Win tickets to the Oscar Party at The Kress

Oscar Party at The Kress in 2011. Photo by Matthew GaleWin a pair of tickets to the Oscar Party at The Kress Cinema & Lounge in Greeley, Colorado.

Here’s a little HeidiTown trivia for newer citizens. Back in 2007, when the town was incorporated, I wrote reviews. I reviewed books, restaurants and movies. I continue to write the occasional film review for the Berthoud Weekly Surveyor where I”ve been a contributing writer since 2006.

I love the movies. They represent a chance to escape from life and live somewhere else for a couple of hours. This year’s 86th Annual Academy Awards has an interesting lineup of Best Picture nominees. These films take us to various time periods including the 1800s, the 1970s and the 1980s, and this year, they even take us to space.

Oscar Party buffet at The Kress in Greeley, CO. Photo by Matthew Gale.
Oscar Party buffet at The Kress in Greeley, CO.

I was not a fan of expanding the Best Picture nominee list to 10, in part because it makes it more difficult to see all the nominated films. This year I’ve managed to see six of the 10.

The nominated films include American Hustle, Captain Philips, Dallas Buyers Club, Gravity, Her, Nebraska, Philomena, 12 Years of Slave and the Wolf of Wall Street. The movies in bold are the ones I’ve managed to see.

I’d like to see American Hustle win for best director and Nebraska win for Best Picture, although I’m fairly sure Scorsese’s soft porn flick, Wolf of Wall Street will take home the Oscar this year.

Now, here’s your chance to win a pair of tickets to the Oscar Party at The Kress. I’ve attended this shindig in the past and it’s a delightful evening.

The Kress Cinema & Lounge in Greeley, CO. Photo by Matthew Gale.The event starts at 5:30 p.m. on Sunday, March 2nd.  Your $20/person ticket includes an appetizer buffet, a red carpet entrance (complete with paparazzi), an Oscar Ballot Cash prize and the Academy Awards on The Kress’ big screen. Guests are encouraged to dress up in their Oscar best.

If you’d like to be entered to win tickets to this suave affair in Greeley, leave a comment telling me 1) which best picture nominee you’re rooting for, or, if you haven’t seen them, 2) your favorite all time movie.

A winner will be picked at random on Wednesday, Feb. 26 at 9 p.m., and will attend the Oscar Party on the 2nd of March. I will be there too, so I hope to meet the winner in person.

For more information on the The Kress visit them online at

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Contest Now Closed


  1. Philomena! I actually saw it at the Kress. 🙂


    1. Julie, I have the distinct feeling that I will LOVE it. I saw Nebraska at The Kress! 🙂 Great venue. Good luck!


  2. I’m rooting for Dallas Buyers Club, because Matthew is the best actor of all time. Wait, no I’m rooting for Wolf of Wall Street because Leonardo DiCaprio is the best actor of all time! Wait…. is Johnny Depp nominated? Because Pirates of the Caribbean is my favorite movie of all time!


  3. Hmmm….I haven’t seen any of these yet, but the best movie I’ve seen recently is definitely The Way Way Back.


  4. American Hustle! I love love love Jennifer Lawrence and Bradley Cooper


  5. My choice would be 12 Years A Slave. Such an intense film. Painful yet just stunning in its overall execution. And of course phenomenal performances by Michael Fassbender, Chiwetel Ejiofor, and Lupita Nyong’o. Though Wolf of Wall Street is definitely a close runner-up

    My favorite all time movie would have to be Heathers, just too funny!


    1. I still need to see 12 Years of Slave. I’m a big fan of both Ejiofor and Fassbender. Good luck, Bree!


  6. I really liked American Hustle and hope it wins for Best Director. Good luck, Christina!


  7. Yikes! Kind of embarrassed to say I haven’t seen any of them because life has been too hectic lately. Soooo, my favorite movie…a diametrically-opposed tie between The Matrix and Amelie!


  8. I say American Hustle for best picture. Maybe As Good as it Gets for my favorite picture.


  9. L.A. Story is my all time favorite. I haven’t managed to see any of the nominees yet1


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