The long-vacant historic downtown Waverly theater was renovated in 2005 to be transformed into the IFC Center, the New York City's cinematic hub. Equipped and designed in the state-of-the-art manner, the art house has become the essential destination for anybody interested in the independent cinema and thought-provoking entertainment. Its screens demonstrate an array of movies from the current indie productions to classics, short films, feature films and documentaries. Here, new works are often introduced by their authors.
Considered among the top American movie houses, the IFC Center houses indie works' theatrical premieres as well as notable stage productions by prominent theatre companies; the annual "DOC NYC" festival; weekly docu series "Stranger Than Fiction;" a monthly LGBTQ feature "Queer/Art/Film;" numerous educative programmes for target audiences like cinema students, school students or teachers. The Posteritati Gallery has vintage movie posters on display. The impressions are implemented by IFC merchandise and selection of snacks including organic popcorn at the concession stand.