Movie award season officially neared the finish line on Tuesday when the Academy announced its 2018 Oscar nominations. Every year I try to watch as many of the nominated movies as I can, but with the ceremony now only five weeks away, that seems like a daunting task. If 6% of Oscar voters can’t make time to watch the Best Picture nominees, how can the rest of us? Thankfully, movie theaters across the country now make it easy to access all of the Best Picture films at once, and often at a discounted price. Here are a few of the options for my fellow movie buffs:
For $35, you can get a pass to see all nine films from February 23 to March 4. There are multiple showings of each movie, so you can easily accommodate your schedule. This is a great deal for the price, and the pass can be purchased through the Regal Cinemas mobile app.
Cinemark is also offering a $35 pass to see all of Best Picture nominees, but they will only be showing the films the week leading up to the ceremony, February 26th to March 4th. However, Cinemark’s pass includes showings of the nominated Live Action and Animated Shorts, as well as 50% off of any size of popcorn.
If you prefer binge-watching, AMC theaters will be showing four of the nominees starting at 10:30 a.m. on Saturday, February 24th and the other five on the following Saturday, March 3rd. If you buy a pass for both days, you will save $5 off of total ticket sales.
For those of you who don’t have time to see all of the films in theaters, check out justwatch.com to find out where you can stream or rent “Get Out” and “Dunkirk” from the comfort of your home.