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The Living Room Fau

Home  »  Arts and Letters  » School of Communication & Multimedia Studies Quick Links Initiatives Overview Journals Faculty Colloquium Living Room Theaters Partnership American Democracy Project Digital Media Initiatives Archive Partnership with Living Room Theaters Serving Both Community and School In a truly unique collaboration between the School of Communication and Multimedia Studies and Living Room® Theaters, the public-private partnership provides our faculty with four state-of-the-art theaters in which to teach and screen films, as well as plentiful co-curricular and service-learning opportunities for our film and media-related academic programs. The outstanding film experiences made possible by the facilities reinforce SCMS’s commitment to research, pedagogy, and cultural engagement. ‹ › During evenings and weekends, the Portland, Oregon-based exhibitor runs one of most highly rated full-service movie venues in the area. With its proprietary digital platform, Living Room® Theaters provides the community with first-run independent and international films. The adjoining café, featuring a tapas-style menu with a beer and wine list, is also a popular spot for theater patrons, students, and faculty. In these comfortable shared spaces, LRT’s slate of world cinemas exposes FAU’s students and community members to diverse cultures and unique perspectives of the world around us. Our most recent initiative harnesses the expertise of university faculty to engage patrons in more reflective experiences with film. In a forum called FAU Faculty Chats, FAU professors regularly introduce selected films, and lead Q&A sessions after. The first participants included Chris Robé (Film and Media Studies) who introduced the Oscar-nominated Trumbo, Karen Leader (Art History) who discussed Peggy Guggenheim: Art Addict, and Ilene Prusher (Multimedia Journalism) who offered vital perspective on Censored Voices. Past Events From his home base in Copenhagen, Denmark, 2-time Oscar nominated director Joshua Oppenheimer (The Act of Killing, The Look of Silence) chats with students and faculty. Testimonials Chris Robe Associate Professor, film and media studies “It not only provides for an excellent viewing experience, but the intimate space allows for engaged discussions to follow afterwards.” Olympia Kiriakou B.A. Multimedia Studies, currently Ph.D. candidate, Kings College London “I loved being able to watch movies on the big screen, and the seats made our classes inviting and comfortable spaces to learn. The convenience of having the theater on campus also gives FAU students access to films unavailable in the local multiplex.” Stephen Charbonneau Associate Professor, film and media studies “They provide such an ideal setting for viewing and studying cinema from all eras. The immersive experience they provide make FAU’s film courses unique.” Gerald Sim Associate Professor, film and media studies “In an era of proliferating screens when our students watch movies predominantly on mobile devices, the theaters bring back cinephilia, namely the value and joy of watching films in a darkened theater with other people.” Stay Connected
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The Living Room Fau

Quick Links Initiatives Overview Journals Faculty Colloquium Living Room Theaters Partnership American Democracy Project Digital Media Initiatives Archive Partnership with Living Room Theaters Serving Both Community and School In a truly unique collaboration between the School of Communication and Multimedia Studies and Living Room® Theaters, the public-private partnership provides our faculty with four state-of-the-art theaters in which to teach and screen films, as well as plentiful co-curricular and service-learning opportunities for our film and media-related academic programs. The outstanding film experiences made possible by the facilities reinforce SCMS’s commitment to research, pedagogy, and cultural engagement. ‹ › During evenings and weekends, the Portland, Oregon-based exhibitor runs one of most highly rated full-service movie venues in the area. With its proprietary digital platform, Living Room® Theaters provides the community with first-run independent and international films. The adjoining café, featuring a tapas-style menu with a beer and wine list, is also a popular spot for theater patrons, students, and faculty. In these comfortable shared spaces, LRT’s slate of world cinemas exposes FAU’s students and community members to diverse cultures and unique perspectives of the world around us. Our most recent initiative harnesses the expertise of university faculty to engage patrons in more reflective experiences with film. In a forum called FAU Faculty Chats, FAU professors regularly introduce selected films, and lead Q&A sessions after. The first participants included Chris Robé (Film and Media Studies) who introduced the Oscar-nominated Trumbo, Karen Leader (Art History) who discussed Peggy Guggenheim: Art Addict, and Ilene Prusher (Multimedia Journalism) who offered vital perspective on Censored Voices. Past Events From his home base in Copenhagen, Denmark, 2-time Oscar nominated director Joshua Oppenheimer (The Act of Killing, The Look of Silence) chats with students and faculty. Testimonials Chris Robe Associate Professor, film and media studies “It not only provides for an excellent viewing experience, but the intimate space allows for engaged discussions to follow afterwards.” Olympia Kiriakou B.A. Multimedia Studies, currently Ph.D. candidate, Kings College London “I loved being able to watch movies on the big screen, and the seats made our classes inviting and comfortable spaces to learn. The convenience of having the theater on campus also gives FAU students access to films unavailable in the local multiplex.” Stephen Charbonneau Associate Professor, film and media studies “They provide such an ideal setting for viewing and studying cinema from all eras. The immersive experience they provide make FAU’s film courses unique.” Gerald Sim Associate Professor, film and media studies “In an era of proliferating screens when our students watch movies predominantly on mobile devices, the theaters bring back cinephilia, namely the value and joy of watching films in a darkened theater with other people.” Stay Connected
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The Living Room Fau

