Oscar Road Closures Start This Weekend

HOLLYWOOD (CBS) — Road closures in preparation for the Academy Awards at Kodak Theatre begin this weekend.

Hollywood Boulevard will be closed between Highland Avenue and Orange Drive beginning at 10 p.m. Sunday to accommodate the construction of press risers, fan bleachers and pre-show stages. Hollywood Boulevard will remain closed until 6 a.m. on Tuesday, Feb. 28.

Oscar preps will also affect the MTA Red Line.  Trains will bypass the Hollywood & Highland station after the last regularly scheduled train on Saturday Feb. 25, until 6 a.m. Monday, Feb. 27, when service will resume with the first scheduled train.

Several other streets and sidewalks will be closed for varying periods between Sunday and Oscar Sunday on Feb. 26. For more details and maps of the affected areas, visit navigatehollywood.com.

The 2011 Academy Awards will be held on Feb. 26 at the Kodak Theatre at Hollywood & Highland Center.

 

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  1. Woody McBreairty says:

    It’s hard to even imagine the Oscars will be moved from the Kodak Theatre. They are exactly where they belong now; they complete the picture of the glamour and excitement people expect when they come to Hollywood. The are in the perfect spot near the Chinese Theatre, El Capitan, Roosevelt Hotel, Tussaud Wax Museum, The Hollywood & HIghland Complex, Hollywood Bowl, Ford Theatre, with a proximity to Hollywood & Vine, The Pantages Theatre, Universal Studios, Paramount, The old Goldwyn Studios, Gower Studios & so much more. Moving them will take away so much from Hollywood and add absolutely nothing to downtown Los Angeles.

  2. wcmartell says:

    “The 2011 Academy Awards will be held on Feb. 26 at the Kodak Theatre at Hollywood & Highland Center.”

    No. They won’t. They will be held at the *theatre* at Hollywood & Highland Center. No longer “Kodak”… in fact, this whole idea of calling a building by a sponsor’s name is just wrong. Grauman’s Chinese is Grauman’s Chinese even if Mann’s buys it… and later sells it. A sports stadium has a name – and it is not some sponsor’s name.

    Let’s call it the “Rockwell Theatre”.

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