The Film Society of Lincoln Center


70 Lincoln Center Plaza, 4th fl.
Manhattan, NY 10023
Upper West Side


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The Film Society of Lincoln Center celebrates American and international cinema through the New York Film Festival, New Directors/New Films, daily screenings at the Walter Reade Theater, special events and filmmaker appearances. The Furman Gallery provides meeting and presentation space for up to 100 people, while the Walter Reade Theater seats 268 for screenings, presentations and meetings with film, video and data projection services in an elegant, plush environment.

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