New Film Society Complex Officially Opening On Friday

Tuesday, June 14th, 2011


I had a chance to check out FilmLinc’s new Elinor Bunin Munroe Film Center on Saturday night and am happy to report that it’s pretty damn nice and will be a welcome addition to the Upper West Side. The official opening is set for this Friday, with the release of Page One: Inside the New York Times, one of the darling’s from this year’s Sundance and SXSW festivals.

If you’re a film person on any level, you should definitely stop by and catch a flick there — it’s a great venue. I’m far from a film snob and admittedly like explosions and anything with Zach Galifianakis, but some of the best films being made today are the independent ones you don’t normally hear about, and this is a great neighborhood institution that allows Upper West Siders easy access to those films. Tickets are very reasonably priced, ranging from $7 to $12. The Page One documentary is on my “to do” list.

The Wall Street Journal had a pretty good piece on Friday that gives an overview of the new $41 million complex. This is in addition to previous NYT pieces providing a general overview and focusing specifically on the architecture of the new space.

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