The Oscars arrive in just over two weeks, which means street closings, adjusted train schedules, extra tourists and traffic nightmares in Hollywood near the Dolby Theatre and Hollywood & Highland Center.
As part of that, the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences, Hollywood Chamber of Commerce and Los Angeles City Council have issued their annual list of shutdowns and Metro train schedule tweaks leading into Oscar week.
Hollywood Boulevard will be closed between Highland Avenue and Orange Drive starting at 3 AM on Sunday, February 2. The streets will reopen Wednesday, February 12 at 6 AM. The early shutdown before the February 9 Oscars is to accommodate the construction of press risers, fan viewing areas, and pre-show stages along the Oscars red carpet.
MTA subway trains will bypass the Hollywood & Highland station after the last regularly scheduled train on Saturday, February 8 until the first scheduled train after 6 AM on Monday, February 10. Service at the station will resume with the first scheduled train after 6 AM.
Between Sunday, January 26, and Oscar Sunday, additional streets and sidewalks will be closed for varying periods.
Details of the closures and maps of affected areas are available from the Hollywood Chamber of Commerce, the Sixth and the Thirteenth District City Council field offices and on the Academy’s website here.
The 92nd Oscars are February 9 at the Dolby Theatre at Hollywood & Highland Center, televised live on ABC at 8 PM ET/5 PM PT.