AMPAS to build amphitheater in Hollywood

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Oscars academy to build outdoor theater in Hollywood

 

 

 A photo illustration shows the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences’ plan for an outdoor theater screening classic films. (AMPAS / December 16, 2011)

 

 

The Academy of Motion Pictures Arts and Sciences will build an amphitheater and event space at Vine and Fountain, where it had planned to build a movie museum.

 

By Nicole Sperling
Los Angeles Times
December 17, 2011

 

The Academy of Motion Pictures Arts and Sciences will build an amphitheater and event space in Hollywood on a parcel of land that had been the planned site for a movie museum. The 17,000-square-foot outdoor space is designed to function as a venue for showing classic films and is expected to open in May, according to academy President Tom Sherak.

 

“It seems like the right thing for both Los Angeles and the academy,” Sherak said. “Anyone can set up an outdoor theater but nobody can show what we can show — either from our archives or from our members. If it works and it’s a safe place to go, that’s a good thing for L.A.”

 

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