Impressive. It’s located on Vine Street south of the ArcLight Cinema. Click the photo to view the build-out.
The “Oscars Outdoors” open-air theater is part of the organization’s nearly 7.5 acre Hollywood campus, already the site of the Pickford Center for Motion Picture Study, home to the Academy Film Archive, the Science and Technology Council and the Linwood Dunn Theater.
Friday night’s “Oscars Outdoors” will screen classics and contemporary favorites for adults to cuddle under cover-of-quilt in the cool night air. Saturdays are devoted to family-friendly kid flicks — an incredibly good idea.
Said Academy President Tom Sherak: “The events we are planning are an ideal way to share our love of movies with a wider audience.”
Indeed. The space now features an expansive lawn and an adjacent 10,000-square foot plaza, and will include a permanent 40×20 foot screen.
That’s wild. The Academy un-paved a parking lot and reinstalled paradise.
“These are not just screenings, but events,” noted Randy Haberkamp, Managing Director, Programming, Education, and Preservation. “We’re bringing a diverse range of programs and experiences to audiences as only the Academy can.”
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“Oscars Outdoors” screening schedule:
Fri June 15: CASABLANCA
Sat June 16: SNOW WHITE AND THE SEVEN DWARFS
Fri June 22: RAISING ARIZONA
Sat June 23: FERRIS BUELLER’S DAY OFF
Fri June 29: A STAR IS BORN (1937)
Sat June 30: THE GOONIES
Fri July 6: SHANE
Sat July 7: THE NUTTY PROFESSOR (1996)
Fri July 13: TO BE ANNOUNCED
Sat July 14: THE PRINCESS BRIDE
Fri July 20: PILLOW TALK
Sat July 21: THE KARATE KID (1984)
Fri July 27: DREAMGIRLS
Sat July 28: THE DARK CRYSTAL
Fri Aug 3: NORTH BY NORTHWEST
Sat Aug 4: STEAMBOAT BILL, JR.
Fri Aug 10: YOUNG FRANKENSTEIN
Sat Aug 11: BACK TO THE FUTURE
Fri Aug 17: Audience Choice (vote on www.oscars.org/outdoors)
Sat Aug 18: THE WIZARD OF OZ (Sing-Along)
Pictured: Judy Garland with, from left, Jack Haley, Bert Lahr, Ray Bolger, and Frank Morgan during the production of THE WIZARD OF OZ, 1939.
credit: Courtesy of AMPAS and Greg Harbaugh / ©A.M.P.A.S.