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The Billy Wilder Theater, home of the UCLA Film & Television Archive's public programs, is among a select handful of venues nationwide able to exhibit an entire century's worth of moving images in their original formats. From the earliest silent films requiring variable speed projection to glorious classics printed on fragile nitrate stock all the way up to cutting-edge digital cinema—the Wilder can accommodate an astonishing array of screen technologies. The Theater's modern design by Michael Maltzan Architecture stylishly interprets cinema's play of light and movement in real space, and the 294-seat interior features comfortable leather seats with superb sightlines.
The Theater is made possible by a generous gift from Audrey L. Wilder and named in honor of Mrs. Wilder's late husband, the legendary screenwriter, director and producer. Born on the outskirts of the Austro-Hungarian empire, Billy Wilder fled Nazi Germany in the 1930s to become a master of Hollywood film language and a shrewd comic observer of the American scene. Among the many classics Wilder co-wrote and directed were Double Indemnity (1944), The Lost Weekend (1945), Sunset Boulevard (1950), Ace in the Hole (1951), Sabrina (1954), The Seven Year Itch (1955), Some Like It Hot (1959) and The Apartment (1960).
The Billy Wilder Theater is located in Westwood Village—one of the most exciting shopping, dining and entertainment districts in Los Angeles. Conveniently located at the Hammer Museum on the corner of Westwood and Wilshire Boulevards, the Theater offers filmgoers the chance to augment their evenings with dining and dessert options.
Billy Wilder Theater
Courtyard Level, Hammer Museum
10899 Wilshire Boulevard (intersection of Wilshire and Westwood Boulevards)
Los Angeles, CA 90024
The Theater is easily accessible via public transportation. Check the websites below for bus schedules, directions, and fare information.
Parking is available in the lot under the Billy Wilder Theater. Enter from Westwood Blvd., just north of Wilshire.
Parking for people with disabilities is provided on levels P1 and P3.
Mon-Fri: After 6 p.m.: $3.00 flat rate.
Mon-Fri: Before 6 p.m.: $3.00 for first 3 hours with Museum validation and $1.50 per 15 minutes thereafter. To obtain validation stamp show your ticket stub at the security desk in the Wilshire Lobby.
Sat-Sun: $3.00 flat rate.
The box office opens one hour before show times. Visit our Ticketing Page for more information.