Lights, Camera, Action! The Academy Museum is coming soon. You may have heard Tom Hanks’ announcement at the 92th Academy Awards ceremony. I knocked on a few doors and reached out to the Academy to get a little bit more information. Guess what? It’s true. The Museum will be open to the public on April 2021. Who’s excited about this news? I’m sold. If you are a movie lover, I am sure you simply can’t wait. I’m currently picturing it in my mind. Let’s just imagine all the possibilities. Doesn’t it just make you smile?
Director Bill Kramer: “We cannot wait to welcome the whole world to the Academy Museum. When our doors open on April 2021, our thrilling combination of exhibitions, screenings, and public and educational programs will create unparalleled experiences for movie lovers everywhere.”
Academy CEO Dawn Hudson: “The dream of this museum will finally become a reality – a gathering place for filmmakers and movie fans from around the world, where we can share the Oscars legacy and further fulfill the Academy mission to connect the world through cinema.”
Ron Meyer, chair of the Academy Museum Board of Trustees and Vice Chairman of NBC Universal, said: “This is a museum that only the Academy could create: exciting and illuminating; historic and contemporary. We look forward to sharing the global reach of cinema.” Do you want to see one of the construction photos? I got you covered. (Looking both ways) … but you didn’t hear it from me.
More to this story coming soon. Stay tuned everyone!
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