Oscars 2013: Oscar experience to be shared in 45 cities (See list)
On Oscar Sunday, charities in 45 cities across the country are bringing the Oscar experience home.
On February 24, "The Oscar Experience: Benefits," the Academy's grassroots outreach program, is allowing numerous charities to host official Oscar parties while raising money for individual causes.
"'The Oscar Experience: Benefits' is a natural extension of the philanthropic work the Academy does year-round," said Academy Awards CEO Dawn Hudson. "We are thrilled to share a part of the Oscar experience with movie fans nationwide, while supporting charities across the country."
The parties, which will feature a live broadcast of the 85th Academy Awards ceremony, are set to integrate elements of Hollywood glamour, including red carpets, local celebrities and even "paparazzi."
See a list of the participating cities below.
The New Mexico BioPark Society - Albuquerque, NM
The Center for Family Resources - Atlanta, GA
The Ellie Fund - Boston, MA
Shea's Performing Arts Center - Buffalo, NY
Virginia Film Festival - Charlottesville, VA
Gene Siskel Film Center of the School of the Art Institute of Chicago - Chicago, IL
People Working Cooperatively - Cincinnati, OH
KidFilm Festival - Dallas, TX
Denver Film Society - Denver, CO
Southgate Community Players - Detroit, MI
AIDS Connecticut (ACT) - Hartford, CT
Hawaii International Film Festival - Honolulu, HI
American Cancer Society, High Plains Division - Houston, TX
United Way of Central Indiana, Indianapolis - IN
Variety of Eastern Tennessee, Knoxville - TN
Variety Children's Charity of Southern Nevada - Las Vegas, NV
Wolfe Street Foundation, Inc. - Little Rock, AK
MEND Meet Each Need with Dignity, Los Angeles, CA
WHAS Crusade for Children, Inc., Louisville, KY
Ronald McDonald House Charities of Memphis - Memphis, TN
COA Youth & Family Centers - Milwaukee, WI
Aegis Foundation, Inc. - Minneapolis, MN
Belcourt Theatre - Nashville, TN
American Red Cross Southeast Louisiana Chapter - New Orleans, LA
Ronald McDonald House Charities of Oklahoma City - Oklahoma City, OK
Alzheimer's Association Midlands Chapter - Omaha, NE
Variety - The Children's Charity of Florida, Inc. - Orlando, FL
Palm Beach International Film Festival - Palm Beach, FL
Volunteers of America Delaware Valley - Philadelphia, PA
Pacific Region of the Arthritis Foundation - Phoenix, AZ
Community Theatre of Greensboro - Piedmont Triad area, NC
Rhode Island International Film Festival - Providence, RI
Central Virginia Film Institute - Richmond, VA
Utah AIDS Foundation - Salt Lake City - UT
Special Olympics Texas - San Antonio, TX
Community Campership Council, Inc. - San Diego, CA
California Film Institute Education Program - San Francisco, CA
Starlight Children's Foundation Northwest - Seattle, WA
Robinson Film Center - Shreveport, LA
Isabel's House, Crisis Nursery of the Ozarks - Springfield, MO
Cinema St. Louis - St. Louis, MO
Tampa Theatre - Tampa, FL
Fox Tucson Theatre Foundation - Tucson, AZ
DC Shorts - Washington, DC
Waterfront Film Festival, Western Michigan - (Grand Rapids)
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The Oscar ceremony will air live on Sunday, February 24, 2013 on ABC, OnTheRedCarpet.com's parent company.