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Partying With Oscar: Where to Watch the Academy Awards—or Just Catch Up on Nominees
Comments () | Published February 18, 2009
The Academy Awards are just a few days away. Assuming you’ve caught up on all the best-picture nominees and cast your predictions (go, Mickey Rourke!), here are some viewing parties where you can watch the event. We’ve also included a couple of places screening nominated films in some of the more obscure categories.

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PARTIES
And the Winner Is . . .
Who: Washington, DC Film Society.
Where: Arlington Cinema ’n’ Drafthouse.
When: Sunday, February 22.
Time: Doors open at 6 PM.
Price: $20; tickets can be purchased online or at the door. 
Details: Silent auction, promotional giveaways, contests, food and drinks.

Oscars Party!
Who: Washington Film Institute.
Where: Goethe-Institut.
When: Sunday, February 22.
Time: 7 PM.
Price: $35 in advance, $50 at the door; to purchase tickets, click here
Details: Open bar, hors d’oeuvres, red-carpet photos, contests.

Oscars Night Happy Hour
Where: Helix Lounge.
When: Sunday, February 22.
Time: 5 PM.
Price: Free.
Details: Themed drinks and food, such as the Golden Man (margarita with a Grand Marnier float), the Slumdog Dollar-aire ($2 PBR), and the half-price Benjamin Button Burger.

UPDATE

Oscars Party
Who: The DC Center
Where: Nellie's Sports Bar
When:Sunday, February 22
Time: 7 PM.
Price: Free.
Details: drink specials and prizes.

Oscars Party
Who: One in Ten
Where: BeBar
When:Sunday, February 22
Time: 7 PM.
Price: Free.
Details: prizes and raffles.

SCREENINGS
Where: National Archives.
When: Wednesday, February 18, through Sunday, February 22.
Time: For showtimes, click here
Price: Free; tickets are distributed an hour prior to the screenings.
Details: Films nominated for the following categories will be screened: documentary feature, documentary short, live-action short, animated short.

Where: Landmark E Street Cinema.
When: Tuesday, February 17, through Thursday, February 26.
Time: For showtimes, click here.
Price: $10.
Details: Films nominated for the following categories will be screened: live-action short, animated short.

Where: Area AMC theaters.
When: Saturday, February 21.
Time: 10:30 AM to 9:45 PM.
Price: $30.
Details: For one $30 pass, you can come and go as you please at local AMC theaters to watch screenings of all five best-picture nominees. Check here for locations and other detals.

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