The Oscars ceremony is the most exciting night of the year for film fans around the world, but the Academy Awards can be a logistical nightmare for Los Angeles residents in the days leading up to the event.
To ensure public safety and facilitate the production of Sunday’s 87th Oscars, the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences and the city of Los Angeles began closing certain streets around the Dolby Theatre at the Hollywood & Highland Center in Hollywood long before the biggest stars in the movie industry arrive for the red carpet.
Hollywood Boulevard has been closed between Highland Avenue and Orange Drive since Sunday to make way for fan bleachers, press risers and multiple pre-show stages that will eventually accompany the Oscars red carpet. Those portions of the road are scheduled to remain nonoperational until Tuesday morning.
MTA subway trains, meanwhile, will begin bypassing nearby Hollywood & Highland station on Saturday and continue skipping over the highly-trafficked red line stop until 6 a.m on Monday.
Additional streets and sidewalks will also be closed intermittently leading up to Sunday’s event. The Hollywood Chamber of Commerce has put together a map of the closures on the Oscars website, which can be viewed here.
Here is a list of closures:
1. Hollywood Boulevard, from Highland Avenue to Orange Drive
2. Orchid Alley, in between Orange Drive and Orchid Street.
3. The Hollywood & Highland metro station, beginning on Saturday.
Coverage of the 87th Oscars, produced by Craig Zadan and Neil Meron and hosted by Neil Patrick Harris, will be televised live from the Dolby Theatre at Hollywood & Highland Center on Sunday from 7 p.m. ET/4 p.m. PT on ABC.