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Motion Picture Museum Set to Open in Los Angeles

LOS ANGELES — The Academy Museum of Motion Pictures is scheduled to open in Los Angeles later this year.

The museum, designed by Pritzker Prize-winning architect Renzo Piano, is in a revitalized six-story historic building at the corner of Wilshire Boulevard and Fairfax Avenue. A new spherical addition connects to the historic building by a glass bridge and will feature the 1,000-seat theater and a rooftop terrace with views of the Hollywood Hills.

The centerpiece of the $388 million museum is the 30,000-square-foot, two-floor permanent exhibit “Where Dreams are Made: A Journey Inside the Movies.” Galleries will deal with all aspects of movie making, such as screenwriting, special effects and technology and will include such iconic artifacts as Dorothy’s ruby red slippers from the “The Wizard of Oz,” the doors to Rick’s Café in “Casablanca” and the typewriters used for the screenplay to “Psycho.”

In addition to its immersive permanent exhibit, the museum will feature temporary exhibitions, two film and performance theaters, a sate-of-the-art education studio, space for public events, a café and a store.