Tickets are on sale for the soon-to-open Academy Museum of Motion Pictures in the Miracle Mile area. Timed-entry tickets are available at

The museum, at the corner of Wilshire Boulevard and Fairfax Avenue, is scheduled to open to the public Sept. 30. Southland residents may remember the site as a flagship May Co. location featuring it’s iconic gold “perfume bottle” and designed by legendary Black architect Paul R. Williams.

“We are deeply grateful to all of our supporters who helped to bring us to this milestone and to the Hobson/Lucas Family Foundation, whose support in honor of Academy Museum Honorary Trustee Sid Ganis has made it possible for us to offer free admission to visitors 17 and under.”

California residents with an EBT card will also be admitted free. General admission tickets to the museum—billed as the largest in the county devoted to the art and science of movies and movie-making—will be $25 for adults, $19 for seniors age 62 and up, and $15 for students.

Museum hours will be 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Sunday through Thursday and 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays.