Tom Hanks, Laura Dern to Host “A Night in the Academy Museum” Special on ABC

Oscar-winning actors Laura Dern and Tom Hanks are inviting a few of their friends and colleagues to spend a night in the new Academy Museum of Motion Pictures when A Night in the Academy Museum airs Tuesday, October 12 (10:00-11:00 p.m. EDT), on ABC.

  • The special will give fans an exclusive look at the amazing history, exhibitions and insight into the art of filmmaking that awaits when they visit the largest institution in the United States dedicated to the arts, sciences and artists of moviemaking.
  • Stars will guide viewers through the halls of the institution as they explore the magic and artistry that has enlightened, enchanted and entertained movie fans for more than 120 years, including:
    • Annette Bening
    • Cher
    • Jon M. Chu
    • Geena Davis
    • Danny Glover
    • Eiza González
    • Emily V. Gordon
    • Aldis Hodge
    • Marsai Martin
    • Marlee Matlin
    • Melissa McCarthy
    • Kumail Nanjiani
    • Michelle Rodriguez
    • Jurnee Smollett
    • Diane Warren
  • A Night in the Academy Museum is produced by Herzog & Company in association with Show Shop and directed by Linda Mendoza.
  • Mark Herzog and Frank Garritano serve as executive producers.

About the Academy Museum of Motion Pictures:

  • The Academy Museum is the largest institution in the United States devoted to the arts, sciences, and artists of moviemaking.
  • The museum advances the understanding, celebration, and preservation of cinema through inclusive and accessible exhibitions, screenings, programs, initiatives, and collections.
  • Designed by Pritzker Prize-winning architect Renzo Piano, the museum’s campus contains the restored and revitalized historic Saban Building—formerly known as the May Company building (1939)—and a soaring spherical addition.
  • Together, these buildings contain 50,000 square feet of exhibition spaces, two state-of-the-art theaters, an education studio, restaurant, retail store, and beautiful public spaces.
  • The museum opens to the public on September 30, 2021.