Reel estate: NYC buildings with the coolest screening rooms
More than 160 residential buildings in New York City have been built — most in the last 10 years— with multi-purpose film screening rooms. Here are three new ones with eye-catching designs and unique features that set them apart from the rest. Movie buffs, take note
This newly developed rental building by Stonehenge includes an outdoor screening area with tiered seating for all of its residents to enjoy. They also have a unique partnership with the Film Society of Lincoln Center and offer residents two monthly screenings and a Film Lover Membership that includes discounts and special offers.
Beyond the big screen: Spacious lounges, cafes and on-site personal trainers and group fitness classes abound. Starting a cleanse? 101W15 will deliver organic cold pressed juice to your doorstep.
Related Companies wasn’t content with one screening room when they built MiMA, their behemoth rental building, last year. Outside on The Lawn guests have 52 seating options, from lounge chairs to couches and ottomans, along with space for blankets on the lawn itself. So you never have to miss a scene when the craving for M&Ms calls, concierge service is offered on weekends. In case of rain, there’s the indoor screening room, which has the added perk of free popcorn.
Units: 500 rentals
Beyond the big screen: The gym in the “M Club” is brought to you by Equinox (which means rare-in-Manhattan full basketball and volleyball courts).
Architects Herzog & de Meuron’s uber-luxury high rise condo has seen record sales prices. With over $900M in sales and over 80 percent of the building sold already, one may ask whether New Yorkers are clamoring for the spectacular views, or the unique theater experience on the ninth and 10th floors. The 25-seat theater, outfitted with custom reclining chairs, lets residents peer over the city’s streets until the curtains close off for high definition projections.
Beyond the big screen: Where to begin? Besides the stunning modern design and 75-foot lap pool, there’s that sculpture by renowned artist Anish Kapoor at the base.