Kansas City, Mo. (Jan. 26, 2012) - AMC Theatres (AMC) is proud to announce the sixth annual AMC Best Picture ShowcaseSM, an event which is much anticipated by movie lovers nationwide. Since 2007, AMC has offered guests the rare opportunity to experience every movie nominated for Best Picture by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences for one great price.
The nine Best Picture nominees will be shown on Saturday, Feb. 18 and Saturday, Feb. 25 at more than 100 theatres in nearly every AMC market in the United States. Plus, seven select theatres will host a Best Picture movie marathon where guests can watch all nine movies back to back.
"During the past five years, the AMC Best Picture Showcase has become a tradition for many of our guests who enjoy seeing all of the Best Picture nominees the way they were intended - on the big screen," 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 nine. Or many movie fans would perhaps like to see them again to analyze scenes, pick up on nuances or just enjoy the films in the communal environment that a theatre provides."
The nominees are: THE ARTIST, THE DESCENDANTS, EXTREMELY LOUD & INCREDIBLY CLOSE, THE HELP, HUGO, MIDNIGHT IN PARIS, MONEYBALL, THE TREE OF LIFE, WAR HORSE
AMC Best Picture Showcase Pricing:
All guests who attend the AMC Best Picture Showcase will receive a $5 gift card and AMC Stubs members will receive an additional $5 credit added to their AMC Stubs card for each ticket purchased prior to the event day, up to four tickets. Guests participating in the marathon event will receive a $10 gift card, along with the AMC Stubs $5 credit for purchasing prior to the event day. Gift cards and AMC Stubs credit can be used for concessions throughout that day.
Guests will also receive a free, special theatre-sized AMC Best Picture Showcase poster that features artwork from all nine nominees (while supplies last). This poster was specially designed for this event and will not be available at any other time.
Tickets go on sale online and at the box offices of participating AMC location the afternoon of Friday, Jan. 27. For a list of participating theatres, show times and to purchase one-day and marathon passes for the AMC Best Picture Showcase, please visit go.amctheatres.com/BPS. The two-day pass is available only at the box office of participating theatres. Follow the Best Picture Oscar buzz on Twitter by using the hashtag #amcbps or on Facebook at facebook.com/amctheatres.
The Academy Awards® will be presented on Sunday, Feb. 26 at the Kodak Theatre at the Hollywood & Highland Center® and televised live on ABC.
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