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 www.amctheatres.com. 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 www.amctheatres.com. AMC Best Picture Showcase advance ticket sales will be available beginning Friday, Feb. 2, on a first-come, first-served basis online at www.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.
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