Articles

Back to Articles

At the heart of the country's filming industry and performing arts are these significant art powerhouses - Angelika Film Center, FIlm Society of Lincoln Center and American Museum of Moving Images

New York, the Film City of America

Jan 24, 2014

Are you a movie buff? Then you should have no doubts about heading to New York City, one of the greatest film city in the world. There is just an insane amount of theaters playing both independent and repertory programs. Even most of the major movie studios in the United States releases its movies earlier in New York. So, if you love all sort of films, grab a mini bus, and head over to the Big Apple.

There are more than 15 commercial multiplexes around the city, however, you should not miss out on a chance to visit some of New York’s most intriguing film centers.

Angelika Film Center

This movie theater chain headquartered in New York with branches in Texas and Virginia, features independent and foreign films. Some of these films however, are only screened in New York, so coach bus visitors should make time to watch one of these films when in New York. Ever since its opening, the Angelika Film Center has become one of the most successful and recognized arthouse in the United States. There is also a cafe called the Angelika Cafe located in the theater lobby, where its gourmet foods, pastries and beverages are a hit among locals and tourists alike. 18 W Houston St at Broadway, +1-212-995-2000

Film Society of Lincoln Center

Based in New York, the Film Society at Lincoln Center is one of the most prominent film presentation organizations in the world. Founded in 1969, the main focus of this center is to highlight American Independent and World Cinema, as well as to be a society that supports and recognize upcoming new filmmakers. In the last four decades, the society has bring to light some of the world’s most popular filmmakers such as Martin Scorsese, Rainer Werner Fassbinder, Francois Truffaut, and more. Heard of the New York Film Festival? Well, this prestigious annual festival is hosted by the Film Society of Lincoln Center. This center also shows a wide variety of experimental and foreign films, and sometimes rental bus visitors can catch Q&A sessions with directors on opening weekends. Walter Reade Theater at Lincoln Center, 155 W 65th St (at Broadway)

American Museum of the Moving Image

As a media museum in New York City, the Museum of the Moving Image specializes in collecting, preserving and providing moving-image related exhibits for the public to appreciate. They also provide exceptional screening programs, and you can even catch films being played continuously throughout the day. 35th Ave and 36th St, Queens

Don’t forget to reserve your bus should you plan to make a trip around New York to visit all the film-related places as they can stretch from one corner of the city to the other. Call 1-800-304-1993 or 212-203-0682 to book a bus or get a quote.