Watch all five best picture nominees at AMC

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AMC Theaters said Friday it will show the five movies nominated for the Best Picture Oscar back-to-back at 78 theaters across the country on the Saturday before the Academy Awards.
The nation’s second-largest theater chain is selling $30 tickets to the mini-film festival set for Feb. 24.

Beginning at 11 a.m. with ‘‘Babel,’’ the showing also will include ‘‘The Queen,’’ ‘‘The Departed’’ and ‘‘Letters from Iwo Jima,’’ before ending with ‘‘Little Miss Sunshine’’ at 9:45 p.m.

In all, that amounts to 10 1/2 hours of film time, not including 15 minute breaks and a longer dinner break. Each ticket grants the moviegoer unlimited refills of soda and popcorn during the shows, said AMC spokeswoman Sun Dee Larson.

‘‘They’re some of the most celebrated movies this year,’’ Larson said. ‘‘We recognize that some people haven’t had a chance to see all of them and others might want to see them again and the best way to see them is on the big screen.’’

Other theater chains and individual movie houses have tried similar movie marathons with the ‘‘Star Wars’’ films.

These Chicago-area AMC theaters are included in the event:
• River East 21, 322 E. Illinois
• Randhurst 16, 101 E. Euclid Ave. in Mount Prospect
• South Barrington 30, 175 Studio Drive in South Barrington
• Crestwood 18, 13221 Rivercrest Drive in Crestwood
• Cantera 30, 28250 Diehl Rd. in Warrenville

Moviegoers can go to AMC’s Web site for more information.

AP

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