Traverse City Events: Watch the Academy Awards in high definition on the biggest screen in Northern Michigan! The Traverse City State Theatre doors will open at 7 pm, with the broadcast beginning at 8:30pm. Admission is priced at $10 as a Theatre fundraiser (members $5) and includes gourmet pizza, salad, dessert, and popcorn, plus soda, coffee and tea to keep you awake until Best Picture is announced.

Dress in your formal best and walk the red carpet. And don't forget to enter the Oscar contest for a chance to win prizes including a one-year All Access Pass for two for the Traverse City State Theatre. Fill out your ballot ahead of time and drop it in the lobby ballot box— you need not be present to win. And this year, you can appear on the big screen yourself— stop by the Traverse City State Theatre and record your acceptance speech in the lobby with Michael Moore’s real Oscar (just ask a staff member for help). Keep it to 45 seconds, please!

For all guests attending, parking at the Larry C. Hardy Parking deck is free— and the deck will be open all night. You will be able to get to your car no matter how late the Oscars run! Buy your tickets in advance at, and we'll see you at The Oscars.

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