Now in its 21st 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, hair and makeup touch-ups with professional stylists, 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. How do you upgrade an already VIP experience? By building out the stage over the seats to turn Tampa Theatre’s historic auditorium into the most exclusive party deck east of the Hollywood hills! This year’s event offers THREE levels of experience, depending on how much star power you want: $25 BALCONY TICKET: All of the Red Carpet Reception activities on Franklin Street and admission to watch the Academy Awards broadcast from the balcony, plus free popcorn, soda and water. $55 MEZZANINE TICKET: All of the Red Carpet Reception activities on Franklin Street, admission to watch the Academy Awards broadcast from your reserved seat in the mezzanine level, two complimentary drink tickets redeemable for beer or wine, and VIP drink service to your seat, plus free popcorn, soda and water. $150 PARTY DECK TICKET: All of the Red Carpet Reception activities on Franklin Street and admission to watch the Academy Awards broadcast from the VIP Party Deck, which features a buffet dinner; open beer, wine and signature cocktails until 11:00pm from the exclusive deck-side bar; free popcorn, soda and water; and casual lounge open seating. (If you are interested in reserved seating for your party of 6 or more, please contact Lea Van Name at email@example.com) Guests are encouraged to show off their star status with a movie-themed costume, or let the glamour of Hollywood inspire an outfit. Stars who stay until the Best Picture is announced at the end of the telecast will also enjoy doughnuts and coffee in the lobby.
(Sunday) 6:30 pm
711 North Franklin Street Tampa, FL 33602