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Academy and Lighthouse pact for theater

9 December 2009 2:00 PM, PST | The Hollywood Reporter - Movie News | See recent The Hollywood Reporter - Movie News news »

By Gregg Kilday

The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences has struck a new, ten-year deal with Lighthouse International, the New York-based nonprofit whose building on East 59th St. houses the theater used by the Academy.


The agreement provides an East Coast office for the Academy and covers plans to upgrade the lobby and theater, which will be renamed The Academy Theater at Lighthouse International.

Under the new contract, which extends and expands a seven-year relationship between the two organizations, the Academy will complete the upgrade of the theater’s projection and sound systems to allow for digital and 3-D presentations, as well as 35 mm projection.

Lighthouse, through a contribution from Charles S. Cohen, a member of its board of directors, and his wife, Clo Cohen, will upgrade the 236-seat theater and lobby area with new furnishings, carpets and wall coverings. The renovation will begin on March 1 and be »

- By Gregg Kilday

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