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Catch up on pop culture in these movie theaters, screening rooms, and lounges (130 William IMAX theater via Corcoran) Catch up on pop culture in these movie theaters, screening rooms, and lounges (130 William IMAX theater via Corcoran)
While New York City has set new records for snowless streaks, low temperatures and gloomy weather nevertheless make many reluctant to go out. Fortunately, there are enough televised sports and entertainment options to see us into spring. The Super Bowl is scheduled for Sunday, February 12, six of the 10 Academy Award nominees for Best Picture can be viewed on streaming services, and new shows like The Last of Us, Poker Face, and Shrinking have taken audiences by storm.

At this point, big-screen TVs have become regular fixtures in multi-family buildings' residents' lounges. However, some developers have taken it to the next level by adding screening rooms with state-of-the-art technology, cushy seating, and stages that allow for live events.

2688-Broadway-01 The Rockwell (Toll Brothers City Living)
Upper West Side condos
NYC condos
2688 Broadway
Near the nexus of the Upper West Side and Morningside Heights, The Rockwell brings a touch of classical elegance to the corner of West 103rd Street and Broadway. Select units have private outdoor space, and all residents enjoy access to amenities like a screening room, a music room, a fitness center, a lounge, and a roof terrace. Occupancy is estimated for spring 2024, or roughly next awards season. See all listings here.

33-Park-Row-01 Screening room (DDReps)
Across from City Hall Park, No. 33 Park Row is the first New York City residential building by Richard Rogers and partner Graham Stirk of RSHP (formerly Rogers Stirk Harbour + Partners). The boutique scale of the building creates an intimate atmosphere, and the amenities offer the feel of a private membership club. The screening room can accommodate up to 12 people (enough for a small Oscar party) and comes with a wet bar.
Financial District condos 33 Park Row (Compass)
NYC condos
FiDi condos

555-West-22nd-Street-01 The Cortland (Core Group NYC)
West Chelsea condos
Chelsea condos
NYC condos
The Cortland's red brick facade was inspired by the industrial history of its West Chelsea neighborhood. However, the spacious apartments and high-tech amenities were designed to cater to the modern buyer. In addition to a multi-sport simulator and VR game room, the building offers a screening room with a stage that allows it to double as a live performance venue. See all listings here.

11-Hoyt-Street-01 11 Hoyt (The Corcoran Group)
Downtown Brooklyn condos
Brooklyn condos
NYC condos
A short walk from Fort Greene Park, the scalloped tower at 11 Hoyt Street is surrounded by its own private green space. However, the building's 29,000+ square feet of indoor amenities were also instrumental in putting it on the radar of luxury buyers. They include a screening room with comfortable furnishings and Manhattan skyline views that threaten to compete with the show. See all listings here.

368-Third-Avenue-01 VU New York (Brown Harris Stevens)
Kips Bay condos
NYC condos
Murray Hill condos
VU New York is down the street from the AMC Kips Bay movie theater that quickly became a fixture of its neighborhood. However, residents can watch beloved movies on the big screen without leaving the building. Like all of the building's amenities, it is on an upper level to make the most of city views. See all listings here.

1045-Madison-Avenue-01 The Benson (Compass)
Madison Avenue condos
Upper East Side condos
Carnegie Hill condos
The Benson was part of a new wave of Upper East Side condos that combine prewar-inspired architecture with state-of-the-art interiors and modern amenities. The private screening room was designed by Achille Salvagni, and the custom wet bar and popcorn machine allow visitors to this cinema to enjoy their favorite movie snacks. See all listings here.

109-East-79th-Street-01 All images of 109 East 79th Street via Noe & Associates with The Boundary
109 East 79th Street condo
Upper East Side condo
Carnegie Hill condos
109 East 79th Street is influenced by Art Deco architecture, but the interiors and amenities were designed with today's buyer in mind. The building opens up to a common courtyard, and indoor amenities include a fitness center, squash court/multiple sports court, spa with treatment rooms, sauna, steam room, hair salon, and screening room. See all listings here.

