The 89th Academy Awards are this Sunday, February 26th and The Grand Theater in Knoxville is giving Marion County residents a chance to view the Oscar nominated short films before the awards ceremony.

The Grand Theater will be showing every short film nominee from all three categories: Animated, Live Action and Documentary, this Saturday, February 25th starting at 11 a.m. The price of admission for the event is $5 per category or $10 for all three with the films being screened in the downstairs theater. Executive Director of the Grand Theater Foundation Sean Skeehan says: “With the Academy Awards being presented one day after this special screening, it’s a great opportunity to see many of the excellent films in nomination.” For more information about the screenings visit