An artist's rendering shows the new Academy Museum of Motion Pictures, due to be completed in 2019
Hollywood's official film organization Academy of Motion Pictures has been planning to build its own museum for last 90 years and the plan is finally going to be a reality as the Academy Museum of Motion Pictures set to open in 2019.
The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences, the organization that presents the Oscar every year, is developing the museum.
In a recent report published in Voice of America the museum officials said that visitors will be able to "experience the magic of cinema" by learning about all the parts of a filmmaking process.
The 27,000-square-meter complex is expected to cost $388 million. The project is being constructed at the site of an historic Los Angeles department store which was built in 1939.
The Academy Museum will include a 1,000-seat theater inside a huge addition with a rounded glass cover. This "Sphere" will provide extended views of the Hollywood Hills.
Film historian Kerry Brougher has been named as the director of the museum. He told the VOA that the museum will be opened as a part of Hollywood's continuous pursuit of new ways to entertain audiences outside of the movie theater.
"Film is expanding," Brougher said. "It's in the theaters still, but it's also projected onto buildings. And it's also on your iPhone, it's on your computer."
Brougher said the museum will include areas for showcasing the Academy's collection of whopping 12 million photographs and 80,000 screenplays. The collection also includes props, costumes and other objects used in the popular films like Casablanca, Psycho and The Ten Commandments.
"I think they wander around wondering where they can experience this great golden ticket to the movies," he said. "Now they'll have a place."
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