Five out-of-the-ordinary cinemas in New York

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Five out-of-the-ordinary cinemas in New York

The big screen is engrained in the daily life of the New-yorkers, with countless venues dedicated to the seventh art. And some offer a whole lot more than just showing a film.

Five out-of-the-ordinary cinemas in New York

A journey back in time at the Metrograph

Recreated to resemble the great cinemas of the 1920s, the Metrograph has quickly become THE arthouse cinema on the New York scene. With an interior inspired by Wes Anderson's film The Grand Budapest Hotel, the tone of the place is immediately set. Comfortably installed in your velvet-upholstered wooden seat, you can watch rare films, classics and genre films, most of them in 35-millimetres. It is a great opportunity to (re)discover masterpieces by Andy Warhol, Stanley Kubrick and even Jean Cocteau and Jean-Luc Godard. If you are a film buff, you will not be able to tear yourself away.

Metrograph
7 Ludlow Street
New YorkNY 10002
United States of America
+1 212-660-0312
metrograph.com/

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Five out-of-the-ordinary cinemas in New York

Gourmet food at the Nitehawk

In the heart of Brooklyn, the three-screen Nitehawk cinema offers a one-of-a-kind big-screen experience. While watching your film, you can enjoy a gourmet meal which is also available as gluten-free and vegetarian, according to your preferences. Film junkies will love the to-die-for popcorn popped in coconut oil. While your meal is being prepared, you can take part in a question-and-answer session with local actors and directors here specially to launch their work. Nitehawk showcases works by fledgling film-makers as well as pop culture's biggest names with Steven Spielberg, Roger Vadim and Spike Lee topping the bill.

Nitehawk Cinema Williamsburg
136 Metropolitan Avenue
Brooklyn, NY 11249
United States of America
+1 718-782-8370
nitehawkcinema.com/williamsburg/

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Five out-of-the-ordinary cinemas in New York

Laid-back Syndicated BTK

You will not find any traditional red seats in this former warehouse converted into a cinema-restaurant with an industrial decor. Instead, comfy banquettes and small semi-circular tables run down to the screen area. The latest blockbusters, box office classics and even replays of football matches feature on the listings. As at Nitehawk, you can eat and drink during the film in a laid-back atmosphere. Try the La Vie en Rose cocktail with its mix of gin and rose syrup. Big eaters will tuck in to the giant house burger with gusto, while those with smaller appetites can opt for a green seasonal salad with a few fries on the side. Films have never tasted so good!

Syndicated Bar Theater Kitchen
40 Bogart Street
Brooklyn, NY 11206
United States of America
+1 718-386-3399
syndicatedbk.com/

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Five out-of-the-ordinary cinemas in New York

Underground films on screen at the Anthology Film Archives

If you like avant-garde, independent or experimental cinema, then the Anthology Film Archives were made for you. This is the place to discover the heritage of New York's most acerbic film-makers and the world's most adventurous works in 16- or 35-millimetres. You can watch rare, forgotten or difficult-to-categorise long and short films, old silent movies from the Soviet Union and even enigmatic documentaries produced by independent, decidedly underground, film-makers. Experts of the genre will be in their element.

Anthology Film Archives
32 2nd Avenue
New York, NY 10003
United States of America
+1 212-505-5181
anthologyfilmarchives.org/

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Five out-of-the-ordinary cinemas in New York

A cosy cocoon at AMC Loews 84th Street 6

When it comes to original cinemas, New York certainly has more than its fair share. If you want to watch a big-budget film or something more intimist and be as comfortably seated as at home, then make your way to AMC 84th Street 6. In this cinema, not only can you book your seat in advance, but your seat will be a recliner, meaning you have plenty of room to stretch out. What is more, each pair of seats can be turned into a loveseat. If you get a bit cold, remember to bring a blanket with you so you can enjoy the big screen just as you should in the heart of the Big Apple.

AMC Loews 84th Street 6
2310 Broadway
New YorkNY 10024
United States of America
+1 212-721-6023
www.amctheatres.com/