IFC Center

323 6th Avenue,
New York, NY 10003

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ridethectrain on July 3, 2021 at 9:26 am

Please update, became the Waverly 1 and 2 on October 30, 1981, grand opening ad in photos section

ridethectrain on March 10, 2021 at 1:15 am

PLEASE update, the two additional screens next to the main theatre. When it open 2005, it was a cafe IFC converted to make the two added theatres. Grand Opening ad posted.

Comfortably Cool
Comfortably Cool on December 21, 2020 at 9:30 am

Two exterior photos at the start of a “Forgotten New York” article on crosstown Third Street can be viewed here

ridethectrain on August 30, 2019 at 4:06 pm

IFC Center open on June 17, 2005 Please Update

HomecrestGuy on January 16, 2019 at 11:25 pm

Added a photo of the Waverly in 1940, to the Gallery.

AlanCo4 on May 31, 2018 at 4:52 pm

Theater was built in the 1930’s

davidcoppock on June 24, 2017 at 9:57 am

What does IFC stand for?

The_Batman_Professor on June 24, 2017 at 1:23 am

My favorite theater for “midnight shows.” Remember seeing BRIDE OF RE-ANIMATOR and FRANKENHOOKER in particular.

robboehm on April 3, 2017 at 6:18 pm

This whole business of reserved seats and recliners is outrageous and pricey.

HowardBHaas on April 3, 2017 at 4:00 pm

What new Landmark megaplex? are you referring to the 8 screener they announced? A megaplex meant many more screens.

moviebuff82 on April 3, 2017 at 3:26 pm

They should renovate this theater like what they’re doing with Landmark’s new megaplex and add reserved seating and recliners.

RHETT52 on March 26, 2016 at 9:49 am

I’ve never been there but after reading many reviews I think I will not attend this theater. Why pay $14+ to see a movie with a small screen, bad ambience and questionable projection. I have a big 80" screen and projector at my home. I went to the Angelika a while back and was not impressed at all, I like Film Forum though.

John Fink
John Fink on September 23, 2015 at 12:43 pm

The Cornelia Street facade looks like one of the New School’s outposts in the West Village. I hope they can make it work – 6 new screens is great (I just hope they’re more like the original theaters and not theater #5 – which appears to be getting flipped around in the new design – hopefully that’ll will mean a bigger screen. They may want to reconsider how the theaters will be numbered too – it may be a confusing building to navigate with a few theaters downstairs, two theaters upstairs in one part of the building, and a few on floors 2 and 3 in another part of the building (presumably accessed differently – – although maybe not – it looks like they’re relocating the elevator).

theatrefan on September 23, 2015 at 10:56 am

Thanks for that Al, They could make it blend in a little bit better with the existing architecture on Cornelia St. instead of making it look like every other modern building that’s built nowadays. Looks like they also wanted to shift the ticket booth over and have it flanked by a set of doors on either side at the front entrance.

Al Alvarez
Al Alvarez on September 23, 2015 at 9:47 am

The rejected expansion rear exterior design can be seen here.

theatrefan on September 22, 2015 at 11:54 am

Thanks Ken Roe, you can see those bare brick walls in auditorium #1. I remember being at the Waverly many years ago, for some reason I remember it being more on the modern side of theatre design.

Ken Roe
Ken Roe on September 22, 2015 at 11:44 am

Yes, It was gutted back to the bare brick walls. I saw it being done on a visit I made to NYC in early-2005. Nothing of the original interior decorations were saved.

theatrefan on September 22, 2015 at 11:34 am

When they converted this place from the Waverly to the IFC, did they basically gut it to the bare walls? I was here for Hush Hush Sweet Charlotte last night in Auditorium #1 and all I could see was bare brick walls & exposed ceiling duct-work, talk about the lack of ambiance. Guess that unfinished style is in nowadays, the post industrial grungy half finished style.

John Fink
John Fink on August 27, 2015 at 11:30 pm

An expansion to 11 screens is on the books: http://www.indiewire.com/article/exclusive-new-yorks-ifc-center-plans-to-expand-location-more-than-doubling-screens-and-seats-20150826

DavidZornig on May 8, 2015 at 12:49 pm

1966 photo added of Simon & Garfunkel on Sixth Avenue in Greenwich Village, courtesy of Bob Greenhouse. Waverly in the background.

Bill Huelbig
Bill Huelbig on December 28, 2013 at 11:02 pm

I saw “2001” here three years ago in the small upstairs theater. Saw it again tonight in the main theater, with the biggest screen. Size does matter when it comes to “2001”.

ChrisHe on November 1, 2013 at 4:10 pm

I hate it when I end up in Cinema 5. There is about 10 feet between the screen & the back row. Fortunately, I’ve always managed to get a seat in the back row.

Edward Havens
Edward Havens on July 25, 2013 at 1:18 pm

Seating is 480 total.
1: 210
2: 114
3: 61
4: 60
5: 35

Al Alvarez
Al Alvarez on July 23, 2013 at 10:47 pm

I lived in the space next to the Waverly in the early nineties. It eventually became part of the current IFC cinema remodel in 1999.