On February 27, 2011, ten films will compete for the Oscar for Best Picture.
When there were only five nominated films it was a little easier to see them all before Oscar night. Now that there are ten, some movie-goers might be behind on their viewing schedule.
Not to worry. Once again this year, AMC Theaters is hosting the Best Picture Showcase. Now in its five year, the showcase is a last chance for fans to see all the Best Picture nominees in either a marathon format or over the course of two weekends.
In some major markets the chain will be presenting the nominees in a 24-hour marathon. These cities include New York City, Los Angeles, Chicago, and Washington, D.C.
The marathon will begin at 10am on February 26th with “Toy Story” and conclude with “The King’s Speech at 7:05am on Sunday, February 27th.
The full schedule for the marathon is as follows:
10am: Toy Story 3
12pm: 127 Hours
2pm: The Kids are Alright
4:15pm: True Grit
7:15pm: The Fighter
9:45p: Winter’s Bone
11:45pm: Black Swan
4:45am: The Social Network
7:05am: The King’s Speech
The cost for the marathon is $50 and all ticket holders will receive a $20 gift card to be used for concessions during the marathon.
If you don’t live in one of the cities with the 24 hour marathon, AMC is presenting a two day event on two consecutive Saturdays, February 19th and February 26th.
To reach the largest audience possible, over 40 cities have been included in the two-day event.
Here are the ticket prices for the 2011 Best Picture Showcase 2-day event:
One day pass: $35, good for five films on one day, with a $10 concession gift card
Two day pass: $60, good for all ten films, with a $20 concession gift card to be divided between the two days.
For more information about the 2011 AMC Theaters Best Picture Showcase, please visit the AMC website.
To follow and join in on discussions about the Best Picture nominees, AMC has set up a Facebook page. For the AMC theaters Facebook page. To reach that page, please click here.
Tickets for these events are on sale now.
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