The Academy Theater at Lighthouse International is the East Coast home of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences. Designed by Theodore Kalomirakis, an internationally renowned pioneer and expert in theater design, the Academy Theater features state-of-the-art technology such as 3D capability, digital cinema, and more. The Academy Theater is available for rental to outside groups, organizations and film festivals.

Photo Credit: Scott Frances

Highlights of Technical Screening Features

35mm Film Projection Includes:

  • Century 35MM Film Projectors
  • Large Matte White Mini Perf Screen - 25’-5” W x 10’-8” H
  • Dolby Digital SRD 5.1 and Dolby Digital EX 6.1 Digital Film Sound

Photo Credit: Scott Frances

Cinema Audio System Includes:

  • 7000 watt JBL Subwoofer System and 4000 watt M&K Surround System
  • Total Sound System wattage 23,000 Watts
  • Dolby True HD, DTS Master Audio, Dolby Digital Plus Playback all with Blu-Ray

Photo Credit: Scott Frances

Digital Cinema:

  • Digital Cinema 2K DLP Video Projection.
  • Dolby 3D Projected Images
  • Dolby Cinema Server (DCP) Playback Storage
  • Blu-Ray Playback or DVD upconverted 1080P Playback
  • HD-CAM SR, D5, HD CAM, DV CAM and DIGI-BETA playback upon special request.

Other Features:

  • Assisted Listening Headset System for people who are hearing impaired
  • Live Descriptive Listening for selected features for people who are visually impaired

Photo Credit: Scott Frances

Highlights of Architectural Features:

  • Neon theater marquee
  • 220 seating capacity
  • Silver house curtain and a sheer title curtain
  • New seating and carpeting
  • Enhanced computerized light presentation
  • Handicapped accessibility and seating areas
  • Lobby area with stainless steel bar for receptions or breaks
  • Spacious and completely renovated tiled bathrooms



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