Rent Our Space

The Downing Film Center’s space in the Yellow Bird building is available to rent.

You can rent the Downing for film-related events, either private or open to the public. For example, you could host a private screening of the feature film playing at the Downing, or you could rent the theater for a private or public screening of a film of your choosing.

If you choose your own film, you MUST secure and pay for the rights to it and notify us that you have done so, well in advance of the screening. We can advise you on how to secure film rights.

The cost of renting the Downing depends on whether the event is held during our normal hours of operation. We offer discounts and/or special arrangements for not-for-profit organizations. A $50 nonrefundable deposit is required to hold your booking.

For details, including rental rates, please review our rental information document. Call or email us if you have questions or need additional information. Our theater has 55 seats.

If you’d like to rent our space, please download and fill out our rental application. You can drop off the completed form, along with a deposit, at the theater when we’re open.