OSCAR NIGHT VENUES

1. ROOSEVELT HOTEL, Hollywood, Los Angeles (1929)
2. & 3. Alternated between the AMBASSADOR HOTEL, Mid-Wilshire,

Los Angeles and BILTMORE HOTEL, Downtown Los Angeles (1930-1943)
4. GRAUMAN'S CHINESE THEATRE, Hollywood, Los Angeles (1944-
1946)
5. SHRINE AUDITORIUM, West Adams, Los Angeles (1947-1948)
6. ACADEMY AWARD THEATRE [American Academy of Motion Picture Arts
and Sciences Headquarters], Hollywood, Los Angeles (1949)
7. PANTAGES THEATRE, Hollywood, Los Angeles (1950-1959)
[Awards ceremony held simultaneously at NBC INTERNATIONAL THEATRE,

New York City (1953) and NBC CENTURY THEATRE, New York City (1954-
1957)]
8. SANTA MONICA CIVIC AUDITORIUM, City of Santa Monica (1960-1968)
9. DOROTHY CHANDLER PAVILION, Downtown Los Angeles (1969-2001)
10. KODAK THEATRE, Hollywood, Los Angeles (2002-2012) / DOLBY THEATRE
(2013- )


A listing of the ten So-Cal Academy Award ceremony venues. The presentation has been a Tinseltown tradition since the first one was held on May 16, 1929. After 43 years of being staged in various parts of L.A., the annual Oscar presentation moved back to Hollywood. This occurred with the 74th soiree. It was held at the H&HC's Kodak Theatre, on March 24, 2002.

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