Get Your Tickets Now for AMC's Best Picture Showcase Marathon
"The Best of the Best is Back." Your last chance to see these in theaters! AMC has unveiled details for their latest version of the Best Picture Showcase. For years, AMC has been hosting marathon screenings of all of the Best Picture nominees at the Academy Awards, so moviegoers of all kinds can catch up before the big show next month. This year, with eight nominees including Boyhood, Selma and Whiplash, AMC is splitting the screenings across two consecutive Saturdays, " so you can attend one day, or both days. Or, enjoy all the films in one day with the 24-hour marathon in select markets." More info on the films and theaters below.
Most of the details of the event have stayed the same over the years, so if you've ever been before you know the drill. The total package for the full 24-hour marathon is $65, but it's only happening if 100 people have reserved and are planning to go. They explain: "Once 100 tickets have been reserved at the theatre, the event is on – you will be notified via email and your card will be charged for your tickets. If the event does not reach the minimum of 100 tickets reserved, the event will be canceled, and no one will be charged." For individual theater listings and to sign-up for a full-on marathon, visit AMC's Best Picture Showcase page.
Here's a quick rundown of timing for the eight films they're showing - visit amctheatres.com for more.
Saturday, February 14
10:00 AM - The Grand Budapest Hotel
12:00 PM - Whiplash
2:05 PM - Birdman
4:55 PM - Selma
Saturday, February 21
10:00 AM - Boyhood
1:05 PM - The Theory of Everything
3:30 PM - The Imitation Game
6:25 PM - American Sniper
24-Hour Marathon - Saturday, February 21
10:00 AM - Boyhood
1:05PM - The Theory of Everything
3:30 PM - Birdman
5:50 PM - Selma
9:00 PM - American Sniper
11:30 PM - The Imitation Game
1:45 AM - Whiplash
3:45 AM - The Grand Budapest Hotel
Most of the Best Picture nominees are worth seeing, so there's no need to say I recommend one over the other (but I am partial to Whiplash, Selma, Birdman myself). I attended some of these showings years ago and had a great time, it's a quick and easy and fun way to get caught up on all of the Academy Award buzz. To book tickets, get more info or theater listings, visit AMC's website. Anyone planning on attending?