The Elinor Bunin Munroe Film Center will open in June in the heart of Lincoln Center’s redeveloped 16-acre campus with distribution veteran Bingham Ray as its first strategy consultant.

Andrew Rossi’s Page One: Inside The New York Times will be the inaugural film ahead of its theatrical release through Magnolia on Jun 17.

The 17,500 square foot venue will house two theatres – the 150-seat Francesca Beale Theater and the “intimate” 90-seat Howard Gilman Theater – as well as an amphitheatre and café.

The 75-seat amphitheatre houses a 152” Panasonic Plasma screen and will accommodate lectures, panels and educational programmes. The Film Society claims the screen is the largest of its kind on public display in the country.

“The Elinor Bunin Munroe Film Center will be a major cultural destination in New York City, and a symbol of tremendous growth and expansion for the Film Society,” Rose Kuo, executive director of The Film Society, said.

“Our goal is to utilise the Film Center as a springboard into the future as we expand across multiple platforms – a process that has already begun with a total relaunch of our website – so that audiences can be a part of our community and connect with the Film Society at any time, from anywhere around the globe.”