In celebration of the upcoming Oscars, AMC Theatres will host an "AMC Best Picture Showcase" event Saturday, Feb. 24, at 78 select AMC theatres nationwide* (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."

In coordination with the Best Picture Showcase event, AMC will also be conducting its own Oscar Poll online at Anyone can log on and vote for their favorite Oscar picks in a number of categories.

Guests can find a theatre in their area hosting the AMC Best Picture Showcase by visiting AMC Best Picture Showcase advance ticket sales will be available beginning Friday, Feb. 2, on a first-come, first-served basis online at 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.

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

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

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

CA (San Diego): AMC Fashion Valley 18

CO (Denver): AMC Westminster Promenade 24, AMC Highlands Ranch 24

CT (Hartford - New Haven): AMC Loews Plainville 20

CT (Danbury): AMC Loews Danbury 16

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

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

FL (Orlando): AMC Pleasure Island 24, AMC Altamonte Mall 18

FL (Vero Beach): AMC Indian River 24

FL (Jacksonville): AMC Orange Park 24

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

IL (Chicago area): AMC River East 21, AMC South Barrington 30, AMC Cantera 30, AMC Loews Crestwood 18, AMC Randhurst 16

IN (Indianapolis): AMC Greenwood 14

KS/MO (Kansas City area): AMC Studio 30 with IMAX (KS), AMC Barrywoods 24 (MO)

LA (New Orleans): AMC Elmwood Palace 20

MD (Baltimore): AMC Owings Mills 17

MA (Boston): AMC Framingham 15, AMC Loews Methuen 20

MI (Detroit): AMC Forum 30 with IMAX, AMC Livonia 20, AMC Star Great Lakes 25, AMC Star Southfield 20

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

MO (St. Louis): AMC West Olive 16

NJ (New Brunswick): AMC Loews New Brunswick 18

NY (New York City): AMC Empire 25

NY (Long Island): AMC Loews Stony Brook 17, AMC Loews Raceway 10

NY (Orange County): AMC Loews Galleria Metroplex 16

NY (Rockland County): AMC Loews Palisades Center 21

NY (Westchester County): AMC Loews Port Chester 14

NC (Charlotte): AMC Concord Mills 24

OH (Cleveland): AMC Loews Richmond Town Square 20

OH (Cincinnati area): AMC Newport on the Levee 20

OK (Oklahoma City): AMC Quail Springs 24

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

PA (Pittsburgh): AMC Loews Waterfront 22

TX (Dallas/Ft. Worth area): AMC Grapevine Mills 30, AMC The Parks at Arlington 18, AMC Stonebriar 24, AMC Firewheel 18, AMC Palace 9

TX (Houston area): AMC Gulf Pointe 30, AMC Willowbrook 24, AMC Deerbrook 24, AMC Studio 30, AMC First Colony 24

VA (Virginia Beach): AMC Lynnhaven 18

WA (Seattle-Tacoma): AMC Kent Station 14

WA (Spokane): AMC River Park Square 20

Washington, D.C. area: AMC Tysons Corner 16, AMC Hoffman Center 22, AMC Potomac Mills 18, AMC Loews Rio Cinemas 18

WI (Milwaukee): AMC Mayfair Mall 18