The Academy Museum of Motion Pictures will cover an area of almost 90,000 square metres and will also encompass the historic May Company building, built by Albert C. Martin and completed in 1939. The complex will host the Academy's immense collection of archive material, as well as props, equipment, costumes and designs that make up cinema history, as well as a theatre topped by a giant transparent dome with a thousand seats for screening and big events. The first two floors of the building will contain permanent exhibitions that will take visitors on a tour through the history of cinema, from the first images to the latest innovations, while the top floor will host exhibitions, bringing to light a large amount of previously unseen material.
The plan also includes a second cinema with 275 seats, built underground. (AGI)