Pickford Center for Motion Picture Study

The Pickford Center for Motion Picture Study is one of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences Los Angeles area facilities. The center was named in honor of iconic silent film actress Mary Pickford – one of the founding members of the Academy – in 2002.

In addition to the 286-seat Linwood Dunn Theater where public events are presented throughout the year, the building houses several Academy departments, including the Academy Film Archive, the Science and Technology Council, along with the Grants and Nicholl Fellowship programs.

The building that houses The Pickford Center was originally dedicated on August 18, 1948, and is considered the oldest surviving structure in Hollywood that was designed specifically for use in the television industry.

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