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Hollywood Comes to the Tivoli Theatre for Oscar Night

The Tivoli is holding an Oscar party on Sunday.

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.

gena ellis February 28, 2011 at 04:59 PM
And don't forget, MO's own Winter's Bone, filmed here in MO. Why no hubbub over that film? And did you know that if the Legislator kills the film tax incentives and deletes the MO Film Office that films like Winter's Bone and Up in the Air will not film in MO, but other states more 'film friendly.' While they make it sound like they are saving taxpayers money, they are actually killing a chance to bring in state revenue (much like sporting events and other 'temp' events) and putting local film people to work. States don't fund films;they already have that when arriving here to film. But they do offer a tax rebate on money the state wouldn't otherwise have made if they don't come to MO. If states delete tax incentives, then productions will just go to Canada, or Romania, where it's more feasible to keep production costs down. Writer your Representative and the Governor about House Bill 251 which lets incentives expire and tell them to keep them (and make them more competitve with other film states, like IL, MI, LA, MS, NM). Thanks. Hey if you can't be 'political' at the Oscars ABOUT filmmaking woes, then when can you;)

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