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Billy Wilder Theater FAQ

Frequently Asked Questions

Where is the Billy Wilder Theater located?

10899 Wilshire Blvd., Los Angeles, CA 90024

On the courtyard level of the Hammer Museum (on the corner of Westwood and Wilshire Boulevards).

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Is parking available at the Billy Wilder Theater?

Parking is available in the lot under the Billy Wilder Theater.  Enter from Westwood Blvd., just north of Wilshire Blvd.  Cash only.

Monday - Friday after 6 p.m.:  $6.
Monday - Friday before 6 p.m.:  $6 for first 3 hours with Hammer Museum validation and $3 every 20 minutes thereafter.  To obtain validation, show your ticket stub at the welcome desk in the museum lobby.
Saturday & Sunday all day:  $6.

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

How much are tickets for Archive screenings?

Please check our Ticket Info page.

Certain Archive programs are free to the public.  Please check our calendar to see which programs are indicated as free.

Can I obtain tickets in advance?

Tickets can be purchased in advance in two ways:

Patrons may buy tickets online for $10 on our website,

OR buy their tickets in advance at the Billy Wilder Theater box office when it is open for Archive screenings.  Please check our calendar for hours.

What should I do if I am having problems with the online ticketing service?

Please e-mail the Archive at or call us at (310) 206-8013.  We will try to respond within the next business day.

When is the box office open?

The box office is open an hour before each program.  The theater doors open 30 minutes prior to the screening.

Is food offered at the Billy Wilder Theater?

No, food is not available at the theater.  However, there are plenty of food and drink options in the surrounding Westwood Village.  You may also opt to bring your own food and eat in the courtyard just outside the theater.

Is the theater accessible to visitors in wheelchairs, and other visitors who cannot use stairs?

Yes, elevators are available inside the building for easy access to the theater.  Seats are reserved in the theater for visitors with special needs.

Does the theater provide hearing assistance?

Yes, the theater has a hearing assistance system available.

What is the seating capacity inside the Billy Wilder Theater?

There are 294 seats in the theater.

Can I access the theater by public transportation?

Yes, the Westwood Blvd. / Wilshire Blvd. intersection is conveniently serviced by several bus systems.  Please check the websites below for bus routes:

LA Metro
Santa Monica Big Blue Bus
Culver City Bus

Who do I contact about renting the Billy Wilder Theater?

Please contact Alexander Barrera, Manager, Museum Events at the Hammer Museum: or (310) 443-7065.


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