About Us

Discover the IFC Center

The IFC Center, the ultimate entertainment space for New Yorkers seeking out the best in independent film, opened in June 2005, following an extensive renovation of the historic Waverly theater. The complex features:


  • Five state-of-the-art cinemas with luxurious seating, Dolby Digital 5.1 surround sound, 3D capability, and 4K and 2K digital and 35mm projection
  • Theatrical premieres of new independent, foreign and documentary features
  • DOC NYC – America’s largest documentary festival, every November
    • Plus, DOC NYC Selects – weekly documentary series presented in the Winter, Spring & Summer
  • Cruising the Movies – a monthly program that explores the fringes, the underground, and the oft ignored chapters of queer cinema history
  • Waverly Midnights – cult movies Fridays and Saturdays at midnight
  • Special presentations of the acclaimed theatrical productions of National Theatre Live
  • Short Attention Span Cinema – short films screening before most features
  • Posteritati Gallery at IFC Center – exhibitions of vintage movie posters from around the globe
  • Organic popcorn with real, natural butter and an extensive selection of snacks available for purchase
  • Our famous Cinemetal T-shirts, Girls on Tops women-in-film tees, director totes and shirts designed by Nate Gelgud, plus books and other apparel on sale online and at the lobby concessions stand

Contact us

For showtimes, please call 212-924-7771.

To contact our administrative offices, please call 212-924-6789 (Mon-Fri 10am-6pm) or email info@ifccenter.com.

For membership inquiries, please call 212-524-1569 (Mon-Fri 10am-6pm) or email membership@ifccenter.com.