121-East-22nd-Street-01 Images of 121 E 22nd via Toll Brothers City Living
121 East 22nd Street Gramercy
Gramercy condos
Gramercy Park condos
Just outside the Gramercy Park Historic District, the OMA-designed 121 East 22nd Street makes a dramatic architectural statement. Amenities include a massive fitness center, indoor pool opening up to a private courtyard, rooftop terrace, lounge with terrace access, and theater-quality screening room. See all listings here.

15-Hudson-Yards-01 All images of 15 Hudson Yards via Corcoran
15 Hudson Yards
Hudson Yards condos
Hudson Yards vistas
15 Hudson Yards is one of two condos at the center of the Hudson Yards mega-development, and residences enjoy spectacular views of the Hudson River and Manhattan skyline. The same can be said of the residential amenities, which occupy several full floors. The 51st floor is dedicated to social amenities and includes two dining suites, a club room, a business center, and screening room with a stage and 20 cushy seats. See all listings here.

215 East 19th Street
13 available listings from $1.36M

215-East-19th-Street-01 All images of The Tower at Gramercy Square via Douglas Elliman
The Tower at Gramercy Square
Tower at Gramercy Square amenities
215 East 19th Street Gramercy
The four-building Gramercy Square is the condo conversion of the Cabrini Medical Center complex. It sits on 20,000 square feet of private gardens, and indoor amenities include a 75-foot lap pool, fitness center, sauna/steam rooms, meditation studio developed in partnership with MNDFL, children's playroom, tween lounge, club room, and screening room. See all listings here.

53-West-53rd-Street-01 Screening room via Evan Joseph
53 West 53rd Street Midtown West
Midtown condo amenities
53W53 amenities
53W53 is in a central Midtown location near the Theater District, Radio City Music Hall, and the Paris Theater. But when residents don't feel like going out, the building offers a beautiful screening room designed by Thierry Despont, featuring ambient lighting, rich finishes, 18 theater-inspired seats, and a massive screen. See all listings here.

138 Willoughby Street
9 available listings from $985K

138-Willoughby-Street-1 Brooklyn Point screening room via Evan Joseph
Brooklyn Point is home to the Western Hemisphere's highest infinity pool in a residential building, and an outdoor movie screening area is on the pool deck. The wintry forecast may not favorable to that, but over 40,000 square feet of indoor amenities include a screening and performance room. And if residents are very lucky, maybe Dekalb Market Hall will cater their watch party. See all listings here.

85-Jay-Street-01 Outdoor screening lounge via Williams New York
85 Jay Street DUMBO
DUMBO condos
85 Jay Street Front & York
Some buildings keep their outdoor amenities as seasonal offerings, but Front & York is well prepared for all types of weather: The outdoor screening lounge is protected by a green covering and warmed by a fireplace and integrated heat lanterns. At any time of year, the comfortable seating enhances the viewing experience, but spectacular sunsets might wind up competing with the on-screen entertainment. See all listings here.

520 West 28th Street IMAX theater NYC's first private IMAX theater at Zaha Hadid's 520 West 28th Street (All photos via Related Sales and Corcoran)
The Zaha Hadid-designed 520 West 28th Street along the High Line is lauded as one of the most futuristic buildings in all of NYC. It has counted the likes of Sting and Ariana Grande and then-fiancee, Saturday Night Live star Pete Davidson among past residents, and boasts the city's first private IMAX theater. Additional incredible amenities that include automated robotic parking, secure off-street entry through a drive-in garage, a 75-foot saline system swimming pool, a private spa suite with a sauna, a cold plunge, and more. See all listing here.

130 william IMAX theater The second condo in NYC that boasts a private IMAX theater (All photos via Corcoran)
130 william exterior Exterior
130 William rooftop terrace Rooftop terrace
130 william spa suite Spa suite
130 William, Sir David Adjaye's first-ever New York skyscraper, offers exceptional views from the oversized arched windows and an exceptional viewing experience from the building's private IMAX theater. Its impressive amenities package also includes an infinity-edge spa pool, cold and hot plunge pools, a yoga studio, a basketball court, a golf simulator, and a private rooftop observation deck located nearly 800 feet in the air. See all listings here.

