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Parmer Cinema

Located in Messiah College’s newest academic building, Boyer Hall, Parmer Cinema is one of the premier cinemas on the East Coast. The facility, which seats 129 people (plus wheelchair seating for five) features state-of-the-art projection equipment and dynamic acoustics.

Equipped with two Kinoton 16/35 millimeter film projectors and an LCD-beam projector for video and digital media, the cinema can show the two primary gauges of film. Kinoton, considered the finest projection system available, is one of the most frequently used systems in film-industry screening rooms—much nicer than what one would see at a local commercial cinema.

The cinema also features a review-room quality sound system, like the one film studios use to review films before they are released commercially. It has 14 speakers embedded out of sight in the room—four in the back, three along each wall, three midrange speakers behind the screen and a subwoofer behind the screen. Projecting equally from all directions at once, the sound system gives the audience the feeling that they are in the film.

Designed in consultation with
Boston Light and Sound, one of the most respected film industry cinema design teams, the cinema provides a viewing experience far exceeding what one would experience at a typical commercial cinema. The room is tuned to be perfect acoustically. Parmer Cinema features continental seating with aisles on the sides of the room so all seats are directly in front of the screen and the slope of seating and distance between rows is set up so that the view from every seat is unobstructed.

Directions to Parmer Cinema

From Harrisburg and I-83:
Take I-83 to Route 581 West to U.S. Route 15 South. After passing the exit for the Pennsylvania Turnpike, travel about another mile and a half to the Lisburn Road exit. Turn left at the light onto Lisburn Road, and proceed straight through next traffic light, following road for about 1.5 miles, passing through a four-way stop sign. Take a right onto Grantham Road and proceed to stop sign at T intersection on campus. Make a right onto College Avenue. Go about 100 yards and then veer off to the left up onto Chapel Drive. Proceed straight up the hill at the stop sign and Boyer Hall is the first building on the right. Parmer Cinema is through the main entrance, about three-quarters down the hallway, to the left.

From Gettysburg and South:
Route 15 North to the Lisburn Road exit. Turn right at the light at bottom of exit ramp, and then follow road for about 1.5 miles, passing through a four-way stop sign. Take a right onto Grantham Road and proceed to stop sign at T intersection on campus. Make a right onto College Avenue. Go about 100 yards and then veer off to the left up onto Chapel Drive. Proceed straight up the hill at the stop sign and Boyer Hall is the first building on the right. Parmer Cinema is through the main entrance, about three-quarters down the hallway, to the left.

From Pennsylvania Turnpike:
Take the Gettysburg Pike exit, Exit 236 (Old Exit 17). After toll, stay to right and take Route 15 South to the Lisburn Road exit. Turn right at the light at bottom of exit ramp, and then follow road for about 1.5 miles, passing through a four-way stop sign. Take a right onto Grantham Road and proceed to stop sign at T intersection on campus. Make a right onto College Avenue. Go about 100 yards and then veer off to the left up onto Chapel Drive. Proceed straight up the hill at the stop sign and Boyer Hall is the first building on the right. Parmer Cinema is through the main entrance, about three-quarters down the hallway, to the left.
 

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