MIST Harlem (My Image Studios) 2013
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Project Category:Multipurpose Theatres
Architect:Hibbs Archictects
Completion Year:2013
Location:New York, New York
My Image Studios, or MIST, is located on the ground floor of the Kalahari Condominium, a  249-unit mixed-income development that was completed in 2008. The 20,000-square-foot facility devoted to African and Hispanic arts and culture offers three screening rooms, performance space, film and digital media studios for postproduction work, and a 7,000-square-foot restaurant.

MIST offers three flexible studios (two of 92 seats and one of 165 seats), the most versatile and technologically sophisticated entertainment and hospitality space in NYC. The studios have been designed to accommodate film screening of independent and Hollywood studio productions; live performance of music, spoken word, and dance; corporate and community meetings; banquets; private parties; and production of original content for webcast; streaming or broadcast. The studios are acoustically isolated from each other, which means a movie may project in one, while a live band is in the other with no sound infiltration between the two. The studio's acoustic performance and flexibility of arrangements offer a wide variety of options for performances. The stadium seating operates hydraulically and the telescoping systems accordions into the walls providing an entirely flat floor for a variety of events.

Depending on the configuration, the studios can accommodate up to 900 people standing for performance; 300 people seated for banquets; 280 stadium seated for lectures; music; spoken word or community discussions. All live events can be filmed for rebroadcast or streamed from the robotic and hand held video cameras throughout the studios.