People who love flicks will get their kicks Sunday at the . That’s because the and the St. Louis Film Critics Association are co-sponsoring a free Oscar Night party that will make everyone feel like a movie star.
Oscar Night is like the Super Bowl for movie fans. In addition to recognizing the year’s best work in film, the 83rd Academy Awards will deliver some great speeches, crazy outfits, wonderful performances and outstanding tributes to the past year at the movies.
Despite the ceremony’s lumbering length, people love the glamour and sophistication of getting gussied up and seeing the Oscars with several hundred other cinephiles. Since the Academy Awards have become a national event eagerly anticipated by movie critics and fans alike, it only makes sense that St. Louis’ premier movie theater should join forces with the critics who review films to throw a party that celebrates all things Oscar.
The Tivoli's party is not officially sanctioned by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts & Sciences. That's a distinction reserved for select organizations such as Cinema St. Louis, which is hosting a paid event fundraiser that same evening. But those attending the Tivoli Oscar event will feel like they are partying with the stars.
Film aficionados are urged to show their mirth for Firth or hail for Bale as they watch the ceremonies live from the Kodak theater in Los Angeles from the comfort of the Tivoli Theatre's 450-seat main auditorium. Those watching the telecast will be treated to giveaways of movie themed prizes, trivia and more from the St. Louis Film Critics. They also will award prizes for contests, including trivia questions before the show starts and during commercial breaks.
Will The Social Network hold off The King’s Speech? What about True Grit? Is this Natalie Portman’s year? All of these questions and more will be answered Sunday when the live ABC Academy Awards telecast begins at 7 p.m.
The Tivoli doors will open at 6 p.m. Sunday and admission is free. Canned good donations are requested with admission for Operation Food Search. Concessions will be available for purchase at the Tivoli box office. Seating is first come, first serve. All participants will be given 2011 Academy Awards nomination ballots, courtesy of the Tivoli management.