After much anticipation, the Academy Museum of Motion Pictures finally opened its doors to the public on September 30, 2021. Located in Los Angeles, the world capital of moviemaking, the new museum is the largest in North America devoted to exploring films and film culture and is the only such museum in Los Angeles.

The Wizard of Oz (USA, 1939); courtesy of the Academy Museum of Motion Pictures

Bill Kramer, Director and President of the Academy Museum, said, “We are living in changing and ever-evolving times, and now more than ever we need to come together to share our stories, learn from one another, and bond over being entertained and delighted. This is what movies do, and we are thrilled to be opening such a dynamic, diverse and welcoming institution devoted to this beloved art form. I am so deeply grateful to the entire Academy Museum team and all of our partners who have worked with such dedication and integrity in building this new institution—for Los Angeles and for the world.”

During the first three months of the Academy Museum’s opening, the museum will offer the public a robust, dynamic, and diverse slate of over 115 film screenings, discussions, and programs for film lovers of all ages, beginning with two special presentations on September 30 – The Wizard of Oz (USA, 1939) featuring live musical accompaniment by the American Youth Symphony conducted by Academy Award®-nominated composer David Newman. The Academy Museum is the largest institution in the United States devoted to exploring the art and science of movies and moviemaking. 

Tickets will only be available through advance online reservations via the Academy Museum’s website. The museum’s public spaces are all accessible to visitors without a general admission ticket. These include: the Walt Disney Piazza and the Academy Museum Grand Lobby, which houses the Spielberg Family Gallery, Academy Museum Store, and Fanny’s restaurant and café.

The Academy Museum will be open seven days a week, with hours Sunday through Thursday from 10am to 6pm (The Oscars® Experience tickets will be available these days from 9am to 7pm) and Fridays and Saturdays from 10am to 8pm (The Oscars® Experience tickets will be available these days from 9am to 9pm). The museum will require visitors to follow all current COVID-19 public health guidelines by the state of California and the Los Angeles County Department of Public Health in place at the time of their visit.

Visit the website to book tickets and see a full schedule of the Academy Museum’s film screenings and public and educational programs.  

What: The Academy Museum of Motion Pictures 
Where: The Academy Museum of Motion Pictures, 6067 Wilshire Boulevard, LA, 90036
When: Hours: 10:00am – 6:00pm
Phone: (323) 930-3000

Website: https://www.academymuseum.org/