Missed Beasts of the Southern Wild? Want to see Hugh Jackman sing "Two, four, six, oh, Juan!" once more on the big screen? Just in time for awards season's big finale, AMC Theaters once again offers full "Best Picture" coverage for movie lovers, bringing all potential winners of the top Oscar to the same theater. Here's a portion of the news release:
AMC Theaters' Oscar Tradition to Feature All Nine Best Picture Nominees; Tickets on Sale Friday, Jan. 11 for Special Event on Feb. 16 and 23
Kansas City, Mo. (Jan. 11, 2013) - The Best Picture nominees have been announced and for the seventh straight year, AMC Theatres (AMC) is proud to announce its AMC Best Picture ShowcaseSM, an event much anticipated by movie lovers nationwide. Since 2007, AMC has offered guests the rare opportunity to experience every movie nominated for Best Picture by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences for one great price.
The nine Best Picture nominees will be shown on Saturday, Feb. 16 and Saturday, Feb. 23 at more than 100 theaters in nearly every AMC market in the United States. Plus, 12 select theaters will host a Best Picture movie marathon where guests can watch all nine movies in a row.
"This has become a must-attend event for movie lovers around the country," said Stephen Colanero, executive vice president and chief marketing officer at AMC. "Whether it's to see them all for the first time, or to see them again in preparation for the Oscars, the AMC Best Picture Showcase has become a tradition for many of our guests who enjoy seeing all of the Best Picture nominees the way they were intended - on the big screen surrounded by movie aficionados."
The nominees are: AMOUR, ARGO, BEASTS OF THE SOUTHERN WILD, DJANGO UNCHAINED, LES MISERABLES, LIFE OF PI, LINCOLN, SILVER LININGS PLAYBOOK, ZERO DARK THIRTY
Feb. 16 - 10:00 a.m. AMOUR LES MISERABLES ARGO DJANGO UNCHAINED
Feb. 23 - 10 a.m. BEASTS OF THE SOUTHERN WILD LIFE OF PI LINCOLN SILVER LININGS PLAYBOOK ZERO DARK THIRTY
Feb. 23 Marathon - 10 a.m. AMOUR LINCOLN ARGO DJANGO UNCHAINED LES MISERABLES ZERO DARK THIRTY LIFE OF PI SILVER LININGS PLAYBOOK BEASTS OF THE SOUTHERN WILD
AMC Best Picture Showcase Pricing:
Two-Day Pass: $60 (includes all nine movies on Feb. 16 and Feb. 23; available only at the box office)
Marathon Pass:$60 (includes all nine movies at select theatres on Feb. 23)
One-Day Pass (2/16):$30 (includes four movies on Feb. 16)
One-Day Pass (2/23): $40 (includes five movies on Feb. 23)
AMC Stubs members will receive an additional $5 credit added to their AMC Stubs card for each one-day pass purchased before the event day, up to four tickets. AMC Stubs members who purchase a two-day pass or purchase a ticket to the marathon event will receive $10 credit to their AMC Stubs card for purchasing prior to the event day. AMC Stubs credit can be used for concessions throughout that day.
Tickets go on sale online and at the box offices of participating AMC locations the evening of Friday, Jan. 11. For a list of participating theaters, showtimes, and to purchase one-day and marathon passes for the AMC Best Picture Showcase, please visit amctheatres.com/bps. The two-day pass is available only at the box office of participating theaters. Follow the Best Picture Oscar buzz on Twitter by using the hashtag #amcbps or on Facebook at facebook.com/amctheatres. Followers here will be the first to hear about any exciting news.
The Academy Awards® will be presented on Sunday, Feb. 24 at the Kodak Theatre at the Hollywood & Highland Center® and televised live on ABC.