Being that L.A. is the heart of the entertainment industry, it’s hard to believe we’ve gone without a major museum devoted to moviemaking. Fortunately, that all changes on Sept. 30, when the Academy Museum of Motion Pictures (academymuseum.org) opens its doors for the first time. Situated next to LACMA in the remodeled historic Saban Building, the museum includes state-of-the-art theaters, 50,000 square feet of exhibition space, vista-filled event space and more. “The Academy Museum of Motion Pictures has long been a dream of the Academy, the city of Los Angeles and the film industry,” says Bill Kramer, the institution’s director and president. Exciting exhibitions, screenings and much more will be offered at the stunning Renzo Piano-designed campus, allowing visitors to fully immerse themselves in the magic of Hollywood, right here in the movie capital of the world.