The Elinor Bunin Munroe Film Center

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  • Photograph: Caroline Voagen Nelson

  • Photograph: Caroline Voagen Nelson

  • Photograph: Caroline Voagen Nelson

  • Photograph: Caroline Voagen Nelson

  • Photograph: Caroline Voagen Nelson

  • Photograph: Caroline Voagen Nelson

Photograph: Caroline Voagen Nelson

Lincoln Center's new movie palace is a high-tech wonder, boasting the world's largest plasma screen, projection booths that can show a variety of film types and really nice seats (executive director Rose Kuo tested them several times to ensure maximum comfiness). But the building itself has more humble origins: The state-of-the-art facility was constructed in a former Lincoln Center parking garage. Architect David Rockwell incorporated parts of the original structure into the current space—cables and support beams were left exposed in the lobby ceiling—and even nodded to the car park with a 16-foot-wide "garage door" at the entrance to the amphitheater. "It moves up and down, and folds in the same way that a garage door would," says Kuo. Though visitors aren't allowed near the portal as it opens and closes, you can still see it moving from the facility's entrance. "[The door is] smack in the middle of the Film Center, so people can see it opening from the sidewalk," notes Kuo. 144 W 55th St between Amsterdam Ave and Broadway (filmlinc.com)

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