For the fourth consecutive year, the Saltwater Film Society of Midcoast Maine invites movie fans to walk the red carpet and mingle with Rockland’s elite for the Academy Awards broadcast, presented live in HD Sunday, March 7 at the Strand Theatre, 345 Main St.

This year’s show will be hosted by Steve Martin and Alec Baldwin. With this comedic duo leading the show, it is sure to be a fun and high-energy night of glamor and laughter. Attendees are encouraged to dress to impress, walk the Strand’s own red carpet and maybe take home some prizes.

Red carpet preshow coverage will be shown from 6:30 to 8 p.m. Coverage of the Oscar night ceremonies themselves will begin at 8 p.m. and continue until the last statuette is presented. Admission is free, and the Balcony Bar will be open for patrons 21 and older.

Next up at the Strand with be the Quebecois quartet Le Vent du Nord, performing Friday, March 12 at 8 p.m. Tickets are $20 for the all-ages concert; call 594-0070 or visit

VillageSoup Art/Entertainment Editor Dagney Ernest can be reached at 207-594-4401 or by e-mail to