Celebrate the Academy Awards in style in Columbus.
Three Columbus movie theaters will roll out the red carpet for film's biggest night on Feb. 26—and each offers a unique experience for the discriminating movie buff. Our guide will help you find the ideal place to celebrate the best movies of the year, whether you're looking for old-school Hollywood glamour or a more casual night out with your favorite Denzel Washington fan.
Gateway Film Center: 6 p.m.
Drexel Theatre: 7 p.m.
Grandview Theater & Drafthouse: 7 p.m.
Drexel: $30 in advance, $35 at the door; Drexel members $20 in advance, $25 at the door
Gateway: Theater concessions
Drexel: Hors d'oeuvres from Bravo Cucina Italiana
Grandview: Regular menu
Gateway: Themed drinks
Drexel: Hollywood-themed drinks
Grandview: Movie-themed cocktail menu
Gateway: Donors of more than $100 are invited to a private cocktail reception with an hors d'oeuvres buffet, a reserved entrance and balcony seats.
Drexel: Trivia questions, drawings for prizes and a costume contest
Grandview: Oscar bingo with prizes
Gateway: Black tie welcomed but not expected
Drexel: Character-themed dress, black tie or casual
Gateway: Shows the most Oscar-nominated movies locally
Drexel: Recent theater renovations offer an old, Art Deco feel that will add to the glamour of the night.
Grandview: Film fans can enjoy the theater's selection of 40 draft beers on tap.