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, Founders Hall, 400 Maria Avenue, Metropolitan State University, St. Paul, 55106.
Parking is available in our ramp located directly across the street from Film Space. See links below for location and maps.

Upcoming Films

"Northstar Civil War Stories" - February 8, 2018 - 7:00 PM. Part of "Celebration of Black History."
"Preacher" - March 23, 2018 - 7:00 PM. Part of the Arab Film Festival 2018 Tour.
Minneapolis St. Paul International Film Festival, April 14-19, 2018.

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