It seems only logical to have an Oscar party—a party celebrating the biggest awards ceremony in the world to celebrate movies—at a place where movies are shown. The Landmark River Oaks Theatre, in all its grandeur, serves up a grand annual Oscar gathering indeed. Revelers can watch the Oscar ceremony in all its bigger-than-life glory on the downstairs movie screen. With Ernie Manouse from Channel 8 as emcee, food from Birraporetti’s, and a “Gold” theme, the $15 cover charge is a steal. Plus, every year the event benefits the Houston Gay & Lesbian Film Festival.
The 6th Annual Academy Awards Viewing Party takes place on February 29 at 6 p.m. (and ends when the Oscars end), at Landmark River Oaks Theatre, 2009 W. Gray between Shepherd & McDuffie. More info: 713/866-8881 or www.landmarktheatres.com. —Eric A. T. Dieckman