You're probably planning on sitting at home watching the Oscars on Sunday, but here's a better idea: You can watch them on a big screen, with an open bar, surrounded by some serious film buffs.
The Sarasota Film Society is hosting its annual Academy Awards Party on Sunday at both Burns Court and Lakewood Ranch cinemas. Pick whichever one's closer to you, because the events are pretty much the same at both theaters.
The evening starts at 7 p.m. with a VIP Red Carpet reception, just before the Oscars show starts. There's an open wine, beer and soft drink bar for the entire event, and hors d'oeuvres during the red carpet part. There's also a silent auction, a trivia contest with prizes, and lots of other cool stuff.
Tickets are $20 for Sarasota Film Society members and $25 for everyone else. They're available at the box offices -- Burns Court is at 506 Burns Lane, Sarasota, and Lakewood Ranch Cinemas is at 10715 Rodeo Drive No. 8, Lakewood Ranch -- or online at www.filmsociety.org.