Lighting Design

Billy Wilder Theater, Los Angeles

After a generous $5 million gift from Audrey Wilder, wife of the late film director and writer Billy Wilder, for whom the theater is named, the museum was able to hire Michael Maltzan Architecture and Cambridge, Massachusetts-based lighting design firm Lam Partners to create the new 295-seat theater—a screening room capable of projecting everything in the university’s extensive film and television archive, from the earliest nitrate films to the latest in digital video.