AMC Theatres hosts ninth Best Picture Showcase

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For the ninth straight year, AMC Theatres is bringing all of this year’s Best Picture nominees to its locations for the AMC Best Picture Showcase. Since 2007, AMC has offered their guests the opportunity to see every movie nominated for Best Picture by the Academy of Motion Picture of Arts and Sciences for one bargain price. The traditional AMC Best Picture Showcase will take place over the course of two Saturdays, Feb. 14 and Feb. 21.

Also back by popular demand this year, but with a twist, is the AMC Best Picture Showcase 24-hour Marathon, which shows every movie nominated for Best Picture in less than 24 hours, right before the Oscars. This year, in addition to the six locations already announced, AMC has partnered with crowdfunding platform Tilt to allow guests the option to bring a Best Picture Showcase Marathon to their favorite location.

To participate, guests can visit www.AMCtheatres.com/BPS to see participating locations, and nominate their theatre for the AMC Best Picture Showcase marathon. Guests can “reserve” a ticket at that theatre, and once 100 tickets are reserved, the event is on.

Feb. 14's schedule begins at 10 a.m. with The Grand Budapest Hotel and continues with Whiplash, Birdman and Selma. The Feb. 21 schedule commences at 10 a.m. with Boyhood and continues with The Theory of Everything, The Imitation Game and American Sniper.

AMC Best Picture Showcase Pricing:
•    Two-Day Pass: $55-65 (includes all eight movies on Feb. 14 and Feb. 21; available only at the box office)
•    Marathon Pass: $55-65 (includes all eight movies at select theatres on Feb 21)
•    One-Day Pass (2/14): $30-35 (includes four movies on Feb. 14)
•    One-Day Pass (2/21): $30-35 (includes four movies on Feb. 21)
 
AMC Stubs members will receive an additional $5 AMC Stubs Bonus Bucks added to their membership card for each one-day pass purchased, up to four tickets. Members who purchase a two-day pass or purchase a ticket to the marathon event will receive $10 AMC Stubs Bonus Bucks to their membership card. AMC Stubs Bonus Bucks can be used for concessions throughout that day. 

Tickets are on sale online at amctheatres.com/bps and at the box offices of participating AMC locations. 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. 22, at the Dolby Theatre at the Hollywood & Highland Center and televised live on ABC.