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Classic Cinemas invites movie fans to ‘Predict the Oscars’

In this March 2, 2014, file photo, an Oscar statue is displayed at the Oscars at the Dolby Theatre in Los Angeles. This year's Academy Awards ceremony will be March 4.
In this March 2, 2014, file photo, an Oscar statue is displayed at the Oscars at the Dolby Theatre in Los Angeles. This year's Academy Awards ceremony will be March 4.

Classic Cinemas’ annual “Predict the Oscars” contest returns for the 2018 awards season.

Moviegoers are encouraged to enter the contest when they visit any of the 14 Chicago-area Classic Cinemas locations, including the Woodstock Theatre in Woodstock and Cinema 12 in Carpentersville, through the close of business on March 3.

The 90th anniversary Academy Awards ceremony and telecast will be hosted by Jimmy Kimmel the following day, March 4.

Entrants must be at least 16 years old, and only one entry per day is allowed. Contest rules are located on the back of the ballots and posted in the theater lobbies.

The “Predict the Oscars” contest is co-sponsored by Brookfield Zoo and Francesca’s Restaurants.

One grand prize and five second-place winners will be selected by random drawing from the eligible entries that correctly pick the Oscar winner in seven major categories: Best Picture, Best Director, Best Actor, Best Actress, Best Supporting Actor, Best Supporting Actress and Best Animated Film.

The grand prize winner will receive free movies for two for an entire year at any Classic Cinemas location along with a gift card valued at $200 good at any of the Chicago-area Francesca’s Restaurants, and two passes to Brookfield Zoo. Five second-place winners each will receive a $100 Classic Cinemas gift card and two Brookfield Zoo passes. Additionally, every correct entry will receive a pair of passes to any Classic Cinemas theater along with a pair of Brookfield Zoo passes.

Participating Classic Cinemas locations include: Charlestowne 18, St. Charles; Cinema 7, Sandwich; Cinema 12, Carpentersville; Elk Grove Theatre, Elk Grove Village; Fox Lake Theatre, Fox Lake; Lake Theatre, Oak Park; Lindo Theatre, Freeport; Meadowview Theatre, Kankakee; North Riverside Luxury 6, North Riverside; Ogden 6 Theatre, Naperville; Paramount Theatre, Kankakee; Tivoli Theatre, Downers Grove; Woodstock Theatre, Woodstock; and York Theatre, Elmhurst.

For more information on Classic Cinemas, visit classiccinemas.com.

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