February 10, 2012
Well there are two weeks until the Oscars and I’m doing pretty well on the Oscar Challenge. So far I’ve watched 5 of the 9 best pictures. I only have 3 more movies to watch in the theaters and one to watch at home. I think I can make it.
I’m doing the challenge a little at a time, but AMC Theaters Colonial 18 in Lawrenceville is holding a pretty neat event for those who want to watch all of the best pictures all at once.
The theater is holding its Best Picture Showcase Saturday, Feb. 18 and Saturday, Feb. 25 spreading the nine movies over two weekends.
I have been to a couple of these back when there were only five best pictures and I could watch all of them in one day. It was a blast. You get to know your seat neighbors and bond over the love of movies. Because you have to love movies if you are going to sit in a movie theater seat for 12 hours or more. But it is a great time. The theater treats you like royalty. You are allowed to come and go as you please as long as you have your pass. You are given a break long enough that you can run and get some quick dinner if you are tired of movie theater popcorn.
And you can’t beat the price. A two-day pass is $60 and a Feb. 18 pass is $30 for 4 movies and Feb. 25 is $40 for five movies. You’ll also get a $5 AMC gift card you can use on concessions for each day you attend.
Here’s the lineup:
Feb. 18 — $30 “War Horse” “Moneyball” “Tree of Life” “The Descendants”
Feb. 25 — $40 “Hugo” “The Help” “Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close” “The Artist” “Midnight in Paris”
Here is AMC’s website if you are interested in attending the event. Best Picture Showcase
If you are looking to watch the Oscar nominated shorts which can be just as great as their longer counterparts, Landmark Theatres Midtown Art Cinema at 931 Monroe Dr. in Atlanta has several showtimes over the next week or so for the live action short films as well as the animated short films throughout the next week or so.
And now I leave you with one of the Oscar nominated animated short films. And just like the title says, it is fantastic.
"The Fantastic Flying Books of Mr. Morris Lessmore”