Samuel Goldwyn Theater

Samuel Goldwyn Theater


8949 Wilshire Boulevard

Beverly Hills, CA, 90211


The Samuel Goldwyn Theater is a world-class theater custom-designed to present films at maximum technical accuracy with state-of-the-art projection equipment and sound system. The theater’s 1,010 seats also have been specially designed and placed to create a movie-viewing environment that is ideal in terms of acoustical quality, sightlines and comfort.

The Samuel Goldwyn is available April through December and Monday through Friday evenings only. 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

Samuel Goldwyn Theater floor plan


8949 Wilshire Boulevard
Beverly Hills, CA 90211


The Grand Lobby is located on the ground floor of the Academy’s headquarters at 8949 Wilshire Boulevard in Beverly Hills, California. The Grand Lobby is an elegant backdrop for receptions and events. With approximately 4,000 square feet of space, the size of this room (utilizing sliding walls) can be adjusted to accommodate groups from 50 to 1,000. A large marble bar, preparing kitchen and adjacent space for cooking provide all the requirements for a successful event.

A certificate of insurance is required for all rentals.

Floor Plan




Seating capacity: 1,010

Width: 93 1/2’

Depth: 124’

Stage: Curved – 16’ x 65’

Screen: Maximum Size – 54’ x 22’

Digital 3D Projection

(2) Christie CP 4230 DLP Cinema “4K” projectors, Dual–Projector High Frame Rate Dolby 3D  

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 Kinoton FP38 EC II “studio” 35mm & 16 mm projectors
       *We do all the aspect ratios and sound formats from Academy mono, Dolby A SVA, Dolby SR SVA, Dolby SR-D digital, DTS digital, Sony SDDS digital


  •     3 Dolby DSS200 Screen Servers,
  •     1 Dollby DSL 100 Show Library 
  •     1 Dolby CP-850 with Dolby ATMOS processing
  •     1 Dolby CP-650 cinema processor
  •     1 Doremi DCP-24K server
  •     2 Christie Integrated Media Block (IMB-S2)
  •     2 Christie SAN Servers
  •     HD–CAM (Sony HDW–M2000)
  •     Digital Betacam (NTSC/PAL)
  •     Betacam SX
  •     Betacam SP
  •     Blu–Ray (with Dolby TrueHD and DTS–MA decoding)
  •     DVD (NTSC/PAL)
  •     S–VHS
  •     DVI–D (HD) and SVGA computer graphics (Powerpoint) from remote lectern position in auditorium or booth
  •     Mac, PC, iPAD compatibility for playback or podium presentations



  • Dolby ATMOS surround sound system
  • CP-850 Digital Cinema Processor with Atmos decoding and routing
  • JBL Custom high power speakers (36) QSC-Powered
  • Meyer X-800 twin-18” powered Subwoofers (2)
  • DCP audio 7.1 channel discreet AES digital audio from Dolby DSS200 and projector IMB via the Dolby, Doremi or Christie servers
  • All Dolby analog and digital formats for film and video, including: Dolby SRD, Surround EX, Dolby E, Dolby Digital (professional/consumer), Dolby SR and A–type stereo optical, Dolby A and SR noise reduction
  • DTS (Digital Theatre Systems) in 35mm, 70mm and 16mm SDDS (Sony Dynamic Digital Sound) 8 channel
  • 35mm audio magnetic track interlock (6, 4, 3, 1– track heads) 35mm 4 track magnetic and 70mm 6 track magnetic (all formats either conventional or Dolby encoded)

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 (8)
  •     SHURE ULXD1® Series Digital wireless bodypack transmitters (6)
  •     SHURE ULXD4Q Series Digital 4-channel very ultra low-noise receivers (2) (8 channels)
  •     SHURE ULX2® Series wireless handheld microphones (6)
  •     SHURE ULX® Series wireless bodypack transmitters with lavalier microphone (6)
  •     SHURE ULXP4 Professional Wireless Receivers (6)
  •     Shure and Countryman face-mics  (13)

Wired microphones from Shure, AKG, Sennheiser, Beyer

Control Console

  • YAMAHA LS9 32–Channel Digital Mixing Console
  • SHURE ULX® Series wireless handheld microphones (10)
  • SHURE ULX® Series wireless bodypack transmitters with lavalier microphones (6)
  • RTS intercom systems

Evening Rental

  • $9,500 – Includes Theater Manager, theater staff, parking and projectionist
  • $2,500 – Grand Lobby reception
  • $1,500 – Technical Run Through (2 hours), $150 each additional hour

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