About the Screening Room

Seats: 200
Sound: CP500 Dolby Digital Surround sound system with 6 channels.
Screen: 28′ x 16′
Organ: fully restored vintage Hammond C2 electric organ with two Leslie 122A tonecabinets

At the north end of the grand foyer, walk through the double doors. You’ll enter the Ford Gallery of Ann Arbor Founders and proceed to the Screening Room lobby and entrance. Located on land off of Washington Street, the Screening Room was added in 1999 along with new restrooms and office space.

The Screening Room allows the Michigan to provide a diverse program of quality specialty film, a vital part of our mission. Equipped with a state-of-the-art sound system, this smaller theater reserved just for movies allows us to expand our programming and offer even more of the contemporary foreign, independent American, and documentary films for which we are known. The Screening Room also allows us to fulfill certain distributor stipulations that might otherwise bar us from showing certain films; for instance, when a film requires a run uninterrupted by evenings reserved for live events, or when part of the agreement is to show a film as many times as possible. Popular films can also extend their runs thanks to this theater.

Before your movie starts, look up. You’ll see representations of area movie theaters that no longer exist. Whichever space you’re in, you’ll be surrounded by a love and fascination for the art of moviegoing.