On Sunday, February 24th the Greater Vancouver Chamber of Commerce (GVCC) in partnership with Kiggins Theatre will launch the first-ever “Vancouver Goes Hollywood” Black Tie event featuring a live streaming broadcast of the Academy Awards on the big screen. Starting at 4pm on Main Street, the entire block will transform into a glamorous Hollywood hotspot. The red carpet will be rolled out, limos lined up and a DJ in the streets. Community leaders, VIPs, and celebrity guests will flood the red carpet and men will be “dressed to kill” to compete in a James Bond lookalike contest. Vancouver fashion icons, Alisa Tetreault (Most Everything Vintage) and Brett Allred (Beigeblond) will conduct the red carpet “fashion interviews” which will stream live on the big screen before the official Academy Awards broadcast. Two ticket options are available: $50 general admission and $125 VIP entry.
“We wanted to bring an event to Vancouver that was different” said Kelly Parker, CEO of the GVCC “This event brings an opportunity to showcase the remarkable improvements to the Kiggins theatre, one of Vancouver’s treasures.” Ticket holders at both entry levels will receive a dinner catered by Main Event. VIP ticket holders will receive early access at 3:30pm that starts with reserved parking and a Limo drop off. Next, VIPs will strut the red carpet and be interviewed by the “fashion reporters,” all streaming live on the big screen. The red carpet will end at a photo opportunity where VIPs will receive a complimentary professional photo to take home at the end of the night. VIPs get access to a special seating area and a steak and lobster dinner; plus access to a VIP-only bar. The signature cocktails at “Vancouver Goes Hollywood” will go to benefit the Hough Foundation and are: The 007, Miss Moneypenny Cosmo, The Vesper, Goldfinger, and The Skyfall.
You do not have to be a ticket holder to enjoy this event. There will be a designated standing-room-only “fan area” outside of the theatre. Everyone is welcome to come down and enjoy the atmosphere of the event. Outside “fans” who want to view the red carpet and enjoy the DJ will also receive a FREE ticket to a future movie at the Kiggins Theatre.