On this special evening, we will celebrate the remarkable talent of a legendary actor who has portrayed some of the most memorable characters in film history and applaud his enduring commitment to cinema. The event will be attended by a host of notable presenters and will include movie and interview clips, culminating in the presentation of the Chaplin Award.
Bernard L. Schwartz
Gala Dinner Co-Chairs:
Susan and John Hess
Ann Tenenbaum and Thomas H. Lee
You can secure premium seating at the Chaplin Award Gala tribute by purchasing Gala Dinner and Tribute tickets, which include premium seating at the Tribute and the Gala Dinner.
The evening’s attire is cocktail.
Tribute-only tickets range in prices from $150 – $500. A limited number of box seats will be available for $750.
For Gala Dinner and Tribute tickets, the face value of each ticket less $300 is tax-deductible. Please consult your tax advisor as to your individual circumstance with regard to tax deductibility.
Tribute-only tickets will be available for pick-up at the David H. Koch Box Office. When ordering online, you may also select Print at Home tickets. Gala Dinner and Tribute tickets will be available for pick-up at the VIP desk in front of the David H. Koch Theater the night of the Gala, unless previous arrangements have been made via the Gala RSVP line (firstname.lastname@example.org or (212) 875-5076).
The Film Society of Lincoln Center is devoted to supporting the art and elevating the craft of cinema. The only branch of the world-renowned arts complex Lincoln Center to shine a light on the everlasting yet evolving importance of the moving image, this nonprofit organization was founded in 1969 to celebrate American and international film.
The Chaplin Award Gala is the Film Society’s most significant fundraising event, helping to support the organization’s ongoing work to enhance the awareness, accessibility, and understanding of the art of cinema. The Annual Gala began in 1972 and honored Charlie Chaplin, who returned to the U.S. from exile to accept the commendation. Since then, the award has been renamed for Chaplin, and has honored many of the film industry’s most notable talents, including Alfred Hitchcock, Billy Wilder, Laurence Olivier, Federico Fellini, Elizabeth Taylor, Bette Davis, James Stewart, Robert Altman, Martin Scorsese, Diane Keaton, Meryl Streep, Tom Hanks, Michael Douglas, Sidney Poitier, Catherine Deneuve, Barbra Streisand and, last year, Morgan Freeman. See the full list here.