Film Forum Movie Theater

New York, The United States

Property owner

Main contractor

Benchmark Builders Inc.

Architect

Acoustic consultant

Marshall / KMK Acoustics, Ltd.

Structural engineer

Murray Engineering

Details

movie theater

Building type

Arts & Media

Intervention level

Floor

CDM provided a vibration isolation design with CDM-MONT jack-up boxes that helped the client maximize the acoustic performance in the venue, while reducing costs from the original design.

Film Forum is a nonprofit movie theater in Lower Manhattan, New York City. It is the only autonomous nonprofit cinema in New York City, and one of the few in the United States.
With the addition of a fourth theater to the existing venue, quality sound isolation became even more important. The former loading bay of the building was converted into a 109-seat theater and a mechanical equipment room adjacent to the theater. The $6 Mio. renovation project also included updated HVAC system and refurbished interior finishes for the venue.
With CDM-MONT jack-up boxes, CDM provided a vibration isolation design that helped the client maximize the acoustic performance in the venue, while reducing costs from the original design. CDM-MONT was designed to a resonant frequency of 4.5 Hz for the 4” concrete slab, with an air gap of 1” to the subfloor. CDM assisted the design team and contractor throughout all phases, from pre-construction to shop drawings and site installation.

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