Movie museum comes to life with $25 million grant
April 10, 2013
Individuals the world over have been enthralled with movies that come out of Hollywood for decades now. From sweeping classics to those with underground popularity, many people can identify certain films that have made a big difference in their lives. Soon, these people will have a place to gather to pay homage to silver screen hits, as the creation of the Academy Museum of Motion Pictures was recently made possible by a generous grant.
The David Geffen Foundation has made a $25 million commitment to the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences to construct the museum. The theater within the building will be named The David Geffen Theater, in recognition of the funds given.
"This is an exciting opportunity to be part of the creation of an iconic architectural space and cultural institution that will combine the best of the old and the new and provide a permanent public home for the Academy's rich tradition of honoring the shining stars of the cinematic arts," Geffen noted.
According to Los Angeles Magazine, this project was first announced five years ago. The source said that signs are already present in Los Angeles hailing certain areas as the future site of the museum.
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