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Linwood Dunn Theatre

1313 Vine St. Los Angeles, CA 90028
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The Linwood Dunn Theatre at the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences Pickford Film Center is a plush 286 seat theatre hosting revivals, rare archival screenings and programs related to various aspects of movie making.   Photo: Bill Counter - 2007

Phone: 310-247-3600   Website: www.oscars.org | film events calendar 

This facility is extremely well equipped for all standard film formats including 70mm. The screen size is 18' x 42'. See the technical information on the AMPAS Linwood Dunn Theater page. The organization's headquarters is in Beverly Hills, in a building that also houses the Samuel Goldwyn Theatre.



A lovely 50s view looking north on Vine appearing on the Facebook page Vintage Los Angeles where it inspired many comments about the building.

The building dates from 1948. Originally this was the home of the Mutual Don Lee Broadcasting System and later was an ABC production facility known as the ABC Vine St. Theatre. The building was the headquarters for the Aids Project Los Angeles from June 1993 until April 2001.

Architect: Claud Beelman with associate Herman Spackler. Mr. Beelman is perhaps best known for the 30s moderne facade he put on the Philharmonic Auditorium Building and the design of the Eastern Columbia Building. A recent restoration of the Pickford Film Center was done by Offenhauser/Mekeel Architects.



A lobby view from the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences website's Linwood Dunn Theater page.



A look toward the screen from the AMPAS Linwood Dunn Theater page.  



The view across the auditorium during a presentation. The photo appeared on the AMPAS website's page about the 2014 "Movies In Your Brain" discussion.



A postcard of the building when it was the headquarters of the Mutual Don Lee Broadcasting System. Thanks to Alison Martino for a post of the card on the non-public Facebook group Mid Century Modern Los Angeles.



Thanks to Brian Michael McCray for this card of the building in its Mutual days. It was on Picasa along with 400+ other great cards from his collection until Google "retired" that platform.



Thanks to the amazing Bruce Torrence Hollywood Photograph Collection for this 60s view as the ABC Vine St. Theatre. Also see several more views taken when it was the studio for Don Lee Broadcasting. And, for more fun, you can browse through over 300 Vine St. photos in the collection.



A nice look up Vine St. in 1968. Thanks to Alison Martino for the post of this one on the non-public Facebook group Mid Century Modern Los Angeles.



A 1969 view. It was a post of Alison Martino on her Facebook page Vintage Los Angeles.



A 1973 shot looking north on Vine. Thanks to Gianpiero F. Leone for posting the photo from his collection on the Los Angeles Theatres Facebook page.



A recent facade detail. Thanks to Just Above Sunset Photography for the photo.

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