Lights, Camera, Academy Museum: Take a Look Inside

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"Located in Los Angeles, the world capital of moviemaking, the new museum is the largest in North America devoted to exploring films and film culture and is the only such museum in Los Angeles." (photo: Joshua White)
"The Path to Cinema: Highlights from the Richard Balzer Collection" includes "selections from the world's foremost holdings of pre-cinematic optical toys and devices." (photo: Joshua White)
Admire some early inventions, devices that foretold the coming of filmmaking, in this area. (photo: Joshua White)
"Stories of Cinema" is the "core exhibition" of the institution. The 30,000-square-foot space offers "celebratory, critical, and personal perspectives on the disciplines and impact of moviemaking, past and present." (photo: Joshua White)
Editing is one of the acclaimed art forms celebrated within "Stories of Cinema." (photo: Joshua White)
Film gems from every decade will be honored, considered, and reflected upon in the expansive exhibit. (photo: Joshua White)
A pair of ruby slippers are on view. (photo: Joshua White)
A "special presentation" of "The Wizard of Oz," complete with live musical accompaniment by the American Youth Symphony (with Oscar nominee David Newman conducting), will help open the museum on Sept. 30. The screening will take place inside the 1,000-seat David Geffen Theater. (photo: Joshua White)
Make-up, an important element in movie magic, receives its own special area. (photo: Joshua White)
Costumes from "2001: A Space Odyssey" and "Black Panther" are on display. (photo: Joshua White)
As is the floral gown from "Midsommar." (photo: Joshua White)
An adorable, Reese's Pieces-loving alien also makes a cameo at the Academy Museum. (photo: Joshua White)
In addition to the priceless props, costumes, and artifacts on display, the museum will hold talks, screenings, special events, and thematic series throughout the calendar. (photo: Joshua White)
Ready to enter the realm of movie-making, its history, how it works, how it uplifts, and what is to come? Find information on tickets, hours, opening treats, and more at the Academy Museum of Motion Pictures site. (photo: Joshua White)
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