Billy Wilder Theatre

10899 Wilshire Blvd.

at The Hammer Museum 

Los Angeles, CA 90024

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Hammer website:   (310) 443-7000

UCLA Film Archive website:  www.cinema.ucla    (310) 206-3456

Opened: December 2006. This state of the art theatre offers Hammer programs (free!) as well as a full schedule of classics, recent restoration work and lots of other goodies from UCLA and other presenters.

Architect: Michael Maltzen Architects

Seating: 295

In the booth: The Wilder has four Kinoton projectors. Machines #1 and #4 are 16/35mm and machines #2 and #3 are 35/70 mm projectors.

The Wilder in the movies: The auditorium of the Billy Wilder Theatre makes an appearance in Jonathan Dayton and Valerie Faris's "Ruby Sparks" (Fox Searchlight, 2012).  The film also visits the Egyptian. See our Theatres In Movies post for a shot of the forecourt there.

Steve Coogan onstage at the Wilder in
"Ruby Sparks."  In addition to Mr. Coogan, the
film stars Paul Dano and Zoe Kazan.

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The view from the back of
the house in "Ruby Sparks."

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Looking out into the Hammmer's
courtyard from the lobby.

photo: Bill Counter - 2013

The rear of the auditorium.

photo: Bill Counter - 2013


     Charles Salter Asociates

A view of the auditorium from Michael Maltzan
Architects. It appears on a
Wilder Theatre page of
the website of Salter Associates describing
the firm's acoustical work on the
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A view of the courtyard entrance

 to the Billy Wilder Theatre.

photo: Bill Counter - 2007

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A lobby view. The door to the booth is at the left.

photo: Bill Counter - 2013

A sidewall view. The house lighting is neon
tubing in custom brackets.

photo: Bill Counter - 2013

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     Hammer Museum on Flickr

This great photo of the Wilder Theatre interior
by Erhard Pfeiffer is one of many images
the Hammer's Filckr album.
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     UBM Interiors on Flickr

A view toward the rear of the auditorium from UBM Interiors
 on Flickr. An
award of merit for
lighting design on the
 project was given to Lam Partners Inc.

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