Opened in September 2021, the spectacular Academy Museum of Motion Pictures houses more than 13 million objects in a 300,000 square-foot campus designed by Pritzker Prize winning architect Renzo Piano.
Dolby is the exclusive sponsor of the museum's state-of-the-art theaters. The 966-seat David Geffen Theater is a grand presentation space for major film events, public programs, live performances, movie premieres and other special events. The theater is fully equipped to present film in many formats, including nitrate, 35mm, 70mm, and laser projection supporting Dolby Vision. The theater also features Dolby Atmos, a truly immersive audio experience. The Geffen Theater’s stage can accommodate a 60-piece orchestra; its seating layout can be arranged to accommodate a sound booth; and catwalks can be rigged with theater lighting.
Located in the Saban Building, the 277-seat Ted Mann Theater offers curated screenings and special programs on a daily basis that include Oscar-winning films, family films, and rare and historical films - all presented in an intimate, elegant, art house setting.
Every Friday and Saturday from June 10 to August 26, the Academy Museum presents Summer of Music: Concert Films 1959 - 2020. Perhaps the first-ever retrospective of its kind, Summer of Music spans seven decades, several continents and numerous music genres. Screening in the David Geffen Theater, the series kicked off with Jazz on a Summer Day and includes Monterey Pop (June 17), Summer of Soul (June 23), Woodstock Director's Cut (June 24), The Beatles: Get Back (June 30), Amazing Grace (July 1), Wattstax (July 1), Ladies and Gentlemen, The Rolling Stones (July 14), The Song Remains the Same (July 22), The Last Waltz (July 28), Sign O' the Times (Aug. 4), The Cure in Orange (Aug. 5), Depeche Mode 101 (Aug. 11), David Byrne's American Utopia (Aug. 19), Homecoming: A Film by Beyoncé (Aug. 25) and Metallica: Through the Never in 3D (Aug. 26).