The Drexel Theatre will host the 16th Annual Drexel Red Carpet Bash starting at 6:30 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 24, the theater, 2254 E. Main St.
Guests will have an opportunity to walk the "Red Carpet" and be cheered by movie fans, hounded by paparazzi and interviewed by a Joan Rivers impersonator. In addition to the entire Academy Awards pre-show and ceremony presented live in digital HD on the theater's biggest screen, there will be contests for the best dressed and for dressing-up (or down) as a nominated movie or star.
During the commercial breaks, prizes donated by major movie studios will be awarded.
Attendees can participate in the annual "You Pick The Winners Contest" for a chance to win the grand prize of a swag bag of Hollywood prizes and a year's pass for two to the Drexel.
Hors d'oeuvres will be provided by Guiseppe's Ritrovo, Moshe Sushi Bar, the Top Steakhouse, Barrel 44, Aladdin's Eatery, Piada Italian Street Food, Cafe Istanbul and Graeter's Ice Cream. Cash bars will feature awards-themed beverages.
Tickets are $30 in advance or $35 at the door, $20 for Drexel members in advance and $25 at the door. Special discounts tickets are available for groups of eight or more by calling 614-446-1614.
Tickets can be purchased by calling 614-231-1050, visiting drexel.net or at the Drexel Theatre box office. Proceeds will benefit the artistic and educational programs of the Friends of the Drexel Theatre Inc.