The Howard Gilman Theater
Film Society of Lincoln Center

The Elinor Bunin Munroe Film Center at the Film Society of Lincoln Center
Photo by Albert Vecerka/Esto

During his life, Howard donated generously to the Film Society of Lincoln Center. He helped to fund the opening of the 236-seat Walter Reade Theater in 1991, the Society’s first permanent home.

In 2008, plans were made for a second venue, the Elinor Bunin Munroe Film Center, which would feature two state-of-the-art cinema theatres. The Foundation pledged their support, and in 2011, the 90-seat Howard Gilman Theater welcomed its first audience.

Inside the Howard Gilman Theater at the Film Society of Lincoln Center
Photo by Albert Vecerka/Esto