Name a Seat at the Historic Walter Reade Theater

The Film Society of Lincoln Center is proud to present a once in a lifetime opportunity to celebrate your family, friends, business, or the memory of a loved one by naming a seat in the historic Walter Reade Theater.

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Tribute to Oliver Stone, 2004. Photo by Godlis


“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

In its rich history at Lincoln Center, the Walter Reade Theater has provided a stage to many emerging and leading filmmakers, from Martin Scorsese and Christopher Nolan to Jackie Chan and Steve McQueen. The theater has played host to in-depth conversations with Laura Poitras, Apichatpong Weerasethakul, John Waters, Isabelle Huppert, Jane Fonda, Mike Nichols, Pam Grier, and many more. The theater’s stage has also seen unforgettable live performances by Darlene Love of 20 Feet from Stardom and Allan Menken and Ellen Greene following a screening of Little Shop of Horrors.

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Steve McQueen at NYFF51. Photo by Olga Bas


“Splendid sightlines and unmatched projection quality.” —A.O. Scott, The New York Times

Your seat naming contribution is a 100% tax deductible donation to the Film Society of Lincoln Center. Not only will you be helping us realize the Walter Reade’s cinematic potential, you will be placing your permanent imprint at Lincoln Center for life. Your wording will be inscribed on an attractive and lasting plaque fixed to the back of the seat.

Apichatpong Weerasethakul at the NYFF48. Photo by Godlis.

Apichatpong Weerasethakul at the NYFF48. Photo by Godlis.


Click here to see a map of the Walter Reade Theater and select your seat. To reserve your choice, or for further information, please contact Emily Vito, Assistant Director of Development, at (212) 875-5630 or evito@filmlinc.org.

Note: A seat naming opportunity does not guarantee the reservation of this seat for screenings or events. Every opportunity will be made to accommodate the naming of particular seats, but this is subject to availability.

Thank you to everyone who has named a seat so far!

Claudia Audi
Mary Bailey
Peter Becker
Madeleine Bennett
David and Marta Black
Catherine Bull
Henry Butash
Larry Caplan
Pam Charnizon
Zandra Cooper
Nadine Covert
Ellie Cullman
Patricia David
Robert de Rothschild
Lisa and Sandy Ehrenkranz
Judith Entes
Elissa Epstein
Erda Erdos
Clark Frederick
Karen Freedman
Alejandro Garro
Brian Gemino
Laurel Gonsalves
Sherrin Hersch
Annette Insdorf
Richard Kandel
Florence Kaufman
Stanley Kessler
Edward Khoo
Nora Kohen
Hillary Koota Krevlin
Nora Lavori
Peter Lawrence
Myla and Larry Lerner/Kramer
William and Marcia Levy
Fr. Clemens Manista
Ed Mapp
Daniele Menache
Susan Merinoff
Gerald Mintz
Cathy Nierras
Lee Orloff
Ronnie Planalp
Charlotte Prince
Zach Rait
Susan Cohen Rebell
Ira Resnick
Marion Rich
Ari Rifkin
Mariana Elder Rosen
Mark Ross
Myra Saul
Mark Schumann
Sara Lee Schupf
Sherry Schwartz
Jane Sheffield
Peter Sobiloff
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
Aviva Weintraub
Barbara Zalaznick

As of 11/27/2017