323 6th Ave, New York, NY | Directions 1001440.731162 -74.001499
Neighborhoods: Downtown, Greenwich Village
Great Movies – This theater is a great place to watch some great independant films as well as classics. Great place for dates as well. IFC has a good thing going!
This first-run theater hosts independent films and revivals that would make its parent TV channel proud. – In Short
An expansion of the Independent Film Channel, this art-movie house's building was once a 19th century church, and more recently a mainstream theater. Though only one of the three screens offers stadium seating, all boast hi-def digital projectors, and film selection balances non-Hollywood fare with festivals, revivals and midnight flicks. True to its indie spirit, the center shows short films, rather than advertisements, before feature films, and also hosts two editing suites and a restaurant.
seating policy is unreasonable – Showed up for a sold-out Saturday afternoon film nice and early and waited in line for seating. Advertised film time was 2:40. Although the previous showing got out at 2:10, the staff made us stand in the lobby until 2:35! And, to top it off, they have this evil policy wherin patrons of their cafe get let in first - certainly if we had known that we could have sat down and enjoyed a beverage rather than standing, we would have done so! (Indeed, I suspect the whole purpose of making everybody wait so long was so that the cafe patrons could relax and finish their drinks etc.)
The movie started promptly without any previews - so after all that waiting there was not enough time to visit the restroom and concessions. Of course people were still finding their seats as the film rolled. For a supposedly "serious" film venue, the house is very poorly managed, with no respect for moviegoers or the moviegoing experience.
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