Oscars Best Picture Marathon Coming to 3 Metro Atlanta Theaters
January 25, 2017
Oscar nominations were announced Tuesday morning and nine movies made the cut for Best Picture.
On Feb. 18 and Feb. 25 AMC Theatres will bring back its popular “Best Picture Showcase” marathon event. For the two Saturdays leading up to the live Academy Awards telecast on Sunday, Feb. 26, select AMC theaters around the country will show the nominated films.
Three Georgia theaters will participate, all of them in metro Atlanta: AMC Parkway Pointe in Atlanta, AMC Sugarloaf Mills 18 in Lawrenceville and AMC Avenue Forsyth 12 in Cumming. Advance tickets go on sale on Friday, with a $5 discount on tickets for both weekends available on purchases at theater box offices only (AMC hasn’t revealed how much tickets will cost, although last year it was $35 each day).
No other scheduling information is available yet. With nine nominated this year, they’ll likely show five on one Saturday and four on the other but there’s no clarity on which ones or when.