by Matt Fischard, at Dec. 13, 2011, 4:48 p.m.
Name of Theater: IFC Center, Originally known as the Waverly
Address: 323 Avenue of the Americas
Information on Theater: "Once a single screen theater, the Waverly Theatre was subsequently twinned, with the closing and and conversion of the balcony into a second, smaller auditorium in the mid-1980’s. It was a funky little two-screen house which was the launching pad of “The Rocky Horror Picture Show” as a midnight cult hit in New Yew York. Before it closed in late-2001, the Waverly Twin featured mostly films that double-run from the glossy and much more charmless United Artists Union Square Stadium 14 at Broadway and 13th Street. The Waverly Twin was also known for showing the occasional low-budget indie or art flick, and hold-overs whose runs had expired at other Greenwich Village theaters. In June 2005, the Waverly Twin reopened as the three-screen IFC Center screening independent, foreign, documentary, and classic films. On December 4, 2009, two additional screens were opened, for a total of five screens." Retrieved from Cinema Treasures on 12/17/2011.
Plot on Map: POINT (-74.0016317235092060 40.7312914016954082)
Additional information on Theater: "The Waverly Theater is referenced numerous times in the 1968 Broadway musical Hair (musical). It's in the song "Frank Mills" sung by the character Crissy at the end of Act One. The Waverly was also known as the original home of the midnight audience-participation screenings of the movie version of The Rocky Horror Picture Show, which ran there for many years, spawning similar showings in other cities." Retrieved from Wikipedia on 12/17/2011.
Theater Website: http://www.ifccenter.com/