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The IFC Center

IFC Center is an art house movie theater in Greenwich Village, New York City in the United States of America. It is located at 323 Sixth Avenue, on the former site of the Waverly Theater, which was itself a well known art house.

Rainbow Media has positioned the theater as an extension of its cable channel IFC (Independent Film Channel) as IFC will own the building. IFC has converted the historic building, originally built as a church in the early 1800s, into a three theater facility. Each theater is equipped to screen 35mm and high-definition digital video. The complex also includes digital editing suites, a meeting area, and a restaurant called The Waverly, in recognition of the site's past. In addition to regularly scheduled films, the Center plays host to special screenings such as premieres, educational programs and television broadcasts. IFC's weekly series, formerly titled "At The Angelika" (filmed at the nearby Angelika Theater) relocated to IFC Center and thus the show has been retitled "At The IFC".

IFC Center opened on June 17, 2005 with the film Me and You and Everyone We Know, distributed by IFC Films. The opening was not without controversy; for the first several weeks, patrons were welcomed to the theater by a picket line and a giant inflatable rat. The center had opened employing only non-union projectionists prompting a protest from the IATSE local 306.[1]

Back to the Well, the making-of documentary for Clerks 2 has a scene filmed at the IFC Center where a test screening is held for Clerks 2 with Bob Weinstein in attendance.

References

  1. ^ Halter, Ed (July 26, 2005). "Celebrities get involved as IFC Center union protests continue". The Village Voice. http://www.villagevoice.com/film/0530,halter1,66231,20.html. Retrieved 2006-03-31.  

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