The definitive museum in Los Angeles celebrating Motion Pictures…just as soon as it gets built.

This was going to be a review.

Only it’s not.

It can’t be.

The thing I’m talking about doesn’t exist yet.

Would you believe there really isn’t a museum dedicated to the Motion Picture Industry..Hollywood??

There is the Hollywood Museum parked just outside the Hollywood Bowl, but as of this writing I’m not counting that. Too small to be believed.

The Grammy’s have got a museum, and it’s a wonderful auditory experience. You drop $20 bucks and go listen to music for a couple of hours.

There’s the Annenberg Space for Photography, the Broadcast Museum for TV.

But no movies.

Fortunately, that’s going to be changing.

The current architectural rendering for The Academy Museum of Motion Pictures.

The current architectural rendering for The Academy Museum of Motion Pictures.

Unfortunately, it’s a change that’s going to take two years to finish up.

As I type this, Hollywood Costume is in its final days at the Academy Museum, a soft opening, if you will, highlighting the importance of costume design. The Exhibit was fantastic, and we reviewed it here. If this is a taste of that the Academy Museum is going to be like long term, then we are in for some good stuff.

But come March 2, 2015…the Exhibit will close and Museum Construction will begin in earnest. And from the pictures you see on this site, they have a lot of work to do.

Academy Museum 4

Wait.  Was that George Clooney in the corner there?  It looks like George Clooney.

I believe the Dome, Orb, Cineball…whatever you want to all it. will stretch out from behind the Museum out toward the tail end of Levitated Mass at the far end of the LACMA campus.

The initial costs were $20 bucks to get in, but with a $5 dollar discount for LACMA Members. I hope (as a LACMA Member) this is a policy that they’re going to continue.

After that, things get interesting. Constructions is already happening on the Petersen Automotive Museum across the street, and one has to believe that sometime soon, the even old LACMA will be torn down, so that the new one can rise in its place.


There is going to be a lot of radical changes to Hancock Park int he coming years. We’ve just got to remember, that though all the construction, traffic delays, road damage, and whatnot, that what’s at the end of this rainbow is really going to be spectacular.

Hancock Park is going to be the cultural destination for Los Angeles.

I can’t wait to see it.


IMPORTANT SAFETY TIP, PEOPLE: Again, this is not a review.  Can’t review something that doesn’t exist..yet.  This is an appetizer.  This jut a roadmap of where things are headed as of March 3rd, 2015. We’ve got a lot of Museums opening up and re-opening up in the near future. Stay tuned to this space.


PARKING: Good question. Right now, the best place to park is in the LACMA Garage, or the George C. Page Museum Lot next door. What the Museum will have in and of itself for Parking, I don’t know. We’ll see.


Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences Museum
6067 Wilshire Boulevard
Los Angeles 90036