Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts in New York City is quite the visual landmark—Revson Fountain, the Metropolitan Opera House, Avery Fisher Hall. So many iconic visuals collected in one center on the Upper West Side of Manhattan, many drawing some of Hollywood’s top filmmakers to the destination.
“It will be a beacon to the world,” The New York Times wrote in 1959, just as ground was broken for construction of Lincoln Center. Beyond some of the world’s greatest art taking place inside the performance spaces, that beacon has been cemented on the silver screen in a handful of classic Hollywood films.
From Barbra Streisand in On a Clear Day You Can See Forever and Cher in Moonstruck to Natalie Portman in Black Swan and Gene Wilder in The Producers, here are just a few of the movies that filmed at Lincoln Center:
Black Swan, 2010
Sweet Home Alabama, 2002
Center Stage, 2000
On a Clear Day You Can See Forever, 1970
The Producers, 1968
Sweet Charity, 1969