A plaque remaining from the Big Apple Night Club at West 135th Street and Seventh Avenue in Harlem.

Above, a 1934 plaque from the Big Apple Night Club at West 135th Street and Seventh Avenue in Harlem. Discarded as trash in 2006.

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Entry from June 08, 2011
Living Room of Lincoln Center (Elinor Bunin Munroe Film Center)

The Film Society of Lincoln Center opened the Elinor Bunin Munroe Film Center in June 2011. Architect David Rockwell called it the “Living Room” of Lincoln Center.


Wikipedia: Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts
Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts is a 16.3-acre (6.6 ha) complex of buildings in the Lincoln Square neighborhood of New York City’s Upper West Side.

Film Society of Lincoln Center
ELINOR BUNIN MUNROE FILM CENTER HOUSES WORLD’S LARGEST 152-INCH FULL HD 3D PLASMA IN AMPHITHEATER

TED HOPE’S “NEW FACES OF NEW YORK INDEPENDENT FILM” PANEL TO TAKE PLACE IN AMPHITHEATER WITH ANTONIO CAMPOS, LENA DUNHAM, SEAN DURKIN, BEN AND JOSH SAFDIE AND OTHERS DURING FREE-TO-THE-PUBLIC WEEKEND JUNE 10-12

NEW YORK, NY (June 2, 2011) - The Film Society of Lincoln Center, America’s pre-eminent New York-based non-profit film organization, announced today that its new landmark state-of-the-art Elinor Bunin Munroe Film Center—a multi-screen theater and cultural venue opening in June to the public in the heart of Lincoln Center’s campus – will house Panasonic Solutions Company’s TH-152UX1, the world’s largest 152-inch 4K x 2K definition Full HD 3D professional plasma display.

Associate Director of Programming Scott Foundas believes the 152’ Panasonic plasma screen offers the Film Society of Lincoln Center many great programming and presentation opportunities in the Amphitheater beyond basic film panels, explaining, “We have a rich archive of material from our past events, whether it be video or photo stills of highlights from past Chaplin Award Galas.”

NY1.com
06/02/2011 10:42 PM
Film Society Of Lincoln Center Gets A New Home
By: Stephanie Simon
The Film Society of Lincoln Center was founded in 1969 to celebrate American and international cinema and support new filmmakers, and now it is celebrating the opening of a brand new facility and a whole new look on 65th Street. NY1’s Arts reporter Stephanie Simon filed the following report.

As Lincoln Center continues to renovate and remake its campus, the Film Society of Lincoln Center is no longer a coming attraction. With a ribbon cutting, philanthropist Elinor Bunin Munroe opened the new facility which bares her name. Until now, the Film Society just had space across the street at the Walter Reade Theater.
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The main entrance leads to an amphitheater that is open to the public all day long. Architect David Rockwell calls it the “Living Room” of Lincoln Center.

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