Oscars 2017: Watch parties (and red carpets) to attend in Atlanta

Atlantan Sean Heckert, a guest at the 2015 Oscars viewing party at Pricci, virtually posed next to actress Anne Hathaway courtesy of a green screen. CONTRIBUTED BY BUCKHEAD LIFE RESTAURANT GROUP

Atlantan Sean Heckert, a guest at the 2015 Oscars viewing party at Pricci, virtually posed next to actress Anne Hathaway courtesy of a green screen. CONTRIBUTED BY BUCKHEAD LIFE RESTAURANT GROUP

The best way to watch the Oscars is with the AJC.

The AJC features team, and local arts and film experts will be live streaming from Access Atlanta’s Facebook page on Sunday with commentary on the show’s host, winners and other big moments. Grab a bucket of popcorn and a glass of wine, and settle in on your couch with us, if you’re looking to get in on the fun without getting dressed up.

But if you’re interested in going out to a watch party instead, we have some great suggestions for you.

There are a few local businesses that are hosting viewing parties and serving multi-course meals and drink specials that we simply can’t deliver through the Internet.

Here are three can’t-miss Oscars viewing parties: 

Pricci

Buckhead Restaurant Group’s Italian restaurant Pricci will host two separate four-course meals on the night of the Oscars.

In addition to screening the awards show, the restaurant will offer diners an opportunity to walk a red carpet and post for “paparazzi,” take photos with their celebrities using green screen technology and more.

Seating is limited. Call 404-237-2941 to reserve a spot.

6 p.m. and 8 p.m. Feb. 26. $62-$72. Pricci, 500 Pharr Road, Atlanta. buckheadrestauraunts.com.

Cinebistro

Following a cocktail reception, Cinebistro will broadcast the Oscars and host a series of raffles and giveaways.

The price of admission is $55 and includes a three-course meal. The dinner will consist of crispy leeks and calamari, roasted snapper with crispy short rib and chocolate mousse cake.

Strand Theatre

Cast your ballot for Best Picture and indulge in a cocktail or two (or three) at the Strand Theatre’s free viewing party before watching the Academy Awards on the Big Screen in the auditorium.

7 p.m. Feb. 26. Free admission. Earl Smith Strand Theatre, 117 North Park Square, Marietta. Earlsmithstrand.org.




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