The Shrine Auditorium and Exposition Center will once again be the venue for the Academy Awards, according to the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences president Robert Rehme. The 73rd annual presentation of the awards will be staged at the venue for its 10th year on Sunday, March 25, 2001 at 5:30 p.m., and be broadcast live on ABC, preceded by a 5 p.m. pre-show.
A new theater at Hollywood Boulevard and Highland Avenue in Hollywood is under construction and will not be ready until the 74th annual awards presented in 2002.
The first time the awards were held at the Shrine was in 1947, when they were in their 19th year. They were presented there again in 1948, but 40 years passed before the Academy brought them back to the venue in 1989, 1991, 1995, 1997, 1998 and 2000.