Academy Film Archive gets new home

May 23, 2001 by Ian Evans

The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences will be moving its Academy Film Archive to the former Don Lee-Mutual Broadcasting television studios at Vine Street and Fountain Avenue, Academy President Robert Rehme announced today.

The 118,000 square-foot building will also house the Academy Players Directory and a 300-seat screening room as well as approximately 15,000 square feet of storage for collections of the Academy’s Margaret Herrick Library.

“The Academy is very pleased that this historic building, which is so ideally suited to the needs of our Academy Film Archive, is located in Hollywood and that we can further contribute to the community’s revitalization,” Rehme said, referring to the new home of the Oscars® at Hollywood & Highland. “We began in Hollywood 73 years ago and we are looking forward to being a major presence once again, starting with the Awards ceremony next March 24. And shortly after that we’ll reopen this building.”