Built in 1898, the Sunshine Cinema building was formerly the Houston Hippodrome motion picture theatre and a Yiddish vaudeville house but for over 50 years it had been shuttered serving as a hardware warehouse. Landmark restored the theatre back to its artistic roots and now offers the art-house film lover five brand new state-of-the-art screens dedicated to first-run independent and foreign film as well as non-traditional studio programming.
- Address: 143 E Houston St, New York, NY 10002
- Phone: (212) 260-7289
- Transit: 2 Av
ANTHOLOGY FILM ARCHIVES
Anthology Film Archives is an international center for the preservation, study, and exhibition of film and video, with a particular focus on independent, experimental, and avant-garde cinema.
- Address: 32 Second Ave, New York, NY 10003
- Phone: (212) 505-5181
- Transit: 2 Av
VILLAGE EAST CINEMA
The Village East Cinema opened in 1926 as The Yiddish Art Theater, designed in the Moorish Revival style that was popular in synagogues at the time. The theater includes a forty-foot ornamental ceiling with a spectacular Star of David in the center that is still present today. In 1992, the theater was restored and converted into the Village East Cinema, a beautiful, seven-screen movie theater, with a main auditorium that features stadium and balcony seating as well as an oversized screen.
- Address: 181-189 2nd Ave, New York, NY 10012
- Phone: (212) 529-6998
- Transit: 4, 5, 6, L, N, R Trains
AMC LOEWS VILLAGE 7
This AMC theater located on Third Avenue at 11th Street, in the heart of the East Village is a state-of-the-art movie theater with 6 screens and a 7 story view of the vibrant neighborhood below.
2015 marks LESFF's first event at The AMC Loews Village 7, and we are excited to add it to our list of downtown venues.
- Address: 66 3rd Ave. New York, NY 10003
- Phone: (888)AMC-4FUN
- Transit: 1st Ave L Train, Astor Place 6 Train
CROSBY STREET HOTEL
Inside SOHO's Crosby Street Hotel, this state-of-the-art screening room has 99 seats, the most advanced technology in sound and projection and the latest digital capabilities including 3D.
With a reception area & bar just outside the screening room, guests can enjoy drinks before and after screenings and mingle with filmmakers.
- Address: 79 Crosby Street New York, NY 10012
- Phone: (212) 226-640
- Transit: Spring St
MEET ON CHRYSTIE
MEET on Chrystie is the brand new flagship location from the MEET team. It is 3600 sq. ft. of space showcasing cutting-edge art & design. In the heart of the Lower East Side, MEET is filled with rich colors, innovative art pieces, stylish & comfy couches and chairs, two drop screens for projection, high-top tables, multiple bars, and is a great space for a collaborative meeting, reception, special event, or screening.
- ADDRESS: 195 1/2 CHRYSTIE STREET
- TRANSIT: 2nd Ave F Train, Bowery J,Z Trains, Grand St B, D Trains
In the heart of the Lower East Side lies SIXTY LES, a boutique hotel that carries the artful spirit of the city through its every suite, space and dining venue, from an Andy Warhol filmstrip pool on the roof, to Lee Friedlander-made glowing headboards to bespoke Jim Walrod interior design elements.
- ADDRESS: 190 ALLEN ST, NEW YORK, NY 10002
- PHONE: (212)-460-5300
- TRANSIT: 2 Ave F Train
Soho House is a Hotel and Member's Club in NYC's Meatpacking District. Soho House features a variety of spaces for dining, meeting, drinking, a rooftop pool, and a state-of-the-art screening room with custom cushioned seating for a very relaxing movie-going experience.
- ADDRESS: 29-35 9th Ave, New York, NY 10014
- TRANSIT: 8th Ave L Train
WRITER'S GUILD OF AMERICA · EAST
The Writers Guild of America, East, (WGAE) is a labor union of thousands of professionals who are the primary creators of what is seen or heard on television and film in the U.S., as well as the writers of a growing portion of original digital media content. Members write everything from big budget movies to independent films, late night comedy/variety shows to daytime serials, broadcast and radio news, web series, documentaries, and animation. The WGAE works on their behalf to promote and protect the professional and artistic interests of this diverse community.
- Address: 250 Hudson St, Suite 700, New York, NY 10013
- Phone: (212) 767-7800
- Transit: Canal St 1 Train, Spring St C,E Trains
HOME SWEET HOME
Home Sweet Home is located on Chrystie Street between Delancey & Broome underneath The Lodge Art Gallery. With funky chandeliers and stuffed roadkill, Home Sweet Home is a perfect locals spot to dance, drink, hear live music or great new DJs.
- Address: 131 Chrystie Street (Btwn Delancey & Broome)
- Phone: 212-226-5709
- Transit: Bowery J,Z Trains, Grand St. B,D Trains, Spring St 6 Train