If you're like me, when you sit and watch the Oscars each year (for the purpose of this post, I'm going to assume you do), you find yourself looking at the Best Picture nominees and saying, "Nope, haven't seen that...or that one...I meant to see that one, but never did..." the excuses go on and on. But now, thanks to AMC Theaters, you can stop with the excuses and see ALL the Best Picture nominees during their appropriately titled, "Best Picture Showcase."

I just found out this was a thing earlier this week after Kendall Paul from the Vanderburgh Humane Society said she and her daughter have been going for the past couple of years.

Here's how it works — the two Saturdays before the Oscars (February 24th and March 3rd this year), AMC on Pearl Drive will show a marathon of the nominated movies beginning at 10:30 a.m. each day. Four of the films will be shown this Saturday, with the remaining five being shown next Saturday. According to Kendall, there are short breaks between each film to allow for bathroom breaks and trips to the concession stand. Here's how this year's films are broken down:

February 24th, 2018

Film rating in parentheses

  • 10:30 a.m. - Phantom Thread (R)
  • 1:00 p.m. - Lady Bird (R)
  • 3:00 p.m. - Three Billboards Outside of Ebbing, Missouri (R)
  • 6:00 p.m. - The Shape of Water (R)

March 3rd, 2018

  • 10:30 a.m. - Dunkirk (PG-13)
  • 12:40 p.m. - Darkest Hour (PG-13)
  • 3:00 p.m. - Call Me By Your Name (R)
  • 6:00 p.m. - The Post (PG-13)
  • 8:15 p.m - Get Out (R)

Tickets are only $25 per person for the February 24th run, and only $35 on March 3rd due to the addition of a fifth movie. Now that AMC features those sweet reclining seats, all tickets are reserved seating, and only the front row of seats are still available for this Saturday as of this writing. There are a few more seats throughout the theater available next Saturday. All remaining tickets are available through the AMC Theaters website.

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