COVID-19 Update

IFC Center is currently closed due to the Covid-19 pandemic but will reopen to the public on Friday, March 5, 2021.

While we await news from the state and city on when NYC movie theaters can reopen, our team is working behind the scenes to make sure IFC Center is in great shape for the day we can welcome moviegoers back.

We’ll send out updates via our email newsletter, website and social media channels as soon as we have more information to share about our schedule and film lineup, as well as the enhanced safety protocols that will be in effect at the theater, including:

  • Mandatory face coverings throughout the building
  • Reserved seating with at least 6 feet of distance between occupied groups of seats
  • High-quality air filtration
  • Reduced capacity throughout the complex
  • Online and contactless ticketing
  • And more

In the meantime, you can catch new films online and help support the theater through IFC Center at Home, featuring releases like MLK/FBI, THE VIGIL,  LITTLE FISH, BLITHE SPIRIT and more. You can also 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.

A special thanks to IFC Center members for their ongoing support. We’ve extended the duration of all memberships for the length of the closure, so there will be no time lost on any membership.

If you have any questions about rescheduled events or film openings or other IFC Center matters, please email

Keep safe and be well, and we look forward to seeing you at the movies soon.

– The IFC Center Team