New York State Qualified Production Facilities

DougDoug McClaine (pictured right), General Manager at the Albany Capital Center and Assistant General Manager at the Times Union Center has been in his position for over 20 years.  The Times Union Center and Albany Capital Center are both NYS Qualified Production Facilities, with the Times Union Center being one of the top qualified multi-purpose production facilities in the Northeast. 

You will be able to keep your cast and crew comfortable and safe by offering plenty of space for social distancing, utilizing your private production offices, kitchen, catering, hair/makeup and wardrobe rooms.  The Times Union Center and the Albany Capital Center are fully-air conditioned, have loading docks (TUC has one large elephant door that allows truck access to floor), high speed internet connections, Wi-Fi, parking for oversized vehicles and many other amenities.  All of the buildings’ specifications are listed below

The Times Union Center and the Albany Capital Center continue to comply with CDC and Government guidelines and they are enhancing their already stringent standards.  Their staff is following ASM Global cleaning best practices, including additional and frequent sanitizing of high touch point areas and newly installed hand sanitizing stations. 

Both facilities pride themselves on their convenient location in downtown Albany, allowing our clients easy access to all major highways, recommending preferred vendors and the service/flexibility that comes along with their entire team.  They will take your project from “the boards” to the “big screen”.


The Challenger Official Trailer 1 (2015) - Sport Drama HD

The Challenger Official Trailer 1 (2015)

The Challenger starring Kent Moran, Michael Clarke Duncan and S. Epatha Merkerson shot a scene inside the Times Union Center.



Times Union Center logo

51 South Pearl Street
Albany, NY 12207

Arena Floor

  • 236' long x 113' wide (with telescopic seating pushed in)
  • Approximately 27,000 sq. ft.
  • Low Steel - 78' from Arena Floor
  • High Steel - 114' from Arena Floor


Exhibition Hall

  • Approximately 21,000 sq. ft.

  • Lowest - 12' from Arena Floor
  • Highest - 30' from Arena Floor


Concourse Floor

  • Approximately 30,000 sq. ft.
  • 25' x 40' wide (varies by area)
  • Lowest - 15' from Arena Floor
  • Highest - 40' from Arena Floor

For full specifications and guidelines, please see Times Union Center, A NYS Qualified Production Facility


All information and floorplans are subject to change.  Film Albany is not responsible for any outdated materials or information shared.

Albany Capital Center Logo

55 Eagle Street
Albany, NY 12207


Level One Space

  • Pre-function space - 10,500 sq. ft.
  • Meeting Room 1 - 3,300 sq. ft. divisible into two 1,650 sq. ft. rooms
  • Meeting Room 2 - 4,900 sq. ft. divisible into three 1,650 sq. ft. rooms
  • Capital Room - 1,000 sq. ft.


Level Two Space

  • Pre-function space - 3,100 sq. ft.
  • Multipurpose space - 22,500 sq. ft
  • Pre-function space - 10,000 sq. ft.
  • Multipurpose space - 15,600 sq. ft


All information and floorplans are subject to change.  Film Albany is not responsible for any outdated materials or information shared.

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For personalized service and additional information, please contact Debby Goedeke Albany County Film Commissioner, Albany Film Commission (518) 434-1217 x1100

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