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Jacob Burns Film Center

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Address: 405 Manville Rd, Pleasantville, NY 10570-2825
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+1 914-773-7663
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The Jacob Burns Film Center is a five screen community supported art house...

The Jacob Burns Film Center is a five screen community supported art house cinema located in Pleasantvile, NY screening the best in American and foreign independent film as well as unique series and special events. Special guests at the JBFC have included filmmakers and actors like Richard Linklater, Jason Reitman, Jon Stewart, Ryan Gosling, Anjelica Huston, and Meryl Streep. Our state-of-the-art Media Arts Lab offers media courses for storytellers of all ages--in animation, screenwriting, and filmmaking!

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A local treasure

Since recently relocating from the city, we were thrilled to discover JBFC, and incredible theater experience. Superlative customer service.

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
SusanEliz_37
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Bedford, New York
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Bedford, New York
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Since recently relocating from the city, we were thrilled to discover JBFC, and incredible theater experience. Superlative customer service.

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Reviewed 13 April 2017

The Jacob Burns Center offers many movie types. Very relaxing setting and provides great movies and other services. Works with groups in the community and allows kids unique experiences in film making and editing.

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New York City, New York
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Reviewed 24 March 2017 via mobile

As a member of the Jacob Burns Film Center I always enjoy going to an opening night and having a bite upstairs and possibly meeting new people. This is more than a movie theater. They sponsor up-and-coming filmmakers, show both new (sometimes a premier), and older films with the filmmakers having discussions and answering questions after the film. Comfortable seating,... More 

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South Salem, New York
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 77 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 February 2017 via mobile

I'm a member and go there regularly. Mostly movies, occasionally a discussion/presentation. Comfortable seats, good acoustics, a real boon to our area.

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Burns F, Public Relations Manager at Jacob Burns Film Center, responded to this review

Thank you for the review and thank you for being a member! We appreciate your support and look forward to seeing you at the movies. More 

White Plains, NY
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Reviewed 13 February 2017

Been to Jacob Burns before and have found it to be a decent experience with the films. The theaters are comfortable...only issue is that one never knows if the theater for the film is small or a bit larger. Have to arrive early. For Valentines Day, my wife and I travelled to the theater 25 minutes early to see Lion.... More 

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Thank GCutter
Burns F, Public Relations Manager at Jacob Burns Film Center, responded to this review

We’re sorry that you did not enjoy your experience at the JBFC. Although we do have a no refund/no exchange policy at our nonprofit theater, we are able to accommodate these requests as needed, as in your case. Our special events and weekend screenings do sometimes sell out in advance and we recommend both advance purchase and arriving early enough... More 

Cortlandt Manor, New York
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5 reviews
Reviewed 25 January 2017

The theaters are very comfortable and there is always an interesting and diverse amount of movies to choose from.

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Burns F, Public Relations Manager at Jacob Burns Film Center, responded to this review

Thank you for your review and for your support of the JBFC! More 

laconia, nh
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 135 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 January 2017

We attended an outstanding film in one of the smaller theaters and came away very impressed. The theater and bathrooms were spotless, the seating comfortable, excellent sound. Despite the fact that it was very crowded, we never felt uncomfortable. Great venue.

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Burns F, Public Relations Manager at Jacob Burns Film Center, responded to this review

Thank you for the review and for your support of the JBFC. We look forward to seeing you at the movies! More 

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 October 2016 via mobile

I love this movie theater! We saw a foreign film about how Muslim's. It was excellent. The theater was very clean, if you're early you can see some artwork. The seats where cushy, and comfortable! They don't always show foreign films, so look up to see what they have every week!

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Thank Marilyn V
Burns F, Public Relations Manager at Jacob Burns Film Center, responded to this review

We're glad you had a great experience with us. Thank you for the review! More 

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5 reviews
Reviewed 19 October 2016

Great seats, sometimes offbeat flicks. Everything they offer has a story behind it. They choose their movies with care.

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Thank Zeekconebone
Burns F, Public Relations Manager at Jacob Burns Film Center, responded to this review

Thank you for the review, we're thrilled you enjoy our programming. See you at the movies! More 

Pleasantville, New York
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 September 2016

The Jacob Burns Film Center is a sweet delight in the Village of Pleasantville. The films are carefully selected and rarely disappointed. The theaters are comfortable, quaint and clean! A favorite for all ages!

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Thank DRV257
Burns F, Public Relations Manager at Jacob Burns Film Center, responded to this review

We're glad you've enjoyed your experiences at the JBFC. Thank you for the kind review! More 

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