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Billy Wilder Theater

10899 Wilshire Blvd., Los Angeles, CA 90024

Located inside the Hammer Museum



The Billy Wilder Theater, home of the UCLA Film & Television Archive's public programs, is among a handful of venues nationwide able to exhibit an entire century's worth of moving images in their original formats. From the earliest silent films requiring variable speed projection all the way up to cutting-edge digital cinema, the Wilder can accommodate an array of screen technologies.

Please note that food is not permitted inside the theater. There are dining options in the surrounding Westwood Village. You may also opt to bring your own food and eat in the courtyard just outside the theater.

Box Office

The box office opens one hour before showtime. The theater doors open 30 minutes before showtime.

Admission to all public programs is free unless otherwise noted. No advance reservations. Your seat will be assigned to you when you pick up your ticket at the box office. Seats are assigned on a first come, first served basis. The box office opens one hour before the event. Visit our admission page for more details.


Convenient self-parking is available under the Hammer Museum. Parking entrances are located on the east side of Westwood Boulevard (northbound) or on the west side of Glendon Boulevard (southbound), between Wilshire Boulevard and Lindbrook Drive. Rates are $8 for the first three hours with museum validation, and $3 for each additional 20 minutes, with a $22 daily maximum. There is a $8 flat rate after 5 p.m. on weekdays, and all day on weekends.

Accessible parking spaces are located on Levels P1 and P3 of the museum’s parking garage. Accessible spaces on P1 are located on the parking entry level, directly across from the lobby entrance. Accessible spaces on P3 are located adjacent to the elevators.

Public Transportation

Located at the corner of Westwood and Wilshire Blvd., the theater is easily accessible by public transportation. Check the websites below for bus schedules, directions and fare information.


Services such as sign language interpretation, live transcription and alternate format materials can be arranged. Please contact us at least 10 working days before your visit at to discuss your needs.

There are six wheelchair spaces with companion seating in the Billy Wilder Theater. Four are in the back of the theater and accessible from the theater lobby on the courtyard level. Two are in the front row. Please inform the box office of your preference and one of our ushers will escort you. Assistive listening devices (ALDs) are also available for use at the theater and can be picked up at the box office. Accessible parking is provided on levels P1 and P3. For assistance and questions, please email


Visitors can be dropped off and picked up at the entrance on Lindbrook Drive. Located on the north side of the Hammer Museum between Westwood Boulevard and Glendon Avenue, this entrance has an accessible ramp up to the courtyard level.

Visitors may be dropped off and picked up at the curb outside the entrance on Lindbrook Avenue, where there is an accessible ramp up to the courtyard level. Visitors may also be dropped off in the parking garage beneath the museum, where there is an accessible ramp. Drivers spending less than 10 minutes in the parking garage will not be charged a parking fee. Access the parking garage from Westwood Boulevard during museum hours. The parking entrance on Glendon Avenue is only open on weekdays

COVID-19 Safety Guidelines

Visitors and staff are encouraged to stay home if they are feeling sick. Check the CDC website for coronavirus symptoms. Face masks are encouraged in indoor spaces.

About the Theater

The theater's modern design by Michael Maltzan Architecture stylishly interprets cinema's play of light and movement in real space, and the 295-seat interior features comfortable leather seats with superb sightlines. The theater is made possible by a generous gift from Audrey L. Wilder and named in honor of Mrs. Wilder's late husband, the legendary screenwriter, director and producer. Born on the outskirts of the Austro-Hungarian empire, Billy Wilder fled Nazi Germany in the 1930s to become a master of Hollywood film language and a shrewd comic observer of the American scene. Among the many classics Wilder co-wrote and directed were Double Indemnity (1944), Sunset Boulevard (1950) and Some Like It Hot (1959).

Conveniently located in the Hammer Museum on the corner of Westwood and Wilshire Boulevards, the theater offers visitors the chance to plan their evenings with dining options.