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The USS Enterprise's theater

A theater was a room in a building or in a ship where plays, musical performances, and films were presented to an audience. (TOS: "The Conscience of the King"; Star Trek IV: The Voyage Home; TNG: "Sarek", "The Nth Degree", "Frame of Mind")

In 1986, the Cetacean Institute had its own theater, which the museum dubbed the "marine theater". The documentary "The Wonderful World of Whales" was showed to audiences in this theater. (Star Trek IV: The Voyage Home)

In the 23rd century, the Federation starship USS Enterprise had a theater. In 2266, Anton Karidian, along with his daughter Lenore and the Karidian Company of Players, performed Hamlet for the crew of the USS Enterprise. The Enterprise's theater later became the site of Anton Karidian's death after his daughter, driven mad, killed him with a hand phaser while trying to murder Captain James T. Kirk. (TOS: "The Conscience of the King")

A century later, the USS Enterprise-D had a theater. In 2367 Doctor Beverly Crusher staged her version of the play Cyrano de Bergerac with Reginald Barclay in the leading role. (TNG: "The Nth Degree")

For the theater room as it appeared on "Sarek" and "The Nth Degree", the Ten Forward set on Paramount Stage 8 was used. The theater in "The Conscience of the King" was a redress of the engineering set.

On smaller starships, the mess hall could be converted into an impromptu movie theater, or a simulation of such a theater could be recreated on a holodeck. (ENT: "Dear Doctor", "Cold Front"; VOY: "Repression")

The script of "Return to Grace" mentions Didactic Theater as a type of Cardassian theater.

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