Marcus Theatres unveils passport for Best Picture series

MILWAUKEE — Wanting to catch up on the nominees for Best Picture at the 2023 Academy Awards?

(Courtesy of Marcus Theatres)

The Milwaukee-based Marcus Theatres is rolling out the red carpet with a new way to experience this year’s nominees on the big screen.

Marcus on Wednesday announced the Marcus Best Picture passport, a new way to see all 10 films nominated for Best Picture, as well as nominees for Best Live Action Short and Animated Short, from Feb. 24 through March 12. The new electronic passport gives the moviegoer the most flexible and convenient way to experience this year’s film series playing at 30 area Marcus Theatres and Movie Taverns.

Guests with the passport can make one $40 purchase and receive an electronic ticket to each of the 10 movies nominated for Best Picture and the films for Best Animated Short and Live Action Short. The passport uses new technology to accommodate viewing preferences and schedules, with the moviegoer choosing the specific theatre, date and showtime.

Best Picture passport holders can save up to $30 with the purchase of the passport versus buying individual film admissions and will also receive 20% off on concessions and food throughout the series.

The 2023 Best Picture Showcase includes:

Best Picture nominees

  • “All Quiet on the Western Front”

  • “Avatar: The Way of Water”

  • “The Banshees of Inisherin”

  • “Elvis”

  • “Everything Everywhere All at Once”

  • “The Fabelmans”

  • “Tár”

  • “Top Gun: Maverick”

  • “Triangle of Sadness”

  • “Women Talking”

Nominated Live Action Short Films

  • “An Irish Goodbye”

  • “Ivalu”

  • “Le Pupille”

  • “Night Ride”

  • “The Red Suitcase”

Nominated Animated Short Films

  • “The Boy, the Mole, the Fox, and the Horse”

  • “The Flying Sailor”

  • “Ice Merchants”

  • “My Year of Dicks”

  • “An Ostrich Told Me the World Is Fake and I Think I Believe It”

Additionally, moviegoers can purchase 9 of the 10 Best Picture films and the anthologies for Animated and Live Action Shorts individually for $5 at locations taking part in the film series. Surcharges apply for “Avatar: Way of Water” presented in 3D and 4DX.

The 95th Oscars ceremony will take place March 12.

For locations, showtimes, to purchase individual tickets, or to learn more about the Best Picture passport, visit