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September 25, 2012 1:34 PM   Subscribe

The Situation Room. Mission Control. The Batcave. Give me some more super-important-room names.

I am helping to name a venue that will host conference-style talks as well as fun events. I am looking for well-known names I can either use or modify (read: make stupid puns with). Hope me?
posted by halseyaa to Writing & Language (56 answers total) 15 users marked this as a favorite
 
"Gentlemen, you can't fight here! This is the War Room!"
posted by Diagonalize at 1:37 PM on September 25, 2012 [11 favorites]


The War Room (as in "Gentlemen, you can't fight in here!")
posted by zombieflanders at 1:38 PM on September 25, 2012


There's always The Star Chamber.

And, of course... "They're waiting for you, Gordon. In the TEST CHAMBER."
posted by selfnoise at 1:39 PM on September 25, 2012


The Bridge.
posted by ceribus peribus at 1:40 PM on September 25, 2012 [2 favorites]


Secret Underground Lair.

Bomb Shelter.

Hideout.

Clubhouse/Treehouse.

The Principal's Office.
posted by Madamina at 1:40 PM on September 25, 2012 [1 favorite]




the chamber of secrets
posted by elizardbits at 1:41 PM on September 25, 2012 [2 favorites]


The Champagne Room.
posted by punchtothehead at 1:41 PM on September 25, 2012


The Pit of Despair
posted by Diagonalize at 1:43 PM on September 25, 2012


The Justice League's Hall of Justice.

X-Men's Danger Room.



(Back in the 90's, we used to call the old police building in lower Manhattan that was converted into sexy condo's for the wealthy, "The SuperModel Hall of Justice.")
posted by jbenben at 1:44 PM on September 25, 2012


The Forbidden Closet of Mystery
posted by Elly Vortex at 1:46 PM on September 25, 2012 [1 favorite]


The Danger Room
The Fortress of Solitude
The Emergency Room
The Operating Room
The Swamp (M*A*S*H)
Teachers' Lounge
The Baxter Building (Fantastic Four)
Room 227 (The Shining)
posted by entropicamericana at 1:48 PM on September 25, 2012 [2 favorites]


The Turret
The Donjon
The Solar

and if you expand the meaning of super-important to include "nasty place that is super important to the owner of the castle but not to the person kept in it,"

The Oubliette

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Comic Book Names

Secret Sanctuary
Sanctum Sanctorum
Ha-Ha-Hacienda
posted by Joey Michaels at 1:50 PM on September 25, 2012


The Oval Office
posted by ElDiabloConQueso at 1:51 PM on September 25, 2012 [2 favorites]


OCC (Operations Control Center)

MOCR (Mission Operations Control Room)
posted by Rash at 1:53 PM on September 25, 2012


The Room of Requirement

The Ivory Tower
posted by Madamina at 1:55 PM on September 25, 2012


Ten-Forward
posted by otters walk among us at 1:57 PM on September 25, 2012


Room 101
posted by ceribus peribus at 1:59 PM on September 25, 2012


The VIP Room (of a strip club, which is where Shady Deals go down)
posted by workerant at 2:00 PM on September 25, 2012


A few years back, I was in a comedy pilot titled "El Presidente." The titular dictator had an impenetrable bunker beneath his mansion, named (if I remember correctly) the All-purpose Reinforced Cement Headquarters In case of Emergency.

The ARCHIE Bunker.
posted by Faint of Butt at 2:02 PM on September 25, 2012 [7 favorites]


Spin room (PR term, spin as a form of propaganda, achieved through providing an interpretation of an event or campaign to persuade public opinion)

You could also look for inspiration here: "Do-other-countries-have-an-Oval-Office?"
posted by travelwithcats at 2:03 PM on September 25, 2012


The Smoke-Filled Room
The Undisclosed Location
posted by echo target at 2:03 PM on September 25, 2012


The Control Tower.
posted by Mr.Know-it-some at 2:10 PM on September 25, 2012


Naturally restroom facilities in such a venue would be referred to as "my office".
posted by padraigin at 2:16 PM on September 25, 2012


Navy ships have loads of these:
CIC, the Combat Information Center.
Central Control: the Chief Engineer's station where engines, reactors, and other major systems can be monitored from.
The Pilothouse
The Cockpit
Sickbay
The Quarterdeck
The Bilge
Officer's Country
The Wardroom
The Messhall
The Captain's Mess
Pri-Fly (aircraft carriers only)
The Bubble (aircraft carriers only)
The Windlass Room
Vulture's Row (aircraft carriers only)

Fake-o:
Battle Bridge
The Rubber Room
posted by Sunburnt at 2:19 PM on September 25, 2012


Valhalla
posted by fuse theorem at 2:25 PM on September 25, 2012


It's a building not a room but I always thought The Hermitage was a cool name.

