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Charter a private jet to Los Angeles for the opening of the Academy Museum of Motion Pictures


Next summer, you’ll have a new reason to thank the Academy. Los Angeles is the site of the new Academy Museum of Motion Pictures, a state-of-the-art museum dedicated to all things film. The immersive museum displays over 12 million photographs, iconic movie costumes and priceless movie-making memorabilia. Charter a private jet to Los Angeles to be a part of Hollywood history.

Inside the museum

Thomas Edison and George Eastman standing with motion picture camera in 1925
Thomas Edison and George Eastman standing with motion picture camera in 1925

The Academy Museum of Motion Pictures spans 300,000 square feet across two buildings: an iconic L.A. landmark and a dazzling new dome.

Cheryl and Haim Saban donated the landmark Saban Building, an art deco theater on Wilshire Boulevard that oozes old Hollywood glamour. The building will house three floors of exhibition space as well as a screening room, with two floors showcasing the permanent exhibition and the third displaying a frequently-rotating roster of temporary exhibitions.

The eye-catching new addition is the Sphere Building, a glass dome built by Pritzker Prize-winning architect Renzo Piano. Here visitors will find the 1,000-seat David Geffen Theatre and the stunning Dolby Family Terrace, which offer panoramic views of the Hollywood Hills. There will also be a restaurant, but the chef and concept have yet to be announced.

Unparalleled visitor experience

The Wizard of Oz, private collection items, film of 1939
The Wizard of Oz, private collection items, film of 1939

Don’t expect your average museum – this is Hollywood, after all, so prepare for movie magic. The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences has tapped top talent to create an unparalleled visitor experience. One of the industry experts lending his expertise is Oscar-winning film production designer Rick Carter of Avatar fame.

According to Museum Director Kerry Brougher, visiting the museum will be a lot like watching a film. "Visitors will enter a waking dream – one in which they go inside the movies to experience their magic, as well as the art and science that makes that magic possible.”

So what will you see as you wander through this dreamlike place? Headlining exhibits include tap shoes worn by Shirley Temple, Judy Garland’s ruby slippers from The Wizard of Oz and the set of Rick’s Café from Casablanca.

Opening celebration

While the museum’s launch is still months away, plans are taking shape for a grand opening celebration. With fundraising campaign chairs like Tom Hanks, Annette Bening and Bob Iger, it’s sure to be a star-studded event. Sign up to receive email updates via the official website for the most up-to-date information.

Fly to Los Angeles by private jet charter

L.A. has plenty of private jet airports for its jet-setting celebrities. The airports closest to the museum are Santa Monica Municipal Airport, just seven miles away, and Bob Hope Airport, 12 miles away. Visit our private jet prices tool for an estimated cost of a private jet charter from your chosen city or contact us directly for a personalized quote.

Where to Stay

As for hotels, you can't get much closer than the Four Seasons, Beverly Wilshire, made famous for its starring role in Pretty Woman. For another iconic Beverly Hills experience, opt for a bungalow at The Beverly Hills Hotel. This storied property will have you feeling like Hollywood royalty.

For Hollywood glamor from start to finish, you’ll want to arrive like the stars do. Contact us to book your private charter flight to Los Angeles with Air Charter Service for the museum’s grand opening.

To reach any of these vacation destinations, why not charter a private jet? Contact us for more information or to discuss private jet prices. Or call a member of our team to create your own tailor-made trip on +1 516 432 5901.

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