Cinemark plans Oscar marathons

Reported by: James Eppler
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Updated: 2/13/2013 10:20 am

On Twitter: @JamesEppler

I don't know about you, but I hate it when I've missed movies that are getting praised in the weeks leading up to the Oscars. For instance, Lubbock has yet to snag "Amour" to show on one of its dozens of first-run screens.

Don't blame theater management. Blame the studio.

The good news is Cinemark is working to get us caught up before the awards are handed out in a set of marathons.

One of the marathons will be split in half over two weekends. All nine (not ten, which annoys me) of the Best Picture nominees will be screened at Tinseltown USA over two Saturdays: Feb. 16 and 23. A ticket for each day is $30, or you can do both for $50. That's about $6 per movie. There are also special offers on concession items for marathon attendees.


February 16:
Noon: "Beasts of the Southern Wild"
1:55p.m. "Amour"
4:15p.m. "Life of PI"
6:35p.m. "Les Miserables"
9:30p.m. "Lincoln"

February 23:
1p.m. "Argo"
3:30 p.m. "Silver Linings Playbook"
5:30p.m. "Zero Dark Thirty"
8:20p.m. "Django Unchained"

All of these movies have shown in Lubbock before except "Amour." There's no word on when we'll get that opened for a regular engagement.

The other marathon happening will showcase the Oscar nominated Live Action and Animated Shorts. These are the movies we usually skip on our Oscar ballot because we haven't seen them. But there's no reason to miss them this time. Tickets for this marathon cost $10 and won't take your whole day because, well, they're shorter. All ten films will be shown at both Movies 16 and Tinseltown on Feb. 15 and Feb. 22. There are multiple show times for each day.


Both theaters 12p.m. 4p.m. and 8p.m.

Live Action Short Films:
Bukashi Boys
Death of a Shadow (Dood van een Schaduw)

Animated Short Films:
Fresh Guacamole
Adam and Dog
Maggie Simpson in The Longest Daycare
Head Over Heels

For more details on these events click here.

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