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Avon Theatre Hosting Oscar's Party On Sunday

Two guests at Avon Theatre's 2015 Oscar party. The theater will host an Oscar party on Sunday. Photo Credit: Contributed
Gerda Wegener (Artist) “La Belle Masque” 1922. 38.58” x 31.89” oil on canvas, Framed. Signed and Dated by the artist Photo Credit: Contributed

STAMFORD, Conn., -- It's Oscar time and the Avon Theatre Film Center is rolling out the red carpet on Sunday for its Oscar party.

The event will be held this Sunday and begins with cocktails and hors d'oeuvres from 6:30 p.m. to 8 p.m. with a buffet supper from 8 p.m. to 11 p.m. at the same time as the telecast of the event. Pre-party and supper is hosted by Bar Rosso

LIVE Telecast of the Academy Awards Ceremony 8:00pm – 11:00pm (The 2016 host is Chris Rock)

Tickets to the event are $100 for Avon members and $125 for non members Tickets can be purchased online at<

Tickets can be purchased during showtimes at the box office or by calling the business office at (203) 661-0321.

Arriving guests will have their photos taken on the red carpet. Prizes will be given out for Best Red Carpet Glamour and Best Bollywood Attire.

Leonard Fox, an acclaimed rare book dealer and art gallery owner in Greenwich, is exhibiting a portion of his rare collection of the famous Danish Art-Deco illustrator and painter, Gerda Wegener. Gerda and her husband, Einar Wegener, were the subjects of the Oscar-Nominated film, The Danish Girl, which the Avon screened for several weeks. Both stars of the film are nominated for Oscars: Eddie Redmayne for Best Actor and Alicia Vikander for Best Actress in a Supporting Role.

Leonard Fox has generously offered to donate a percentage of any sales of Gerda’s art to the Avon either during the Oscar Party or at his gallery located on East Putnam Avenue in central Greenwich, where he has 30 of Gerda’s illustrations on display thru mid-March. Leonard is the largest collector of Gerda Wegener in the U.S.

Leonard says “Gerda was a very versatile artist. She was well-known in both the commercial and art world among the fashion illustrators and in the fine arts for her portraiture.”

Leonard, who resides in Fairfield County, is a big fan of the Avon and independent films.

He says “I love that the Avon is here serving the community. We are more than honored to help an independent community cinema that is committed to showing movies that inform and entertain that you can’t see anywhere else.”

In addition to the Gerda Wegener art, several fun silent auction items will be offered, including a collection of Blu Rays of this year’s Oscar-Nominated films; a Vermont inn getaway; and a year of FREE movies at the Avon.

All proceeds from the annual Oscar Party support the general operations of the Avon as well as 7 college scholarship awards to area high school students.

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