AMC’s annual Oscar Showcase details

Posted by · 11:32 am · January 7th, 2011

Every year AMC Theatres smartly puts on a showcase presentation of the Best Picture nominees in select cities across the country.  It used to be easier when there were five nominees, as the showcase would be a marathon day of screening.  Now, with 10, it takes place over two Saturdays in most locations, with select cities sporting a 24-hour marathon of all nominees.

It’s a great way to catch up for those looking to do so (or to revisit before the big day).  John Campea of AMC’s Script to Screen blog has announced the details for this year’s showcase.  The dates will be Saturday February 19th and Saturday February 26th, with the Oscars landing on Sunday February 27th.

Keep an eye at AMC’s official Oscar Showcase page in the coming weeks for information on locations and times.  And those of you willing to brave the 24-hour marathon, drink plenty of coffee.

[Photo: AMC Theatres]

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  • 1 1-07-2011 at 11:39 am

    Maxim said...

    24 hours is nothing but having to sit through “Toy Story 3″ is torture enough.

    Hey let’s give Toys voices and then submit them to cruelty so that the audiece can feel good about feeling bad. And then be fooled into being amazed that they felt it all towards toys that are not even toys and marvel at all the moral lessons they’ve taken from a film they cannot apply in real life.”

    Oh, I think I’ve just made myself sick. If only there was a Werner Herzog DVD handy I could v0m1t into.

  • 2 1-07-2011 at 11:42 am

    Kristopher Tapley said...

    Let it go.

  • 3 1-07-2011 at 11:45 am

    Matthew Starr said...

    I want to see a movie about Maxim where Maxim is played by Jesse Eisenberg.

  • 4 1-07-2011 at 11:56 am

    Loyal said...

    I actually think there are more “entertaining” films in the BP 10 compared to last year, so a 24 hour marathon actually sounds fun. A Serious Man at 3 am last year sounded like torture.

    1201 am – Inception
    3 am – 127 Hours
    5 am – Toy Story 3
    7 am – The Kids Are All Right
    9 am – The Town
    11 am – The Fighter
    1 pm – The King’s Speech
    3 pm – True Grit
    5 pm – Black Swan
    7 pm The Social Network

  • 5 1-07-2011 at 11:57 am

    Maxim said...

    I realize that responding to that will be seen as being successfully baited by the likes of Kris and yourself and may even confirm those things that are probably deeply seated about my personality which you may not even be at the level to understand or appreciate but if you were aiming for a burn let it be said it failed for I have long admired the austere work of Jesse who for reasons I that will remain unsaid and despite the complete lack of likeness to myself and the fact that he will get it completely wrong and the film will be but a footnote of the history of me and what I am doing on this forum and the fact that Jesse is and was a close friend.

  • 6 1-07-2011 at 11:58 am

    Kristopher Tapley said...

    Who’s baiting? My guess: the guy with yet another a random, pointless Toy Story 3 jab.

  • 7 1-07-2011 at 12:00 pm

    Maxim said...

    By the way, if that was off it’s only because I haven’t seen the Social Network and only had a few clips to go by. I’m a lot better with the likes of Mamet and Tarantino.

  • 8 1-07-2011 at 12:04 pm

    Maxim said...

    I thought it was pretty clear comment #5 was a joke. Wow.

    Still, brings up the fact that any critique against Toy Story 3 no matter its validity will be dismissed as pointless.

  • 9 1-07-2011 at 12:09 pm

    Kristopher Tapley said...

    It was clear it was a joke.

    And it’s not the critiques that are pointless. It’s your choice of when and where to make them.

    Now, if anyone wants to discuss the topic actually at hand…

  • 10 1-07-2011 at 12:09 pm

    Matthew Starr said...

    I was not aiming for a burn. I sincerely want to see a movie about Maxim where he is played by Jesse Eisenberg.

    I can just picture him playing someone bashing Toy Story on the internet and puking onto Werner Herzog DVD’s.

  • 11 1-07-2011 at 12:14 pm

    Maxim said...

    Matt, I was just playing along because, in all honesty I’d love to see that too. The “burn” and “baiting” comments were mainly there to make the thing more absurd.

    Apart from that, I actually feel kind of bad about sidetracking this talkback.

  • 12 1-07-2011 at 12:19 pm

    Matthew Starr said...

    It’s the AMC Showcase post so no big deal.

    It would have been funny if you really knew Jessie Eisenberg though. Or funnier yet if it turned out you ARE Jessie Eisenberg.

  • 13 1-07-2011 at 12:39 pm

    Maxim said...

    Reponse #0. We met in ‘Nam. Funny story.

    Response #1: There’s only one way to find out. Your place or mine?

    Reponse #2. They call me Mr. Tibbs!

    Reponse #3. I think we both know we are the same person.

    Reponse #4 Call me Mr. Sorkin.

    Response #5. Who would you like me to be, sugar?

    Response #6. Either way, Toy Story 3 still blows.

    Response #7. Ugh! Why did I think of that movie again?

    etc, etc.

  • 14 1-07-2011 at 1:40 pm

    Joe7827 said...

    This has to be one of the weirder discussion threads in a while. So anyway…

    I took part in the showcase last year (one of the days, anyway). It’s fun. I don’t eat popcorn, but the free large tub is a bonus. Assuming the slate turns out as is (I like several of the potential nominees, and some of the ones I don’t like, such as “The Kids”, I wouldn’t mind seeing again), I’m all in. The only thing is the price; when some of them have already been out at the budget theater or on video, it’s kind of hard to go to the cinema and pay full price for them again. (I think last year, five movies was $25-$30, and all ten was $50. Not a bad value, but still a chunk of cash.)

  • 15 1-07-2011 at 2:47 pm

    Scott M said...

    I’ve gone to this the last two years, but I’ll probably be skipping it this year since there are not many expected best picture nominees I actually liked, and it seems like torture to me to have to sit through some of them again.

    At this point I’ve probably seen all the movies that will be nominated, but that didn’t stop me the last two years, I just see no point in watching a bunch of movies I don’t really like.

  • 16 1-07-2011 at 4:30 pm

    Jack said...

    I’ve also done this for the past three years, and I’ve always had a really great time, even when I’ve seen all or most of the nominees. I’d definitely recommend doing it.

  • 17 1-10-2011 at 3:12 am

    vanni said...

  • 18 1-12-2011 at 6:55 am

    Jane said...

    I loved A Serious Man. Last movie, The Hurt Locker put me out of my skull.