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Oscar shows his shorts at Grand Cinema this week

UPDATE: The Grand tells me they are going to show the Nominated Animated Shorts once per day for the entire upcoming three-day President’s Day weekend. (11:50 a.m. Saturday-Monday)

The Grand Cinema is a third of the way through screening all of this year’s Oscar-nominated shorts.

(The animated shorts were shown last week. A bout of pneumonia interrupted my journalism. Apologies.)

You can still catch live action shorts on Tuesday and Documentary shorts on Feb. 19. Here’s the schedule:

Tuesday, Feb. 12, Showtimes: 2:20 and 6:30 p.m.
Academy Award Nominated

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Catch up on Oscar-nominated films in one place

It’s become increasingly popular in recent years for theaters to show Oscar-nominated films for Best Picture just before each year’s Academy Awards ceremony. Tacoma’s Grand Cinema has made a habit of doing that.

For the past seven years national chain AMC Theatres has held a Best Picture Showcase. They are doing it again this year at their theater in Lakewood. All nine Best Picture nominees will be screened (in two groups) on Feb. 16 and 23.

I get antsy in a double feature so I’m skipping this event. But if you can sit in a theater for

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Grand Cinema to host Oscar party in Tacoma

The Grand Cinema is once again hosting an Academy Awards Party. This year’s is on February 26 (the night of the Oscars, naturally.)

Tickets are on sale now and are $25 general admission or $20 for Grand Cinema members.

The event is not at the non-profit movie theater but instead at Theater on the Square where attendees will watch the Oscars on a movie screen. Included in the ticket price is a box lunch made by Maxwell’s Restaurant.

Doors open at 4 p.m. with a red carpet event “Tacoma-style” (I’m not sure what that means) followed

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