AMC announces 12th annual Best Picture Showcase

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AMC Theatres announced its 12th AMC Best Picture Showcase. In what’s become an annual Oscar tradition for moviegoers, the program lets guests around the country enjoy all the movies nominated by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences for Best Picture, during two Saturdays, Feb. 24 and March 3.

Also returning on March 3 at select locations is AMC’s Best Picture Showcase Marathon, featuring all nine nominated movies in one sitting. Participating locations can be found at amctheatres.com/bps.

“There’s a true sense of community, as so many of these guests come back every year, often bringing friends and family members who are experiencing the event for the first time,” said Stephen Colanero, AMC’s chief marketing officer. “At many locations, guests who often only know each other through this event come back to catch up with each other, and watch the best films of the year.”

The Feb. 24 program begins at 10:30 a.m. and includes Phantom Thread, Lady Bird, Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri and The Shape of Water. The March 3 program, also commencing at 10:30 a.m., consists of Dunkirk, Darkest Hour, Call Me By Your Name, The Post and Get Out. The March 3 Marathon starts at 10 a.m.

Pricing for the one-day, two-day and Marathon events varies by location. AMC Stubs Premiere 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. Premiere Members who purchase a two-day pass or purchase a ticket to the Marathon event will receive $10 AMC Stubs Bonus Bucks for their membership card, up to four tickets. AMC Stubs Bonus Bucks can be used for concessions throughout that day.

This year, in addition to a collectable lanyard that serves as the in-out pass, guests will receive a code for a digital soundtrack from Focus Features, with 15 tracks from 15 films over 15 years. Each attendee can also enjoy two free cans from the new line of Diet Coke flavors.

Beginning Thursday, Jan. 25, tickets will be 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.