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Full Frame Theater at the Power Plant

  • 320 Blackwell St, Power Plant Bldg, Ste 100
  • American Tobacco Campus
  • Durham, NC 27701
  • Primary: 919-660-3677
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The Full Frame Theater is a new, state-of-the-art screening facility located in the heart of the newly refurbished Power Plant at downtown Durham’s American Tobacco Campus.

Equipped with a high-performance projection system in true HD resolution, the conveniently located Full Frame Theater is available for rental for screenings and other events suited to theater seating. The following audiovisual equipment is available for screenings in the Full Frame Theater:

  • State-of-the-art 11,000 lumens DLP projector in "true" HD resolution
  • Robust wireless internet connection for easy video streaming
  • 7.1 Audio with Surround Sound Wireless lavalier and hand-held microphones for presenter amplification
  • Easy-to-use touch-panel control system Intimate 99-person capacity; 1,250 usable square feet
  • Onyx fixed frame projection screen, 16' x 9' image area


The Full Frame Theater is available from 9 a.m. to midnight, seven days a week. For more information, send an email query to mailto:atcpowerplant@duke.edu

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  • Business Hours: 9a-5p Monday - Friday
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  • Miles To Convention Center: 0.50
  • Miles to RDU Airport: 14.0
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  • Wheelchair/Disabled Access Comments: There are ramps all the way from a drop off point on Pettigrew Street and off Blackwell Street.
  • Public Restrooms - Disabled Access: Accessible without assistance
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Group Tour Info
  • Maximum Group Size: 135
The Boiler Room at the Power Plant Meeting Facility
  • # of Rooms: 3
  • Total Sqft.: 3,985
  • Largest Room: 2,195
  • Theatre Capacity: 99
  • Classroom Capacity: 40
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  • Reception Capacity: 99
  • Space Notes: The Boiler Room has a nontraditional venue layout, and an on-site visit is recommended before booking this space.
  • Description: The Power Plant is composed of 3 venues--the Boiler Room, the Full Frame Theater, and the Flex Room. The Boiler Room, with 2,195 square feet of reception space, consists of a main pavilion, great hallway and rear corridor that horseshoe around the base of the iconic Lucky Strike smokestack, offering a dramatic setting for wedding receptions, catered dinners and other public events. The Full Frame Theatre is a brand new, state-of-the-art screening facility located in the heart of the newly refurbished Power Plant at downtown Durham’s American Tobacco Campus. Equipped with a high performance projection system in true HD resolution. The Flex Room is a 540 square foot multi-purpose venue, perfect for small meetings or use as auxiliary space when using the Boiler Room or Full Frame Theatre. This could include catering staging, coat room, or exclusive hospitality.
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  • Outdoor Capacity: 150
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Meeting Facility Rooms
The Boiler Room
The Full Frame Theater
The Flex Room

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