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The Barrymore Film Center (BFC), established by the Borough of Fort Lee, NJ, is a 250-seat cinema, film museum, and archive dedicated to the borough’s significant history as the birthplace of American film.   Fort Lee is the first American film town where studios, including Universal (1912), FOX (1915), and Solax (1912) — the first studio built and operated by a woman, Alice Guy Blaché — were established.  

Along with exhibitions on Fort Lee and world cinema history, programming at the BFC will include major film retrospectives, and annual silent film event, film festivals, foreign film screenings, and showcases for emerging filmmakers.

The BFC is being built by the Borough of Fort Lee and will be operated by the Fort Lee Film Commission.