February 14, 2012
Cate Marquis, Director, St. Louis Film Critics
Will “The Artist” sweep the awards or will “The Descendants” or “The Help” take home the big prize, and what will be the most shocking upset at this year’s Academy Awards on Sunday, Feb. 26. Cheer on your favorite nominees and win movie-related prizes at an Oscar Night Party co- hosted by the St. Louis Film Critics Association and Landmark Theatres.
The live ABC Oscars telecast will be shown in the Tivoli Theatre’s 450-seat main auditorium beginning at 7 p.m. Doors open at 6 p.m., and seating is not reserved. Admission is free, but a canned goods donation, to be collected for Operation Foodsearch, is encouraged. Concessions will be available for purchase.
Participants will be given 2012 Academy Awards nomination ballots, courtesy of the Tivoli management.
The St. Louis Film Critics, a professional association of working film critics in the St. Louis-area, will award prizes for contests, including trivia questions before the show starts and during commercial breaks.
The mission of the St. Louis Film Critics association is to promote appreciation of great cinema in St. Louis and to promote St. Louis as an area that appreciates great cinema. The member film critics review films for a variety of media, including print, radio, television and Internet in the greater St. Louis Area. SLFC presents the year-end St. Louis Film Critics Awards to recognize the best in films shown in St. Louis that year. The association also presents awards at the St. Louis International Film Festival and St. Louis Filmmakers Showcase, both presented by Cinema St. Louis.
The Tivoli Theatre, restored to its original 1924 splendor in a 1995 renovation, is located at 6350 Delmar Blvd. in St. Louis. It is listed in the National Registry of Historic Places.
For more information on the St. Louis Film Critics association, visit the www.stlfilmcritics.org website. For information on the Tivoli, visit their website at www.landmarktheatres.com/Market/St.Louis/St.Louis_Frameset_Tivolibar.htm. The Tivoli phone number is (314)995-6270.