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Academy Museum Announces Hours, Ticket Sales and More

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The Academy Museum of Motion Pictures last week confirmed its September 30 opening date, and announced that timed admission tickets will be available for advance purchase starting on August 5 at 9 a.m., via the museum’s website and a new mobile phone app (launching on August 3).

“I know everyone involved in developing and opening the Academy Museum shares in my tremendous excitement at finally being able to invite the community in to explore our exhibitions and programs,” said Bill Kramer, president and director of the Museum, in a press release announcing the new information.

According to the statement, the museum, in the old May Company building at the NE corner of Wilshire and Fairfax, “will be the largest institution in the United States devoted to exploring the art and science of movies and moviemaking.”

Ticket details include:

  • General admission tickets for the museum’s exhibitions—Stories of CinemaHayao MiyazakiThe Path to Cinema: Highlights from the Richard Balzer Collection  and Backdrop: An Invisible Art—will be $25 for adults, $19 for seniors (age 62+), and $15 for students.
  • Admission for visitors ages 17 and younger, and California residents with an EBT card, will be free.
  • The Oscars® Experience—”an immersive simulation that enables guests to feel as if they are walking onto the stage at the Dolby Theatre in Hollywood and accepting an Oscar®”—will require both a general admission ticket and an additional $15 ticket.  

Also, Museum members will receive complimentary general admission for unlimited visits and priority admission. Other membership benefits will include a 10% discount in the museum store, members-only advance film screenings, and access to ticket presales.  To find out more about museum membership, see

The museum will be open 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Sunday-Thursday, and 10 a.m.-8 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays.


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Elizabeth Fuller
Elizabeth Fuller
Elizabeth Fuller was born and raised in Minneapolis, MN but has lived in LA since 1991 - with deep roots in both the Sycamore Square and West Adams Heights-Sugar Hill neighborhoods. She spent 10 years with the Greater Wilshire Neighborhood Council, volunteers at Wilshire Crest Elementary School, and is the co-owner/publisher of the Buzz.

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