Billy Wilder Theater

10899 Wilshire Boulevard,
Los Angeles, CA 90024

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Hammer Museum: Billy Wilder Theater (Official)

Additional Info

Firms: Michael Maltzan Architecture

Functions: Live Performances, Movies (Classic)

Phone Numbers: Box Office: 310.206.3456

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Billy Wilder Theater

The $7.5 million Billy Wilder Theater at the Hammer Museum opened in December 2006 as the official venue for the UCLA Film & TV Archive, the second largest archive of film and television in the country. (Only the Library of Congress contains more titles.)

The museum is located directly across from the Mann Festival Theater(which closed in 2009). The Billy Wilder Theater, named for the director, is located in the courtyard level of the museum.

Because of the wide variety of programming, the Billy Wilder Theater is able to show a wide range of film and video formats. In addition to film programming, the theater is also used by the Hammer for "artists' lectures, literary readings, musical concerts, and public conversations."

Contributed by Ross Melnick

Recent comments (view all 5 comments)

kencmcintyre on October 12, 2008 at 10:57 pm

Here is some information from an architectural perspective:

Ron Newman
Ron Newman on October 8, 2010 at 4:54 pm

Where did UCLA FIlm & Television Archive hold their public screenings before this theatre opened?

William on October 9, 2010 at 6:10 am

They used and still use the James Bridges Theatre near Melnitz Hall on Campus.

Ron Newman
Ron Newman on October 9, 2010 at 6:42 am

That doesn’t seem to be listed here. Would you like to add it?

jdsch on May 22, 2013 at 4:30 pm

Here is the website for the James Bridges Theater on the UCLA campus for possible inclusion:

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