About Lumina Theater

Lumina Theater offers a professional movie theater experience to the UNCW community. Lumina Theater screens blockbusters, independents, cult classics, art films, international films and student films throughout the academic year, except during University holidays, breaks and summer sessions.

Lumina provides 333 stadium seats and a 16' x 30' screen. We use a Sony FH500 digital projection system for DVDs, Blu-Rays and some computer-formatted films. We offer Dolby Digital surround sound.

This film venue opened in August of 2006. The Student Government Association funded new seating and other renovations in 2013.

Location & Parking

Lumina Theater is located on the first floor of the Fisher Student Center on the UNCW campus. Campus Map

Lot M, located at Riegel Road and Price Drive, is the official visitor parking lot. The parking lot is available for use by campus visitors and people attending campus events.


Sharky's Box Office & Game Room offers a wide array of movie concessions, include soda, popcorn, and movie candy. We accept cash, Visa and MasterCard.

Programming Information

Lumina Theater is programmed by academic departments, campus offices and student organizations. In addition to showing popular films that appeal to the UNCW student body, Lumina Theater programmers often showcase films which may not otherwise reach the Wilmington and campus communities. If your student organization, university office, department or off-campus business wishes to host an event in Lumina Theater, please visit our Reservations & Film Programming page for more information.


The Association for Campus Entertainment (ACE), comprised of UNCW students, selects, promotes and hosts the weekend movies played in Lumina Theater as well as the International Cinema Series on select Thursdays. Annual ACE special events occurring in Lumina Theater include the Mini Hawk-In (12 or more hours of themed movies), the Rocky Horror Picture Show, the Moulin Rouge! Spectacular Spectacular and the Hawk-In: 24-Hour Movie Marathon. If you are interested in joining ACE, apply to become a member of PIT Crew. Applications are accepted in the beginning of fall and spring semester.

Lumina Theater Specifications

Total Capacity


Screen Width

Approx. 29.5'

Screen Height

Throw Approx. 70.3'
Digital Projector Sony FH500
Dolby Digital Surround Sound Dolby CP650 and JBL speakers