Screening Room FAQs

What: We have a “Black Box” Multi-purpose Screening Room with an 80-seat capacity. The room is about 1000 square feet.  Rental also includes use of our reception/lobby area.

Our projection booth can screen the following media formats: DVD, VHS, digibeta and Blu-ray (16mm or Super 8 can be arranged for an additional fee). We also have an overhead projector the can be hooked up to a laptop.

Where: Ninth Street Independent Film Center is located at 145 9th Street, San Francisco, CA 94103 in the heart of the SOMA, between Mission St. and Howard St.

When: The Screening Room is available for rental during regular business hours, evenings and weekends.  Availability can be viewed on the reservations calendar.

How: Check the reservations calendar to see if your desired date and time is available, and then fill out a Reservation Request Form.

Can I sell tickets to my event? You are allowed to sell tickets to events at Ninth Street. If your event is open to the public, or you will be collecting/selling tickets, you need to bring someone to run the door, or hire an additional Ninth Street house staff member.

Do you have additional equipment? What happens if something goes wrong? Ninth Street is not responsible for setting up or operating any additional equipment, and cannot be held liable if there are technical difficulties.

I want to have food and drinks at my event, is this OK?  Food and drinks are allowed, but please leave the Screening Room as you found it.  All trash must be thrown away, crumbs must be cleaned from tables and carpet, and chairs and tables must be put away. There is a $100 cleaning fee for leaving the Screening Room dirty.

How do I pay for my reservation? Payment is required two weeks prior to the event date or your reservation may be canceled. For events scheduled within two weeks of event date, payment is due when the reservation is finalized.  Payment methods include check, cash or credit card.

What happens if I have to cancel my event?  Cancellations must take place at least two weeks before your scheduled event or you will be charged a 50% cancellation fee (this also applies to reservations booked within the two week mark).