WATCH HOLLYWOOD’S BIGGEST NIGHT AT LONG BEACH’S BIGGEST OSCAR PARTYBy Dave Wielenga
The biggest Oscar Party in Greater Long Beach this Sunday? If we’re talking square footage, it’s hard to imagine anything more expansive than the bash that Long Beach Cinematheque is throwing at Yankee Doodles. That ol’ barn of a sports bar is positively geographic!
But Logan Crow’s better-known-every-day fervor for film—through the Cinematheque, he curates the Friday midnight Mondo Celluloid screenings at the Art Theatre—is apparently matched by his passion for parties … or to bring the whole thing full circle, his love of a good fund-raiser. That is, your suggested $10 donation will benefit the Long Beach Cinematheque.
The live viewing of the Academy Awards from the Kodak Theater in Hollywood will include food, drinks, giveaways, contests, and surprises! Ballots with the nominees will be distributed—although you can click here to print out your own—and prizes will be awarded to the most-accurate award predictors.
Kids are welcome, even if they don’t much care for movies—even if hate Toy Story 3—becauseYankee Doodles has a recently expanded arcade that featuring more than a dozen video and carnival-type games.
What to wear?
In a story just posted on Stylist.com, celebrity stylist Robert Verdi and E! “Fashion Police” co-host George Kotsiopoulos advise dressing as though you were going to the Oscars, something Verdi describes as “full-tilt boogie”—which he probably doesn’t even know was the name of Janis Joplin’s band on the Pearl album.
“Whether through jewelry, shoes, belt, shirt or clutch, nothing glams up the night like some glitz,” Mai tells StyleList. “I’ve also thrown parties where I encourage guests to add inspirational pieces from their favorite stars in their moments: Friends came in aprons for ‘Julia and Julia‘ to classic vintage Chanel for ‘Coco Before Chanel.’ It’s so fun to see the most creative memories and learn a side of your guests you didn’t know before.”
On the other hand, anybody wearing a Lakers jersey probably won’t feel out of place—Yankee Doodles is a sports bar, dude.
RED CARPET AWARD SHOW VIEWING AND PARTY YANKEE DOODLES • 4100 E OCEAN BLVD • LONG BEACH 90803 • 562.439.9777 • LBCINEMA.ORG • SUN 3:30PM (RED CARPET PRE-SHOW)/5 PM (AWARDS) • ALL AGES • $10 (SUGGESTED)