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New film museum to be built in Hollywood
Posted: Tue Jan 24, 2006 6:17 pm
Site selected for L.A. movie museum
Tuesday, January 24, 2006
Los Angeles -- Film executives are proceeding with a long-planned movie museum they hope will lure more visitors into the heart of the United States' film industry.
The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences, which is building the museum, has selected a site for the $200-million (U.S.) film archive about a half-mile south of the intersection of Hollywood Boulevard and Vine Streets, said Bruce Davis, the academy's director.
Groundbreaking is set for 2008 on the museum. AP
Posted: Wed Jan 25, 2006 12:38 pm
what is this site right now??
is this the washington mutual?
Posted: Wed Jan 25, 2006 3:41 pm
I think it's Pic 'n Save
Posted: Wed Jan 25, 2006 4:19 pm
This from Kevin Roderick at laobserved:
"The Academy already owns some of the needed land, but must acquire five parcels on the northern part of the site, some of which are now occupied by a Kentucky Fried Chicken franchise and a Big Lots! store.
It is envisioning a museum that would occupy 75,000 square feet of space and cost roughly $200 million to build. There is a 2008 target date to start construction."
Big Lots took over Pic and Save so its probably that site.
FYI, the Washington Mutual on Vine just re-opened about two weeks ago.
Posted: Thu Jan 26, 2006 6:34 am
Sometimes you have to stop and savor a moment...
Think of it, destruction of a Big Lots!, KFC, and Pic n' Save, to build a film museum.
That's some redevelopment I can get my arms around.
Posted: Thu Feb 23, 2006 1:06 pm
The Academy has purchased "The Post Group" building. Now four more to go.
Kentucky Fried Chicken
Golden Bridge Yoga
Funk Bros. Automotive
Pic n Save/Big Lots
Posted: Thu Feb 23, 2006 2:49 pm
Actually that old Pic n Save building is a gorgeous building. It's been obscured by bad paint, old tile, lousy signage etc. will be sad to loose it.
Maybe the Academy could work some adaptive re-use magic on it?
Posted: Tue Feb 28, 2006 3:25 pm
How many movie museums do we need in Hollywood?
I was kinda bummed to loose the Lingerie Museum since it was so unique. But this is the fourth (?) museum dedicated to Hollywood and movies in the neighborhood.
Posted: Sat Mar 04, 2006 9:40 pm
The Big Lots store opened as a Pic 'n Save in November, 1971. Prior to that it was FOOD GIANT. Designed by Maxwell Starkman and Assoc. and opening in 1962. In the 1930s the site was an auto repair shop. There is some discussion at the LA Conservancy Modern Committee board about it.
There is some discussion of this over at the Groceteria board.
http://www.groceteria.com/board/viewtop ... =1407#1407
Posted: Fri May 05, 2006 12:38 pm
Posted: Sun May 14, 2006 9:53 pm
It will be interesting to see what the Academy's plans are. I'm sure part of the decision of the site has to do with them already owning 1313 N. Vine which takes up most of the adjacent block from Fountain to Homewood. That building was built in 1948 as a radio and television studio. The Academy has owned it for several years. They renovated/restored and it is now called the Pickford Center for Motion Picture Study. Pickford Center is the home of the Academy Film Archive.
Recent photo -
And circa 1948 -
Posted: Mon May 15, 2006 7:58 am
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