Partnership with Living Room Theaters Serving Both Community and School In a truly unique collaboration between the School of Communication and Multimedia Studies and Living Room® Theaters, the public-private partnership provides our faculty with four state-of-the-art theaters in which to teach and screen films, as well as plentiful co-curricular and service-learning opportunities for our film and media-related academic programs. The outstanding film experiences made possible by the facilities reinforce SCMS’s commitment to research, pedagogy, and cultural engagement. ‹ › During evenings and weekends, the Portland, Oregon-based exhibitor runs one of most highly rated full-service movie venues in the area. With its proprietary digital platform, Living Room® Theaters provides the community with first-run independent and international films. The adjoining café, featuring a tapas-style menu with a beer and wine list, is also a popular spot for theater patrons, students, and faculty. In these comfortable shared spaces, LRT’s slate of world cinemas exposes FAU’s students and community members to diverse cultures and unique perspectives of the world around us. Our most recent initiative harnesses the expertise of university faculty to engage patrons in more reflective experiences with film. In a forum called FAU Faculty Chats, FAU professors regularly introduce selected films, and lead Q&A sessions after. The first participants included Chris Robé (Film and Media Studies) who introduced the Oscar-nominated Trumbo, Karen Leader (Art History) who discussed Peggy Guggenheim: Art Addict, and Ilene Prusher (Multimedia Journalism) who offered vital perspective on Censored Voices. Past Events From his home base in Copenhagen, Denmark, 2-time Oscar nominated director Joshua Oppenheimer (The Act of Killing, The Look of Silence) chats with students and faculty.
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The Living Room Fau

Testimonials Chris Robe Associate Professor, film and media studies “It not only provides for an excellent viewing experience, but the intimate space allows for engaged discussions to follow afterwards.” Olympia Kiriakou B.A. Multimedia Studies, currently Ph.D. candidate, Kings College London “I loved being able to watch movies on the big screen, and the seats made our classes inviting and comfortable spaces to learn. The convenience of having the theater on campus also gives FAU students access to films unavailable in the local multiplex.” Stephen Charbonneau Associate Professor, film and media studies “They provide such an ideal setting for viewing and studying cinema from all eras. The immersive experience they provide make FAU’s film courses unique.” Gerald Sim Associate Professor, film and media studies “In an era of proliferating screens when our students watch movies predominantly on mobile devices, the theaters bring back cinephilia, namely the value and joy of watching films in a darkened theater with other people.” Stay Connected
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The Living Room Fau

Free parking is available for Theatre and Dance Production patrons only, one hour before, during, and one hour after our plays and dance performances. You may park in Lot 1 or Lot 25 (Blue Parking) or on the first floor of Parking Garage II , all accessible off of Arts Avenue (for a parking lot map, click here ). Please do not park in front of the Living Room Theaters during Theatre and Dance Department plays or dance performances. In the event that a sports event is taking place at the time of your play, please inform the parking attendant that you are not attending the game, but are visiting the Performing Arts complex instead.
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The Living Room Fau

Toggle nav Directions to our theatres: The Arts Complex includes the Performing Arts building (below left) which holds the Studio One theatre. The front entrance to the University Theatre is at the top of the hill. On the first floor of this building is the Studio Two Theatre.   From Interstate 95 Travelling east on Glades Road, continue past the main campus entrance that is on 10th avenue.  Turn left into the secondary campus entrance at NW 13th Street, where there is a traffic light (once in the campus, it will be called E. University Drive). Make the second left onto Arts Avenue Continue along Arts Avenue to the parking garage on your left side, or the parking lot on your right. You may park in either free-of-charge one hour before, during, and one hour after Theatre and Dance productions. It is a short walk (past the pond) to the theatres and shuttle service via golf carts or shuttles is provided. From Federal Highway Travelling west on Glades Road, prepare to make a right turn after 1.6 miles, onto NW 13th Street, where there is a traffic light (once in the campus, it will be called E. University Drive). Make the second left onto Arts Avenue Continue along Arts Avenue to the parking garage on your left side, or the parking lot on your right. It is a short walk (past the pond) to the theatres and shuttle service via golf carts is provided. Parking Information Free parking is available for Theatre and Dance Production patrons only, one hour before, during, and one hour after our plays and dance performances. You may park in Lot 1 or Lot 25 (Blue Parking) or on the first floor of Parking Garage II , all accessible off of Arts Avenue (for a parking lot map, click here ). Please do not park in front of the Living Room Theaters during Theatre and Dance Department plays or dance performances. In the event that a sports event is taking place at the time of your play, please inform the parking attendant that you are not attending the game, but are visiting the Performing Arts complex instead. If there is a disabled person in your party, it may be advisable to drop him or her off at the entrance to the theatre and then go to park. A shuttle will be available for transport in between the lots and theatres, but there may be a short waiting time in which you will have to stand. Dress code Since we are a teaching theatre, we like to encourage our students that the Theatre is an intellectual and cultural experience, and our dress should reflect that environment. However, there is no official dress code. It would be advisable to wear something comfortable for sitting in for a while, as well a sweater, since the Theatre space can be hot or cold depending on several uncontrollable variables, such as the number of people in attendance, and the lights which go on and off at different points in the play.  

The Living Room Fau

The Living Room Fau

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