Film Linc Celebrates 25 Years of Walter Reade

(released 11/22/2016)

The Film Society of Lincoln Center is celebrating the 25th anniversary of the Walter Reade Theater. The Film Society was founded in 1969 and The Walter Reade Theater opened in 1991. The first screenings set the tone for a lasting philosophy of the theater: "films new and old, foreign and Hollywood, provocative and purely enjoyable."

Screenings included:
Pedro Almodovar's High Heels
Orson Welles's 1952 Othello
Errol Morris's A Brief History of Time - a 1991 bio doc about Stephen Hawkins
Stanley Donen and Gene Kelly direct 1949 film On The Town

On the evening of December 8, 2016, The Film Society will have a free double feature of On The Town the first film to screen in the venue and John Cassavetes's Shadows. Prosecco toast for all attendees pre-screening as well as an introduction by 1991 Executive Director Joanne Koch and Program Director Richard Pena is planned. Free tickets to the December 8 screenings will be distributed at the box office 30 minutes before showtime on a first come first serve basis.

In the spirit of 1991, the Walter Reade will open Life Is a Dream: The Films of Raul Ruiz on December 2 and Going Steadi: 40 Years of Steadicam on December 16 with 1991 ticket prices of $5 for members and $7 for students. You can get 1991 pricing online and through the theater box office.

The Walter Reade Theater is located at 165 West 65th Street. Follow the Film Society @filmlinc on Twitter.

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