Darren Star Screening Room

Location: Melnitz 1422

The Darren Star Screening Room is a new, state-of-the-art space for film and television critical studies education, as well as a catalyst for special screenings of classic and new films, industry panels and lectures by distinguished visiting artists. The beautiful 54-seat screening room, located in Melnitz Hall, debuted in January 2015, made possible through a generous donation provided by television series creator, executive producer and writer Darren Star. The room boasts DCP/HD projection with Dolby 3D and high frame rate technology, Dolby Surround 7.1 sound along with two Strong Simplex 35mm film projectors and Blu Ray/DVD projection capabilities. In addition, the screening room has a high-definition video teleconferencing system with robotic cameras that are connected to the James Bridges Theater in Melnitz Hall to simultaneously link both screening room venues in real time for a wide range of events including screenings, conferences and symposiums.

The Darren Star Screening Room has been custom designed by renowned architect, Clive Wilkinson and Associates.