Hollywood Awards Night

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Join Tampa Theatre on Sunday, Feb. 26 as we celebrate Hollywood’s biggest night of the year with a Red Carpet Reception and VIP watch party for the live telecast of the 89th annual Academy Awards on the big screen!

Now in its 18th year at Tampa Theatre, the Hollywood Awards Night Red Carpet Reception begins at 7:00pm on Franklin Street under the historic marquee. After a limo ride around the block courtesy of long-time event sponsor Skyline Limousines, our superstar guests will walk the red carpet past adoring fans and paparazzi, rub shoulders with costumed characters representing Hollywood’s biggest bigwigs, pose for a picture with a living award “statue,” and chat with “Roan Jivers” about who they’re wearing. (Guests are encouraged to show off their star status with a movie-themed costume, or let the glamour of Hollywood inspire an outfit!)

Inside, there will be games, prizes, free popcorn and soda, hair and makeup touch-ups with stylists from Paul Mitchell the School, the OSCAR® Red Carpet Live pre-show on the big screen, and a cash bar. ABC’s live coverage of the Academy Awards begins at 8:30 p.m., and guests who stay until the Best Picture is announced at the end of the telecast will enjoy doughnuts and coffee in the lobby.

NEW THIS YEAR! How do you upgrade an already VIP experience? With backstage access, of course! New in 2017, a limited number of “Backstage Pass” tickets will be available, which include exclusive access to the Tampa Theatre Green Room, appetizers, and open beer, wine, and our signature "marquee" cocktail until 11:00pm.

Backstage Pass tickets are $75 per person ($70 for Tampa Theatre Members); General admission tickets are $20 ($15 for Members); and group tickets for parties of four or more are also available for $15 per person, at the historic Box Office on Franklin Street and online (service fees apply).

This event is not sponsored by or affiliated with the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences.

Tampa Theatre would like to thank our Hollywood Awards Night sponsors, including Skyline Limousine, Paul Mitchell the School, Roberts Imagery, The Wilson Company, the City of Tampa, Pat Fenda and Strictly Entertainment, Inc., Odd-o-T’s Entertainment, Spellbound Stitches, and Scott Swenson Creative Development LLC for their generosity. Media support is provided by WFTS-ABC Action News, the Tampa Bay Times, tbt* and Tampa Bay METRO magazine.

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