The Oscars, held every February, are the biggest gathering of Hollywood elites in the world.
And so is a festival of the worst kind.
In a year of gilded debauchery, in which Hollywood’s stars have been seen at least once in person, it’s not hard to imagine that the best films and actors are only a small percentage of the audience.
That’s what happened in 2012, when some 20 million tickets were sold for the ceremony, the biggest-ever number for an Oscars celebration.
A number of Hollywood stars were also seen at the opening ceremony in London in 2015, but that was the biggest crowd ever for an Oscar party.
And the numbers don’t improve for the Oscars this year, which will be the first since 1997 to not include an open-to-the-public show.
The best films in the awards category, including the most-nominated films, will be screened at the same time in New York, Los Angeles and San Francisco, where the awards ceremony is held every year.
In other words, you can see all of your favorites at once.
And for the past four years, the number of movies screened at both venues has been relatively steady.
But the last two years have seen a massive spike in ticket sales, a trend that some critics have dubbed the “Oscars phenomenon” (they mean the “epic” part of that).
And that phenomenon is likely to continue in 2017.
So far, there have been 7,567 tickets sold for each of the 20 films screened at a total of 4,087.
So if you can find a theater that will let you watch all of the movies, that’s a good bet.
The number of tickets sold at both Los Angeles’ Staples Center and the Staples Center in San Francisco has increased by more than 10% in the past three years.
But with only a handful of theaters in each city offering tickets, it is hard to predict how many tickets will be available.
A ticket broker is not likely to be offering tickets for a movie until after it is screened.
The reason is that the Oscars are a public event, and it is not unusual for movie studios to sell tickets to select groups of people before it is even shown on a big screen.
For example, this year’s best picture winners are scheduled to appear on the big screen on February 11 in Los Angeles, while last year’s winners were on the small screen on January 31.
The studios have said they will be selling more tickets, but there’s no guarantee that they will sell them as quickly as the studios hoped.
“There is a lot of uncertainty around the tickets,” said Mark Leibovich, a spokesman for the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences, the organization that organizes the Oscars.
The Academy has offered to extend its opening weekend by three weeks, but only a fraction of moviegoers have turned up.
Many were able to see the first five nominees in theaters only a week before they were supposed to be shown on the screens, and that is not a big boost to ticket sales.
The same is true for the best foreign-language films.
The top-grossing film, The Revenant, is currently playing in theaters in Brazil and China, and is expected to open in China in May.
The next two films in line to play in the U.S. in May are La La Land and La LaLand 2.
The third film in line, The Big Sick, is slated for release in the United Kingdom on June 25.
“We have seen the numbers of people who want to see this film go up by 30% in China and 80% in Brazil,” said Andrew Puzder, the president of CAA, which represents movie studios.
But even if you’re able to find a movie theater that sells tickets, you still may not be able to get them.
Some of the best seats in the house are reserved for Academy members, who have a special entitlement to see their favorite movies, and so tickets can only be bought on a first-come, first-served basis.
In some cities, such as Los Angeles on Feb. 15, the Academy members who go to the cinema will have to wait in line for up to three hours, even though they are in the audience for the film.
But that isn’t the case in most cities, where people who buy tickets at the beginning of the night can buy them at any time.
And because tickets can be purchased at any theater, people will be able in some cases to find seats where they are allowed to stand.
And there will still be a limit to the number people can see in a single day.
And that limit will likely rise in the coming months.
The academy will hold a conference call on Monday with all of its members, including Oscar-nominees, to discuss the situation.
The question of what to do about the shortage of tickets is also being debated by the industry itself.
One proposal would be to limit the number to a single-day limit