Safety Guidelines at IFC Center

IFC Center has reopened!

Please note the following health and safety protocols currently in effect at the theater:

  • Reserved seating at all shows.
  • Our staff will continue to wear masks.
  • Per CDC guidelines, we encourage all guests to wear masks. If you need a mask, please ask for one in the lobby.
  • Electronic ticketing and easy entry – Online ticket purchasers can skip the box office and get their Print-At-Home or mobile ticket scanned for entry. Need to purchase and print a ticket? Just visit the kiosk in the lobby to purchase with a credit card. An usher will be nearby if you need any assistance.
  • Films start at showtime – If you want to catch the trailers and a short film before your feature, arrive 15 minutes before the showtime. If you just want to see the main event, arrive by showtime and head right to your seat.

In addition to screenings at the theater,  you can check out a selection of short films made by current and former IFC Center staff that we launched last summer. Our documentary festival DOC NYC is offering online classes about all aspects of documentary making. And you can catch up with hundreds of IFC Center hits on our sister company’s streaming service, IFC Films Unlimited.

If you have any questions, please email

We look forward to seeing you at the movies!

– The IFC Center Team