The Drexel Theatre will bring the biggest night in Hollywood to Bexley when it hosts the 15th annual Drexel Red Carpet Bash on Sunday, Feb. 26.

The Drexel Theatre will bring the biggest night in Hollywood to Bexley when it hosts the 15th annual Drexel Red Carpet Bash on Sunday, Feb. 26.

The event features food from local restaurants, red carpet "Best Dressed" awards, contests for prizes from movie studios, and the opportunity to watch the 84th Annual Academy Awards and pre-show red carpet arrivals live in HD on the big screen.

The festivities begin at 6:30 p.m. at the theatre, with the Academy Awards telecast starting at 8 p.m.

Patrons are invited to dress in their best Hollywood glitz or portray their favorite nominated actor or movie, and walk the Drexel's red carpet where they'll be cheered by autograph-seeking fans, hounded by paparazzi, and interviewed by fashion commentators. Prizes will be awarded for the best-dressed couple, best costume, and most glamorous attire.

Light hors d'oeuvres will be served by some of Bexley's finest restaurants, including Guiseppe's Ritrovo, Moshe Sushi Bar, The Top Steakhouse, Barrel 44, Aladdin's Eatery, Piada Italian Street Food, Café Istanbul, and Graeter's.

Cash bars will feature special awards-themed beverages.

During commercial breaks, celebrity masters of ceremony will give away prizes donated by movie studios. The person who correctly predicts the most awards will win the grand prize, a Hollywood swag bag of premium prizes and a one-year pass for two to the Drexel Theatre.

Tickets are $25 in advance or $30 at the door. Drexel members and groups of 8 or more are $20 per person. Student tickets are $15 at the Drexel box office only. Tickets can be purchased by phone at (614) 231-1050, at www.Drexel.net, or at the Drexel Theatre box office, 2254 E. Main St. Proceeds will benefit the AIDS Resource Center Ohio and the Friends of the Drexel Theatre Inc.