The Center on Halsted

is the Midwest's most comprehensive community center dedicated to advancing community and securing the health and well-being of the LGBTQ community of Chicagoland. More than 1,000 members visit the Center every day, located in the heart of Chicago's Lakeview Neighborhood.

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A Night with Oscar

Every year, The Center hosts an Oscars watching party in their Billy-Jean King Gymnasium. A staple at The Center on Halsted for over ten years, they welcome 300 donors, patrons and supporters to enjoy the Academy Awards presentation in a fun and festive atmosphere. Each year, The Center looks to J&J Exhibitors to provide audio visual support.  J&J rises to the occasion and rolls out the red carpet to create an award-winning environment for this prestigious event and attendees in full Oscars dress. The centerpiece was our Oscar projection screen connected to ABC-TV’s telecast via a high-definition receiver on the Center’s rooftop. High-quality, surround-sound was key to help propel attendees onto the red carpet while the stars being interviewed. Environmental lighting, projected patterns and color effects throughout the space, really transform this gymnasium into the magical world of moving pictures.  And the Oscar goes to…J&J Exhibitors.

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