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How Film Forum’s Expansion Plans Could Impact Indie Distribution

How Film Forum’s Expansion Plans Could Impact Indie Distribution

New York City’s movie-going options are getting even bigger, thanks to the news that Film Forum is set to not only renovate its three screens, but to add a fourth screen to its fold. The venerated theater — known for decades as a haven for specialty releases and repertory programming — will undergo a simultaneous renovation of its current screens and the addition of a new theater. Stephen Tilly, who designed Film Forum’s earlier incarnation on Watts Street (alongside Alan Buchsbaum), is the architect in charge of this project.

The news is exciting for New York cinephiles, but has a potentially even greater value for the specialty film marketplace.

Film Forum was founded in 1970, and made its mark as an independent theater equally invested in NYC-centric premieres, repertory programming, and new features alike. (A glance at its upcoming lineup speaks well to its depth of programming, including planned showings of

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