1313 Vine Street
Hollywood, CA 90028


Completed in 2003, the Linwood Dunn Theater is the Academy’s newest theater. This state-of-the-art screening facility holds 286 seats and was named in honor of visual effects pioneer Linwood Dunn. The screening room is designed to provide reference standard presentation of 16, 35, and 70mm motion picture formats for both image and sound quality. The theater is also equipped for digital presentation. In addition, the theater serves as a venue for lectures, panel discussions and Academy forums on a variety of subjects.

The Linwood Dunn Theater is located at the Academy’s Pickford Center for Motion Picture Study, 1313 Vine Street, Hollywood, California. The Academy’s newest theater is a 286-seat state-of-the-art screening facility.

Please note:  The Linwood Dunn Theater is available to lease January 14, 2020 through the end of the year.  Screenings must be compliant with the Academy’s campaign regulations if they are nominated for an Academy Award. Theater rentals must be centered around screenings. We cannot accommodate awards shows, religious services or memorials.

A certificate of insurance is required for all rentals.


Moray Greenfield
Director of Theater Operations
8949 Wilshire Boulevard
Beverly Hills, CA, 90211
Phone (310) 247-3000

Linwood Dunn Lobby


1313 Vine Street
Hollywood, CA 90028


Floor plan



Seating capacity: 286

Screen: Maximum Size – 42’X 18’

Floor Plan

Linwood Dunn Theater floor plan

Digital Laser Projection

It Features the Flagship Barco DP4K-40LHC High Contrast Laser Projector with a contrast ratio of 6,000:1 and brightness levels of 38,000 lumens.
4K, Dolby 3D, HFR (High Frame Rate) and significant headroom for the highest digital cinema 3D light requirements are supported.
Ultra HD 4K UHD video at frame rates up to 60 frames per second is also showcased.

Film Projection

2 Norelco AA 35mm/70mm projectors
      * We do 70MM and all of the sound formats. Todd-AO, Dolby A, Dolby SR, and Split-Surround, DTS 6 track, and mag double-system interlock

2 Eastman 16mm projectors


  • Dolby DSS200 Screen Server (JPEG2000, MPEG2, DCI compliant)
  • Dolby DSL 100 Show Library
  • Qube Cinema Server and IMB for high frame-rate, 4K and variable frame rate
  • Digital Betacam (NTSC/PAL)
  • Blu–Ray (with Dolby TrueHD and DTS–MA decoding)
  • Betacam SX
  • Betacam SP
  • DVD (DTS)
  • DVI–D (HD) and SVGA computer graphics (Powerpoint) from remote lectern position in auditorium or booth


  • 7.1 channel discreet AES digital audio from Dolby DSS200 and projector IMB
  • Dolby SRD; Dolby Surround EX; Dolby SR and A–type Stereo Optical
  • DTS (Digital Theatre Systems) 35mm only
  • SDDS (Sony Dynamic Digital Sound) 8–channel
  • 35mm audio magnetic interlock (6, 3, 1–track heads)
  • Mac, PC, iPAD compatibility for playback or podium presentations

Theater House Audio Mixing Console:

YAMAHA LS9 32–Channel Digital Mixing Console with 
        16 channels of Dugan auto-mixing for optimum panel interviews and conferencing.
        16in / 16 out Dante-powered digital remote stage box.   

Wireless Microphone systems

  •     SHURE ULXD2® Series Digital wireless handheld microphones 12
  •     SHURE ULXD1® Series Digital wireless body pack transmitters 12
  •     SHURE ULXD4Q Series Digital 4-channel  receivers 3 (for 12-Channels)
  •     SHURE ULX2 Series wireless handheld microphone 6
  •     SHURE ULXA Series wireless body pack transmitters with lavalier microphone 6
  •     SHURE ULXP4 Professional Wireless Receivers 6
  •     Shure and Countryman face-mics 14

Wired microphones from Shure, AKG, Sennheiser, Beyer are in-house.

Evening Rental

  • $5,800 – Includes Theater Manager, theater staff, parking and projectionist
  • $2,200 – Lobby reception
  • $500 – Green Room
  • $1,500 – Technical Run Through (2 hours), $150 each additional hour
  • Additional spaces:
    Pickford Entrance: $800
    Green Room: $500

Daytime Rental

  • 2 hour minimum – $1000 (12 people max)
  • Hourly rate after 2 hours – $200
  • 9am – 5pm, 12 people max.

Other Options

  • 2nd projectionist (8 hours or less) – $375
  • 2nd projectionist (overtime) – $100 per hour