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DC Film Society's 26th Annual Party
Watch the Oscars Broadcast ... LIVE ON THE BIG SCREEN!
It's the next best thing to being there!

Sunday, March 4, 2018

The Arlington Cinema 'N' Drafthouse
2903 Columbia Pike, Arlington, VA.
(1/4 mile east of Glebe Road)

Ticket sales start at 6:00pm. The doors open at 6:30pm and the Red Carpet pre-show starts at 7:30pm. The Oscars broadcast is at 8:00pm.



With the Golden Globes behind us, it’s not too early to start looking forward to the Oscars. Save the date and celebrate Oscar’s turning 90 at the Washington, DC Film Society’s 26th annual “And the Winner Is…” Oscar Night party.

The Academy Awards will be presented LIVE ON THE BIG SCREEN, Sunday, March 4, 2018 at the Arlington Cinema ‘N’ Drafthouse located at 2903 Columbia Pike in Arlington, VA. Ticket sales at 6:00 p.m. Doors open and the Red Carpet pre-show at 6:30 p.m. Oscars broadcast at 8:00 p.m.

Our ever-popular DC film critics Tim Gordon and Travis Hopson will be back to give you the skinny on who’s up, who’s down, who’s in, and who’s out, as you decide your picks in the “Predict The Winners” contest and place your bids in the Silent Auction (cash/check only).

On Tuesday, January 23rd, the Academy will announce its nominees in 24 categories just in time to catch up on movies yet to see and make your own predictions. As for the ceremony itself, if the Globes were any indication, it will not be “show business as usual.” There may be more conversations on Hollywood’s biggest night about fighting sexual harassment, assault, workplace inequality, diversity, and the “Me Too” and “Time’s Up” movements. You say you want a Revolution? While the more sobering and serious issues of these times will be difficult to ignore, like the Globes’ host Seth Myers, returning Oscar host Jimmy Kimmel will surely balance commentary with wit, humor, wisdom, who will win, and what are they wearing. And so will Tim and Travis….

For a list of Award-nominated films that DC Film Society members had the opportunity to see first and additional information and updates, check out our website at or e-mail

Tickets are only $20 and you’ll get a whole lot more than just viewing the show when you come out to our annual event. Purchase tickets on-line beginning February 1, or at the door. As always, this 26th annual event will be held in support of Filmfest DC, DC Film Society’s parent organization.

Advance ticket ordering is now closed. Tickets will be available at the door.

Silent Auction 2018

Brigsby Bear poster signed by SNL's Kevin Mooney & Dave McCary

Dean poster signed by comedian Dimitri Martin

The Hollow Crown DVD set signed by Tom Hiddleston

T2 - Trainspotting 2 poster signed by Oscar winner Danny Boyle

Vera Drake poster signed by former Oscar nominees Imelda Stanton & Mike Leigh

Miss Potter poster signed by Oscar winner Renee Zellweger, Ewan McGregor, Emily Watson

Hot Fuzz poster signed by Edgar Wright & Simon Pegg

The Sea Inside poster signed by Oscar winner Javier Bardem

AND Tickets, passes & gift cards: Arena Stage, Arabian Sights Film Fest, Beacon Bar & Grill, Busboys & Poets, Capital Fringe Festival, Filmfest DC, MetroStage, Olney Theatre Center, Studio Theatre, Theater J, Washington Ballet, Washington Improv Theater, Washington Jewish Film Fest, Shakespeare Theatre Company, Signature Theatre ... and more

These were some of the items available in 2016:

Our SILENT AUCTION (cash/check only) includes restaurant, movie, comedy club and theatre gift certificates plus movie posters and other items signed by visiting filmmakers and actors: Patricia Clarkson (Learning to Drive), Paul Wentz (Grandma), 2016 Nominee Alex Garland (Ex Machina), Alfonso Gomez-Rejoin, Thomas Ann and Olivia Cooke (Me and Earl and the Dying Girl), Richard Gere (Time Out of Mind), Dan Fogelman (Danny Collins), and Jason Segel (The End of the Tour). Also theatre and event tickets, film passes, movie promo items from AFI Silver, Angelika Film Center, Arabian Sights Film Festival, Filmfest DC, Folger Theatre, Ford's Theatre, Landmark Theatres, Olney Theatre Center, Source Festival, Theater J and much more!

These were some of the items available in 2015:

  • Selma (best picture nominee) mounted poster signed by director Ava DuVernay and actor David Oyelowo
  • The Theory of Everything poster signed by actor Eddie Redmayne (best actor nominee)
  • Into the Woods (multiple nominations) poster signed by actors Emily Blunt, James Lapine, James Corden, Chris Pine, Tracy Ullman and director Rob Marshall
  • Love Is Strange poster signed by director Ira Sachs
  • St. Vincent poster signed by director Ted Melfi
  • Stone poster signed by Edward Norton (acting nominee)
  • Brundibar book signed by award-winning writer Tony Kushner (previous nominee)

    Selection of DVDs and film items, Landmark, Angelika & Avalon Theatre movie passes, dining at Hank’s Oyster Bar and The Pig, tickets and passes for Signature Theatre, Capital Fringe, Round House Theatre, WPAS (Philadelphia Orchestra), Washington Jewish Film Festival event, Filmfest DC opening night, Studio Theatre, Shakespeare Theatre Company, MetroStage, Olney Theatre Center, Synetic Theater.

    These were some of the items available in 2014:

  • Philomena poster & press notes signed by actor/co-writer Steve Coogan (2014 nominee)
  • The Bling Ring poster & press notes signed by actor Israel Broussard
  • 2 Days in Paris poster signed by actress/writer/director Julie Delpy (2014 nominee)
  • Her poster signed by director/writer Spike Jonze (2014 nominee)
  • Jobs press notes signed by actor Josh Gad and director Joshua Michael Stern
  • A League of Their Own DVD signed by director Penny Marshall
  • The Monuments Men book signed by author Robert Edsel
  • Body Heat & Romancing the Stone DVDs signed by actress Kathleen Turner

    Selection of DVDs and film items, Landmark Theatres, West End Cinema & Avalon Theatre movie passes, tickets and passes for Arena Stage, the Source Festival, Round House Theatre, Woolly Mammoth Theatre, WPAS, DC Shorts event, Filmfest DC opening night, Arabian Sights Festival, Folger Theatre, Synetic Theater, Studio Theatre, Environmental Film Festival

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