We're all about the Oscars.
Our president and programmer, Michael Moore, won one! It's on display in the State Theatre if you'd like to see a real Oscar up close and personal.
Michael is boycotting the Oscars this year, along with several other prominent American filmmakers, in the #OscarsSoWhite Hollywood story we're watching with great interest. In response, the Academy has implemented sweeping and historic new rules that will change the face of Oscar forever.
We're getting as many Oscar nominees on screen before Oscar night as possible so that you can amaze your friends with your prescience when you make your Oscar predictions. And this month at the Bijou, we're showing "Creed," "Concussion," "Chi-Raq," and other films that many people think should have been nominated in our Black Oscar Month series.
Chris Rock is hosting this year's ceremony. He might have a comment or two about #OscarsSoWhite. We love Chris Rock. We love celebrating the top achievements in film each year. And we're pretty sure there's no better place in the world, except maybe the Dolby Theater, to enjoy the Academy Awards than at the State Theatre.
Tickets are on sale now for our party on Sunday, February 28. For $15 ($10 for members), you can watch the Oscars on the big screen with a room full of movie lovers, while enjoying enough gourmet pizza, salad, dessert, popcorn, soda, coffee, and tea to keep you awake until Best Picture is announced.
Our staff has Oscar fever year round. Meg Weichman can name the Best Picture winners in order from "Wings" to "Birdman." Susan Fisher has her Oscar outfit all picked out, and she has lined up photographers to capture everyone's looks on Oscar night. Dress in your formal best, walk the red carpet, and get yourself a new profile pic.
Wherever you'll be on Oscar night, don't neglect to enter our Oscar contest for a chance to win prizes including an All-Access Pass for two for the State and Bijou. Need not be present to win! Ballots are available in the State and Bijou lobbies. During the party, we put the contest standings on screen during commercial breaks so you can cheer on the Oscar savants.