Hollywood Awards Night 2023

Tampa Theatre is proud to announce the return of one of its most glamorous events, Hollywood Awards Night, presented by Amalie Oil Co. Tampa’s Majestic Movie Palace will be the hottest ticket in town on Sunday, March 12 as we celebrate Hollywood’s biggest night of the year with a Red Carpet Reception and big-screen watch party for the live telecast of the 95th annual Academy Awards®.

Now in its 24th year at Tampa Theatre, the Hollywood Awards Night Red Carpet Reception begins at 6:30pm on Franklin Street under the historic marquee. After a limo ride around the block, courtesy of long-time event sponsor Skyline Limousine, our superstar guests will walk the red carpet past adoring fans and paparazzi, rub shoulders with costumed characters representing Hollywood’s biggest bigwigs, and chat with “Roan Jivers” about who they’re wearing.

Inside, there will be games, prizes, free popcorn and soda, 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 8:00pm.

Hollywood Awards Night 2023 offers THREE levels of watch-party experience:

  • $150 VIP PARTY DECK TICKET: A custom stage extension built out over the seats turns Tampa Theatre’s historic auditorium into the most exclusive party deck east of the Hollywood hills! The top-tier ticket includes all of the Red Carpet Reception activities on Franklin Street and admission to watch the 95th Academy Awards® broadcast from the VIP Party Deck, which features open beer, wine and our signature cocktail – a Cold Brew Old Fashioned sponsored by Uncle Nearest Premium Whiskey – until 11:00pm from the exclusive deck-side bar; free popcorn, soda and water; casual lounge seating; and a catered buffet dinner.  SOLD OUT!


  • $55 MEZZANINE TICKET: All of the Red Carpet Reception activities on Franklin Street, admission to watch the 94th Academy Awards® broadcast from your reserved seat in the mezzanine, two complimentary drink tickets redeemable for beer or wine, and concierge drink service to your seat, plus free popcorn, soda and water.SOLD OUT!
  • $25 BALCONY TICKET: All of the Red Carpet Reception activities on Franklin Street and general admission to watch the 95th Academy Awards® broadcast from the balcony, plus free popcorn, soda and water.

Attendees are encouraged to show off their star status with a movie-themed costume, or let the glamour of Hollywood inspire an outfit. Guests who stay until the Best Picture is announced at the end of the telecast will also enjoy doughnuts and coffee in the lobby.

This event is not sponsored by or affiliated with the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences. For additional information or details on how to become a sponsor for these events, please contact Director of Development Devin Dominguez at devin@tampatheatre.org or 813-274-8680.


Tampa Theatre would like to thank our Hollywood Awards Night Sponsors, including presenting sponsor Amalie Oil Co., GreenPages, and Velocity Resource Group. Additional support is provided by Breakthru Beverage, Florida Furniture Rental, Paul Mitchell The School, Roberts Imagery, SaltBlock Catering, Santa Marina Wines, Skyline Limousine, Strictly Entertainment, and Uncle Nearest Premium Whiskey. Promotional support is provided by Tampa Bay METRO Magazine.