From galleries devoted to pre-cinematic objects and the Lumière brothers, to explorations of Hollywood classics like Citizen Kane and The Wizard of Oz, to screenings of contemporary and award-winning films, the Academy Museum has thrilling experiences for cinephiles and all movie lovers.

We invite you to become a part of cinema history and join our fantastic community of partners and supporters as an Academy Museum Member.

Museum Member benefits include:

  • Complimentary general admission for one year

  • Expedited check-in

  • Member Appreciation Days: Members-only access to the galleries on the first Sunday of every month, from 5:30pm to 8pm

  • Members-only programs, events, and screenings

  • Discounts at the Academy Museum Store

  • And more!

But membership at the Academy Museum is about more than benefits. Your contribution directly supports our daily screenings and programs and the presentation of such dynamic exhibitions as Stories of Cinema, Hayao Miyazaki, Backdrop: An Invisible Art, The Path to Cinema: Highlights from the Richard Balzer Collection, and the upcoming Regeneration: Black Cinema 1898–1971.

Each membership level offers expanded perks, and we are pleased to offer an especially exciting benefit for Contributor-level Members and up—two complimentary tickets to Oscar® Sundays screenings in the David Geffen Theater! Please visit our website to learn more.

We hope you will join us and experience all the museum has to offer by becoming an Academy Museum Member.

We can’t wait to welcome you!

The grand opening of the Academy Museum’s newest exhibition, Regeneration: Black Cinema 1898–1971, is just around the corner!

On view starting Sunday, August 21, Regeneration explores the rich history of Black filmmakers dating back to the early days of cinema. The landmark exhibition brings together more than seven decades of rarely seen excerpts of films, historical photographs, costumes and props, and much more—all showcasing a largely unknown history of Black participation in cinema.

Discover the captivating legacy of Black storytellers!

Regeneration: An Introduction kicks off on Thursday, August 25 at 7:30pm with the world premiere of the newly restored race film Reform School (1939), featuring an unforgettable performance by Louise Beavers.

Don’t miss our upcoming Branch Select, BOYZ N THE HOOD (1991), screening on Tuesday, August 23 at 7:30pm, with an introduction by actor Nia Long. This film was selected by the Actors Branch.

Plus, we’re closing August out with a 35mm screening of Like Water for Chocolate (1992), courtesy of the Sundance Collection at the UCLA Film & Television Archive, on Tuesday, August 30 at 7:30pm. This film was selected by the Writers Branch. Free for Museum Members—visit our website to explore the latest benefits.