Los Angeles to open ‘Parthenon of film museums,’ says Tom Hanks

Los Angeles to open ‘Parthenon of film museums,’ says Tom Hanks

Los Angeles is finally getting a museum for movies — and it’s about time, said Tom Hanks, as he welcomed journalists to a special pre-opening event Tuesday. The world capital of filmmaking and home of Hollywood boasts museums for everything from natural history to selfies, but until now has never had one dedicated to the silver screen. After decades of delays, the Academy Museum of Motion Pictures opens to the public next week. “It matters for Los Angeles to have this film museum,” said double-Oscar winner Hanks, who serves as a trustee. “We all know that films are made everywhere in the world, and they are wonderful films. And there are other cities with film museums. “But with all due respect, a place like Los Angeles, created by the Motion Picture Academy… this museum has really
Los Angeles is finally getting a museum for movies — and it’s about time, said Tom Hanks, as he welcomed journalists to a special pre-opening event Tuesday. The world capital of filmmaking and home of Hollywood boasts museums for everything from natural history to selfies, but until now has never had one dedicated to the silver screen. After decades of delays, the Academy Museum of Motion Pictures opens to the public next week. “It matters for Los Angeles to have this film museum,” said double-Oscar winner Hanks, who serves as a trustee. “We all know that films are made everywhere in the world, and they are wonderful films. And there are other cities with film museums. “But with all due respect, a place like Los Angeles, created by the Motion Picture Academy… this museum has really