Marcus Theatres' Best Picture Festival

See 9 Oscar-Nominated Films in 2 Days, at the 2018 Best Picture Festival

You can see stars – dozens of them – at select Marcus Theatres before the Oscars this year.

Mark your calendars for Feb. 24 and Mar. 3. On those consecutive Saturdays, Marcus Theatres is rolling out a red carpet for Cream City cinephiles with the 2018 Best Picture Festival. In advance of the 2018 Oscars, the company is inviting film fans to attend special screenings of all nine movies nominated for Best Picture this year.

As long as you keep your schedule clear, you could see the nine awards contenders over the course of two short days – at any one of the 13 Marcus theaters scattered across the state. That should give you just enough time to make your own Oscar predictions before the 90th incarnation of the venerable awards ceremony on Mar. 4.

Marcus Theatres' Best Picture Festival 2018Here’s what the screening schedule for the 2018 Best Picture Festival looks like:

Saturday, Feb. 24

11 a.m. “The Post”

1:25 p.m. “Lady Bird”

3:25 p.m. “Phantom Thread”

6:10 p.m. “Get Out”

8:20 p.m. “Call Me By Your Name”


Saturday, March 3

11 a.m. “Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri”

1:25 p.m. “Darkest Hour”

3:55 p.m. “Dunkirk”

6:15 p.m. “The Shape of Water”

For more information about how to purchase tickets, or for a list of participating theater locations, visit the event page on the Marcus website.



Lindsey Anderson covers culture for Milwaukee Magazine. Before joining the MilMag team she worked as an editor at the Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago and wrote freelance articles for ArtSlant and Eater.