Theater Closure FAQs

Our theaters will be closed through at least May 17, 2020. This difficult decision was made in consultation with Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts and following the lead of city, state, and federal elected officials, as well as the recommendations of the Department of Health and the Centers for Disease Control (CDC). The FLC team is continuing to monitor the rapidly evolving situation and will post updates as they become available.
Please check our updated COVID-19 page for the latest information. Updates will also be made available through our newsletter and on social media: Twitter, Instagram, and Facebook.
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Film at Lincoln Center is a nonprofit organization. Our efforts are made possible in part by the generous support of our Members, Patrons, Board members, and audience members. These are challenging times for nonprofit arts organizations like ours—we need your help more than ever to ensure our vitality and ability to continue providing the best in cinema from around the world. If you would like to support us, the best way to do so is donate here or join our membership community. Donations are fully tax-deductible.
Yes! We've teamed with distributors to present select new releases at home. Your digital screening purchase will support FLC and help us in our mission to remain a vibrant center for cinema culture once this turbulent period is behind us. See the list of available films and how to get virtual tickets here. These offers are for a limited time only.
All ticket holders have been contacted with details about the FLC ticket policy. The available options are: receiving a digital gift certificate for the value of your ticket(s) for use at a future FLC screening; receiving a full refundmaking a donation to FLC for the value of your ticket(s). If you did not receive an e-mail, please first check your spam folder and then contact with your event information and order number. Due to high traffic, please allow up to three business days for a member of our team to be in touch. If you purchased your ticket(s) in person at the box office, please hold onto your ticket(s) and we will honor all refunds and exchanges in person as soon as our theaters reopen.
Thank you for your Gala ticket purchase. The Gala is our largest and most significant fundraiser each year. The Gala will be rescheduled in the fall of this year, and we will share additional information as it becomes available. All ticket holders have been contacted with ticket policy details. The available options are holding on to your ticket(s) for the rescheduled Gala; a complete refund; or making a donation to FLC for the value of your ticket(s). If you did not receive an email, please first check your spam folder and then contact with your order number. Due to high traffic, please allow up to three business days for a member of our team to be in touch.
A digital gift certificate will be sent to the email address associated with your order. This gift certificate will be equal to the value of your order and may be redeemed either online or in person at the box office when our theaters reopen. All ticket holders have until April 17th, 2020 to indicate if they would prefer to donate their tickets or a refund in lieu of the gift certificate. Gift certificates will be delivered by April 31st. If you have not received your gift certificate by then, please contact How to use your digital gift certificate:
  1. Log in to your account.
  2. Add the desired screenings to your cart  and select “Check Out.”
  3. Once you are in the Payment window, scroll down to “Apply Gift Certificate” and enter your Gift Certificate number exactly as it appears.  Then select “Apply Gift Certificate,” which will subtract the gift certificate value from the current cart total. Finally, select “Submit.”
  4. If there is a balance left, you will be prompted to enter additional payment information. Once you apply that payment, your order is complete.
While all donations are tax-deductible, only donations valued at $250 or more are eligible for a formal acknowledgment letter. Please consult with your tax professional. If an acknowledgment letter is recommended, please contact If you are a Member ($85-$500) or Patron ($1250+), please contact your specific membership department: or
ND/NF (originally scheduled for March 25-April 5) has been postponed and the 46th Chaplin Award Gala honoring Spike Lee (originally scheduled for April 27) will be rescheduled for later this fall. Additional information regarding new dates for both events will be communicated in the coming weeks. 
Your membership will be extended for two months to ensure that you can get the most out of your ticket discounts. We’ll also be providing members-only perks during this time, including something exciting with The Criterion Collection. Stay tuned for more details, and head over to the Member Corner here for benefit reminders and updates.
While our programming is suspended for the time being, our team is still available to answer your questions and address your concerns. Please contact your specific membership department (see below), and someone will respond within two business days: CONTACT US: If you have additional questions or concerns not covered above: