AMC's 2009 Best Picture Showcase

OscarThe AMC Yonge & Dundas 24 Theatre is having a great promotion where for one price movie goers are able to see all 5 Best Picture nominees in one day.

That day is Saturday, Feb. 21 and they're sending Toronto Mike, who has only seen one of the pictures nominated for best picture. That's right, I'm now referring to myself in the third person!

The Oscar "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.

Oh yeah, I get a large popcorn with unlimited refills for the entire day. Man, I'm going to feel sick that night...

The press release says you can get an all-day pass to this Best Picture Showcase for $30. If you wanna hang with me and watch Milk through Frost/Nixon, you know where to go...


Oh yeah, don't forget my Oscar pool... make your picks here.

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What a bum numb-er.
Almost 14 hours at the Cinema.
Watching out for the swarming young adults. Hide your bling Mike.

February 12, 2009 @ 4:10 PM


Dang. That's a brilliant idea, playing them all like that. More theaters need to do that.

I've seen all five now, and I'm glad they didn't put the glummer fare toward the end. Reader/Button back to back might prove a little depressing, but Slumdog will pull you back out of it.

February 12, 2009 @ 5:03 PM


Wanna date Mike?

How do I get tickets?

February 12, 2009 @ 7:56 PM

Toronto Mike

Sorry Elvis, I'm taking Mrs. Toronto Mike to this one.

You can get tickets, but you'll have to buy them at the box office. :-)

February 12, 2009 @ 8:54 PM


Dang. More theaters are doing that. There was an ad in the Boston Globe this morning, with exactly the same schedule at the AMC cinema here. So looks like it's chain-wide, or at least major-market.

February 13, 2009 @ 9:07 AM


For the record, I wasn't looking for free tickets! I'm not a mooch. I should have been more clear - do you know if I can buy the tickets in advance or do I have to buy them on Saturday?

To answer my own question now after some research, you can buy them online - this interwebs thing is really taking off!

February 13, 2009 @ 11:03 AM

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