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Seven-Movie Marathon Screenings of the 'Star Wars' Saga Are Coming

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October 19, 2015
Source: StarWars.com

Star Wars Saga

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.

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  • capitandelespacio
    I would rather watch if they only show 3, in their original cut, unaltered.
  • TheOct8pus
    There are 7 of these?? I thought there were only 3, plus the new one....
    • capitandelespacio
      7 if you count 2 ewoks movies and the Christmas Special.
      • TheOct8pus
        2 Ewok movies??? I've only seen one! I've been missing out all these years!!
        • capitandelespacio
          Your whole existence is incomplete!
          • TheOct8pus
            Noooooooooooooo!!! (Jumps out window)
    • Jason Scarpelli
      7 includes the six films and the Force awakens opening.
      • TheOct8pus
        Six films? I only count three: Star Wars, Empire and Jedi....am I missing something?
        • LightningB
          No your math is correct. There are only episodes 4 -6 and now 7.
          • Jason Scarpelli
            That's improper math..so no lol
        • Jason Scarpelli
          The shitty prequels are unfortunately part of it...Episodes 1-3 + 4 - 6 = 6 films
          • TheOct8pus
            What?? Oh my god....no!.....it's all coming back to me...I must have blocked it out.....no! Noooooooooo!!!! (jumps out window)
  • Tester
    Can they provide the exact time Episode 4 starts ?
    • capitandelespacio
      The question would be "which version will be shown"? I mean, the 97 remastered?, the DVD cut? or the Blu ray cut? Forget about seeing the original 1977 Oscar wining one.
  • MSoslow
    why must they always force us to watch 3D?
    • Higgens
      Cause they want 3-5 more dollars from your wallet.
  • Higgens
    I think I will stay home and just watch my 3, untouched VHS. Yes, un-remastered, Han Shoots first, The real shit.
    • Can I come over and watch, too? Someone better make cookies.
  • Jason Scarpelli
    I'll stay home and watch my laserdisc copies of the original trilogy.
    • Ha! I still have my laserdisc right here! However my old player makes some scary noises when loading it! (there are extra discs with the original cut as well)
      • Jason Scarpelli
        I own the laserdisc versions on DVD :)
  • There is no doubt in my mind that I will never ever watch the prequels again. Its very painful to watch.
    • foreigncontaminant
      Just watch RedLetterMedia's Prequel reviews. The perfect way to both remember, and forget.
      • TheOct8pus
        What's wrong with your face??
    • TheOct8pus
      Amen! Watching them is like a bad dream
  • DAVIDPD
    Not even worth it. Having to sit through I; II; III would be a slog.
    • TheOct8pus
      "In his belly, you will find a new definition of pain and suffering as you are slowly digested over a…thousand years."....that's how it would feel....
  • Shaman McLamie
    It's good to know I won't have much competition looking for seating when going to watch the marathon all six of these awesome movies.

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