Ok folks, the good people over at AMC Movie Theaters invited me to join in the festivities of the Best Picture Showcase at the Dallas AMC cinema at Northpark mall for an all day back to back screening of the 5 movies that have been nominated for Best Picture. And guess what? One of you gets to join Cali, Neal and I for free! (Cali already gave her free ticket away…)
That’s right, I’ve got one extra ticket, so if you are in Dallas, or going to be in Dallas, on this coming Saturday, Feb. 21, then all you need to do is drop a comment below and let me know that you’d like to join us. But here is the deal… since there is only ONE ticket… we’re going to run a little contest. Read on to find out what.
Now, don’t get me wrong… tickets to this all day event are only $30, or $25 if you join the free MovieWatcher club! So even if you don’t win the FREE ticket below, you should really come on out and join us for the movies. They are going to be awesome, and we’ll all have something cool to talk about on Monday at work.
Here is the official press release about the event:
ALL OSCARÂ®, ALL DAY LONG: AMC ENTERTAINMENTÂ® PRESENTS A SINGLE-DAY SHOWING OF ALL FIVE â€œBEST PICTUREâ€ FILMS
Tickets On Sale Now; New Discount for AMC MovieWatcher Members
Kansas City, Mo. (Feb. 13, 2009) – AMC Entertainment Inc. (AMC), one of the world’s largest and most innovative theatrical exhibition companies, is proud to offer guests the rare opportunity to experience all five motion pictures nominated by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences for “Best Picture,” on one special day.
On Saturday, Feb. 21, the AMC Best Picture ShowcaseSM will take place at approximately 97 AMC theatres in 42 North American markets* (check local listings for availability and show times). Guests can purchase an exclusive AMC Best Picture Showcase All-Day Pass for only $30, or just $25 for AMC MovieWatcherÂ® members. Moviegoers will have the chance to see all five OscarÂ®-nominated “Best Picture” films and will also receive a large popcorn with unlimited refills for the entire day. This offer is valued at more than $50 and marks the third year of this exclusive event.
The OscarÂ® “Best Picture” nominees, “Milk,” “The Reader,” “The Curious Case of Benjamin Button,” “Slumdog Millionaire” and “Frost/Nixon,” will play in one dedicated auditorium back-to-back throughout the day. Upon arrival to the theatre, guests will receive a souvenir lanyard, which will feature artwork from the five nominated films and give guests the freedom to come and go throughout the event as they please.
Guests can locate a theatre hosting AMC Best Picture Showcase in their area by visiting www.amctheatres.com. Advance ticket sales will be available by noon C.S.T. on Friday, Jan. 30, on a first-come, first-served basis online at www.amctheatres.com or by visiting the box office or Guest Services area at any theatre hosting the AMC Best Picture Showcase.
AMC Best Picture Showcase schedule (all times local; schedule is the same nationwide):
Milk – 10:30 a.m.
The Reader – 1:05 p.m.
The Curious Case of Benjamin Button – 3:45 p.m.
Slumdog Millionaire – 7:15 p.m.
Frost/Nixon – 9:45 p.m.
Oh, you haven’t heard of some of these? No problem… here are the trailers!
The Curious Case of Benjamin Button
Now, back to the whole point of getting the free ticket… First of all, it’s not just a free ticket. Since I’m half Greek and half Texan, I am also going to stuff my guest full of all the movie junk food they can possibly eat! Believe me, we’re going home sick! So, if you are interested in attending this movie and binge eating festival, you need to describe to me in delicious detail what your favorite movie snack is.
And don’t skimp on the details!
Finally, between Cali, Neal and I, we’ll be tweeting, filming, live blogging, video streaming and taking photos of the event like only the three of us can (trust me, it’s a LOT), so if you are shy, or in the witness protection program, you might want to let us know to keep you out of the spotlight – although you’re still welcome to attend!