world of non hollywood film . This is a good place to find such films. Another such venue is the IFC. We always... More 

Thank Jeffrey P
New Jersey
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Reviewed 9 June 2013

I cannot believe that we have not visited this wonderful venue before. If you enjoy independent and art films, this destination is for you. Wonderful theaters and small attached restaurant. We will be back.

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