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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)
On Sunday, February 11, the San Francisco 49ers will face the Kansas City Chiefs at the Allegiant Stadium in Las Vegas, NV for Super Bowl LVIII. While many eyes will be on the action on the field, others will be scanning the audience for a glimpse of Taylor Swift. Usher will headline the halftime show and has hinted that special guests will join him. Add in already buzzy commercials and highly anticipated movie trailers, and there would seem to be something for everyone.
Even after the big game's over, there's still a lot to watch this winter. Many of this year's Best Picture nominees and movies with other Oscar nominations are able for streaming or renting ahead of the ceremony on Sunday, March 10. Moreover, in the wake of the writers’ and actors’ strikes that disrupted the typical fall schedule, hit television shows have returned in droves along with hot new series over the past few weeks.
Lounges with big-screen TVs have become the norm in multi-family buildings, but some developers have taken it to the next level by adding screening rooms with state-of-the-art technology, cushy seating, wet bars, and stages that allow for live events as well as televised ones. This article looks at the best appointed screening rooms in new development condos throughout Manhattan and Brooklyn.

Upper West Side
2688 Broadway The Rockwell (Toll Brothers City Living)
Screening room
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. See all listings here.

The Rockwell, #12D (Toll Brothers Real Estate Inc)

10 Riverside Boulevard, 400 West 61st Street, and 639 West 59th Street
1 available listing for sale for $2,495,000
13 listings for rent from $6,195/month

Evan Joseph Far West Side Waterline Square (Evan Joseph)
Waterline Square Screening room via Evan Joseph
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.

Two Waterline Square, #28D (Compass)

Upper East Side

1045 Madison Avenue
No public availabilities

1045 Madison Avenue The Benson (Compass)
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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 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.

Midtown
368 Third Avenue VU New York (Brown Harris Stevens)
Screening room
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.

VU New York, #12A (Brown Harris Stevens Development Marketing LLC)

695 First Avenue One United Nations Plaza (Corcoran Sunshine Marketing Group)
685 first avenue theater
Developed by Sheldon Solow and designed by Richard Meier & Partners Architects, One United Nations Park is a 43-story addition to the Midtown East skyline. 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.

One United Nations Park, #35F (Corcoran Sunshine Marketing Group)

430 East 58th Street Sutton Tower (Corcoran Group)
Screening room
Sutton Tower brings a soaring, amenity-rich new condominium to the peaceful enclave of Sutton Place. Approximately 22,000 square feet of residential amenities include an intimate screening room for up to 16 guests to cheer for their favorite team or movie in a state-of-the-art setting. See all listings here.

Sutton Tower, #38B (Corcoran Sunshine Marketing Group)

15 Hudson Yards
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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.

Fifteen Hudson Yards, #75B (Corcoran Group)

manhattan view at mima outdoor theater Outdoor Screening Room (All photos via Related Companies)
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.

Manhattan View at MiMa, #PH1A (Nest Seekers LLC)

53 West 53rd Street 53W53 (Gilles Ashford)
53-West-53rd-Street-01 Screening room via Evan Joseph
53W53 is in a central Midtown location near the Theater District, Radio City Music Hall, Carnegie 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.

53 West 53, #49A (Douglas Elliman Real Estate)

217 West 57th Street
Screening room
Central Park Tower is the tallest residential building in the world, and the Central Park Tower Club amenity package offers an equally high caliber. Several stories below 10Cubed, one of the world's highest ballrooms, a dramatic screening room with theater-style seating is perfect for the big game or new releases alike. See all listings here.

Central Park Tower, #68E (Corcoran Sunshine Marketing Group)

252 East 57th Street 252 East 57th Street (Stribling)
252 east 57th street theater
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.

252 East 57th Street, #41C (Douglas Elliman Real Estate)

Downtown
33 Park Row No. 33 Park Row (Compass)
Screening room
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 Super Bowl or Oscar party) and comes with a wet bar.

No. 33 Park Row, #11A (Compass)

130 William Street 130 William (Corcoran)
130 william IMAX theater The second condo in NYC that boasts a private IMAX theater (Corcoran)
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.

130 William, #49C (Corcoran Group)

555 West 22nd Street The Cortland (Core Group Marketing)
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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.

The Cortland, #8DW (CORE Group Marketing LLC)

520 West 28th Street
520 West 28th Street IMAX theater NYC's first private IMAX theater at Zaha Hadid's 520 West 28th Street (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.

520 West 28th Street, #22 (CORE Group Marketing LLC)

121 East 22nd Street Images of 121 E 22nd via Toll Brothers City Living
Screening room
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.

121 E 22nd, #N1005 (Compass)

215-East-19th-Street-01 All images of The Tower at Gramercy Square via Douglas Elliman
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.

The Tower at Gramercy Square, #1E (Douglas Elliman Real Estate)

88 and 90 Lexington Avenue
4 available listings from $1,150,000

88-90 Lexington Avenue 88 & 90 Lex (Corcoran Group)
90 lexington theater Screening room (Colin Miller)
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.

88 & 90 Lex, #1801 (Corcoran Group)

30 park place exterior The Four Seasons Private Residences (Corcoran Group)
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 watch 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.

The Four Seasons Private Residences, #59A (Douglas Elliman Real Estate)

252 South Street One Manhattan Square (Evan Joseph)
one manhattan square screening 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.

One Manhattan Square, #9M (Corcoran Sunshine Marketing Group)

Brooklyn
9 Dekalb Avenue
Screening room
As the tallest building in the borough, The Brooklyn Tower makes a dramatic statement in the local skyline, though this does not come at the expense of the landmarked Dime Savings Bank on the site — three outdoor pools have been incorporated around the Gustavino dome on the roof. The indoor amenities, which include a screening room with wet bar, are not to be overlooked, though. See all listings here.

The Brooklyn Tower, #69G (Douglas Elliman Real Estate)

11 Hoyt Street 11 Hoyt (Corcoran Group)
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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.

11 Hoyt, #52K (Corcoran Group)

138 Willoughby Street Brooklyn Point (Evan Joseph)
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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 for those who need treats for the show, Dekalb Market Hall and Trader Joe's are just an elevator ride away. See all listings here.

Brooklyn Point, #42A (Serhant LLC)

85 Jay Street Front & York (CIM/LIVWRK)
85-Jay-Street-01 Outdoor screening lounge (Williams New 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.

Front & York, #3L-FRONT (CIM / LIVWRK)

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