Date Night at the Movies
The 2019 Academy Award nominations have been released, and you have a full month to prepare for the awards show. What are the films to see before the 2019 Oscars?
Many theaters run the nominee films ahead of the awards extravaganza. Plus, winter is the perfect time to watch movies and munch popcorn! So you might consider getting a group of friends together to watch the best picture nominees over the next few weeks. You could even set up a poll for your friends to pick the winners. Let’s look at some options for making the most of the winter and the Oscars.
Watch a Matinee with Friends and Get Special Pricing
You may have missed the movies when they first ran, but some theaters put the Academy Award nominees back in their rotation of movies, and some of these movies are still in theaters. If you want to get into the Oscars spirit, the good news is that many theaters offer various ticket discount options. Most theaters offer matinee – or early bird – pricing for the first shows of the day. Some offer that option up to 4 or 5 p.m.
Why not see an afternoon matinee with friends and then grab dinner? Some theater chains offer discounted tickets for all shows during one day each week. This is almost always on a weekday (for instance, every Tuesday), making it perfect for retirees. What could be better than discounted tickets and small crowds? Still other theaters offer senior discounts for extra savings. Check out this information from After55.com.
Here Are Some Films to See Before the 2019 Oscars
You may think you’re not interested in some of the nominees, but you never know until you watch. To pique your interest, you might consider setting up an Oscars poll for you and your friends to fill out. List all of the nominees for the major awards (Best Picture, Best Actor, Best Actress, Best Director, etc.) and have everyone choose who they think will win. If everyone chips in a few dollars, you can offer the person who guesses the most winners a gift card to the movies. Here is a list of this year’s nominees:
The Academy unveiled its 2019 Oscar nominations early Tuesday morning, with The Favourite and leading all films with 10 nods apiece. Both movies are nominated for best picture for the 91st Oscars alongside BlacKkKlansman, Black Panther, Bohemian Rhapsody, Green Book, A Star Is Born and Vice.
Stay In and Watch the Films to See Before the 2019 Oscars
If you can’t get out to the movies or you prefer to just stay in when it’s cold, you can always use a streaming service like Netflix or Amazon Prime (or Netflix’s DVD by mail service) to watch previous Academy Award winners. It’s easy to forget what’s made the cut, but Ranker.com lists all of the previous winners:
A complete list of all Oscar-winning movies, with every film that’s ever won and the number of Academy Awards that each picture took him. If a movie is on this list, then rest-assured, it is one of the best films ever made. Every year, the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences recognize…
There are so many great movies to get caught up on! If you want to go deeper, a Google search will even give you past nominees to add to your viewing list. Consult Google and make a list of all the movies you’d like to see. Then count down the days until the awards.
Throw an Academy-Award-Winning Party!
Planning an Oscars party can be a fun way to celebrate the event. No one should ever need an excuse to plan some time with friends, but this is a great reason to get together. You could ask everyone to get dressed up and make your own red carpet event! Here are some ideas for hosting your own Academy Awards bash:
From the best snacks to serve to the go-to décor, here’s how to throw an elegant and exciting party for Oscars 2019.
Winter is a season when people tend to pull back from activities and socializing. This year let the Academy Awards be a reason to make time for friends and fun. Whether you go to the movies with friends or your partner, or you ask friends over to watch films to see before the Oscars, movies are a great antidote to the winter doldrums. What are some Oscars activities you’ve engaged in? Let us know in the comments below!