Leo S. Bing Theater

5905 Wilshire Boulevard,
Los Angeles, CA 90036

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Architects: William L. Pereira

Phone Numbers: Box Office: 323.857.6177
Manager: 323.857.6177

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Leo S. Bing Theater

The Leo S. Bing Theater at the Los Angeles County Museum of Art exhibits the museum’s renowned film and video programming. The theater is equipped with DTS and SDDS capabilities and can project a wide array of formats from 35mm to 70mm and video.

It was closed in July 2019 and was demolished in April 2020.

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HowardBHaas on August 27, 2009 at 8:20 am

Saved by generous donations, at least until June.
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HowardBHaas on August 31, 2009 at 7:11 am

The latest news as reported in the New York Times about the controversy reported in the posts above:
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ChasSmith on September 1, 2009 at 12:54 pm

Thank you all for the links. The good news certainly didn’t travel as fast as the bad, that’s for sure. But what a relief. For now.

HowardBHaas on September 3, 2009 at 8:06 am

Story about directors upset about possible loss of films at Bing, and their own experiences:
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HowardBHaas on September 4, 2009 at 9:37 am

Another article. Endowment is sought. Also a problem is attendence was down 50%. Classic film fans need attend!

HowardBHaas on September 4, 2009 at 9:37 am

ah, the link to the article:
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MagicLantern on July 25, 2010 at 5:07 pm

Operating at LACMA since May of 1965 at least.

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Joe Vogel on July 26, 2010 at 10:18 pm

As the Bing Theatre was part of the original LACMA complex, it would be the work of the original architect, William Pereira.

docchapel on June 3, 2015 at 6:05 pm

When I was a student at UCLA, I got a job there as a projectionist back in the seventies. I had an occasion to run “Straw Dogs” and “The Ballad of Cable Hogue” for Sam Peckinpah using and being entrusted with his personal 35mm prints.

btmeacham on April 9, 2020 at 8:38 am

Photos of the demolition of the Leo S. Bing Theater, which began Monday, April 6, 2020, to make way for a $750 million new building project at LACMA.


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