Seven-Movie Marathon Screenings of the 'Star Wars' Saga Are Coming
Get ready, Star Wars geeks. Your time has come. It has all lead to this. Tonight, Lucasfilm unveils the full trailer for Star Wars - The Force Awakens and will begin selling tickets. In the announcement of the new poster yesterday, they included brief details about marathon screenings being planned around the country. The "Star Wars Marathon Event" is the ultimate fan experience: "All seven movies. One epic journey. Guests will see each of the six previously released Star Wars episodes in digital 2D beginning with The Phantom Menace and concluding with the opening of Star Wars: The Force Awakens in 3D!" This is the ultimate Star Wars experience, and I already know a few friends planning to camp out just for this event.
It is entirely expected that Disney and Lucasfilm are planning all kinds of big events and exciting special opportunities regarding the opening of The Force Awakens this December. It's a relief to see that everyone hosting their own official marathon screenings of the entire saga, not just the first half. Details are sparse, including cost, so stay tuned once tickets go on sale later today and check your local listing. Here's the info:
The Star Wars Marathon Event is the ultimate fan experience. All seven movies. One epic journey. Guests will see each of the six previously released Star Wars episodes in digital 2D beginning with The Phantom Menace and concluding with the opening of Star Wars: The Force Awakens in 3D!" Guests will also receive a lanyard featuring exclusive marathon art. Coming December 17.
The list of participating theaters for the marathon event can be found right here. Each individual theater chain is offering their own exclusives and special giveaways (like this one: "an officially licensed Mondo-designed pint glass" from the Alamo Drafthouse) and you can book the marathon tickets directly from each theater chain's website. From here it's just a matter of waiting two more months until The Force Awakens arrives, until Star Wars once again returns to the big screen, and we all go crazy with excitement. If you've been planning your own marathon, you can instead catch A New Hope, Empire Strikes Back, Return of the Jedi, The Phantom Menace, Attack of the Clones and Revenge of the Sith in theaters. We'll see you all there.