Conveniently located in the Hammer Museum on the corner of Westwood and Wilshire Boulevards, The Billy Wilder Theater, home of UCLA Film & Television Archive’s public programs, is among a select handful of venues nationwide able to exhibit an entire century’s worth of moving images in their original formats. From the earliest silent films requiring variable speed projection all the way up to cutting-edge digital cinema, the Wilder can accommodate an astonishing array of screen technologies.
The theater’s modern design by Michael Maltzan Architecture stylishly interprets cinema’s play of light and movement in real space, and the 294-seat interior features comfortable leather seats with superb sightlines. The theater is made possible by a generous gift from Audrey L. Wilder and named in honor of Mrs. Wilder’s late husband, the legendary screenwriter, director and producer.
10899 Wilshire Blvd
Los Angeles, CA 90024