The big night is finally (almost) upon us, with the Academy Awards set to be presented tomorrow night, Sunday, February 27, beginning at 7:00 p.m. The show will be broadcast locally by ABC affiliate WFAA (channel 8). If you’re feeling sociable and haven’t finalized your plans, here’s a roundup of Oscar watching parties around town (spoiler alert: the options have narrowed).
- The Big Gold Statue Watching Party. Presented by Red Carpet Crash and the Asian Film Festival of Dallas. Admission is free, on a first-come first-served basis; VIP tickets may still be available, which bring reserved seating and additional benefits (including a free beer). Red carpet entry, with papparazzi available; don’t be afraid to suit up! Prizes and more, plus yours truly will be in attendance. (I know that makes your heart go pitter-patter.) Doors open at 5:30 p.m. [Angelika Dallas]
- Outstanding, Spectacular, Cinematic Awards Reception. Presented by Gordon and the Whale. Complimentary hair-styles and make-up will be offered by hosts from Paul Mitchell: The School Dallas, photo booth available. Doors open at 5:30 p.m. [The Texas Theatre]
“Sold out” events:
- Oscar Night America. The only officially-sanctioned viewing event in Dallas will be held as a benefit for the USA Film Festival. As of February 9, ony a “few tickets” were left, so they’re probably all gone now. [Studio Movie Grille Dallas]
- Oscar Watching Party. Presented by DFW.com. As of 2/26: “Auditorium seating is full, tickets no longer available.” [Museum of Modern Art, Fort Worth]