ARRI Rental North America has announced plans to open a new headquarters in Long Island City, New York, during the first quarter of 2022. The state-of-the-art facility will offer comprehensive equipment and services. The new location will also serve as a creative hub for production communities in New York and the greater North Eastern region. The new premises will replace the existing ARRI Rental facilities in Secaucus, NJ and Brooklyn, NY.
The new office location will bring together operations and personnel from ARRI Rental’s current NYC area facilities into a unified presence under one roof under the direction of Andy Shipsides, President of ARRI Rental North America. The existing locations will continue to operate and service clients until the move to Long Island City has been completed in early 2022, with a transition plan in place to ensure continuity of service for clients’ productions.
The three-story space will feature 10 large prep bays, four feature rooms, a machine shop, and a customer lounge. The 42,000 square-foot facility will also include a creative space, and two 8,000 square-foot rooftop decks designed for hosting events, camera tests, product demonstrations, training, and film screenings. The Long Island City location was chosen to offer fast and efficient access via highways and public transit, and is in close proximity to major New York-area stages. Filmmakers will enjoy access to ARRI Rental’s full line of camera systems, lenses, and grip equipment at the new location including the ALEXA 65 and ALEXA Mini LF cameras, DNA lenses, and Hover Dolly.