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The best places to watch the 2017 Academy Awards in Toronto

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Liora Ipsum Feb 23, 2017 11:12 pm 335

Watch the Oscars in the company of fellow film fiends this Sunday, February 26.

Cinemas and bars across Toronto will be live streaming the awards ceremony with added commentary, cocktails, trivia, prizes, popcorn, and more.

Here are 11 Oscar viewing parties happening in Toronto:

Carton Cinema

Win free movies for a year by predicting the winners online then enjoy the show with a free screening starting with the red carpet pre-show.

When: February 26, 6 pm
Where: 
20 Carlton Street, Toronto
Price: 
Free

The Den

Dream Scenes celebrates the 89th Academy Awards ceremony with an evening of popcorn, games and prizes.

When: February 26, 6 pm
Where: 
423 College Street, Toronto
Price: 
Free with RSVP

The Drake Hotel

Richard Crouse hosts this Oscar party in The Drake Lounge where guests can munch on popcorn and partake in an Oscar pool. While it’s free to attend, you can guarantee a seat by reserving the special $37 prix-fixe menu in advance.

When: February 26,6 pm
Where: 
1150 Queen Street West, Toronto
Price: 
Free/$37 prix-fixe menu

Fox Theatre

This theatre in The Beach(es) will broadcast the full show from the red carpet to the big finale. Prizes for best dressed and best impressions to be awarded to attendees plus there will be Oscar Bingo.

When: February 26, 7 pm
Where: 2236 Queen Street East, Toronto
Price: Free. Donations will be collected in support of ACT.

Gladstone Hotel

This Queen West hotel hosts it Oscars Trivia Viewing Party 2017 presented by Stream Queens. Trivia hosted by Kaleb Scotty, and featuring prizes, kicks off at 6:30 pm followed by the a viewing party.

When: February 26, 6:30 pm
Where: 1214 Queen Street West, Toronto
Price: Free

Hot Docs Ted Rogers Cinema

The Bloor Street cinema is rolling out the red carpet on Oscar night. Dress casual or go glam for the red carpet screened live from 7 pm followed by a live feed of the awards show at 8:30 pm.

When: February 26, 6:30 pm
Where: 506 Bloor Street West, Toronto,
Price: Free

Innis Town Hall

Expect film buffs to flock to this UofT college which is home to the Cinema Studies Institute. Spend the night with your peers while winning prizes for accurate predictions.

When: February 26, 7 pm
Where: 2 Sussex Avenue, Toronto
Price: Free

The Revue

The Roncesvalles theatre will be screening the 89th annual Academy Awards live on its giant screen along with trivia, prizes, champagne, glitz and glamour. Doors open at 7 pm. Reserve your tickets in advance. 

When: February 26, 7 pm
Where: 400 Roncesvalles Avenue, Toronto
Price: Free

The Royal Cinema

Screen Queens presents this R-rated Oscar screening kicking off with the red carpet live at 7 pm. The 19+ event promises drinking games, surprises, and “potentially very drunk, R RATED commentary” courtesy of drag queen extraordinaire Allysin Chaynes and friends.

When: February 26, 7 pm
Where: 
608 College Street, Toronto
Price: 
Free

Striker Sports Bar

Usually, it’s the Leafs and Jays starring on the screens at Toronto’s only gay sports bar. This Sunday, catch the awards ceremony celebrating the silver screen along with cocktails and beers.

When: February 26, 8:30 pm
Where: 31 St. Joseph Street, Toronto
Price: No cover.

Wayla Bar

Prizes, snacks, and drink specials are all on the bill at this Oscars party in the east end. Watch red carpet arrivals starting at 7 pm then cast your ballot for the winners of each catergory for a chance to win prizes.

When: February 26, 7 pm
Where: 996 Queen Street East, Toronto
Price: No cover

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