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The Oscars Are Forever — Get Ready For The Academy Museum

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The Dolby Family terrace atop the Academy Museum's giant Sphere Building, which houses the David Geffen Theater. (Chava Sanchez/LAist)
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Now that the Oscars are done, what's a movie lover to do? Mark your calendars for the opening of the new Academy Museum — Dec. 14, 2020. L.A.'s forthcoming world-class film museum, located at Wilshire and Fairfax, will feature pieces from the Academy's collection, including everything from costumes and production art to the personal possessions of Hollywood royalty.

The first slate of exhibitions will include a retrospective of Hayao Miyazaki and his animated Studio Ghibli films, and an inside look at the Wizard of Oz. Oh, and did we mention the museum includes a historic piece of architecture and a giant sphere with a 1,000-seat movie theater inside, with daily film screenings? We took a tour — here's what it looks like.

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Correction: An earlier version of this story misstated the weight of the Sphere Building.