Two new screens will open at New York’s Lincoln Center

posted by CSWalczak on April 11, 2011 at 7:50 am

NEW YORK, NY — The art and independent film scene in New York will get a boost when two new intimate screening rooms open in June at Lincoln Center under the aegis of the Film Society of Lincoln Center, the sponsor of the New York Film Festival. Collectively, the two-auditorium complex on the south side of West 65th Street will be known as the Elinor Bunin Munroe Film Center. In addition to the screening roms, there will also be a cafe and a small auditorium for lectures and educational events.

The two new theaters in the complex, which will open officially on June 17, are meant to be intimate settings, with 150 and 90 seats. But the complex, known as the Elinor Bunin Munroe Film Center, in honor of the filmmaker and designer who is a board member of the society, will also include an indoor cafe and an auditorium — with a 152-inch plasma screen and a capacity for 75 people — for lectures and other educational programs.

“This is the first construction of a new art theater north of 14th Street in decades,” said Rose Kuo, executive director of the film society. “We hope that what we are creating is a cultural destination, something that grows our community, that is welcoming and offers not only great films but the opportunity to gather and have a meal or a glass of wine.”

There is more in the New York Times.

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