Film academy unveils new outdoor Hollywood theatre
The Film Academy's outdoor theater is part of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences' sprawling Hollywood campushollywood Updated: May 08, 2012 18:08 IST
The Film Academy is opening an outdoor theater in Hollywood and inviting tourists and locals to enjoy movies there this summer.
Academy president Tom Sherak unveiled the screening space Monday and announced the Oscars Outdoors film series to begin June 15 with Casablanca. Films will screen every Friday and Saturday night through Aug. 18.
The outdoor theater is part of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences' sprawling Hollywood campus, which includes its film archive and Pickford Center for Motion Picture Study.
The "Oscar Outdoors" theater features surround sound and a 40-foot (12-meter) screen. Sherak says he wanted to build a drive-in theater at the location, but "this is the closest we could get."
Admission is $5; $3 for students; and free for kids under 10.