The new 295-seat, stadium-style Billy Wilder Theatre at Westwood’s Armand Hammer Museum will launch on Friday, 2.9, with a showing of Wilder’s The Apartment, to be followed by a discussion between director Curtis Hanson and star Shirley MacLaine. Also slated during the first 10 days of programming are the first “Art of Light” evenings, spotlighting the work of cinematographers, as well as the initial “First Mondays,” a showcase for advance screenings of new films. The archive’s month-long retrospective of the films of Italian neorealist giant Roberto Rossellini starts on 2.16. Another upcoming program is called “From Nitrate Through Digital,” which will examine different projection technologies and innovations over the decades.