Best movie theaters in New York

Check out the top movie theaters in New York, reviewed and ranked by the city’s locals

1. Cobble Hill Cinemas

1. Cobble Hill Cinemas

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27 local reviews
265 Court Street, Brooklyn
Closed now
+1 718-596-9113
Movie theaterElectronics storeHome goods store
Jon
Local cinema in nearby Cobble Hill neighborhood. Currently, our neighborhood movie theater is closed for renov…
gideon
Closest movie theater. Mostly Hollywood movies plus the occasional independent option. More charm than most
Sarah
Great movie theater! Comfy seating and great film selection, with lots of fun stuff nearby. Check out the choc…
1. Cobble Hill Cinemas

1. Cobble Hill Cinemas

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27 local reviews
265 Court Street, Brooklyn
Closed now
+1 718-596-9113
Jon
Jon
Local cinema in nearby Cobble Hill neighborhood. Currently, our neighborhood movie theater is closed for renovation. So this independent the…
gideon
gideon
Closest movie theater. Mostly Hollywood movies plus the occasional independent option. More charm than most
Sarah
Sarah
Great movie theater! Comfy seating and great film selection, with lots of fun stuff nearby. Check out the chocolaterie next door!
2. IFC Center

2. IFC Center

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16 local reviews
323 Avenue of the Americas, New York
(212) 924-7771
Indie Movie Theater
Jeffrey
Foreign, classic & offbeat indie films are screened along with short subjects at this movie theater. -
Joy
One of the last indie movie theaters standing. Also, the best movie theater popcorn in New York City.
Janine
Among the great independent movie theaters in the city.
2. IFC Center

2. IFC Center

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16 local reviews
323 Avenue of the Americas, New York
(212) 924-7771
Jeffrey
Jeffrey
Foreign, classic & offbeat indie films are screened along with short subjects at this movie theater. -
Joy
Joy
One of the last indie movie theaters standing. Also, the best movie theater popcorn in New York City.
Janine
Janine
Among the great independent movie theaters in the city.
3. AMC Magic Johnson Harlem 9

3. AMC Magic Johnson Harlem 9

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15 local reviews
2309 Frederick Douglass Boulevard, New York
+1 212-665-6923
Movie theaterElectronics storeHome goods store
Tom
An easy walk to a movie theater.
Benton
Local megaplex movie theater. A ten minute walk.
Rachel
Standard, high-quality movie theater. There's actually an amazing mural inside the theater that's worth seeing…
3. AMC Magic Johnson Harlem 9

3. AMC Magic Johnson Harlem 9

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15 local reviews
2309 Frederick Douglass Boulevard, New York
+1 212-665-6923
Tom
Tom
An easy walk to a movie theater.
Benton
Benton
Local megaplex movie theater. A ten minute walk.
Rachel
Rachel
Standard, high-quality movie theater. There's actually an amazing mural inside the theater that's worth seeing even if you don't want to see…
4. AMC Empire 25

4. AMC Empire 25

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8 local reviews
Movie theaterElectronics storeHome goods store
Erika
Favorite movie theater because of reclining reserved seating!
Erwin
Great local movie theater with the newest films in HD and 3D
Luz
With over 20 movies and 4 floors its really one of the biggest movie theaters you'll ever find!!!
4. AMC Empire 25

4. AMC Empire 25

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8 local reviews
Erika
Erika
Favorite movie theater because of reclining reserved seating!
Erwin
Erwin
Great local movie theater with the newest films in HD and 3D
Luz
Luz
With over 20 movies and 4 floors its really one of the biggest movie theaters you'll ever find!!!
5. The Pavilion Theater

5. The Pavilion Theater

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16 local reviews
188 Prospect Park West, Brooklyn
+1 718-369-0838
Movie theaterElectronics storeHome goods store
Dan & Michelle
Movie theater with leather reclining seats! Shows the big releases and nice indies too.
Josh
Movie theater, 3 stops away on the F train. Reclining chairs.
Molly
Best, closest movie theater. Super family friendly. Nice walk through Prospect Park there; or take the bus on …
5. The Pavilion Theater

5. The Pavilion Theater

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16 local reviews
188 Prospect Park West, Brooklyn
+1 718-369-0838
Dan & Michelle
Dan & Michelle
Movie theater with leather reclining seats! Shows the big releases and nice indies too.
Josh
Josh
Movie theater, 3 stops away on the F train. Reclining chairs.
Molly
Molly
Best, closest movie theater. Super family friendly. Nice walk through Prospect Park there; or take the bus on Coney Island Ave.
6. Angelika Film Center & Cafe

6. Angelika Film Center & Cafe

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12 local reviews
18 W Houston St, New York
(212) 995-2570
RestaurantFoodMovie theater
Irena
Movie theater with some independent options
Jaime
Amazing movie theater with great refreshments!
Devon
Indie movie theater across the street.
6. Angelika Film Center & Cafe

6. Angelika Film Center & Cafe

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12 local reviews
18 W Houston St, New York
(212) 995-2570
Irena
Irena
Movie theater with some independent options
Jaime
Jaime
Amazing movie theater with great refreshments!
Devon
Devon
Indie movie theater across the street.
7. Museum of the Moving Image

