Rochester, N.Y. - All of the films nominated for best picture at the 2013 Academy Awards were shown at the Little Theatre.
That’s one of the reasons why the theatre decided to host a viewing party they called "Rochoscar.”
The event was also held at there because the Dryden Theatre at the George Eastman House is under renovations.
About 100 guests were treated to performances by the comedy troupe Nuts and Bolts.
Guests also had their photos taken on the red carpet.
Sunday night’s event provided a relaxed and intimate setting.
“Very much like sitting with your best friends, a 100 or so of your best friends, laughing and rooting for your favorites,” WXXI’s Executive Vice President and General Manager Susan Rogers said.
That’s something movie lovers enjoyed.
“It gives me a chance to get dressed up, go out on the town in Rochester,” said Shelley Bizari.
“It's a little bit small, but it's quaint,” said Pasquale Carrozziere.
It was also a big night for Rochester's Kodak.
Six of the nine movies nominated for best picture were shot on Kodak film.
Despite the company's financial woes, George Conboy with Brighton Securities said for the time being, Kodak's future in motion picture looks bright.
“At the end of 2012 Kodak's major film competitor Fuji stopped making motion picture film so in the next few years, it's very likely that the best picture award will remain a Kodak film picture,” Conboy said.
That’s something the Little Theatre says is worth preserving.
“We're always going to try to keep reel to reel to be able to show film, there's nothing like a film experience and I think Rochester can be proud of the role it plays,” Rogers said.
Both the Dryden and Little Theatres are getting digital projection equipment, but will be able to continue showing film.