AMC Theatres Cancels Annual Oscar Marathon: ‘It’s Not Feasible’

AMC Theatres Cancels Annual Oscar Marathon: ‘It’s Not Feasible’
AMC Theatres, the largest domestic circuit, will not hold its Oscar Best Picture marathon this year. The annual event traditionally includes all non-Netflix nominees, shown over a 24-hour period for one price.

In response to our inquiry, IndieWire received this response from an AMC representative: “For the past 14 years, the continued support of our Best Picture Showcase fanbase has helped AMC bring together cinephiles around the country to celebrate the previous year in movies. In thinking about our plans for 2021, it was quickly obvious that the traditional Best Picture Showcase event is not feasible in the current environment. We’re already looking forward to the 2022 Oscars when we can all gather again for a full day (or two!) of the best in theatrical cinema.”

AMC created the program in 2007, when it showed Best Picture nominees “The Departed,” “The Queen,” “Little Miss Sunshine,” “Babel,” and “Letters From Iwo Jima.” Similar
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