Lumina Theater

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 Theater also supports a variety of non-film events, including lectures, panels, and concerts.

Lumina provides 333 stadium seats and a 16' x 30' screen. We use a Panasonic 4K digital projection system for DVDs, Blu-Rays and 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. A large-scale technology upgrade project to replace the major sound and projection components in the theater was completed in 2019. 

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, just next door to Lumina Theater, offers a wide array of movie concessions, include soda, popcorn, and movie candy. We accept cash, Visa, and MasterCard.

Lumina Theater Specifications

Total Capacity


Screen Width

Approx. 29.5'

Screen Height



Approx. 70.3'

Digital Projector

Panasonic 4K

Dolby Digital Surround Sound

Dolby CP650 and JBL speakers