A different type of “star” will be projected on the planetarium’s large screen this Sunday as the Academy Awards will be shown at the H.R. Macmillan Space Centre in Kitsilano.
Organizer Randy Vannetter said people will be able to watch the Oscars on a more than 10-metre (35- to 40-foot) section of the screen while mingling with fellow film buffs and gossiping about those larger-than-life stars.
“We have also asked the Academy of Canadian Cinema and Television to send out word to all of the film industry members as well as the Actors Guild,” Vannatter said. “They are endorsing it in terms of people in the film industry congregating together towards the awards show.”
Guests will be served a three-course steak dinner, handed a swag-bag, and an Oscar contest will be held to see who can predict the most winners.
“Watching the awards on one of the largest screens in Vancouver is an experience on its own,” Vannatter added. “It’s quite cool and quite unique and we’re hoping to make it an annual event.”