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 +1 310.247.3000

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 LASER Projection

Barco DP4K-4-LHC 4K Laser Projector with 3D

Christie CP 4230 DLP Cinema “4K” projectors

Film Projection

2 Norelco AA2 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

1 Kinoton FP38 EC II “studio” 35mm & 16 mm projector
       *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


  • 2 Dolby CP-850 with Dolby ATMOS processing
  • 2 Dolby CP-650 cinema processor
  • 1 Dolby IMS-3000 Media Server
  • 1 Barco ICMP Media Server
  • HD–CAM (Sony HDW–M2000)
  • Blu–Ray HDR (with Dolby TrueHD and DTS–MA decoding)
  • Mac, PC, iPAD compatibility for playback or podium presentations



  • Dolby ATMOS surround sound system
  • Dolby CP-850 Digital Cinema Processor with Atmos decoding and routing
  • JBL TSC Custom high power speakers (36) QSC and Bryston-Powered
  • Meyer X-800 twin-18” powered Subwoofers (2)for Atmos Surrounds


  • 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 64–Channel 32 fader Digital Mixing Console with
    16 channel Dugan Automixer; Yamaha Module for large panel discussions
    2 16-Channel (32 mic channels total) Dante Stage Boxes


Wireless Intercom System:  ClearCom  FreeSpeak

   House PA System
   L-Acoustics Kara line array speakers (16) plus LA4X Amplified Controllers (4)


Microphone systems

  • SHURE ULXD2® Series Digital wireless handheld microphones (12)
  • SHURE ULXD1® Series Digital wireless bodypack transmitters (12)
  • SHURE ULXD4Q Series Digital 4-channel very ultra low-noise receivers (4) (16 channels)
  • Shure and Countryman face-mics  (12)
  • Shure Lavalier microphones (10)
  • Wired microphones from Shure, AKG, Sennheiser, Beyer

Assisted Listening Hearing Impaired Devices:  Custom BSS and Dolby Fideleo System

Closed Caption System: Dolby Captiview

Contriol Systems
Crestron oveall control
ETC Lighting Control
TruRoll Screen Curtain and Masking System


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

Samuel Goldwyn Theater:
8949 Wilshire
Beverly Hills, CA   90211
1008 seats


Theater:       $12,000
Content Check: $1500 complete run-thru, 2pm set-up, 3pm run day of event   
12pm Rehearsal:  $1500 / cue to cue run of show
8am Tech Access: $1500 technical requirement installations only 

Grand Lobby  $3000 / 500 people or less - post reception only


Exterior Extension Requirements:
• City of Beverly Hills permits:
• Layout denoting all items and placement
• Final layout approved by the Academy prior to sending to Fire Marshal
• Enclosure of the sidewalk area with temporary walls
• Client required to employee a minimum of 2 security officers for sidewalk
• Lighting
• Marked exits
• Generator or spider boxes provided by client

Samuel Goldwyn Theater Policies:
• Events must be film/industry related.
• A COI is required from clients and vendors.
• We do not allow food or drink in the theater.
• AMPAS has final approval of all marketing and invitations to ensure accuracy of date and time.