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Academy’s Oscar arrives in Kansas City Feb. 14 during cross-country road trip


Talk about the ultimate date night: Valentine’s Day with Oscar.

Oscar?

That’s right!  The coveted statuette that is awarded for outstanding film achievements is coming to Kansas City Feb. 14.

Academy's Oscar arrives in Kansas City Feb. 14 during cross-country road trip

Academy’s Oscar arrives in Kansas City Feb. 14 during cross-country road trip

For the first time, the Oscar Roadtrip kicks off Feb. 4 in New York and over a course of three weeks will greet movie fans along the way, according to comingsoon.net. The statue makes its red-carpet Hollywood appearance in time for the 85th Academy Awards Feb. 24 at the Dolby Theatre at Hollywood & Highland Center. Seth MacFarlane is this year’s host.

“We created the Oscar Roadtrip to bring the magic and fun of the Oscar ceremony to movie fans across the country,” said Josh Spector, managing director of digital media and marketing for the Academy, in an article on comingsoon.net. “The Oscar Roadtrip makes it possible to share the once-in-a-lifetime thrill that only comes from holding an Oscar statuette.”

As to where Oscar and his entourage will be when they arrive in Kansas City is still up in the air. In fact most of the trip is being scheduled on the fly.  Oscar is up for suggestions and can reached at @OscarRoadTrip on Twitter and tweet using #OscarRoadTrip. Old school types can send an email to roadtrip@oscars.org.

Two roving reporters,  Ben Gleib and Angie Greenup, will be traveling with Oscar and recording their trip in photos, videos, and blog posts on their website.

The Oscar Roadtrip is scheduled to visit the following cities on the following dates:

  • February 4 – New York
  • February 6 – Philadelphia
  • February 7 – Washington, D.C.
  • February 8 – Baltimore
  • February 11 – Chicago
  • February 13 – St. Louis
  • February 14 – Kansas City
  • February 17 – Houston
  • February 18 – Dallas
  • February 21 – Phoenix
  • February 24 – Hollywood

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