Oscar Night America Miami 2012 with Batmobiles, Bunny Yeager and More 2/26/12

Oscar Night America Miami 2012: Batmobiles, Bunny Yeager & More…
Sunday, Feb. 26, 2012 at 7:00 p.m.
The Dezer Collection Museum and Pavilion
2000 Northeast 146th Street
Miami, FL 33181.

Tickets to the 2012 Oscar Night America Miami Beach are available for $125 or $100 for Miami Beach Film Society & Cinematheque members. Ticket prices include food and beverages, tax and gratuity, complimentary valet parking, the official 84th Annual Academy Awards® program booklet and other event memorabilia. Please visit www.MBCinema.com for tickets.

The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences has selected the Miami Beach Film Society’s Cinematheque to host the official Miami celebration for the Oscar Night® America, Miami (ONA) viewing party. Oscar Night® America parties are the official nationwide celebrations of the Oscars® and serve as fundraisers for local charities. ONA Miami 2012, presented by Miami Beach Film Society at The Dezer Collection Museum, will take place on Oscar® Sunday in Dezer Schauhalle, a one-of-a-kind event venue housing an extraordinary private collection of Hollywood vehicles and memorabilia,

Additional Oscar Night® America, Miami sponsors include Exquisite Catering by Robert, Francis Ford Coppola Presents, Absolut Miami Vodka, Perrier, Chalk Ping Pong and Billiards Lounge, Trump International and Nespresso.

The Oscar Night® America, Miami red carpet and silent auction will be hosted by Miami Beach Film Society founder Dana Keith. Red carpet arrivals and fabulous evening looks courtesy of Ema Savahl Couture will begin at 7:00 p.m. followed by a welcome champagne reception alongside six of the Museum’s famous movie automobiles including Goldfinger, Batman, Back to The Future and The Curious Case of Benjamin Button. As a special treat to car aficionados and Hollywood films buffs, the original Batman “Batmobile” and James Bond “DB5” from Goldfinger will go up for live auction at 8.pm. The evening will proceed with a seated dinner and viewing of the live telecast of the 84th Academy Awards® on WPLG Local-10 (ABC) starting at 8:30 p.m. (EST). Attendees will toast Oscar® winners while enjoying Exquisite Catering by Robert with Sofia Blanc d’ Blancs, Director’s Cut Chardonnay and Director’s Cabernet Sauvignon by Coppola Wines, Absolut Vodka, Perrier, and Nespresso, while bidding on items during the event’s silent auction.

The celebration will also serve as the closing night of the Dezer Schauhalle’s renowned Bunny Yeager Retrospective currently on display, as well as a preview of the Museum’s upcoming James Bond collection slated to open Spring 2012, which will feature the automobiles, airplanes and boats that appeared in one of Hollywood’s most celebrated film franchises. The evening promises an experience that exudes the classic glamour and luxury of the 84th Annual Academy Awards®, complete with the Academy Awards® show program booklet for all guests.

The Miami Beach Cinematheque, Miami’s premier art house cinema, recently relocated to Miami Beach City Hall (1130 Washington Avenue, 1st floor) after spending eight years at its original Española Way location on South Beach. MBC’s new sustainable home features high-definition digital projection with Bose surround sound, 75 plush stadium-style seats, a photographic arts gallery, gourmet concession stands featuring the new MBC line of baked goods and Nespresso coffees, and unique programming throughout the year including screenings of Oscar® winning and nominated films in many categories. MBC is the only officially sanctioned beneficiary of the Miami Oscar Night® America.

Oscar Night® America, the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences’ grassroots program, enables local charities to be the official hosts of glamorous Oscar® viewing parties across the country. Since its inception in 1994, Oscar Night® America has generated funding for a wide spectrum of charitable organizations — every cent staying within the community where it was raised, none of it going to the Academy. ONA, now in its second decade, has raised nearly $17.5 million for charities throughout the United States.

The Dezer Collection Museum, founded by prominent New York/South Florida developer and collector Michael Dezer, features more than 1,000 of the most unique and eclectic vehicles held in any private collection in the world. The 250,000-square-foot contemporary art and automobile museum features a total of nine exhibitions, and one-of-a-kind concepts including an indoor drive-in movie theatre. Exhibitions include American classics from all eras, rare European classics, military cars, microcars, classic motorcycles and more. The museum’s Hollywood “Star” car exhibition showcases cars featured in some of Hollywood’s most celebrated movies, including the 1948 Ford “Greased Lighting” from Grease, 1959 Cadillac “Excto-1” from Ghostbusters, 1981 Delorean “Time Machine” from Back to The Future, and the Mach 5 Speed Racer from Speed Racer Enterprises, among many others.

In addition to the extraordinary collection of vehicles and memorabilia, the Museum offers a one-of-a-kind event venue, the Dezer Showplace, that is perfect for hosting birthdays, bar and bat mitzvahs, weddings, corporate parties and auctions, among other events. The Dezer Showplace features a total of 75,000 square feet of event and entertainment space, split into several ballrooms that can accommodate parties of every size, from intimate gatherings up to 1,500 guests.

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