Film Space is a state of the art digital cinema theater intended for use by independent filmmakers, film festivals, community groups, students, academics, nonprofits, and others. We support a broad diversity of cinematic visions, voices, and stories.

The consensus feedback from audience members about Film Space is an enthusiastic thumbs-up. A steep rake provides perfect sight lines and comfortable viewing in our 320 seat theater. The DCI compliant, 2K, Christie digital projector uses Series 2 DLP Cinema technology. It produces a bright luxurious image on our industry-leading 27' x 15' Harkness Perlux 180+ high gain motion picture screen. The Dolby® Digital 7.1 sound system and acoustic design delivers crystal clear dialog, delicate high frequencies, and heart-pounding bass.

The creation of Film Space was funded in part through a Knight Arts Challenge Grant from the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation.


Film Space is in Founders Hall, Metropolitan State University, St. Paul, 55106.

Parking is available in our ramp at 400 Maria Avenue, conveniently located across the street from Film Space, Founders Hall. See links below for location and maps.

Upcoming Films

May 26, 7:30 p.m. - "No Blood of Mine", written and directed by Wesley Ellenwood
June 2, 7 p.m. - "Magia Salvage", a documentary about the natural, beautiful and varied landscapes of Columbia.
June 23 and 24 - Qhia Dab Neeg Film Festival
September - Northstar Film Festival (dates and times being determined)

Past Films

Film Festival - April 2017

36th Annual Minneapolis/St. Paul International Film Festival - April 13-29, 2017.

MSPIFF is Minnesota's largest film event and one of the longest running film festivals in the country. Each year, the festival presents more than 350 bold, exciting, and moving works from new and veteran filmmakers from around the globe.

View Minneapolis St. Paul International Film Festival website.

James Byrne
Film Space Program Director