The Neon movie theater, 130 E. Fifth St. in downtown Dayton. (Photo source: Facebook)
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Why Neon Movies is the place to be on Oscar night

Watching the Academy Awards is way more fun with friends. However, not everyone can pull off a celebration with glitzy appetizers and tiny plastic Oscar trophies for party favors.

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One of Dayton’s favorite Oscar traditions is at The NEON, Dayton’s favorite independent theater, for their annual Oscar watch party. The Neon was voted Dayton.com’s Best of 2018 winner for Best Movie Theater.

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Jonathan McNeal is manager of The Neon Movies in Dayton. (Staff Photo by Amelia Robinson)
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The Neon invites everyone to its annual free Oscar Party. Watch the Oscars on the big cinema screen and make your best predictions. Ballots are already available in the theater’s lobby for pickup, but the theater will only begin accepting ballots for voting on the day of the Oscars. 

Even though the event is free, ballots serve as a reservation for your spot at the party. So even if you don’t wish to participate in voting, people should pick up ballots before the night of in order to save a spot. 

Throughout the night, prizes for ballots scoring the highest will be awarded. Meaning now is the time to start your Oscar education if you still have some work to do. 

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The NEON has a full service bar that will be open all evening. 

The pre-show begins at 7 p.m. and seating will begin as close to 7 p.m. as possible. The actual Oscar ceremony begins at 8:30 p.m. 

Want to go?

WHAT: Oscar Watch Party 

WHEN: Seating begins at 7 p.m., Sunday, February 24

WHERE: NEON Movie Theater, 130 E 5th St., Dayton

INFO: 937-222-7469 | Website

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