UPAC Cinema


Thursday: 9:00 pm-10:00 pm


You can also show up at one of our showings on Friday or Saturday from 6 PM to midnight if you would like to join.

Meeting Location: 
Darrin Communications Center, 308


Peter Straub
Elaine Chao
Head Qualified Projectionist

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UPAC Cinema is a student run and staffed fully functional movie theater whose purpose is to provide Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute and the surrounding community with motion picture entertainment. In this capacity, UPAC Cinema shows over 50 films each academic year, averaging 2 films per week. Film genres range from new pop films just leaving theaters to foreign pictures and old favorites. Beyond providing entertainment for the larger community, UPAC Cinema provides many unique opportunities for its members, such as learning how a movie theater operates and learning how to operate industry standard equipment. See our website for more information.


Contact upac-cinema@union.lists.rpi.edu with any questions/concerns.