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Live showing of the Oscars

Live showing of the Oscars

A LIVE SHOWING OF THE OSCARS IS COMING TO MANCHESTER WITH A REAL RED CARPET, GOWNS AND DRAG QUEENS!

Make A Scene – The Oscars LIVE is the only live showing of the 90th Academy Awards Ceremony in Manchester and will feature a full live screening of the Oscars awards show and red carpet plus themed cocktails, live commentary, play-a-long Oscar predictions, interactive games and trivia quizzes. Plus, guests will be encouraged to walk the red carpet in black tie and Oscar ball gowns.

Host Gary Williams and hostess drag queen Grace Oni Smith will be showing off their favourite Oscar outfits (Bjork’s swan dress, anyone!?) as well as providing hilarious drunken commentary through the night from 9.30pm to 4am in the morning – much needed coffee and coffee martinis will be served throughout!

The screening will also form the basis of an episode of Make A Scene’s LGBT cinema podcast with particular interest this year in gay romance Call Me By Your Name up for Best Picture after last year’s win for Moonlight, although Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri is the bookies’ bet to take the top prize.

The event will be raising money for Manchester’s George House Trust, in the tradition of Oscar parties supporting HIV and AIDS charities.

Make A Scene have been selling out their “way too interactive” showings of camp and LGBT film and TV for “friends of Dorothy and their friends” since they debuted in November 2016 with a ‘Sing-A-Long, Flower-Arrange-A-Long screening of Little Shop of Horrors’ and will be back in April with a celebration of the cult sitcom Nighty Night.

The event takes place at multimedia venue Texture in the Northern Quarter, Manchester. Tickets on sale now from www.makeascenefilmclub.com or www.skiddle.com/whats-on/Manchester/Texture/

“We’re looking forward to spending the night watching the Oscars with Manchester’s most glamourous film club” Nicola Hoskins owner of Texture says. “Texture will be the only place in the North West where you can watch the Oscars on the big screen and you’ve got the added bonus of drag queens, cocktails, snacks and a room full of like minded film fans dressed in their finest! We hope this will become an annual tradition!”

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Published: 22-Feb-2018

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