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Select AMC Theatres Locations to Host "Best Picture Showcase" - See All 10 Oscar-nominated Movies in Two Days, or One 24-Hour Marathon

Posted on Monday, January 31st, 2011 6:58 PM and updated on Friday, February 23rd, 2018 1:36 PM

AMC Theatres logoAMC Theatres announced today the 5th annual AMC Best Picture Showcase, which is a two-day event that presents all ten movies nominated in the "Best Picture" category for the upcoming Academy Awards ceremony.

The ten movies will be shown on Saturday, February 19th and Saturday, February 26th, 2011 at 113 AMC Theatres locations around the country. Fifteen of those theaters will be hosting a 24-hour marathon, where guests can watch all ten movies in a row!

"AMC has a deep history of innovation and we brought the idea to our studio partners, who were happy to collaborate with us on the AMC Best Picture Showcase," said Stephen Colanero, executive vice president and chief marketing officer at AMC. "These are some of the most celebrated movies of the year, and we recognize that not everyone has seen all 10. Or many movie fans would perhaps like to see them again to analyze scenes, pick up on nuances or just to share the experience with someone new. There is no better way to view these films than on the big screen, and we're pleased to offer our guests this exclusive opportunity."

This event has been detailed in these pages before, in 2007, 2008, 2009, and 2010.

Best Picture Nominees



Two-Day Pass - $60 (available only at participating theatres' box office)

  • Good for all 10 films divided between both days
  • $20 in AMC® Gift Cards divided between each day

One-Day Pass - $35 (available online and at participating theatres' box office)

  • Good for the scheduled 5 films on either day
  • $10 AMC® Gift Card

24-Hour Marathon - $50

  • Good for all 10 films shown back-to-back on Saturday, February 26.
  • $20 AMC Gift Card

No outside food or beverages will be permitted, which is what the AMC gift card can be used for. Seating is limited and no passes or coupons will be accepted for these events.

Schedule of Movies

Saturday, February 19th

Click here to find a theater near you and to purchase tickets for this event.

11am - Toy Story 3

1pm - 127 Hours

3pm - The Kids are All Right

5:45pm - True Grit

7:45pm - The Fighter

Saturday, February 26th

Click here to find a theater near you and to purchase tickets for this event.

11am - Winter's Bone

1pm - Black Swan

3:10pm - Inception

6:45pm - The Social Network

9pm - The King's Speech

Saturday, February 26th (10-Movie Marathon)

The AMC 2011 Best Picture Showcase 24-hour Marathon is being held at only 15 locations around the country. Click here to find a theater near you and purchase tickets.

10am - Toy Story 3

12pm - 127 Hours

2pm - The Kids are All Right

4:15pm - True Grit

7:15pm - The Fighter

9:45pm - Winter's Bone

11:45pm - Black Swan

2am - Inception

4:45am - The Social Network

7:05am - The King's Speech

If you're not up for a marathon, even of five movies, many of the nominated movies are still in theaters, or will be making a return visit as a result of being nominated, so it's not too late to see them for yourself!

Click on the movie title above to view the information and showtimes (if available) for each movie, or you can check out our Academy Award® Winners and Nominees page in Now Showing.

The Academy Awards

The Academy Awards Ceremony will be held on Sunday, February 27, 2011, at the Kodak Theatre at Hollywood & Highland Center in Hollywood, California. The event will be broadcast live on ABC beginning at 5pm PT/8pm ET. The ceremony will be hosted this year by Anne Hathaway and James Franco.

For a complete list of the nominees and for more information, please see the following Journal articles:

Source: AMC Entertainment Press Release

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Feb 1, 2011 - George Jobson VIP Member

I wish I had an AMC theatre in my town. Some of the Best picture nominated Oscars are worth seeing again.  

Feb 5, 2011 - BigScreen Reader  

I like movies a lot, but I can't imagine watching 5 in a row, much less 10! 

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