LOS ANGELES, Calif. – The film academy is opening an outdoor theatre in Hollywood and inviting tourists and locals to enjoy movies there this summer.
Academy president Tom Sherak unveiled the screening space Monday and announced the “Oscars Outdoors” film series to begin June 15 with “Casablanca.” Films will screen every Friday and Saturday night through Aug. 18.
The outdoor theatre is part of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences’ sprawling Hollywood campus, which includes its film archive and Pickford Center for Motion Picture Study.
The “Oscar Outdoors” theatre features surround sound and a 40-foot screen. Sherak says he wanted to build a drive-in theatre at the location, but “this is the closest we could get.”
Admission is $5; $3 for students; and free for kids under 10.