School of Cinema {College of Liberal & Creative Arts}

Photo collage of students and faculty of the Cinema Department at SFSU.

Coppola Theater

a photo of the Coppola Theater.

      The Coppola Theater



Coppola Theater is primarily an instructional space, and the Cinema Department welcomes the opportunity to consider requests from campus departments and programs throughout the university for the use of this unique screening facility. We are unable to accommodate requests from individual students or campus student organizations to hold screenings and events in Coppola Theater. Reservations can only be made for the current semester.

Pricing for the Coppola Theater

A minimum fee of $100 for events lasting 2 hours or less; $25 an hour for each additional hour. These fees cover any costs of support related to your event, including digital projection, sound (microphones), lighting (speaker spot light), table set-up, etc. Additional charges will apply for projection of 16mm and 35mm films.

Reservation Procedures

  • Review the calendar for Coppola to see if it is available.
  • Complete the room request and policy agreement form (both pages) - see link below.
  • Make sure to include enough time in your reservation period, for any set up that needs to happen before the start of the event, and for cleaning and clearing out the event when it is over. Time for set up and tear down will not be provided outside of the reservation period.
  • If you plan on having alcohol at your event, fill out an Alcohol Clearance Request Form, which is located on the University Police Dept. website:; and contact university administration for insurance.
  • Email the room request, signed policy agreement, and, if applicable, the Alcohol Clearance Request to Cinema Department at or deliver to the Cinema Department Office, FA 245. If your request is approved, you will receive a confirmation email along with copies of the reservation documents for your records. The event is not considered confirmed until this time.
  • After your event, the Cinema Department will deliver an invoice to the designated billing contact, if appropriate.

Please note that reservation requests received less than two weeks in advance may not be processed and confirmed in time for the event.


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