New Yorkers' 6 Favorite Theaters to See an Indie Film

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'Dior and I'

'Dior and I' was the No. 1 movie at the Film Society of Lincoln Center last year.

This story first appeared in the April 22 issue of The Hollywood Reporter magazine. To receive the magazine, click here to subscribe.

There's no busier theater in America than AMC Empire 25 on West 42nd Street in New York City. Naturally, its top-grossing movie of the year was Jurassic World, followed by Star Wars: The Force Awakens. But there's also no single more important city for indie film than the Big Apple, where foreign fare, docs and auteur works thrive — as evidenced by the below lists of the top-grossers of 2015 at popular Manhattan art houses offering refuge from stomping dinosaurs and creeping stormtroopers.

1. FILM SOCIETY OF LINCOLN CENTER
70 Lincoln Center Plaza

1. Dior and I
2. The Wolfpack
3. Ballet 422
4. The Assassin
5. Peggy Guggenheim: Art Addict

2. IFC CENTER
323 Avenue of the Americas

1. Oscar shorts
2. Clouds of Sils Maria
3. Citizenfour
4. Phoenix
5. Two Days, One Night

3. ANGELIKA FILM CENTER
18 W. Houston St.

1. Carol
2. Woman in Gold
3. The Imitation Game
4. Irrational Man
5. Room

4. CINEMA VILLAGE
22 E. 12th St.

1. Ida
2. The Grand Budapest Hotel
3. Force Majeure
4. The Outrageous Sophie Tucker
5. The Interview

5. FILM FORUM
209 W. Houston St. 

1. The Apu Trilogy
2. The Black Panthers
3. Leviathan
4. Dior and I
5. The Third Man

6. VILLAGE EAST CINEMA
181-189 Second Ave.

1. The Hateful Eight
2. The Imitation Game
3. Bridge of Spies
4. Pitch Perfect 2
5. Birdman

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