Film academy will open outdoor theater with 'Field of Dreams'
The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences announced Wednesday that it would christen its new Hollywood amphitheater and event space with an outdoor screening of the baseball classic “Field of Dreams."
The invitation-only screening will be held May 19. The 1989 film, which immortalized the line “If you build it, he will come,” was written and directed by Phil Alden Robinson, who has been active in academy leadership.
The presenters of the Academy Awards purchased the 3.5-acre lot near the intersection of Vine Street and Fountain Avenue in 2005 for $50 million, intending to build a world-class movie museum there. The scaled-down museum will now be housed in an old department store building next to the Los Angeles County Museum of Art, with whom the academy is partnering on the long-delayed project.
The academy did not announce any other programming for the venue.
Photo: Ray Liotta, left, and Kevin Costner in "Field of Dreams." Credit: Universal Pictures