Venue Rental
Screening Room

701 Mission St, San Francisco, CA 94103

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YBCA's intimate 92-seat Screening Room, located on the second level of 701 Mission Street, offers state-of-the-art equipment for screenings, lectures, and presentations.

For private event rentals, this room is rented only in conjunction with the Forum or Grand Lobby.  For questions, contact our events department at



  • 92 seats (84 fixed seats and 8 movable)


  • suitable for presentations or lectures
  • state-of-the-art equipment
  • portable masking system
  • stage
  • phone service
  • full wired & wireless Internet connectivity
  • custom network design available per specification


  • 952 sq ft
  • screen 11′ high x 16′ wide
  • projection throw: approximately 42′ booth to screen
  • stage: 6′ deep x 22′ wide

Audio Systems

  • Shure AMS8000 automatic mic mixer
  • JBL 4673B program speakers
  • Crest 4801 amplifiers
  • DBX 1531 equalizer
  • Dolby Digital

Projection Systems

FILM (all xenon light source)

  • 35mm (24 fps only)
  • 16mm (18 and 24 fps, magnetic and optical sound)
  • Super 8 (24 fps only)

VIDEO (all video formats available in NTSC and PAL)

  • Digital Betacam
  • Betacam SP
  • DV Cam
  • Mini DV
  • DVD and DVD-R (any region)
  • Blu-ray
  • 3/4″
  • VHS
  • PowerMac G5
  • Christie CP2210 Digital Cinema projector

Portable Playback Equipment

  • Sony cassette playback/recording
  • Sony CD playback

All equipment subject to availability.


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