The countdown is on to see all 10 of this year's Academy Award nominees for Best Picture before Oscar Sunday. One Valley theater chain is making it convenient - if not quick (we're talking more than 20 hours of movies here, people) - to view all the films in one place. Sign up to join our Oscars live-blog
The countdown is on to see all 10 of this year's Academy Award nominees for Best Picture before Oscar Sunday. One Valley theater chain is making it convenient - if not quick (we're talking more than 20 hours of movies here, people) - to view all the films in one place.
AMC's Best Picture Showcase will screen all 10 movies over two consecutive Saturdays leading up to the 82nd annual Academy Awards broadcast on March 7. A ticket buys admittance to your choice of five or 10 movies, plus all the popcorn you can eat.
The AMC Mesa Grand 24 theater will show the films on Saturday and March 6:
10:30 a.m. Avatar in 3D
1:45 p.m. Up
3:45 p.m. A Serious Man
6:30 p.m. Precious
8:45 p.m. District 9
10:30 a.m. An Education
12:45 p.m. The Hurt Locker
3:15 p.m. Up in the Air
6 p.m. The Blind Side
8:30 p.m. Inglourious Basterds
One-day and two-day passes are available on a first-come, first-served basis at the theater's box office or online at www.AMCEntertainment.com/BPS.
Attendees will receive a large popcorn with unlimited refills and a souvenir lanyard featuring artwork from the films. The lanyard will enable guests to come and go throughout the day.
Two-day passes include all 10 films on Saturday and March 6 and cost $50 at the box office or $60 online. MovieWatcher members can get a pass for $40. One-day passes include five films on your choice of Saturday or March 6. They cost $30 online or at the box office, or $25 for MovieWatcher members.
The AMC Mesa Grand 24 is at 1647 S. Stapley Drive. Two other AMC theaters in the Valley also will have the Best Picture Showcase: AMC Westgate 20 in Glendale and AMC Deer Valley 30 in Phoenix. For schedules and tickets at those theaters, go to www.AMCEntertainment.com/BPS.