Friday, February 22, 2013

The Fox Theatre is the Place to Be for Oscar Night

Posted By on Fri, Feb 22, 2013 at 4:30 PM

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  • Courtesy of the Fox Tucson Theatre

If your living room’s sorry lack of a red carpet is a detriment to your Oscar experience, the Fox Theatre has you covered for Sunday’s festivities. For the fourth year in a row, the Fox is hosting the Oscar Experience for Tucsonans seeking a bit of glamour on film’s big night.

Besides being the only screening of the show officially sanctioned by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences in Tucson, the Fox pitted against even the most impressive of home theaters is hardly a contest. The restored theater goes back to the Golden Age of Hollywood, and the interior is stunning enough ("The ceiling! The mosaics! The vintage marquee!" Do I sound like a red carpet commentator yet?) to draw comparisons as the Kodak Theatre of the Southwest. Pardon, the “Dolby Theatre”...still trying to get used to that.

All the proceeds for the event, to be hosted by local radio personalities Mrs. Grant and Greg Gurule, will go to the Fox Tucson Theatre Foundation, which brought the venue back from the verge of disappearing forever and continues to bring one-of-a-kind, quality programming to the venue since its restoration.

The theme for the show is “Bond, James Bond,” so anything from dapper suits to head-to-toe gold body paint should be an appropriate fashion statement. A raffle for Bond “adventure packages,” memorabilia silent auction, Hollywood-inspired refreshments and appearances from the Bond Girls will on be on the night’s agenda.

The broadcast will grace the big screen - commercial free! - at 6 p.m. Here’s more information on the event, courtesy of the Fox website:

WHAT: Oscar Experience® Tucson 2013
WHEN: Sunday night, February 24, 2013
VIP (doors open at 5:00 PM)
General Admission (5:30 PM)
Local Program begins 6:00PM.
WHERE: Fox Tucson Theatre, 17 West Congress Street
ADMISSION:
General Admission: $25 per person ~ includes complementary snacks; drinks available for purchase.
VIP Admission — $125 per person ~ Includes admission to the VIP lounge areas, hors d’oeuvres, drink tickets, priority seating; dessert and coffee
Tickets can be purchased online at http://www.foxtucson.com and at the box office at 17 West Congress, or by calling 520-547-3040.

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