Academy Awards Gala

Academy Awards Gala

Academy Awards Gala

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Celebrate the Academy Awards at Cinequest!

Paragon Lounge Event: Cinequest treats all of its fans as VIP’s. Mingle with other Cinequest A-listers while watching the awards on screens at the unparalleled Paragon bar/lounge. Enjoy hors d'oeuvres and a nohost bar while networking with other VIP's.

This event is for Platinum and Gold level passholder only.

Camera 12 Cinemas Event: Experience the awards show as if you were actually there; watch the excitement unfold on the big screen! During commercial breaks, our very own MC will play host and entertain you until the next segment begins. We will offer games and contests, so you might go home with your very own prize. Pizza and beer will be available to purchase when your nerves die down.

This event is for Platinum, Gold, Film Lover and Film and Forum passholders.

Paragon Restaurant: Enjoy a celebrity feast while watching the ceremony. Paragon chefs will prepare a succulent feast for you to enjoy as you watch the surprise victories, unfortunate fashion disasters and tearful acceptance speeches from the comfort of your own private dining area.

Cost: $65 while seats last

Cinequest Academy Trivia:

  • Twice the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences has recognized Cinequest by providing us grants and recognition for our outstanding achievement.
  • Cinequest is an official qualifying festival for shorts to be considered for Academy nomination.
  • Several Cinequest Maverick Spirit Awards winners have won Academy Award after visiting Cinequest to receive our highest honor.

Yes, the Academy Awards will occur during Cinequest, but that doesn’t mean you have to stay at home on Sunday, March 5th. Instead, Cinequest offers you three enjoyable ways to celebrate and watch the awards. This year, however, we’re taking it up a notch. Because the Academy Awards takes place on March 5th, right in the heat of the festival, we are offering you three extraordinary opportunities to enjoy the broadcast surrounded by film lovers and Cinequest patrons.

So, join us and attend one of the following events each starting at 4 pm.