Ster-Kinekor: Great Moments at their Greatest

The Golden Globes winners have been announced, the stars are readying themselves for the BAFTAS red carpet on 18 February, and the sought-after golden statues wait patiently in the wings for the 96th annual Academy Awards celebration on 10 March. According to the critics, the front runners of the Golden Globes and Critics Choice Awards could be the firm favourites to take home the prized Oscars too, but nothing is cast in stone.

The Oscar nominations, announced yesterday, are of course the first clue as to which movies, casts and crew poised to take a podium place in this year’s race to movie stardom. Two of the films that resulted in the biggest movie weekend for Ster-Kinekor in 2023, Oppenheimer and Barbie, are both in the running in various categories, with Oppenheimer receiving an astonishing 13 nominations.

Other films nominated in various categories that are currently on circuit at select Ster-Kinekor cinemas countrywide include Poor Things, which released on 19 January, Killers of the Flower Moon, Godzilla Minus One, May December, The Color Purple releasing on 26 January, with The Zone of Interest on 02 February, and The Holdovers releasing on 09 February. Due to all the Oscar buzz around its multiple nominations, Oppenheimer will also return to Ster-Kinekor’s larger than life, immersive IMAX screens and select 2D cinemas for a week from 23 February.

Says Lynne Wylie, chief marketing officer of Ster-Kinekor: “South Africans love movies, and the big box office performers of 2023 at our cinemas are proof of this. They love watching their favourite actors doing what they do best – and, on the big screen as the films are crafted to be viewed. With the 2024 Oscars season officially kicking off today with this year’s Academy Award nominations, we hope everyone will join in the excitement and anticipation that is #OscarBuzz, by watching some of the nominated movies on our big screens.”

Seven of the ten films nominated for Best Picture have screened, are currently on circuit or are releasing in the next few weeks at select Ster-Kinekor, IMAX and Cinema Nouveau cinemas nationally. This gives movie-lovers the opportunity to watch a feast of the best of the best on the big screen in the run-up to the Oscars awards ceremony. They are:


Killers of the Flower Moon


The Holdovers

Past Lives

Poor Things

The Zone of Interest

The full list of the 2024 Oscar nominations is available here. The 96th Academy Awards ceremony takes place on 10 March 2024 at the Dolby Theatre in Los Angeles, hosted once again by comedian Jimmy Kimmel.

Ster-Kinekor continually strives to provide audiences with the latest blockbusters and top-rated movies on both the mainstream and art movie circuits. The only way to fully appreciate the craftsmanship of these multi-nominated films is to view them as they were created to be viewed – on the big screen.

“As we start the countdown to the 96th Academy Awards ceremony, we invite movie lovers to watch the best films in the comfort of one of our cinemas and join in on the #OscarBuzz. We’d love to know who you think deserves to take home an Oscar this year,” says Wylie.

Book your tickets now at or download the SK App on your smartphone. For news and updates, go to Facebook: Ster-Kinekor Theatres | follow Ster-Kinekor on Twitter: @Ster-Kinekor. For all queries, call Ticketline on 0861-Movies (668 437).

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