Long ago, before our kids were born, my wife and I used to pick a day in February to see all five movies nominated in that years Academy Awards Best Picture category. The hardest part was coordinating times and locations all over town, especially when one or two of the flicks was only showing at an art-house theater. The trick was starting early, building in time for real food and ending with an uplifting film (not always easy).
If only wed had the AMC Best Picture Showcase, which allows glassy-eyed movie hounds to see all five Oscar-nominated movies on the same day for only $30 (including a free large popcorn with unlimited refills). Its not easy. You have to get your mind right several days before, says AMC spokeswoman Laurie Roberts. But at least you can bring in your own food if you want; you can order a pizza.