It takes a special sort of person who has the stamina, the grit, the sheer determination to go the distance. But AMC Theatres knows you’re up to the challenge.
Once again, the Leawood-based theater chain presents a back-to-back batch of Academy Award nominees. The AMC Best Picture Showcase will feature the eight top contenders over two Saturdays. On Feb. 20, starting at 10 a.m.: “Bridge of Spies,” “Room,” “Mad Max: Fury Road” and “The Big Short.” On Feb. 27, also starting at 10 a.m.: “Brooklyn,” “Spotlight,” “The Martian” and “The Revenant.” Each day costs $35; save $5 with a two-day pass, available only at the box office. The theaters: Barrywoods, Independence, Legends, Olathe Studio 28, Ward Parkway.
Or, if you can handle it, brace your backside for a 24-hour marathon of all eight nominees, starting at 10:30 a.m. Feb. 27 at Olathe Studio 28, all for $55.
Meanwhile Cinemark Merriam presents Oscar Movie Week, when the best picture nominees will be shown at various times Feb. 22 to 28. A $40 pass lets you see all eight movies. Details at cinemark.com. In addition, the theater will show the live-action and animated Oscar-nominated shorts Feb. 26-28, all for $10. (Those shorts, as well as the documentary shorts, are also showing at the Tivoli Cinemas in Westport.)
The Academy Awards will be presented at 7:30 p.m. Feb. 28 on ABC.