7. Museum of the Moving Image

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79 local reviews
36-01 35th Avenue, New York
Closed now
+1 718-777-6800
MuseumPoint of interestEstablishment
Lili
It's a film museum but also a movie theater showing great retrospectives and classics.
Daniel
It is a great museum with a balance of hands-on activities and exhibits that will interest youngsters and adul…
IRMA
There is so much information in this museum! Located next to the Kaufman Studios in Astoria. You can learn s…
7. Museum of the Moving Image

7. Museum of the Moving Image

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79 local reviews
36-01 35th Avenue, New York
Closed now
+1 718-777-6800
Lili
Lili
It's a film museum but also a movie theater showing great retrospectives and classics.
Daniel
Daniel
It is a great museum with a balance of hands-on activities and exhibits that will interest youngsters and adults. On the weekends enjoy movi…
IRMA
IRMA
There is so much information in this museum! Located next to the Kaufman Studios in Astoria. You can learn so much about movies. The muse…
8. Nitehawk Cinema

8. Nitehawk Cinema

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196 local reviews
136 Metropolitan Ave, New York
(718) 384-3980
Movie Theater
Danika
A great movie theater. Perhaps my favorite in the whole city! The seats have tables by them and they have wait…
Liana
A movie theater/restaurant mash up sounds strange right? Well, no. It's a movie theater run by movie lovers an…
stan
Incredible movie theater with full-service​ menu during shows, as well as wine, cocktails, and beer. They show…
8. Nitehawk Cinema

8. Nitehawk Cinema

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196 local reviews
136 Metropolitan Ave, New York
(718) 384-3980
Danika
Danika
A great movie theater. Perhaps my favorite in the whole city! The seats have tables by them and they have waiter service so come hungry and …
Liana
Liana
A movie theater/restaurant mash up sounds strange right? Well, no. It's a movie theater run by movie lovers and they are frequently on theme…
stan
stan
Incredible movie theater with full-service​ menu during shows, as well as wine, cocktails, and beer. They show current films, indie films, a…
9. Sunshine Cinema

9. Sunshine Cinema

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38 local reviews
143 East Houston Street, New York
+1 212-260-7289
Movie theaterElectronics storeHome goods store
Helena
Favorite movie theater showing indie films, documentaries and other exciting movies worth watching!
Nick and Julia
Awesome movie theater with indie and some more mainstream movies. Honesty some of the best popcorn in NYC!
Amanda
One of my favorite movie theaters - they often show foreign films.
9. Sunshine Cinema

9. Sunshine Cinema

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38 local reviews
143 East Houston Street, New York
+1 212-260-7289
Helena
Helena
Favorite movie theater showing indie films, documentaries and other exciting movies worth watching!
Nick and Julia
Nick and Julia
Awesome movie theater with indie and some more mainstream movies. Honesty some of the best popcorn in NYC!
Amanda
Amanda
One of my favorite movie theaters - they often show foreign films.
10. AMC Kips Bay 15

10. AMC Kips Bay 15

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6 local reviews
Movie theaterElectronics storeHome goods store
Alex
Movie Theater 2nd Ave & 31st St
Shell
This movie theater is about a five minute walk away
Damien
Large movie theater
10. AMC Kips Bay 15

10. AMC Kips Bay 15

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6 local reviews
Alex
Alex
Movie Theater 2nd Ave & 31st St
Shell
Shell
This movie theater is about a five minute walk away
Damien
Damien
Large movie theater
11. BAM Harvey Theater

11. BAM Harvey Theater

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93 local reviews
651 Fulton Street
+1 718-636-4100
Point of interestEstablishment
Charlie
BAM (aka Brooklyn Academy of Music) is a movie theater/opera house/concern hall. It's a gem.
Jenny
Oh, the pleasure of it. Amazing performances of every hue, and a great movie theater (BAM Rose Cinemas) attac…
Jamie
Independent Movie Theater and live performances, always great for a Friday or Saturday night.
11. BAM Harvey Theater

11. BAM Harvey Theater

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93 local reviews
651 Fulton Street
+1 718-636-4100
Charlie
Charlie
BAM (aka Brooklyn Academy of Music) is a movie theater/opera house/concern hall. It's a gem.
Jenny
Jenny
Oh, the pleasure of it. Amazing performances of every hue, and a great movie theater (BAM Rose Cinemas) attached to it.
Jamie
Jamie
Independent Movie Theater and live performances, always great for a Friday or Saturday night.
12. Theater District

12. Theater District

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53 local reviews
Theater District, New York
NeighborhoodPolitical
Carla
Is an area in Midtown Manhattan where most Broadway theaters are located, as well as many other theaters, movi…
Steve
New York City's Theater District is an area in Midtown Manhattan where most Broadway theaters are located, as …
Sal
Famous around the world where the ball drops on New Year's Eve and millions celebrate in the streets. The Cro…
12. Theater District

12. Theater District

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53 local reviews
Theater District, New York
Carla
Carla
Is an area in Midtown Manhattan where most Broadway theaters are located, as well as many other theaters, movie theaters, restaurants, hotel…
Steve
Steve
New York City's Theater District is an area in Midtown Manhattan where most Broadway theaters are located, as well as many other theaters, m…
Sal
Sal
Famous around the world where the ball drops on New Year's Eve and millions celebrate in the streets. The Crossroads of the World!