4. Waverly Theater
What is now the IFC Center, the movie theater at 323 Sixth Avenue was one of the most important art house theaters in NYC. Built in 1937, The Waverly Theater played art house films in the West Village for over sixty years. It was there that George A. Romero’s classic Night of The Living Dead premiered. It was at The Waverly that The Rocky Horror Picture Show began having their famous midnight showings; Scorsese, someone who idolizes film history, must have been a frequent attendee of this theater, for they showed the films made by directors who would later inspire him like Fellini and Goddard.