More than 8,000 prints of a theatrical trailer for the 67th annual Academy Awards will be distributed to theaters across the United States and Canada.

Marvin J. Levy, a spokesman for the academy, said copies of the one-minute promotional film will also be sent to major retailers for in-store displays and at some of the giant video wall locations such as those in Times Square and the Universal City Walk.The purpose of the brief film is clear said Levy. "We want people to get the message: Watch the Oscars on Oscar Night March 27."