The 87th Academy Awards ceremony is Sunday, Feb. 22, in Hollywood. But if you can’t make it to California to be on the red carpet and schmooze with Neil Patrick Harris, the next best thing may be the Rio Theatre in Vancouver.
The historic East Vancouver theatre – known for its offbeat cinema, creative live acts and, of course, bar – is holding a free Oscar party timed to coincide with the awards show.
In true Oscar style, guests are encouraged to dress up in their fanciest attire. (But jeans are fine, too … no one will be enforcing a dress code.) There will be an actual red carpet outside the theatre’s entrance near Broadway and Commercial Drive, with a photographer on hand to get shots of the glamorous ladies and gents lining up for the big show.