Jun 06, 2018

By Andy Johnson

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Beginning next summer, movie buffs and entertainment enthusiasts will be able to worship at the shrine.

That is when the Academy Museum of Motion Pictures is due to open in Beverly Hills. The Academy is, of course, The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences, the good folks who hand out the Oscars.

The new 300,000 square-foot museum will house some of the silver screen’s most famous props and costumes. There will also be interactive experiences, a rooftop terrace, an outdoor piazza and at least one restaurant. Two floors will house the permanent collection, the rest of the space will be dedicated to ever-changing installations, as well as lectures, screenings and other events for and by the film community.

Not surprisingly, some major A-list celebrities are connected to the project. The museum’s three fundraising campaign chairs are Tom Hanks, Annette Benning and Disney CEO Bob Iger.

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