The stars of Edgar Wright’s “Last Night in Soho” descended upon the Academy Museum of Motion Pictures on Monday night for the film’s final premiere before opening in theaters nationwide.
The event marked a notable occasion for the dazzling new venue–it’s first premiere, the first of undoubtedly many more to come.
“Last Night In Hollywood. Such a magical night at the Academy Museum last night. To be reunited with Anya, Thomasin and [Krysty Wilson-Cairns] for the last premiere was really special. I’ll also never get over the surreal experience of watching London onscreen in LA. Thanks to all who came,” wrote the acclaimed director in a tweet.
Wright co-wrote the script with Wilson-Cairns, whose feature film writing debut “1917” earned her an Oscar nomination. “I don’t feel any pressure,” Wilson-Cairns insisted. “I just sort of take each one as it goes. I had so much fun making this film. I’m so proud of it. I think I judge every film I make by, would I watch it hungover on a Sunday and enjoy myself? I can assure you, I would watch this on a Sunday and enjoy myself. If you try and emulate your last one or think too much about it, you would just be paralyzed.”
Following the screening, Wright and his cast headed to a party upstairs that included sketches of the film’s costumes on display as well as specialty cocktails of Vesper martinis with gin, vodka, lillet blanc and a lemon twist.
General admission to the museum costs $25 for adults, $19 for seniors (age 62+), and $15 for students. The inaugural lineup of exhibitions includes Stories of Cinema, Hayao Miyazaki, The Path to Cinema: Highlights from the Richard Balzer Collection, and Backdrop: An Invisible Art. The Oscars Experience—an immersive simulation that enables guests to feel as if they are walking onto the stage at the Dolby Theatre in Hollywood and accepting an Oscar—can be accessed via a separate $15 ticket.
The museum contains 50,000 feet of exhibition spaces, two theaters, public spaces, an educational space and other features.