Street Closures Announced for Oscar® Week
Beverly Hills, CA (February 4, 2009) —To ensure public safety, support security strategies and facilitate the production of the 81st Academy Awards® show, the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences and the City of Los Angeles have finalized street closure plans around the Kodak Theatre at Hollywood & Highland Center® in Hollywood.
To accommodate the construction of press risers, fan bleachers and pre-show stages along the Academy Awards red carpet, Hollywood Boulevard will be closed between Highland Avenue and Orange Drive beginning at 10 p.m. on Sunday, February 15. It will reopen at 6 a.m. on February 16, close again at 10 p.m. that same day, and then remain closed until 6 a.m. on Tuesday, February 24.
MTA subway trains will bypass the Hollywood & Highland station after the last regularly scheduled train on Saturday, February 21, until 6 a.m. Monday, February 23. Service at the station will resume with the first scheduled train after 6 a.m.
Between Sunday, February 15, and Sunday, February 22, the day of the Academy Awards presentation, additional streets and sidewalks will be closed for varying periods.
Details of the closures and maps of affected areas are available from the Hollywood Chamber of Commerce, the Sixth and the Thirteenth District City Council field offices, at www.navigatehollywood.com, and on the Academy's Web site http://www.oscars.org/awards/academyawards/closures.html.
Academy Awards for outstanding film achievements of 2008 will be presented on Sunday, February 22, 2009, at the Kodak Theatre at Hollywood & Highland Center, and televised live by the ABC Television Network. The Oscar presentation also will be televised live in more than 200 countries worldwide.