The Times Center

theScreeningRoom
  • General Information
  • Technical Specs

The venue has recently added a state-of-the-art screening room technical package featuring digital projection, a digital cinema server, digital surround sound processor and a 14x33 scalable, perforated screen. Along with our street-level red carpet arrival area and plus Gallery and Hall areas for receptions and/or seated dinners, The TimesCenter is suited for a wide variety of screening events for up to 378 guests all under one roof.

The Highlights:

Projection & Digital Server
Christie 2220 Digital Video Projector
Christie 1.4-2.2 Lens
Dolby DSS200 Cinema Server
Barco DCS200 Switcher

Seated Capacity
378 seated guests in The Stage
350 additional guests can be accommodated in an overflow room (the Hall) and/or in reception spaces (the Hall & the Gallery)

Playback Formats
Beta SP (NTSC/PAL).
DVD & Blu-ray
DCP, HDCam, laptop, or other formats to be rented/provided by client

Screen
Dalite 14 x 33 Audio Vision Fast Fold Screen & Dress Kit
Acoustically transparent masking panels for 1.85 to 2.39 ratio conversion

Audio
The audio system for screening films at the TimesCenter is flexible in that it can be configured in a variety of ways depending on the scope and nature of the event. For a screening with a lecture, the main L/C/R speakers can be placed on the deck behind our perforated screen, 1/3 of the way up the screen from the bottom of the image. In this configuration, any microphones required on stage will send solely to the surround speakers. Alternatively, if the screening event includes a musical performance, the speakers can remain flown in the grid to accommodate the audio needs of both the performance and the film.

1   Dolby CP750 Cinema Processor
2   D&B Q7 Passive Compact Array Loudspeakers (L&R)
1   D&B Q10 Passive Company Array Loudspeaker (C)
4   D&B E8 Compact 2-Way Loudspeakers (Surrounds)
2   D&B Q-Sub Passive Compact Subwoofers

Note that the L/C/R loudspeaker mains can either be used flown in the grid or placed on the deck behind the perforated screen.

The Info:

Tech Specs
Download the Booking Guide & Technical Specifications Package*
Download the Lighting Plot for TheStage

Floor Plans
Download a sample seating plan for The TimesCenter Stage
Download sample floor plans of The TimesCenter Hall
Download sample floor plans of The TimesCenter Gallery

Video Tour


Catering
All food and beverage service must be provided by one of our Approved Catering Vendors. Please click here for a list and more information.
Approved Caterers

To inquire about date availability and to receive a proposal for an event, contact The TimesCenter’s booking office directly at (212) 556-4300 or via e-mail at timescenter@nytimes.com.

* Though The TimesCenter has an extensive technical inventory that will fulfill the needs of most events, additional equipment may be rented from an Approved TimesCenter A/V Provider. After booking an event, users must coordinate with The TimesCenter Production Manager to arrange and satisfy their technical needs and requirements.