Films are screened five nights a week (Wed–Sun) in the beautiful and historic Willard Straight Theatre (pictured) during the academic year. Occasional screenings are held in Sage Chapel and outside on the Willard Straight Terrace.

Willard Straight Theatre

Willard Straight Theatre is equipped with Dolby Digital Surround Sound, DCP (including 3D), 35mm reel-to-reel (w/silent speed option), Blu-ray and DVD projection facilities. 16mm can also be accommodated with portable projectors. A concession stand in the lobby sells reasonably priced popcorn, beverages, candy and organic snacks from the Greenstar Cooperative Market. Seating capacity is 340.
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Sage Chapel

Cornell Cinema hosts one or two special events each semester in Sage Chapel. This magnificent, non-denominational chapel was designed by Charles Babcock, Cornell’s first professor of architecture, in 1875, with additions to the building in 1898, 1905 and 1940. There are Tiffany windows, memorial windows to war veterans and one to the civil rights workers murdered together during the Freedom Summer of 1964: Michael Schwerner '61, James Chaney, and Andrew Goodman. Sage Chapel also features Cornell's largest organ, an Aoelian-Skinner installed in 1940, which sometimes features in our screenings there. Seating capacity is 748.
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