AMC's Best Picture Showcase is Back, Split Between Two Days
Every year, AMC hosts the Best Picture Showcase, showing all of the Best Picture nominees in one day so that film fans can get a refresher before the Oscars. Since we now have 10 Best Pictures nominees, AMC has decided to split their showcase into two days - the first one is on February 27th, the second one on March 6th (the day before the Oscars). They will show five films on each day back-to-back, starting with Avatar in 3D on Saturday, February 27th. Their exact line-up hasn't been announced yet (more on that below) but we already know what they'll be showing. 10 Best Picture Nominees. 2 Saturdays. 1 Unforgettable Experience.
It costs $60 to buy a two-day pass online or $50 at the box office (it's also only $30 for just one day). Head over to AMC.com for more information. As usual, you get a free large popcorn and unlimited refills (but it doesn't sound like you get a free large drink this year?). AMC hasn't exactly figured out the line-up of when everything is playing, but you can go vote on the AMC blog in their poll to determine which four films will play with Avatar on the 27th (the others will play on March 7th). I still think this is one of the best programs any movie theater chain has ever put together, although ironically I've never actually attended one of them.
This year I've already seen 9 of the 10 nominees (only one I haven't see is The Blind Side), so I don't exactly feel like I need to make the trek to an AMC for this new Best Picture Showcase. But I suggest hitting this up if you want to be ready to go for the Oscars on Sunday, March 7th. Anyone planning on attending this?
Reader Feedback - 6 Comments
The only one I haven't seen is An Education and Blindside but I'm not interested in Blind Side so yeah
RPH on Feb 5, 2010
The ultimate screening would be Hurt Locker, Up In The Air, Inglourious Basterds, A Serious Man, and Up. Hope it happens this way.
Al on Feb 5, 2010
Let the "Avatar Blowjobfest" commence. (sigh)
Big Boss on Feb 5, 2010
Avatar D9 Blindside up hurt locker
Jason on Feb 6, 2010
Day One - The five that are not nominated for best director but are just there for appease fans. Day Two - The five pictures that are 'really' nominated.
Hattori Hanzo on Feb 6, 2010
I've seen all but "The Blind Side." If there were a way to be forced to see that film, it would be during this butt-tastic movie marathon. I'm pretty excited that we're giving away passes to it. Check it out: http://www.scene-stealers.com/giveaways/win-free-passes-to-amcs-best-picture-showcase/ cheers!
Eric Melin on Feb 23, 2010
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