Accessibility

We strive to make our state of the art theaters fully accessible for people with disabilities.

Accessible Entrances: Completely wheelchair accessible theaters (Walter Reade Theater, Elinor Bunin Munroe Film Center, Francesca Beale Theater, Howard Gilman Theater, and Amphitheater), restrooms, and gallery spaces adjacent to the theaters. An elevator from 65th street to the plaza level is located directly next to the Walter Reade Theater. Automatic door on 65th Street available.

Accessible Seating: Removable seats for wheelchair accommodation.  You may call (212) 875-5205 or (212) 875-5606 to arrange wheelchair/companion seating. On the weekends, please call (212) 875-5232 or send an email to managers@filmlinc.org.

Please Note: Lincoln Center reserves the right to remove any and all mobility assistive devices (walkers, wheelchairs, etc.) when such devices obstruct a means of egress or ingress causing a violation of the fire safety provisions of the New York City Building Code. Lincoln Center personnel shall make all reasonable efforts to ensure that patrons shall have access to their devices upon request, or during breaks in the performance, and at the performance end.

Assistive Listening System: Both the Phonic FM and the Sennheiser infra-red systems with headsets and neck loops available at all three theaters.

Open Captioning: Many subtitled foreign language films.

Closed Captioning*: For select films, personal closed caption display is available through a Closed Caption Receiver, with a “Gooseneck” cupholder caption box or Closed Caption Headset receivers, glasses with captions that receives via Infrared. Patrons may select one of up to six caption languages delivered with the movie.

Audio Description*: Available via two-channel over the head headset, assistive listening for audio description for selected films.  Look for AD symbol to denote audio description available.

For further questions, please contact:

Glenn Raucher, Director of Theater Operations
(212) 875-5201
graucher@filmlinc.org

*Currently available in the Francesca Beale Theater. Closed Captioning available in the Walter Reade Theater. Audio description in the Walter Reade and closed captioning and audio description available in the Howard Gilman Theater as of 7/1/16.