Firehouse: DCTV's Cinema for Documentary Film

87 Lafayette St
New York, NY 10013


Founded in 1972, DCTV has grown into one of the leading documentary production and film education centers in the country. A community of and for documentary filmmakers, DCTV is a unique space where screenings, discussions, youth media, continuing education programs, and filmmaking resources exist side by side with award-winning productions. In September 2022, DCTV opened a documentary cinema where filmmakers and film lovers can come together in appreciation of nonfiction film. Housed in DCTV's beloved landmarked building in Chinatown, New York City, Firehouse: DCTV’s Cinema for Documentary Film features first run, curated, repertory, masterclasses, family programs and more. Our 67 fixed-seat theater is ADA accessible, boasting 4K projection, 7.1 surround sound, interactive features to connect audiences worldwide, with concessions and an adjoining event space.