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Friday, September 21 Entertainment

Non-profit groups give movie fans red carpet experience

If you can’t make it to Los Angeles for the Oscars, several area arts organizations are having their own parties to mark the occasion of the 90th annual movie industry awards night.

The non-profit Avon Theatre in Stamford lays out a red carpet for its 7 p.m. party which is one of the theater’s major fundraisers. A buffet supper is served and best dressed prizes are given out at the end of the evening. Tickets are $100 for Avon members and $125 for the general public. Call 203-661-0321 or visit avontheatre.org for details and reservations.

The Westport Cinema Initiative is hosting its first Oscar party at the Birchwood Country Club. The red carpet event starts at 7 p.m. and includes Oscar commentary throughout the night by the critic Susan Granger. The event includes a buffet dinner and open bar. Tickets are $125. More information at westportcinema.org.

The Ridgefield Independent Film Festival is having its party 7:30 p.m. at the Aldrich Contemporary Art Museum. The event will sport a red carpet entrance, waiters will pass hors d’oeuvres and signature cocktials. A live auction will include vintage Hollywood memorabilia. Those who predict the most winners will win prizes. Tickets are $75. Reserve at riffct.org.

The annual Oscar party at the Katharine Hepburn Theater in Old Saybrook starts at 7 p.m. After walking the red carpet guests will watch the telecast on the theater’s big screen while they enjoy appetizers, sweet treats and a cash bar. $75. More information at katharinehepburntheater.org

The 90th annual Academy Awards. Sunday, March 4 at 8:30 p.m. on ABC. Pre-show starts at 7 p.m.

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