Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts
The Elinor Bunin Munroe Film Center 2011
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Client:Film Society of Lincoln Center
Project Category:Conference, Film and Lecture Spaces
Architect:Rockwell Group
Completion Year:2011
Location:New York, New York
Building Size:17,500 s.f.
Capacity:150 seats
The Film Society of Lincoln Center, headquartered at the Walter Reade Theatre, has always offered the public a complete cultural experience. One of the newest additions to the Lincoln Center campus, the Elinor Bunin Munroe Film Center allows the Film Society to present an even wider range of programming, including films, installations, panels and presentations, performances, and even late-night snacks at their wifi-equipped cafe.

A complex design puzzle on which Rockwell Group collaborated with Diller Scofidio + Renfro, what was once a parking garage and underused offices is now home to three presentation spaces: the intimate 90-seat Howard Gilman Theater, the 150-seat Beale Theater, and an innovative space called the Amphitheater. The Amphitheater is at the heart of the new building and its back wall opens to the lobby and cafe for greater visibility of panelists, performers, and the 152" Panasonic Plasma screen it houses. Equipped with Web 2.0 and capable of hosting international artists and filmmakers in real time, the facility has become an interactive media destination within the Lincoln Center campus.