Want to dress up like a star on Oscar night? For the 16th year, the Tampa Theatre will host its annual Academy Awards viewing party on March 2, giving guests a chance to watch the ceremony live on the big screen. The evening starts with a red carpet reception at 6:30 p.m. You'll get to hop out of a limo and walk the carpet in front of paparazzi, before entering the historic theater for appetizers and a silent auction. The pre-show begins at 8 p.m., followed by ABC's live Oscar telecast. Afterward, there will be coffee and doughnuts in the lobby. Tickets are $30 ($20 for students, $25 for Tampa Theatre members) at the box office, 711 Franklin St., or online at tampatheatre.org.
Tampa Theatre to host red-carpet Oscar watch party
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