Due to COVID-19 restrictions, the Film Study Center is closed to the public for the 2020-2021 academic year.
The Film Study Center has a range of viewing facilities supporting group screenings as well as individual research. Advance reservations for rooms are strongly encouraged. The following facilities are accessed via Room B-17 of the Whitney Humanities Center, located at 53 Wall Street (corner of Wall and Church). Please note that B-17 is on the lower level, and there is no elevator in the building. Entry to the FSC requires a Yale ID, but special arrangements can be made in advance for visiting scholars. For information on other screening venues on campus, visit our Arranging Screenings page or contact the Registrar.
Screening Room B-20
Formats: 16mm, DVD, Blu-ray, 3D Blu-ray, VHS, and LaserDisc (all worldwide video formats)
This room has a 90-inch monitor and a separate screen for 3D Blu-ray and 16mm projection.
Contact: B-20 is a Yale classroom and is controlled by the Registrar through the end of shopping period each semester, at which point it is released to the FSC. If you wish to reserve B-20 but we haven't reached the end of Yale's shopping period (example: it's the first week of January and you want to make a reservation for March), contact the Registrar. If shopping period has ended, contact the FSC Circulation Desk at 203.432.0148.
Screening Room B-21
Formats: 16mm, DVD, Blu-ray, VHS, and LaserDisc (all worldwide video formats)
This room has a 75-inch monitor and a separate screen for 16mm projection.
Contact the FSC Circulation Desk (203.432.0148) for room reservations.
Flatbed Film Viewing Stations
For viewing film prints, the FSC has one 35mm and one 16mm Steenbeck flatbed viewer, each with magnetic and optical sound capabilities.
Contact Brian Meacham (203.432.2798) at least four weeks in advance to make arrangements.
Video Viewing Booths
Twelve individual viewing booths with headphones support DVD, Blu-ray, VHS, and LaserDisc (all worldwide video formats).
Advance reservations are not necessary or available for the viewing booths.