AMC's Best Picture Showcase 2011 Details with 24 Hour Marathon
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 Academy Awards. As this is the second year that we have 10 Best Pictures nominees, AMC is splitting the complete showcase into two days - the first on Saturday, February 19th, the second on Saturday, February 26th, the day before the Oscars on February 27th. However, this year they're also doing a 24-hour marathon showing all 10 movies in a row from 10AM to 10AM the next day (Oscar Sunday). Dress comfortably and brace yourself to watch all 10 Best Picture Nominees back-to-back.
You can find a complete theater listing of AMC Theatres around the US hosting the showcase (but there will be only 15 of them doing the 24-hour marathon) as well as pricing and schedules for all of the different days on their official website. It costs $60 for a Two-Day Pass, but you get a $20 in AMC Gift Card with it (for use on concessions). You can also spend $35 for the One-Day Pass and a $10 gift card. To participate in the grueling 24-hour marathon, the cost is $50 for the full pass and you get a $20 gift card as well. Pretty good deal for any of the days if you want to see all of the Best Picture noms. Here are the schedules for each day:
Saturday, February 19
11:00 AM - Toy Story 3 (103 min)
1:00 PM - 127 Hours (95 min)
3:00 PM - The Kids Are All Right (106 min)
5:45 PM - True Grit (110 min)
7:45 PM - The Fighter (116 min)
Saturday, February 26
11:00 AM - Winter's Bone (100 min)
1:00 PM - Black Swan (109 min)
3:10 PM - Inception (148 min)
6:45 PM - The Social Network (121 min)
9:00 PM - The King's Speech (119 min)
24-Hour Marathon - Saturday, February 26
10:00 AM - Toy Story 3 (103 min)
12:00 PM - 127 Hours (95 min)
2:00 PM - The Kids Are All Right (106 min)
4:15 PM - True Grit (110 min)
7:15 PM - The Fighter (116 min)
9:45 PM - Winter's Bone (100 min)
11:45 PM - Black Swan (109 min)
2:00 AM - Inception (148 min)
4:45 AM - The Social Network (121 min)
7:05 AM - The King's Speech (119 min)
This year I've seen all but two of the nominees (The Kids Are All Right & Winter's Bone) so I'm not sure I'll hit the 24-hour marathon, but I might stop by for part of the second day to see Black Swan, Inception, The Social Network and The King's Speech back-to-back, which should be a whirlwind, exhilarating experience. To book tickets, get more info or theater listings, visit AMC's website. Anyone planning on attending?
Reader Feedback - 8 Comments
You should go, Kids and Bone are pretty decent.
Tyler S on Jan 30, 2011
I really wish I could see the 24 hr marathon.
SkaOreo on Jan 30, 2011
I want, I WANT!
Anonymous on Jan 30, 2011
debating if i should do just the two day, or both the two day and the 24 hour session.
Crumb on Jan 30, 2011
I really want to do this.
Anonymous on Jan 30, 2011
I've done the one day with 5 movies and was exhausted by the end of it.... Don't think anyone can get thru the 24hr marathon without catching some shut eye in the middle of it or losing focus, so this one isn't really worth a committment or money.
mein2011 on Feb 2, 2011
You underestimate the nocturnal
guesty on Feb 26, 2011
My fiancee and I are heading to the 24 hour marathon early in the morning. Want me to keep you updated? We can see if I can maintain some sort of sanity. Email
Rob Zaldivar on Feb 26, 2011
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