Cornell Cinema Rental Program

Cornell Cinema regularly supports film screenings hosted by academic departments and programs, student organizations, and external groups through our cinema rental program. Event organizers are responsible for film selection, introductions/Q&As, and promotion of their screening while Cornell Cinema staff provide all technical and event production support for a reasonable fee.

Willard Straight Theatre is typically available for rental screenings on Monday, Tuesday, and Wednesday evenings after 4pm. Requests are accepted on a first-come, first-served basis each semester. We do our best to accommodate each request, but space is limited. We encourage you to reach out at least 4-6 weeks prior to your event.

If you are interested in hosting a film screening at Cornell Cinema, please contact us at to discuss the details.

Three men in suits sitting in front of digital screen that reads "From the Big Red to the Red Carpet"
Arts Unplugged: From the Big Red to the Red Carpet (Spring 2023) Photo by Edward Kitchen