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Street Closures Announced for Oscar® Week

February 4, 2009
CONTACT: Teni Melidonian - (310) 247-3090

Street Closures Announced for Oscar® Week

Beverly Hills, CA — To ensure public safety, support security strategies and facilitate the production of the 81st Academy Awards® show, the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences and the City of Los Angeles have finalized street closure plans around the Kodak Theatre at Hollywood & Highland Center® in Hollywood.

To accommodate the construction of press risers, fan bleachers and pre-show stages along the Academy Awards red carpet, Hollywood Boulevard will be closed between Highland Avenue and Orange Drive beginning at 10 p.m. on Sunday, February 15. It will reopen at 6 a.m. on February 16, close again at 10 p.m. that same day, and then remain closed until 6 a.m. on Tuesday, February 24.

MTA subway trains will bypass the Hollywood & Highland station after the last regularly scheduled train on Saturday, February 21, until 6 a.m. Monday, February 23. Service at the station will resume with the first scheduled train after 6 a.m.

Between Sunday, February 15, and Sunday, February 22, the day of the Academy Awards presentation, additional streets and sidewalks will be closed for varying periods.

Details of the closures and maps of affected areas are available from the Hollywood Chamber of Commerce, the Sixth and the Thirteenth District City Council field offices, at, and on the Academy's Web site Closures.

Academy Awards for outstanding film achievements of 2008 will be presented on Sunday, February 22, 2009, at the Kodak Theatre at Hollywood & Highland Center, and televised live by the ABC Television Network. The Oscar presentation also will be televised live in more than 200 countries worldwide.

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About the Academy

The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences is the world’s preeminent movie-related organization, with a membership of more than 6,000 of the most accomplished men and women working in cinema. In addition to the annual Academy Awards – in which the members vote to select the nominees and winners – the Academy presents a diverse year-round slate of public programs, exhibitions and events; provides financial support to a wide range of other movie-related organizations and endeavors; acts as a neutral advocate in the advancement of motion picture technology; and, through its Margaret Herrick Library and Academy Film Archive, collects, preserves, restores and provides access to movies and items related to their history. Through these and other activities the Academy serves students, historians, the entertainment industry and people everywhere who love movies.

Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences
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