A lot of (mostly silly) name ideas in this arstechnica thread.

√úbermind in Seattle named all their rooms after StarCraft buildings.
posted by Wretch729 at 2:26 PM on September 25, 2012


The Toilet.
posted by scruss at 2:30 PM on September 25, 2012


The Masturbatoriam - a real place in student residence, unfortunately.

The Cave of Wonders - a tiny meeting room in old office.
posted by Ziggy500 at 2:31 PM on September 25, 2012


Insanity Central.
posted by yoga at 2:37 PM on September 25, 2012


Panic Room.
posted by bassomatic at 2:37 PM on September 25, 2012


The Space Shuttle had the Flight Deck, the Middeck, and the Cargo Bay.

The two coolest rooms I've ever personally been in are the VAB (Vehicle Assembly Building, which is mostly open space) and the SSPF (Space Station Processing Facility, where all the other-than-Russian (aka USOS) parts of the ISS were readied for launch).

Also, of course, the transdimensional something something, aka THE CLOSET, from Doctor Science.
posted by BeeDo at 2:38 PM on September 25, 2012


The Ready Room.
posted by steveminutillo at 2:48 PM on September 25, 2012 [1 favorite]


Spawn Point
posted by dgeiser13 at 2:51 PM on September 25, 2012


The Conservatory
The Submarine Launching Bay (or Helicoptorium, or other things a supervillain might need)

Or work with the 7 wonders of the ancient world - eg Hanging Gardens of Babylon and so on
posted by LobsterMitten at 2:57 PM on September 25, 2012


The Throne Room
posted by pecanpies at 3:40 PM on September 25, 2012


The Vault
A Room With a View
A Room of One's Own
Command Center/Central
Base
Room 2426
The Inner Sanctum
The Room of Seven Doors
posted by windykites at 3:41 PM on September 25, 2012


The Henge
posted by TheRedArmy at 4:01 PM on September 25, 2012


The tardis. (Paint it blue).
posted by lollusc at 4:02 PM on September 25, 2012 [1 favorite]


I'd go with The Fortress of Solitude, just to be contrary.
posted by Space Kitty at 4:11 PM on September 25, 2012


(Farnsworth voice)

The Chamber of Understanding
posted by FJT at 4:20 PM on September 25, 2012


(Farnsworth voice)

The Chamber of Understanding


"If anyone needs me, I'll be in the Angry Dome."
posted by grobstein at 4:31 PM on September 25, 2012


The Keep
The Shrieking Shack
The Star Chamber
posted by theBigRedKittyPurrs at 4:57 PM on September 25, 2012


NORAD (North American Aerospace Defense Command)?
posted by JoeZydeco at 6:16 PM on September 25, 2012


36th Chamber of Shaolin
Tomb of Horrors
Love Shack! Baby! Love Shack!
Chamber of Cheese
Chamber of Secretions
Romper Room
Dancehall
Vomitorium
Any room from the Clue board game. (Col. Mustard with the pistol in the Library.)
Shark Tank
Doom Room
The Hatch From Lost.
more mundane: Newsroom.
posted by hot_monster at 6:25 PM on September 25, 2012


Rumor Control Center
The Circus [British Intelligence HQ in Le Carre's series]
Lubyanka
The Eye (From Eye of Hurricanes, where everything is calm in the midst of the storm)
Mordor (from the Lord of the rings)
posted by theobserver at 7:17 PM on September 25, 2012


The Imaginarium (Of Dr. Parnassus),
The Cone of Silence
posted by metaphorical at 7:38 PM on September 25, 2012


Der Managerbunker

The Omega Site

Undisclosed Location Room

Vault 19

Phoenix Centre

The Flying Aircraft Carrier

Skull Island

Location: Gamma
posted by codswallop at 7:57 PM on September 25, 2012


Honeymoon Suite
Reading Room
Fallout Shelter
Honeycomb Hideout
posted by amyms at 8:14 PM on September 25, 2012


The head.
posted by pompomtom at 8:28 PM on September 25, 2012


The Library, the Reference Room, or the Study (see: Reading Room)
posted by Napoleonic Terrier at 9:40 PM on September 25, 2012


The Lido Deck
posted by Kloryne at 10:30 PM on September 25, 2012


The Green Room
posted by SLC Mom at 10:37 PM on September 25, 2012


So many great answers; this has helped enormously. Thank you all!
posted by halseyaa at 7:43 AM on September 26, 2012


I just want to point out that 2 of the things you favorited are from Harry Potter, which is fine if that is relevant to the people who will be using the room, but it might be viewed as too Young Adult and therefore not taken seriously.
posted by CathyG at 8:43 AM on September 26, 2012


[name of your organization] HQ
The Nerve Centre
posted by primer_dimer at 8:55 AM on September 27, 2012


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