AMC might be pulling ahead a bit.
On Saturday, February 23rd, many of their theaters will be hosting the "Best Picture Showcase" where for $30, you can go see all five Oscar-nominated films, plus receive a free, refillable large popcorn.
Michael Clayton - 11:00 a.m.
There Will Be Blood - 1:20 p.m.
Atonement - 4:20 p.m.
Juno - 7:00 p.m.
No Country for Old Men - 9:00 p.m.
That's super intense. But if I hadn't already seen 4 of the 5, with the intention to see There Will Be Blood this weekend, I would probably take advantage. (5 films by me would cost $40 at student prices.)
Additionally, AMC theaters often feature A.M.Cinema, where shows before noon on Fridays, Saturdays, Sundays, and holidays occur at a discount ($5 at the one closest to me, though they can also be $4 or $6, depending on location).
Oh, and I have $19 in gift cards to AMC from campers a couple years ago.
The only downside is that I have 3 Regal Cinemas closer to me (2.1 miles, 7.5 miles, and 12.5 miles, respectively) than the AMC (which is 15 miles away, an estimated 31 minute drive). And I won't earn Crown Club points toward free sodas, popcorns, and movie tickets.
But if I can see There Will Be Blood on Saturday at 11:40am for $5, it might be totally worth it. I might even be able to catch the 3:45 Persepolis at the Enzian on my way home.