Published On: Tuesday, February 05, 2013



See all nine Academy Award® Best Picture nominees in preparation for Hollywood’s biggest night

Milwaukee, Wis., February 5, 2013. . . . . Marcus Theatres® is excited to announce an all-new Best Picture Series Oscar® showcase featuring the Academy Award® Best Picture nominees. Guests can see all nine Best Picture nominees for a special package price during the two-day series on February 16 and 17. This year’s Best Picture nominees include:  Amour, Argo, Beasts of the Southern Wild, Django Unchained, Les Misérables, Life of Pi, Lincoln, Silver Linings Playbook and Zero Dark Thirty.


Beasts of the Southern Wild, Amour, Les Misérables, Argo and Django Unchained will run on Saturday, February 16, for the special ticket price of $30, while Life of Pi, Lincoln, Silver Linings Playbook and Zero Dark Thirty will run on Sunday, February 17, for the special ticket price of $25. Guests can purchase a package ticket price for $50 to see all films Saturday and Sunday. Tickets are available at the box office at select theatres showing the Best Picture Series. Individual feature tickets are available at regular admission prices.


Best Picture Series attendees can also fuel their moviegoing experience with the Super Award Combo available at concession stands.  Series attendees will be able to enjoy a large soda and choice of large popcorn, nachos or pretzel bites – all for the value price of $8.


“We are proud to present the year’s Best Picture nominees in celebration of Hollywood’s biggest night,” said Bruce J. Olson, president of Marcus Theatres. “Whether you’ve seen these titles before, or are just taking them in for the first time, this is a great opportunity to see the best movies of 2012 before the Oscars are awarded on February 25.”


Best Picture Series Schedule:

Saturday, February 16:                                              

11:00 a.m.: Beasts of the Southern Wild                          

1:10 p.m.: Amour                                                                                                              

3:40 p.m.: Les Misérables                                                                      

6:50 p.m.: Argo                                                                           

9:20 p.m.: Django Unchained   


Sunday, February 17:   

12:30 p.m.: Life of Pi   

3:10 p.m.: Lincoln 

6:10 p.m.: Silver Linings Playbook     

8:50 p.m.: Zero Dark Thirty                                                                         


The Best Picture Series will be offered at the following theatre locations:

·      Illinois: Addison Cinema, Addison; Gurnee Cinema, Gurnee and Orland Park Cinema, Orland Park

·      Minnesota: Oakdale Cinema, Oakdale

·      Nebraska:  20 Grand Cinema, Omaha; Lincoln Grand Cinema, Lincoln and Village Pointe Cinema, Omaha

·      North Dakota: West Acres Cinema, Fargo

·      Ohio: Crosswoods Cinema, Columbus

·      Wisconsin: Appleton East Cinema, Appleton; Bay Park Cinema, Ashwaubenon; Menomonee Falls Cinema, Menomonee Falls; Point Cinema, Madison and Ridge Cinema, New Berlin


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Marcus Theatres and Best Picture Contest

Marcus Theatres and are holding an Academy Awards Facebook contest to see how well fans know this year’s nominees for Best Picture. Every three days, a new question will be posted to the Marcus Theatre’s Facebook page about one of the nominees for Best Picture. Fans are then able to watch a trailer on to discover the answer to the question, and enter their answer for a chance to win the ultimate movie lover’s dream prize – a Marcus Theatres Annual

Movie Pass (free movies for a year)!


For more information about the Best Picture Contest and rules for entry, please visit:


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