Is there a better city than New York when it comes to going out with friends, family, or a significant other for a great night out at the movies? With our city being the focal point of so many amazing movies over the past hundred years, it makes sense that the theaters themselves would be just as iconic with many of them being one off and as unique as can be, even to this day.
We have compiled a list of what we think are the best movie theaters to go to in Manhattan. Find a movie, head to one of the locations, get some popcorn and soda, kick back, and enjoy a great night. And 1 for more great movie ideas check out Outdoor Movie HQ.
Sunshine Cinema-modern movie house with digital and 3D technology, stadium style seating & gourmet concessions.
Nitehawk Cinema-movies screened with global fare & craft cocktails served with at patron’s seats.
Film Forum-Fans of classic, independent and foreign films favor this Downtown movie landmark (since 1970).
AMC Empire 25-Cinema Complex just off of Times Square showing mainstream, independent, and IMAX films on 25 screens.
Anthology Film Archives-Cinema institute presenting screenings of new and old independent, foreign & avant-garde movies.
IFC Center-Foreign, classic, & offbeat indie films are screened along with short subjects at this movie theater.
Lincoln Plaza Cinemas-Neighborhood movie house with six screens showing international works and independent films.
Village East Cinema-Vintage Moorish venue showing seven screens or art and commercial films with stadium and balcony seating.
Cobble Hill Cinemas-Veteran local updated with five theaters, showing a mix of first-run, independent and foreign films.
The Paris Theatre– Single screen movie theater with balcony seating that shows independent and foreign films.
Bam Peter Jay Sharp Building-lively theater hosting a range of programming including film screenings, plays, and concerts.
Museum of the Moving Image-The history of film, television, and digital media told via interactive displays, plus screenings.