Name a Seat at Walter Reade Theater

A heralded gem of New York’s film scene, the Walter Reade Theater has hosted countless artists since its opening in 1991 and continues to be a gathering place for cinema lovers. Unique in its sound quality, sightlines, and superb projection, it is one of the few art house theaters in the city that can screen films with today’s modern technology while also showcasing the richness of archival footage in 16mm, 35mm, and 70mm.

“One of the finest movie-watching rooms in the city, thanks to a high ceiling, steeply banked seats, a large screen and superb projection.” — Manohla Dargis, The New York Times

’Verse Jumping with Daniels. Photo by Arin Sang-urai.

You can leave a lasting mark at Film at Lincoln Center in honor of yourself or a loved one when you name a seat in this historic venue. Benefits of purchasing a seat include:

  • Preferred wording inscribed on a plaque affixed to the back of a seat
  • Recognition on Film at Lincoln Center’s website
  • Fully tax-deductible gift that will go to ensure the lasting integrity of the Walter Reade Theater

Pricing varies according to seat location. To reserve your seat or for further information, please contact the Patrons Desk at [email protected] or (212) 875-5668.

Note: A named seat does not guarantee the reservation of the seat for screenings or events.

Thank you to everyone who has supported The Walter Reade Theater Fund!

Founding Lead Funder

The Blanche & Irving Laurie Foundation


Barbara Albert
Claudia Audi
Mary Bailey
Marco A. Baria
Peter Becker
Madeleine Bennett
David and Marta Black
Catherine Bull
Henry Butash
Larry Caplan
Pam Charnizon
Zandra Cooper
Nadine Covert
Ellie Cullman
Patricia David
Henry Alexander Dorochovich
Robert de Rothschild
Lisa and Sandy Ehrenkranz
Judith Entes
Elissa Epstein
Erda Erdos
Carol Fenelon
Clark Frederick
Karen Freedman
Alejandro Garro
Brian Gemino
Laurel Gonsalves
Sherrin Hersch
Ann Hu
Han Hu
Annette Insdorf
Niels Joaquin
Richard Kandel
Florence Kaufman
Stanley Kessler
Edward Khoo
Sarah and Efraim Kier
Nora Kohen
Hillary Koota Krevlin
Nora Lavori
Peter Lawrence
Myla and Larry Lerner/Kramer
William and Marcia Levy
Michael Maione
Fr. Clemens Manista
Ed Mapp
Daniele Menache
Susan Merinoff
Gerald Mintz
Cathy Nierras
Lee Orloff
Liza Parker and Frank Migliorelli
Ronnie Planalp
Charlotte Prince
Zach Rait
Susan Cohen Rebell
Ira Resnick
Marion Rich
Ari Rifkin
Mariana Elder Rosen
Mark Ross
Myra Saul
Jonathan Schumann
Mark Schumann
Carole & Joel Schuman and Family
Sara Lee Schupf
Sherry Schwartz
Jane Sheffield
Peter Sobiloff
Suzi Soloway-Anders
Pablo Spiller
Janet & Gil Spitzer
Dan Stern
Allen and Pam Swerdlick
Eva Talel
Yungmei Tang
William R. Tobias
Jonathan Turell
Gwen Verbeck
Thomas Volker
Jeff Walker
Robin Waxenberg
Theodore & Renee Weiler Foundation
Aviva Weintraub
Barbara Zalaznick
Lois and Bruce Zenkel

As of 3/16/2023