Whether you’re a total cinephile or just someone who really loves a good movie once in a while, this one’s for you.
Regal Cinemas and Cinemark are both offering $35 passes to see this year’s Best Picture nominees in the lead-up to the Academy Awards on Feb. 27.
See Oscar Nominated Movies for Cheap
On Jan. 24, the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences announced its list of 2017 Academy Awards nominees. Nine films were nominated for Best Picture, including the ultimate nod to classic Hollywood, “La La Land.”
In years past, silver screen junkies have scrambled (and paid through the nose!) to see all the Oscar-nominated films in theaters before the swanky awards show takes place.
But these deals make it possible for movie connoisseurs to see all nine nominees for just under $4 each at participating locations.
Here’s How to Get Your Pass
Regal’s Best Picture Film Festival will run from Feb. 17-26, while Cinemark’s Oscar Movie Week will run from Feb. 20-26. Passes are available now; they might move quickly, so I suggest getting yours sooner rather than later.
Both theaters offer seating on a first-come, first-served basis. You’ll still have to stand in line at the box office and flash your pass to reserve your ticket for each showtime. Non-passholders can also purchase full-price tickets to the festival showings, so be sure to head to the theater a little early to claim your seat.
But don’t let that deter you from grabbing the $35 pass. You’ll save more than $7 per movie (compared to a regular adult ticket) if you take full advantage of this offer. In fact, if you were planning to see just three of these movies in the next month, you’d be better off getting your hands on one of these passes.
Cinemark’s pass also includes admission to five marathon showings of Oscar-nominated short films taking place Feb. 24-26.
You can purchase a pass online or at the box office at participating Regal and Cinemark theaters. Pass pickup starts Jan. 27 for Regal Cinemas and Feb. 20 for Cinemark.
You can find a schedule for Regal’s festival showings here, while Cinemark’s schedule varies by location.
If you were planning to watch the nominated films before Oscar night anyway, this deal seems like a no-brainer.
Your Turn: What film gets your vote for Best Picture this year?
Grace Schweizer is a junior writer at The Penny Hoarder. Her mom is the biggest movie fanatic she knows, so she’ll be passing this deal along!