Not many people show up to see early afternoon movies at Frank Theatres' Queensgate Stadium Movie 13 in York Township, the theater's general manager said.
"But we sold out for 'Argo,' Kevin Scott said. "We've never sold out during the day at a 1:30 p.m. showing."
Scott said a crowd of about 80 people filled the viewing area to see "Argo," which won the Academy Award for Best Motion Picture Sunday. The movie depicts the rescuing of six U.S. diplomats held hostage in Tehran in 1979.
"Argo," released in October, showed at Frank Theatres until several weeks ago, Scott said. "We brought "Argo" back in preparation for the Oscars," he said. "We wanted people to get a chance to see why it was nominated for the award."
Both Frank Theatres and Regal West Manchester Stadium 13 are still showing "Silver Linings Playbook," which features Jennifer Lawrence, who won the Academy Award for best actress.
Also nominated for best motion picture, "Silver Linings Playbook" - about a man rebuilding his life after a state institution stay - is scheduled to show at both movie places for at least the remainder of the week.
"We usually get people asking about certain films after the Oscars," said Alex Turner, Regal's assistant manager. "We had just about every (Oscar nominated) movie. I'm not sure if any of them are coming back."
"Silver Linings Playbook" also continues to play at R/C Hanover Movies 16, said Brian Pechart, the theater's manager.
"It's still popular, so is "Les Miserables," he said. "They were really absolutely huge when they opened. They've been going strong for a good six weeks."
"Les Miserables" - also nominated for best motion picture - will continue showing at R/C Hanover until Thursday, Pechart said. The movie shows a former prisoner's struggles to start a new life.
"Silver Linings Playbook" will be at R/C until Thursday, March 7, according to Pechart.
The theater also is showing "Zero Dark Thirty" - another film nominated for the best motion picture award - until Sunday, said Scott Cohen, president of R/C Theaters' management corporation.
"Zero Dark Thirty," depicts intelligence and military operatives' decade-long search for Osama bin Laden after the Sept. 11, 2001, terrorist attacks in the U.S.
"Lincoln," which features Academy best actor winner Daniel Day-Lewis, might return to Frank Theatres, Scott said. The movie depicts how President Abraham Lincoln dealt with American slavery and the Civil War.
"We had 'Lincoln' for three months and just let it go about a week ago," Scott said. "We might be bringing (the movie) back. I'm not sure."
Regal and R/C Hanover Movies both said they also showed "Lincoln" for several months and there are no plans to reshow it.
"'Lincoln' played 12 weeks," Cohen of R/C Theaters said. "That's a long time in Hanover."
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