The Tampa Theatre Oscar's Experience is unlike any other in Tampa Bay. The glitz, the glamor, the red carpet. It's definitely an exciting way to put the fun in fundraiser while almost feeling like you are there at the Oscars live. The proceeds benefit Tampa Theatre's artistic and educational programs.
According to the Theatre, "Officially sanctioned by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences, Oscar Experience - Tampa is the Bay area's only benefit supported by the Academy and one of 47 such events nationwide."
The event begins the same way each year. Guests arrive to take a limo around the block that brings them to the red carpet. Once the stars of the night step out of their limos they are greeted by the paparazzi, fans and the one and only Roan Jivers. Jivers asks all the questions like "Who are you wearing?" and "Who do you think will win best actor?" etc... After the red carpet walk, the stars are whisked into the theater for popcorn and soft drinks as well as samplings from a few bay area restaurants. Last, but not least, the show begins!
If you didn't get to attend this year, I strongly suggest attending next year's event. Check out a few photos from this year's Tampa Theatre Oscar Experience on our facebook page, and while you are there be sure to "like" us!