Courtyard Level, Hammer Museum
The Billy Wilder Theater, home of UCLA Film & Television Archive's public programs, is among a 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 all the way up to cutting-edge digital cinema, the Wilder can accommodate an astonishing array of screen technologies.
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The box office opens one hour before show times. Visit our Ticket Info page for more information.
Parking is available in the lot under the Billy Wilder Theater. Enter from Westwood Blvd., just north of Wilshire Blvd.
Cash only. Rates may change in the near future; please check the website for updates.
Monday - Friday after 6 p.m.: $3
Monday - Friday before 6 p.m.: $3 for first 3 hours with Hammer Museum validation and $1.50 every 15 minutes thereafter.
Saturday & Sunday all day: $3
Visitor parking is also available in UCLA Parking Lot 36 at 11020 Kinross Ave. Credit cards or exact bills only.
Monday - Friday after 4:30 p.m.: 2 hours $4 / all night $5
Saturday & Sunday all day: 2 hours $4 / all night $5
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The theater is easily accessible by public transportation. Check the websites below for bus schedules, directions and fare information.
About the Theater
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).
Conveniently located in the Hammer Museum on the corner of Westwood and Wilshire Boulevards, the theater offers filmgoers the chance to plan their evenings with dining options.
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