Academy Motion Picture Museum Preview: Don’t Call It the Death Star!

Academy Motion Picture Museum Preview: Don’t Call It the Death Star!
“It is so shiny and new and enormous!” said actress Anna Kendrick at the September 22 Academy Museum of Motion Pictures press conference — the museum’s final pre-opening press conference after financing shortfalls, earthquake retrofitting, leadership do-overs, and a pandemic lockdown — before the museum opens its doors September 30, nearly four years after its originally scheduled (and wildly optimistic) opening date.

Speaking in the round red-plush David Geffen Theater, which the Academy Museum hopes will attract multiple glitzy studio premieres (even if the bathrooms are all the way across a glass footbridge), Kendrick continued: “And it’s crammed with about 125 years’ worth of ideas, and dreams, and life-changing cinematic experiences. And I can tell you, everybody who works in the movies wants to see this place, and probably even more, be a part of it!”

If the actress was giddy with excitement, she might have been channeling the sentiments of the Academy
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