Background

The NYIT Auditorium on Broadway, located at 1871 Broadway, extends NYIT’s Manhattan campus footprint north into the heart of the culturally dynamic Lincoln Center area.

The 2009 transformation of a tired, one-theater Clearview Cinema into a state-of-the-art event space took an aggressive four and a half months, from design to completion. This process involved gutting the space, enlarging the seating capacity to over 260, rehabilitating the stairway and escalator, and bringing into ADA compliance with the addition of an elevator and handicapped-accessible platform stage. One of the most exciting outcomes was the refurbishment of the old projector room into a cutting-edge control space with top-of-the-line audiovisual equipment.