252 east 57th street theater (All photos via Stribling)
Fitness Center
252 East 57th Street is a 65-story SOM-designed condominium that features 95 residences designed by AD100 interior architect Daniel Romualdez. The 34th Floor Club, an amenity space also designed by Romualdez, boasts a large screening room that residents can reserve, perhaps for a viewing party. It comes equipped with state-of-the-art audio and capabilities and ideal stadium-style seating. The floor also contains a billiards room, lounge, library, 70-foot south facing terrace, dining room, breakfast room, and catering kitchen. See all listings here.

30 park place exterior (All photos via Corcoran)
Fitness Center
At 926 feet high, 30 Park Place in Tribeca is the tallest condo tower in the Downtown skyline. As such, it provides residents and guests with breathtaking, panoramic views of Midtown, the Hudson and East Rivers, and the Statue of Liberty. While residents can see their favorite shows in the Four Seasons Hotel's bar and lounge, the building also provides 40,000 square feet of residential amenities that include a conservatory and lounge with outdoor loggias, a children’s playroom, a fitness center with yoga room, and a private dining room. Best of all, a private screening room with IMAX-style screen and stadium seating allows for a great viewing experience in a beautiful setting. See all listings here.

one manhattan square screening room (All photos via Extell Marketing Group)
Bowling Alley
Cardio Room
Between its soaring 800' height, it cool Lower East Side location, and of course, its impressive four-floor amenity package, One Manhattan Square has made quite a statement in the real estate world and beyond. A small sampling of over 100,000 square feet of amenities includes a courtyard, a hammam with cold plunge pool, a 75-foot swimming pool, sauna, full basketball court, two-lane bowling alley, squash court, a golf simulator, lounge with big-screen TVs, and an impressive 70-person movie theater/screening room that can also accommodate live performances. See all listings here.

685 first avenue theater (Binyan Studios)
Developed by Sheldon Solow and designed by Richard Meier & Partners Architects, One United Nations Park is a new 43-story addition to Midtown East. It offers high-class living with its swanky interiors, home automation, and amenities that focus on health and wellness. They include a 70’ indoor lap pool with steam and sauna and expansive fitness center with private training studio. Entertaining is also at the forefront of the building with amenities like a billiards and game lounge, a catering kitchen, and a private dining room. A 12-seat screening room with built-in stepped seating is the perfect venue for live events of all types. See all listings here.

88 and 90 Lexington Avenue
12 available listings from $1.995M

90 lexington theater (Credit: Colin Miller)
90 Lexington Gramercy apartments Exterior
Game Room
This interesting NoMad development blends a classic pre-war building with a modern post-war building and somehow, it just works. The building is topped with a landscaped roof deck, and residents are able to enjoy 10,000 square feet of underground amenities that include a fitness center, a swimming pool with a Jacuzzi, a steam room, and a playroom. A private cinema features an HD flat screen equipped with surround sound and several rows of plush armchairs that look seriously comfortable. See all listings here.

10 Riverside Boulevard, 400 West 61st Street, and 639 West 59th Street
2 available listings for sale from $4.07 million
35 listings for rent from $4,791/month
Up to 3 months free rent on select rentals

Waterline Square Screening room via Evan Joseph
Waterline Square
Waterline Square rentals
Each of the three soaring towers in Waterline Square, designed by Rafael Viñoly Architects, Richard Meier & Partners Architects, and Kohn Pedersen Fox Associates, has its own suite of amenities that includes lounge and media room. But all three buildings are connected by The Waterline Club, which has more than 100,000 square feet of amenities, including a a spacious screening room with large-screen televisions and plenty of comfortable seating to watch favorite shows and movies. See all listings here.

manhattan view at mima outdoor theater Outdoor Screening Room (All photos via Related Companies)
Lap pool
Dog play room & spa
Standing 670 feet above Hudson Yards and Times Square, the Manhattan View at MiMa is truly impressive, even without its comprehensive amenity package. Residents enjoy LEED Gold Certified living, a basketball court, a golf simulator, a Mac bar equipped with iMac computers, a karaoke room, a heated indoor lap pool, and 14,000 square feet of outdoor terraces with BBQ grills. An indoor/outdoor movie theater excellently accommodates binge-watching in the winter and sunset movie screenings in the summer. See all listings here.

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