Metropolitan State University Cinema, Saint Paul, MN

Metropolitan State University Cinema debuts ‘Film Space’.

Metropolitan State University Cinema’s, Film Space, welcomes the 35th annual Minneapolis/St. Paul International Film Festival [MSPIFF].

Metropolitan State’s Film Space is the only digital cinema theater of its kind in Saint Paul. Therefore, it will serve both the arts community and independent film lovers. ‘Film Space’ was funded in part through a $30,000 grant from the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation. As a result, this grant went to the Metropolitan State University’s Screenwriting Program through the Metropolitan State University Foundation.

Metropolitan State Cinema Installing Bag End
Beginning of Installation at Metropolitan State Cinema                                                                      Finished Product

Prestigious International Film Festival with State-of-the-Art Bag End Sound System Opens Film Space

Metropolitan State University Cinema’s, ‘Film Space’ is launching a film festival initiative. As a result, this initiative will bring filmmakers and new film festivals to the Saint Paul area in the coming years,” said James Byrne, screenwriting program coordinator. Byrne was instrumental in securing the Knight Arts Challenge grant, with the support of the university’s Foundation.

The heart of Film Space is to foster film arts and enrich the community through film and film events. Certainly, it will serve academics, the arts community, and all those interested in independent film. In addition, the project will bring new film festivals to Saint Paul and provide new screening opportunities for film artists.

Bag End was chosen for the professional Sound System. The system consists of three CDS-115 full range loudspeakers for left, center and right. In addition, eight TA80-IY 2-way surround speakers where mounted along the side walls. All are complimented by two D18E-I Infra subwoofers and an Infra-MXB low frequency processor.

The system was designed by Elert & Associates Technology Consultants in Stillwater, Minnesota. Installation was preformed by Video Services, Inc. in Mankato. In short, the system is claimed to have outstanding fidelity and realism.