A film screening is the displaying of a motion picture or film, generally referring to a special showing as part of a film’s production and release cycle. To show the film to best advantage, special screenings may take place in plush, low seat-count theaters with very high quality (sometimes especially certified) projection and sound equipment, and can be accompanied by food and drink and spoken remarks by producers, writers, or actors. Special screenings typically occur outside normal theatrical showing hours. The different types of screenings are presented here in their order within a film’s development. Given that Hollywood’s most successful directors rely on the sales of cinema tickets to make their living, you might think they’d be against Screening Room.