In celebration of the upcoming Oscars, AMC Theatres will host an "AMC Best Picture Showcase" event this Saturday, Feb. 24, at 79 select AMC theatres nationwide(1) (check local listings for availability and show times). The day-long event will showcase the five films nominated by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences for "Best Picture." Guests are invited to attend the event through an exclusive offer of an AMC Best Picture Showcase All-Day Pass, which allows moviegoers to see all five films for one ticket, priced at $30. AMC Best Picture Showcase All-Day Pass holders will also receive a large popcorn and a large drink, with unlimited free refills on both concession items for the entire day.

The five films, Babel, The Departed, Letters from Iwo Jima, Little Miss Sunshine and The Queen, will play back-to-back throughout the day in one dedicated auditorium. Guests who purchase an All-Day Pass will also receive a keepsake lanyard with a hanging collectible pass, which features the five nominated films and allows guests to come and go as they please. The AMC Best Picture Showcase is valued at more than $55.

"There is no better way to see these highly-acclaimed films than on the big screen," said Peter C. Brown, Chairman and CEO, AMC Entertainment Inc. "These are some of the most celebrated movies of the year, and we are excited to present our guests with this unparalleled, affordable opportunity to be in the know about the 'Best Picture' Oscar nominees or see their favorite films again, all in one day."

Guests can find a theatre in their area hosting the AMC Best Picture Showcase by visiting www.amctheatres.com. AMC Best Picture Showcase advance ticket sales are available on a first-come, first-served basis online at amctheatres.com or by visiting the box office or Guest Services area at any theatre hosting the event.

AMC Best Picture Showcase schedule (all times local; schedule is the same nationwide):

Babel 11:00 a.m.

The Queen 1:45 p.m.

The Departed 3:45 p.m.

Letters From Iwo Jima 7:00 p.m.

Little Miss Sunshine 9:45 p.m.

(1) The AMC Best Picture Showcase will be available in the following cities/theatres:

AZ (Phoenix) AMC Deer Valley 30 with IMAX, AMC Mesa

Grand 24

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CA (Los Angeles area) AMC 30 at the Block, AMC Burbank 16, AMC

Ontario Mills 30, AMC Rolling Hills 20,

AMC Puente Hills 20, AMC Covina 30, AMC

Norwalk 20

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CA (San Francisco area) AMC Mercado 20, AMC Bay Street 16

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CA (San Diego) AMC Fashion Valley 18

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CO (Denver) AMC Westminster Promenade 24, AMC Highlands

Ranch 24

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CT (Hartford - New Haven) AMC Loews Plainville 20

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CT (Danbury) AMC Loews Danbury 16

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FL (Miami-Ft. Lauderdale) AMC Aventura 24, AMC Cocowalk 16

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FL (Tampa-St. Petersburg) AMC Regency 20, AMC Veterans Expressway 24

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FL (Orlando) AMC Pleasure Island 24, AMC Altamonte Mall

18

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FL (Vero Beach) AMC Indian River 24

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FL (Jacksonville) AMC Orange Park 24

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GA (Atlanta) AMC Colonial 18, AMC Stonecrest Mall 16

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IL (Chicago area) AMC River East 21, AMC South Barrington 30,

AMC Cantera 30, AMC Loews Crestwood 18,

AMC Randhurst 16, AMC Yorktown Premium 1

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IN (Indianapolis) AMC Greenwood 14

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KS/MO (Kansas City area) AMC Studio 30 with IMAX (KS), AMC

Barrywoods 24 (MO)

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LA (New Orleans) AMC Elmwood Palace 20

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MD (Baltimore) AMC Owings Mills 17

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MA (Boston) AMC Framingham Premium 1, AMC Loews Methuen

20

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MI (Detroit) AMC Forum 30 with IMAX, AMC Livonia 20, AMC

Star Great Lakes 25, AMC Star Southfield

20

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MN (Minneapolis-St. Paul) AMC Southdale 16, AMC Arbor Lakes 16

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MO (St. Louis) AMC West Olive 16

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NJ (New Brunswick) AMC Loews New Brunswick 18

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NY (New York City) AMC Empire 25

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NY (Long Island) AMC Loews Stony Brook 17, AMC Loews Raceway

10

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NY (Orange County) AMC Loews Galleria Metroplex 16

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NY (Rockland County) AMC Loews Palisades Center 21

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NY (Westchester County) AMC Loews Port Chester 14

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NC (Charlotte) AMC Concord Mills 24

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OH (Cleveland) AMC Loews Richmond Town Square 20

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OH (Cincinnati area) AMC Newport on the Levee 20

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OK (Oklahoma City) AMC Quail Springs 24

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PA (Philadelphia area) AMC Loews Cherry Hill 24, AMC Hamilton 24,

AMC Neshaminy 24

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PA (Pittsburgh) AMC Loews Waterfront 22

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TX (Dallas/Ft. Worth area) AMC Grapevine Mills 30, AMC The Parks at

Arlington 18, AMC Stonebriar 24, AMC

Firewheel 18, AMC Palace 9

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TX (Houston area) AMC Gulf Pointe 30, AMC Willowbrook 24, AMC

Deerbrook 24, AMC Studio 30, AMC First

Colony 24

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VA (Virginia Beach) AMC Lynnhaven 18

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WA (Seattle-Tacoma) AMC Kent Station 14

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WA (Spokane) AMC River Park Square 20

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Washington, D.C. area AMC Tysons Corner 16, AMC Hoffman Center

22, AMC Potomac Mills 18, AMC Loews Rio

Cinemas 18

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WI (Milwaukee) AMC Mayfair Mall 18

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