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Oscars Spotlight: Documentaries to Screen in 20 Cities Nationwide


Following yesterday’s announcement of the shortlists in consideration for the 92nd Academy Awards, The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences announced details for its upcoming “Oscars Spotlight: Documentaries” screening initiative leading up to the 92nd Oscars. The program, which debuted last year, highlights the Oscar shortlisted Documentary Feature films by holding screenings at theaters across the country and offering moviegoers a chance to see these documentaries on the big screen.

The films will screen theatrically in 20 cities nationwide starting December 25, 2019. Participating theaters include AMC Theatres, Alamo Drafthouse, Harkins, IFC Center, Landmark Theatres, Laemmle Theatres and the Smithsonian.

“We are so happy to be able to bring the Academy’s Oscars Spotlight series back for another year,” said Rory Kennedy, Academy Documentary Branch Governor. “By working together with theaters across the country, we will bring greater visibility to these exceptional shortlisted films, reach new audiences and help further the Academy’s mission to support all forms of filmmaking.”

The full list of participating theaters and corresponding locations are below. Please check local listings for show times. Theaters and show times are subject to change:

ATLANTA: Landmark’s Midtown Art Cinema
AUSTIN: Alamo Drafthouse Cinema Lakeline
BOSTON: AMC Boston Common 19
CHICAGO: AMC River East 21
DENVER: Alamo Drafthouse Cinema Westminster
LOS ANGELES: Alamo Drafthouse Cinema Downtown Los Angeles; AMC Burbank 16; AMC Sunset 5; Laemmle Monica Film Center; Laemmle Playhouse 7
MIAMI: AMC Aventura 24
MINNEAPOLIS: Landmark’s Edina Cinema
NEW YORK: AMC Empire 25; IFC Center
PHILADELPHIA: AMC Neshaminy 24; Landmark’s Ritz at the Bourse
PHOENIX: Harkins Valley Art
RALEIGH: Alamo Drafthouse Cinema Raleigh
SALT LAKE CITY: Salt Lake City Film Society’s Broadway Centre Cinemas
SAN FRANCISCO: AMC Bay Street 16 – Emeryville; Landmark’s Opera Plaza Cinema
SEATTLE-TACOMA: AMC Pacific Place 11
ST. LOUIS: Landmark’s Tivoli Theatre
TAMPA-ST PETE (Sarasota): AMC Veterans Expressway 24
VIRGINIA: AMC Tysons Corner Center 16
WASHINGTON, DC: Warner Bros. Theater at the Smithsonian’s National Museum of American History

Nominations for the 92nd Academy Awards will be announced on Monday, January 13, 2020.

The 92nd Oscars will be held on Sunday, February 9, 2020, at the Dolby Theatre at Hollywood & Highland Center in Hollywood and will be televised live on the ABC Television Network. The Oscars will also be televised live in more than 225 countries and territories worldwide.

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Mirko Parlevliet
Mirko Parlevliet has been reporting on the entertainment industry since 1998 and founded to cover movie, TV, video game, music, and theme park news.


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