Art house cinemas open at Florida Atlantic University
BOCA RATON, FL — Living Room Theaters has partnered with Florida Atlantic University and has opened a new quad cinema in the new Culture and Society Building on the FAU Boca Raton campus. The theaters are used for instructional purposes on weekdays, but function as traditional public art and independent cinemas on weekday evenings and for most of the day on Fridays, Saturdays, and Sundays. The snack bar features typical and some atypical movie house offerings.
The 73,000-square-foot, $19 million complex has four screens of independent, foreign and classic films as well as a European-style café offering gourmet food, beer, wine and coffee. The building has 14 classrooms, conference rooms, offices and a three-story atrium.
While FAU’s film program is mostly housed at its Fort Lauderdale campus, students will take classes such as film critique and theory inside the theaters. They’ll also learn how to use digital film equipment.