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Originally published Thursday, February 27, 2014 at 3:06 PM

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A weekend of Oscar best-picture marathons and parties

Places to see the best-picture Oscar nominees as well as the Academy Awards ceremony; the Seattle Jewish Film Festival opens; and several film series continue.

Seattle Times staff

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It’s all about Oscar this weekend. You could dash all around town and try to catch up on the best-picture nominees, or binge-watch all 16-plus hours of the nine nominated films in one day at selected theaters. For details, go to .

Then there is the question of where to view the actual ceremony. Three Dollar Bill Cinema will hold its annual party at 4 p.m. Sunday, March 2, at the Fred Wildlife Refuge, 128 Belmont Ave. E., Seattle. Tickets are $35 general admission, $100 VIP admission ( TheFilmSchool will hold its party at 4 p.m. Sunday at the Triple Door, 216 Union St., Seattle. Tickets are $150 ( Or you can head down to Tacoma for the Grand Cinemas annual party at the Theatre on the Square, 915 Broadway. Doors open at 4 p.m. Tickets are $30 or $90 (253-593-4474 or

The 19th annual Seattle Jewish Film Festival opens Saturday, March 1, at Pacific Place and then runs through March 12 at several locations. For a preview, go to and search for “Seattle Jewish Film Fest.” For more information, visit

“The Met: Live in HD” series continues with Dimtri Tchemiakov’s staging of Borodin’s Prince Igor,” starring Ildar Abdrazakov. The opera will show on area screens Saturday, March 1, and Wednesday, March 5. For locations and tickets, call 800-295-8587 or go to

TheFilmSchool’s “Building Character” series concludes this weekend with two 2013 dramas, “Ain’t Them Bodies Saints” at 7 p.m. Friday, Feb. 28, and “Mud,” at 7 p.m. Saturday, March 1. Each screening is followed by a discussion with host Warren Etheredge. Tickets are $7 for students and seniors, $10 general admission. West of Lenin, 203 N. 36th St., Seattle (800-838-3006 or

The Grand Illusion’s “Woody Allen in the ’80s” series concludes with “Broadway Danny Rose” showing Friday-Sunday, Feb. 28-March 2, and “Radio Days,” playing Sunday-Wednesday, March 2-5. Single tickets are $5 members, $6-$8 general. 1403 N.E. 50th St., Seattle (206-523-3935 or

And finally, the odd double bills continue this week at Central Cinema. You can join Cary Grant as he runs through that cornfield in Hitchcock’s 1959 thriller “North by Northwest” or choose Jennifer Love Hewitt’s 1998 teen-party flick “Can’t Hardly Wait.” Tickets are $7 per film. 1411 21st Ave., Seattle (

Doug Knoop: or on Twitter @dougknoop

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