Kansas City, Mo. (Feb. 4, 2010) - AMC Theatres® (AMC), a leading theatrical exhibition and entertainment company, is proud to continue its AMC Best Picture ShowcaseSM program offering guests the rare opportunity to experience the 10 films nominated by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences for "Best Picture" at more than 100 theatres in 46 markets (theatre list available at www.AMCEntertainment.com/BPS).
With the doubling of nominated films in 2010, this year's program will be divided among back-to-back weekends, Saturday, Feb. 27 and Saturday, March 6. The Oscar® "Best Picture" nominees include "Avatar," "The Blind Side," "District 9," "An Education," "The Hurt Locker," "Inglourious Basterds," "Precious: Based on the novel 'Push' by Sapphire," "A Serious Man," "Up" and "Up in the Air."
New this year, guests will be invited to select the films to join box office smash hit "Avatar" (in 3D*) the first weekend of the Showcase via an online poll. This feature allows guests the unprecedented opportunity to help design the program's show schedule for the first time.
As in previous years, with the purchase of a pass, attendees receive a large popcorn with unlimited refills and a souvenir lanyard, which will feature artwork from the 10 nominated films and will give guests the freedom to come and go throughout the event.
|Thursday, Feb. 4||AMC Best Picture Showcase Fan Poll goes live at AMCEntertainment.com/BPS|
|Sunday, Feb. 7||AMC Best Picture Showcase Fan Poll closes at midnight|
|Monday, Feb. 8||AMC announces final show schedule (and other program surprises) online and via media advisory|
|Friday, Feb. 12||AMC Best Picture Showcase passes on sale online at AMCEntertainment.com/BPS and at box offices|
|Saturday, Feb. 27||First weekend of AMC Best Picture Showcase|
|Saturday, March 6||Second weekend of AMC Best Picture Showcase|
AMC Best Picture Showcase Pass Purchasing Options:
Two-Day Pass (includes all 10 films on Feb. 27 and March 6)
One-Day Pass (includes five films on Feb. 27 OR March 6)
About AMC Entertainment Inc.
Headquartered in Kansas City, Mo., AMC Entertainment Inc. is a leading theatrical exhibition and entertainment company. With a history of industry leadership and innovation dating back to 1920, the company today serves hundreds of millions of guests annually through interests in 304 theatres with 4,574 screens in five countries. www.amcentertainment.com.
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*"Avatar" will be available in 3D in most locations; see AMCEntertainment.com/BPS for more information
The AMC Best Picture Showcase will be available in the following markets/theatres:
Andy DiOrio, (816) 480-5827