Tickets on sale Wednesday, Jan. 20 for AMC’s 10th
annual AMC Best Picture Showcase
LEAWOOD, Kan.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Whether you missed the movies nominated for Best Picture at the Academy
Awards, or you need a refresh before the big night, AMC Theatres has you
covered for the 10th straight year with the AMC Best Picture
Showcase. In what’s become an annual Oscars® tradition
for movie-lovers around the country, the AMC Best Picture Showcase takes
place over the course of two Saturdays – Feb. 20 and Feb. 27.
Also returning on Feb. 27 at select locations around the country is
AMC’s Best Picture Marathon, featuring all eight nominated movies in one
sitting. Once again guests can crowdsource additional Marathon locations
by nominating their favorite AMC theatre.
The long-running AMC Best Picture Showcase has attracted a loyal fan
base, which continues to grow year after year, with some guests avoiding
potential nominees completely so they can see them all at once to
evaluate what movie will take home the biggest prize of the night.
“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, Chief
Marketing Officer, AMC. “At many locations, guests who often only know
each other through this event come back to catch up with each other, and
with the best films of the year.”
The nominees and schedule are:
|AMC Best Picture Showcase – 2 Day Event: Feb. 20 & Feb. 27, 2016|
|Day 1||Start Time|
|BRIDGE OF SPIES||10 a.m.*|
|MAD MAX||3:05 p.m.|
|THE BIG SHORT||6:10 p.m.|
|Day 2||Start Time|
|THE MARTIAN||2:45 p.m.|
|THE REVENANT||6:15 p.m.|
|AMC Best Picture Showcase Marathon: Feb. 27, 2015|
|THE BIG SHORT||12:46 p.m.|
|THE REVENANT||6:25 p.m.|
|MAD MAX||12 a.m.|
|BRIDGE OF SPIES||2:25 a.m.|
|THE MARTIAN||5:10 a.m.|
*Following the first movie, all start times are approximate.
In addition to the seven
locations already announced for the Best Picture Showcase Marathon,
AMC is partnering with crowdfunding platform Tugg to allow guests the
option to bring the Marathon to their favorite location.
To participate, guests can visit amctheatres.com/bps
to see participating locations, and nominate their favorite AMC theatre
for the AMC Best Picture Showcase Marathon. Guests can “reserve” a
ticket at that theatre, and once 75 tickets are reserved, the event is
Pricing for the one-day, two-day and Marathon events vary by location.
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.
Beginning Wednesday, Jan. 20, 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. 28, at
the Dolby Theatre at the Hollywood & Highland Center® and
televised live on ABC.
Oscar® is the registered trademark and
service mark of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences.
Ryan Noonan, 913-213-2183