What is DCP?

A Digital Cinema Package (DCP) is a collection of digital files used to store and convey digital cinema (DC) audio, image, and data streams.  DCP is the digital equivalent of a 35mm film print. It is a high quality projection system with 4k projection and surround sound as typical in movie theaters. It provides a multi-channel sound up to 7.1 surround.

DCP at Michigan

The University of Michigan is one of only four institutions of higher education in the United States to offer both 35mm and Digital Cinema as screening options. DCP is now available in Angell Hall, Auditorium B.

On Friday, April 13th, LSA Instructional Support Services held the first DCP screening on campus. The event consisted of an introduction to DCP, a comparison of DCP to VHS, Q&A from the audience, and the DCP screening of Blade Runner.  

DCP Rental and Reservation

Departments and Student Organizations:

  • For more information and how to schedule a screening for either the 35mm film or DCP, please contact our Special Events group at 734-763-4594.  

  • All reservations and movie rentals for DCP must go through ISS Special Events due to extensive administrative requirements. Please allow at least 4 weeks for the process.

  • For a list of available movies and rental fees please visit Swank Motion Pictures or Janus Films.

Original Artists:

For any original work, we will need an unlocked copy for DCP for showing and will need the film 10 days in advance.