Getting a seat in the bleachers

Feb 04, 2002 by Ian Evans

Fans used to line up for days to get a chance to see the stars on the red carpet at the Oscars®. This year, they won’t be allowed to.

Now fans will have to apply to get a bleacher seat on a first-come, first-serve basis.

Fans interested in bleacher seat reservations will be required to fill out an application form including personal information such as name, address, birth date, driver’s license and social security numbers. Applications will be available beginning Wednesday, February 6, on the Academy’s website at Applications also may be requested via e-mail beginning February 6, at or by calling 310-247-3000, ext. 140.

The completed application, along with a recent passport-size photo, should be returned to the Academy as soon as possible and must be received by March 1. Bleacher seat reservations will be assigned on a first-come, first-served basis and all applicants will be screened for security purposes prior to approval.

There will be approximately 400 bleacher seats available at the Kodak Theatre.

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