Information, Forms, and Resources
The Student Life Cinema
FSU’s Student Life Cinema (SLC) program is located in the heart of campus on Learning Way in the Askew Student Life Center, a satellite building of the Oglesby Union. The program is housed in a state-of-the-art movie theater, with projection and a sound system professionally designed and often used by the FSU Film School. It features an 18′ x 43′ movie screen, stadium-style seating accommodating 380 guests, 35mm and high-end digital projection, and 5.1 Dolby Digital sound.
The SLC also has prime seating available for guests in wheelchairs, assisted listening devices for the hearing impaired, and closed caption readers for DCP films. Lobby amenities include movie theater concessions as well as an on-site coffee shop with student-friendly pricing.
- Dan Murrell and Alicia Malone from Screen Junkies
- The Lonely Island
- Greg Sestero
- Kevin Hart
- Ice Cube
- Kat Candler
- Edgar Wright
- Nick Offerman
- Danny McBride
- Director David Gordon Green
- Jason Biggs
- Eddie Kaye Thomas
Film Committee, a group of FSU students dedicated to selecting titles for the diverse tastes of the student body, schedules the movies and events. The Film Committee brings every type of movie to the university community, with titles that range from Hollywood blockbusters to foreign, independent, and documentary favorites.
On average, 64,000 guests see a movie in the span of a year. Movies are free for FSU students with a valid FSUCard and only $6 for non-students and $3 for faculty/staff/alumni. The SLC also hosts advanced screenings, co-sponsored events, panel discussions, FSU Film School screenings, and Q & A sessions with special guest filmmakers and artists.
Theater Reservation Policy
The theater has a limited degree of availability during the day between 9:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m. Public performance rights must be secured for any movie shown in the theater. Reservation requests should be submitted to Amie Runk.
Organizations may have evening screenings as part of the schedule at the discretion of the Film Committee programmers and ASLC Program Manager with the approval of the ASLC Executive Board. Typically resources, financial and otherwise, are shared between the two co-sponsoring groups. Legal public performance rights must be secured for every film shown in the Student Life Cinema. Student Life Cinema. Organizational representatives (holding a leadership position within the group) may complete a film co-sponsorship request in Nole Central to apply for a co-sponsored event. The Film Committee plans the schedule well in advance, so co-sponsorship requests must be submitted several months before the proposed screening date. For additional information, contact Amie Runk.
Planning a Movie Event
If you are planning a movie event outside of the Student Life Cinema, you need to reserve space with Guest Services. If you expect a large audience, we recommend Moore Auditorium or one of the Union Ballrooms. Complete a Special Event Permit from the Student Activities Center. Secure the Public Performance Rights of the film you want to show. Remember, simply having the DVD or Blu Ray does NOT give you the legal right to screen the movie in public. Please refer to the Public Performance Rights FAQ for more information.
The rights for many films are available through Swank Motion Pictures. Search their catalog for the film you want to show, then contact FSU’s rep, Meghan Hunkins at 1-800-876-5577. 20th Century Fox and Dreamworks titles are available through Tracy O’Brien at Criterion Pictures USA. If you have trouble finding the distributor of the film please email Amie Runk. If you will be serving food at your event, you must also submit a food permit which can be found through the Event Permit.
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Film in Tallahassee
- Criterion Pictures USA
- Drafthouse Films
- G Kids
- Janus Films
- Rialto Pictures
- Roco Films Educational
- Sony Pictures Classics
- Strand Releasing
- Women Make Movies
Our concession stand is open during movie screenings and some special events. We offer student-friendly prices on popcorn, fountain drinks, candy, and Dippin’ Dots. Every Tuesday and Saturday is $1 popcorn night!
Check out our Combos:
Monster Combo - $9.00
- Two medium sodas, One large popcorn
Treat Yo Self - $9.00
- One medium soda, One medium popcorn, and One Dip n Dots
Film can be thought of as a specter on a wall. Moving shadows on display. Sometimes these phantoms find residence in our humble second theater, located in the 101s. By day, our theater is a multi-purpose room for campus organizations and special guests. But by night, the spirits take to the screen to tell classic and alternative stories or delight in midnight madness. We invite you to enter on these special occasions. All Phantom screenings are free to the general public.