UCLA Spotlight

Billy Wilder Theater opens at Hammer Museum

  • Published Feb 5, 2007 8:00 AM

On February 19, the UCLA Film and Television Archive kicked off its first series of screenings at the new Billy Wilder Theater in the Hammer Museum.


Designed by Michael Maltzan Architecture, the 295-seat theater is "one of the few venues in the country able to screen the entire history of the moving image in its original format, the way the artist intended," says Robert Rosen, dean of the UCLA School of Theater, Film and Television. The Wilder is equipped to project everything from silent and nitrate films, to wide-screen and digital formats, Beta and video.

In this video tour, UCLA student Jessica Youn shows the striking interior of the Billy Wilder Theater as she interviews Rosen, Maltzan, and Hammer Museum director Ann Philbin.

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