Our venue is available to rent for private events. We can accommodate up to 49 people in our 779 sq. ft. space. The front room is our lobby and storefront and includes an ornate (non-functional) fire place and mantel. The cinema space includes 8 rows of 4 vintage, folding theatre seats + 2 separate wooden benches that can be configured to suit your needs. Rentals are available by the hour or by the day.

Technical Information

Size: 779 sq. ft. (cinema space: 583 sq. ft.; front room/shop: 196 sq. ft.)
Floor: Hardwood
Seating: Modular, 8 sets of 4 vintage theater seats + 2 benches
Capacity: 49 Max
Restrooms: 2 onsite—1 small restroom on the patio deck and 1 large wheelchair accessible restroom near the gallery
Projectors: 4000 Lumen WXGA Panasonic Projector, 16mm projector
Sound: PA System with two 2000 Watt QSC K10.2 powered speakers, one 2000 Watt QSC subwoofer, Mackie 16 channel mixer, Yamaha 12 channel mixer, two dynamic microphones
Lights: Recessed ceiling lights + moveable color lighting
Cameras: Sony 4K camcorder with tripod, Blackmagic Design ATEM Mini Pro ISO video mixer
Screen: 8ft. wide portable projector screen
Tables: Two 6 ft long and two 4 ft long folding tables

Other: 3 front-of house bay windows with lace curtains, 1 small window over side door in cinema space with velvet curtain. Front deck with ADA-accessible ramp from front sidewalk.

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Shapeshifters Cinema | 567 5th Street, Oakland, CA 94607