New York Film Critics Series

Loft Film Fest

Up until now, live talent has only been accessible to the public in New York, Los Angeles and at Festivals. Now everyone throughout the country can enjoy up close and personal moments from major movie stars, producers, writers and directors in the comfort of their own neighborhood theaters. Preview screenings have been offered before, but never with a live conversation component. This, in addition to a curated selection of films, will allow filmgoers to see the better independent movies before anyone else with exclusive insight into the production from the creators via LIVE, NATIONAL, HD BROADCAST in theaters throughout the US.

Get the scoop before anyone else on brand new film before they are released. You don’t have to be an expert to enjoy behind-the-scenes stories about Hollywood and Indie Cinema from some of the greats. Past Series highlights have included special appearances by: Woody Harrelson, Anne Heche, Frank Langella, Paul Sorvino, Danny Aiello, Alan Arkin , John Turturro, Steve Buscemi, Anne Meara, Aidan Quinn, Jennifer Jason Leigh, Sigourney Weaver, and many others.

Each movie in the Screening Series will be preceded by thrilling footage of New York City and live introduction by Peter Travers of Rolling Stone Magazine. Audiences will then see award winning films prior to their release followed by live-HD behind-the-scene footage with live Q&A between Travers, audiences and talent from the films. Each screening brings the energy and VIP nature of prestigious; live NYC screenings so that nationwide audiences may experience firsthand the stars and directors via HD broadcast.

General Admission: $20 • Loft Members: $18
Series pass: $240 General Admission • $216 Loft members
Click here to purchase a Series Pass.



  • Locke / Presented by the New York Film Critics Series

    One showing only! Tuesday, Apr 29th 2014

    See the thrillingly unique new drama Locke, starring Tom Hardy (The Dark Knight Rises), before its national theatrical release at this very special New York Film Critics Series preview screening.  Featuring a captured-live interview with star Tom Hardy and director Steven Knight after the film!


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  • Chef / Presented by the New York Film Critics Series

    One showing only! Tuesday, May 6th 2014

    See the new all-star comedy Chef, starring Jon Favreau, Dustin Hoffman, Robert Downey Jr., John Leguizamo and Scarlett Johansson before its national theatrical release at this very special New York Film Critics Series preview screening!


    Featuring a food truck roundup in the Loft parking lot before the movie!


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