Film Awards Party
Celebrate the most acclaimed films of the year in style at the annual Film Awards Party.
The Grand brings the glamour of the Oscars ceremony to downtown Tacoma with paparazzi on the red carpet, professional photos taken with award trophies, audience forecast voting, giveaways, and hosted entertainment by local personalities. Although we will be watching the Oscars on the big screen, this event is not sponsored by or affiliated with The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences.
Watch a live cast of the 92nd Academy Awards with your community on the big screen at the Theater on the Square. Details to come for 2020.
Featuring a no-host bar, raffle prizes, and silent auction. All event proceeds will support operations and programs at The Grand.
Suggested Attire & Costume contest
Guests are encouraged to wear festive attire or participate in the costume contest by dressing as their favorite character from a film—it can be a recent film or one of your all-time favorite characters from any movie!
Costume Contest participants will be called to the stage during breaks in the ceremony. Favorites will be selected by audience applause with the help of our handy "Applause-O-Meter."
Prizes will be awarded to several audience favorites.
Enter to win free movies at The Grand when you complete a ballot predicting Oscar winners for 2020. The person who correctly guesses the most Oscar winners will receive our Golden Ticket which provides free movies for a year to the pass holder.
Social Media ContestsShare about the night's event on social media to enter to win one of several giveaways. Find us on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram.
Bring cash or card to enjoy a variety of locally made items from the concessions bar throughout the night.
Stay tuned early 2020 for the complete list of nominated films at Oscars.org.
Previous Event Photos
Seattle Times | Most cringeworthy win? Best performance by a snack? Our staffers award their own Oscars from watch parties around the city
Weekly Volcano | Lights, Camera, Oscar party action
Tacoma Ledger | Watch the 2018 Oscars at the Film Awards Party
The News Tribune | Watch the Oscars in style at parties in Tacoma and Olympia
Northwest Military | The Grand Cinema once again screens the Oscars and celebrates stories