How to get a good shot of your favorite film festival from this list

  • October 9, 2021

By now, you’re probably asking yourself what the best way to get an experience of The Movies in New York is.

And, for most people, the answer is not “go to an event.”

The best way, the organizers tell us, is to head to an exhibitor’s location and try a variety of movies at the festival.

And there’s a reason for that.

“There’s a huge difference between going to an open-air theater and going to a big theater, like The Big Apple,” says Tom Wiegert, co-owner of the New York Film Festival.

“You’re probably more likely to see a wide variety of films in one place than in a theater, so you’re likely to be exposed to different genres of films and different people.”

For the most part, the best movie theaters in New Jersey are located within walking distance of The Big O. And you can see some of the most iconic films from across the country.

“There are a couple of places that are really hard to find,” Wiegart says.

“One is the Museum of Art, where the best film festival experience is a block party, and the other is the Brooklyn Museum, where they’ve got the longest-running film festival.

It’s hard to really go anywhere else.”

So if you’ve been itching to get your feet wet at The Big Belly, here are the best locations to see some movies this year.

To view the list of best New York film festivals, click here.

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