Marcus Theatres Showcases Best Picture Nominees on the Big Screen

Marcus Theatres is rolling out the red carpet for movie lovers to experience this year's Best Picture nominees
Milwaukee, Wisconsin ( January 24, 2024 ) -

Marcus Theatres is rolling out the red carpet for movie lovers to experience this year’s Best Picture nominees – as well as the nominated short films – on the big screen with the Best Picture showcase, passport, and marathon. Moviegoers can choose to see the films they missed, rewatch favorites, or enjoy a full day of big-screen action, all while saving on admissions and getting the best award-season deals at Marcus Theatres.

Best Picture Showcase
The Best Picture Showcase comprises nine Best Picture nominees plus the nominated animated and live-action shorts for the 96th Annual Academy Awards, and will be screened at over 50 Marcus Theatres and Movie Taverns from Feb. 23 through March 10. This gives movie lovers the chance to see the contenders before the Academy Award winners are announced on March 10. For tickets, locations, and prices, please visit

Best Picture Passports
Moviegoers with several movies to watch (or rewatch) will want to consider one of the two Marcus Best Picture Passports, featuring discounted admission and food and beverage specials. The passport uses the latest technology to accommodate viewing preferences and hectic schedules, with the moviegoer choosing the specific theatre, date, and showtime versus buying tickets individually for each movie. All passport holders will receive 20% off food and beverage purchases during the Best Picture Showcase film series and have the choice of purchasing a Pick 4 Passport or Full Passport for a major savings compared with buying tickets individually. With the Pick 4, the passport holder gets an electronic ticket to his or her choice of four movies nominated for Best Picture for only $28 while the Full Passport entitles the holder to see nine movies, plus both blocks of nominated shorts, for only $70. To purchase one of the Best Picture passports, visit

Best Picture Festival Marathons
For movie buffs looking to indulge in full days of big-screen bliss, Marcus Theatres and Movie Tavern will host our entire lineup of Best Picture-nominated movies plus the animated shorts showing back-to-back over two Saturdays (March 2 and March 9) at select locations. Festival attendees will also be able to snap pictures at Hollywood-themed photo spots, take part in movie-themed activities, and more. Admission for each day is sold separately, with five movies playing each day for $35. Moviegoers will want to reserve their spot today at

Best Picture Viewing Parties
Hollywood fans know that just like going to the movies, watching the Academy Awards is better with a crowd. Join us on Sunday, March 10, at Marcus Theatres where we’ll be broadcasting all the glitz and glamor of Hollywood’s biggest night at six locations: The Wall at Gurnee Mills Cinema (Gurnee, IL) and the Take Five Lounges at Majestic of Brookfield (Waukesha, WI), Oakdale (Oakdale, MN), Palace (Madison, WI), Ronnie’s (St. Louis, MO), and Twin Creek (Bellevue, NE) cinemas. Admission is free, and there will be movie-themed celebratory activities and photo spots with food and drink specials throughout the broadcast.

Best Picture Lineup
“American Fiction” (R) – A novelist who’s fed up with the establishment profiting from “Black” entertainment uses a pen name to write a book that propels him to the heart of hypocrisy and the madness he claims to disdain.

“Anatomy of a Fall” (R) – A woman is suspected of her husband’s murder, and their blind son faces a moral dilemma as the main witness.

“Barbie” (PG-13) – Barbie and Ken are having the time of their lives in the colorful and seemingly perfect world of Barbie Land. However, when they get a chance to go to the real world, they soon discover the joys and perils of living among humans.

“The Holdovers” (R) – A cranky history teacher at a remote prep school is forced to remain on campus over the holidays with a troubled student who has no place to go.

“Killers of the Flower Moon” (R) – When oil is discovered in 1920s Oklahoma under Osage Nation land, the Osage people are murdered one by one – until the FBI steps in to unravel the mystery.

“Oppenheimer” (R) – The story of American scientist J. Robert Oppenheimer and his role in the development of the atomic bomb.

“Past Lives” (PG-13) – Nora and Hae Sung, two deeply connected childhood friends, are wrested apart after Nora’s family emigrates from South Korea. Twenty years later, they are reunited for one fateful week as they confront notions of love and destiny.

“Poor Things” (R) – The incredible tale about the fantastical evolution of Bella Baxter; a young woman brought back to life by the brilliant and unorthodox scientist, Dr. Godwin Baxter.

“The Zone of Interest” (PG-13) – The commandant of Auschwitz, Rudolf Höss, and his wife Hedwig, strive to build a dream life for their family in a house and garden next to the camp.

Nominated Live Action Short Films – (Various Ratings) – “The After” – Misan Harriman and Nicky Bentham | “Invincible” – Vincent René-Lortie and Samuel Caron | “Knight of Fortune” – Lasse Lyskjær Noer and Christian Norlyk | “Red, White and Blue” – Nazrin Choudhury and Sara McFarlane | “The Wonderful Story of Henry Sugar” – Wes Anderson and Steven Rales

Nominated Animated Short Films – (Various Ratings) – “Letter to a Pig” – Tal Kantour and Amit R. Gicelter | “Ninety-Five Senses” – Jerusha Hess and Jared Hess | “Our Uniform” – Yegane Moghaddam | “Pachyderme” – Stéphanie Clément and Marc Ruis | “War is Over! Inspired by the Music of John and Yoko” – Dave Mullins and Brad Booker

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About Marcus Theatres
Marcus Theatres, a division of The Marcus Corporation, is the fourth largest theatre circuit in the United States and currently owns or operates 993 screens at 79 locations in 17 states under the Marcus Theatres, Movie Tavern by Marcus and BistroPlex brands. For more information, please visit

About The Marcus Corporation
Headquartered in Milwaukee, The Marcus Corporation is a leader in the lodging and entertainment industries, with significant company-owned real estate assets. In addition to its Marcus Theatres division, its lodging division, Marcus Hotels & Resorts, owns and/or manages 16 hotels, resorts, and other properties in eight states. For more information, please visit the company’s website at