Considering the sheer amount of culture offered by New York City, there is absolutely no reason to skimp on weekend plans. From the Bronx Zoo to shows on Broadway, city dwellers and visitors are privy to an assortment of options for their cultural fix. And amazingly, the rich sense of the fine art doesn’t stop when it comes to movie theaters. While Lowes and AMC have a monopoly on the rest of the U.S., New Yorkers can choose from more than a few iconic cinemas for rainy day escapes and evening films. Instead of relinquishing $10 plus to chain cinemas, satiate your movie fix while enjoying a bit of history at one of the classical theaters like Sunshine Cinema, Angelika Film Center, IFC Center, or the Film Forum.
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Angelika Film Center
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