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Samuel Goldwyn Theatre

8949 Wilshire Blvd. Beverly Hills, CA 90211
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Opened: The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences building opened in 1974. It's three blocks west of Robertson Blvd. Previously the organization had been headquartered at the Marquis Theatre on Melrose. The photo is one that appears on the AMPAS Goldwyn Theater page.

Phone: 310-247-3000  Website: | events and exhibitions | Goldwyn Theater

Seating: 1,012

Screen size: 22' x 54'

Status: The Academy regularly offers screenings of classics and other special events. The theatre is plush and exceptionally well equipped for every standard film format.

Tickets to most events are inexpensive and can be ordered from the Academy's website. Buying tickets in advance is suggested as many events sell out. Free parking is available at 8920 Wilshire (enter off LaPeer) and at 9025 Wilshire (enter off Wetherly).

Here we're looking at the Goldwyn booth with three Norelco AAII 35/70MM projectors. It's a 5 machine booth with slots #1 and 5 sporting Kinoton FP-38EC-II 16/35 high speed electronic studio machines. See the AMPAS site's Goldwyn Theater page for a tab to click on for detailed tech information. 

The 1994 photo is by Thomas Hauerslev from his terrific site It's on site's DP70s in California page. Mr. Hauerslev reports that the machines at the Goldwyn are customized with motorized bases that allow them to pan and tilt for alignment in any conceivable format.

A look in from house left. Photo: Bill Counter - 2018 

The guy guarding the right side of the screen.  Photo: Bill Counter - 2018

A view across the house. Photo: Bill Counter - 2018

The auditorium from house right. It's a photo from the AMPAS website.

Back toward the booth. Photo: Bill Counter - 2018

The lobby: 

On the landing looking down to the entrance lobby at street level. Wilshire Blvd. is off to the right. Photo: Bill Counter - 2018

The landing as viewed from the upper level of the lobby that's at the rear of the auditorium. No, there's not a second stairway -- it's a wall of mirrors. Photo: Bill Counter - 2018

The lobby as we look to house left. The stairs down are at the far end. Photo: Bill Counter - 2018

The house right entrance into the auditorium. Photo: Bill Counter - 2018 

The lobby from house right back near the restrooms. Photo: Bill Counter - 2018

 Exterior views: 

The AMPAS building. Photo: Bill Counter - 2010

The view east on Wilshire. Photo: Google Maps - 2017

More Information: From Script To DVD's 70mm in Los Angeles section has a page on the Goldwyn Theater.

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