Oscar has been held at different locations since its inception. Read this article to know about the different venues of Academy Award.

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Oscar Venues

Oscar has become one of the most-awaited events of the entertainment industry. Oscar Awards honors talented people for their excellence. Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences (AMPAS) has been organizing it annually, since 1929. The first Academy Awards were given on May 16 1929 and since then; the popularity of Oscars has just increased. With the passing years, the award ceremony had gone through many stages of changes, adopting a better and much developed outlook.
The venues of the Oscar ceremony has been changed a number of times, since 1929. For the first time, the awards were given at a banquet dinner, organized at the Roosevelt Hotel in Hollywood. After that, the next venue was Grauman's Chinese Theater in Hollywood, which hosted the awards from 1944 to 1946, followed by the Shrine Auditorium in Los Angeles, from 1947 to 1948. In the year 1949, the 21st Academy Awards ceremony was held at the Academy Award Theater (the Academy's then-headquarters) on Melrose Avenue, in Hollywood.

From 1950 to 1960, Oscars were presented at Hollywood's Pantages Theater. The venue of the award ceremony was moved to the Santa Monica Civic Auditorium, in Santa Monica, California, in the year 1961. The year 1969 saw the Academy moving the event back to Los Angeles, and at this point of time, the venue was Dorothy Chandler Pavilion, in the Los Angeles Music Center. Dorothy Chandler Pavilion remained the venue for Oscar ceremony from 1969 to 1987, from 1990 to 1994, in 1996, and, finally, in 1999.

In 1988, 1989, 1995, 1997, 1998, 2000 and 2001, Academy Awards were presented at the Shrine Auditorium, Los Angeles. After the Kodak Theater was built, in 2001, it has been the first permanent domicile of the award ceremony. The first Oscar Award ceremony was held at the Kodak Theater in March 2002 and the theater continues to host the Academy Awards till date. As of now, there is no information of any change in the Oscar venue taking place in the near future.

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