Celebrate Oscar week in North Texas with nominee showings and watch parties

Find out how to see some of this year’s Best Picture nominees and attend an area watch party this weekend for the Academy Awards.

The Oscars may be one of the biggest A-lister get-togethers in Hollywood, but North Texans can get in on the glitz and glamor this week thanks to a variety of fun film-fanatic events throughout the metroplex.

Oscar Week at the Movies

The festivities start early this week at Cinemark and AMC. The theater chains have begun replaying some of this year’s top nominees like “Everything Everywhere All at Once,” “Top Gun: Maverick,” “Elvis” and “The Banshees of Inisherin.”

Cinemark is once again offering a $40 Oscar week movie pass at select theaters, which comes with 50% off any size popcorn, allowing movie lovers a chance to see this year’s Best Picture and Best Shorts nominees for one heavily discounted price. Individual tickets are also available for standard price throughout the week as well, with showings starting on March 6.

AMC is also continuing to show many of the year’s best picture nominees over the course of the week as part of the chain’s $5 Fan Faves program, making it an affordable way to catch up on any nominee that you or the cinema enthusiast in your life may have missed.

Those near some of DFW’s independent theaters or specialized chains should also keep an eye out for nominee showings. Theaters like Angelika Film Center and Violet Crown Cinema are airing the Oscar shorts at their locations, for example. The latter will also offer attendees a chance to win free movie passes by entering a prediction ballot for the award show itself at the screening.

Oscar Watch Parties

Speaking of Violet Crown Cinema, the theater is hosting its own watch party for the award show itself, starting at 7:00 p.m. The theater, which features a variety of food and drink options like house-made queso and pizzas, will be showing the awards up on the big screen in one of its auditoriums.

It’s not the only Dallas-based theater hosting a watch party either. The Texas Theatre hosts the Oak Cliff Film Festival’s annual free watch party. The party features a chance to buy a voting ballot for a $10 donation to the film festival in order to try to guess the night’s big winners. The festival plans to provide prizes for those who guess each of the night’s biggest categories correctly.

Legacy Hall in Plano has a free watch party scheduled at The High Bar on the food hall’s third level as well. Some dishes from the hall’s vendors available to purchase that night include truffle pizza from The Italian Job, an ahi tuna tower from Horu Sushi Kitchen and lobster grinder rolls from Dock Local.

Drinks, trivia and prizes highlight the Fort Worth Film Club’s first annual Oscar Party at the club’s local Twilite Lounge. The party is free admission for all to attend, with a private lounge available for the club’s members.

With celebrations like these happening throughout DFW, there’s plenty of opportunities for North Texans to celebrate Hollywood’s biggest night in style right here in the metroplex.

The 95th Academy Awards begin at 7:00 p.m. on March 12 on ABC. Visit the Oscars website for more information.


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