Regal and AMC Theatres Bring Back The Ultimate Marvel Marathon
by Ethan Anderton
March 4, 2015
With the Marvel cinematic universe again reaching a milestone adventure with The Avengers assembling for the sequel The Avengers: Age of Ultron, it's time to revisit all of Marvel Studios' films leading up to this point again. Back in 2012 when The Avengers hit theaters, all of Phase One was given a marathon leading up to the release of the first big screen superhero assembly. And now, with even more movies on the roster, The Ultimate Marvel Marathon is happening again at AMC Theatres and Regal Entertainment Group theaters beginning on April 29th and leading into the April 30th debut of The Avengers sequel.
Here's the poster for The Ultimate Marvel Marathon from Regal Entertainment Group:
However, this time the marathon won't be so easy to attend as the participating locations are very limited. As of now, AMC Theatres only lists this massive marathon as happening in Kansas City, New York, Anaheim and Orlando. Meanwhile, Regal will have marathons in Ontario, Atlanta, King of Prussia, and Houston. Seems like a weird assortment of cities, so maybe more will be added in the coming weeks. For more details on the marathon from each theater chain, check out their respective websites for the schedule, ticketing information and special perks that come with admission to this epic event.
For those of you who don't have over 27 hours to spend in a movie theater (especially when all these movies can be watched from the comfort of your home), there will also be more accessible double features for just The Avengers and The Avengers: Age of Ultron. So far AMC Theatres, Regal and Cinemark have announced double feature events, and you can click the respective chain to learn more about those as well. Frankly, as someone who had a blast attending the Phase One Marvel marathon in 2012, I'm a little disappointed that there isn't just a Phase Two marathon (without Ant-Man obviously). Otherwise, tickets for The Avengers: Age of Ultron are on sale all over the place starting today, so get’em while they're hot!
I enjoy a good marathon or binge-watch but this would be too much for my body to handle. Maybe I'm just getting old...
Neuromancer on Mar 4, 2015
Wow, this seems like something that'd be fun to say "Yea I did it" but I don't think I could last, even being a hardcore fan. Actually my biggest concern..or reason..for not going to the marathon, or even the double feature would be the lack of trailers. I saw the double feature of Hobbit 1 and the new Hobbit 2. When the first Hobbit ended, it went straight into the second. There was no intermission of movie trailers like the standalone would have. Seeing trailers before a movie is one of the top reasons I love going to the movies and if they aren't going to show any, then I'd rather not go see a double feature.
JBroti on Mar 4, 2015
That is odd. I work at a theater and all double features are supposed to have around 20 minutes break, specifically so people can come out and buy more food. And in the case of marathons we sometimes have an hour between movies so people can stretch their limbs.
Katie on Mar 4, 2015
If they have a hour-break after a few movies, to get a REAL meal, would make it more likely I'd attend. There's only so much theater food my GI system can handle before I'd be spending the rest of the movie in the RR anyhow.
VAharleywitch on Mar 6, 2015
It seems cool, but I'd rather sit in front of my massive HDTV and watch all of my Marvel Blu-Rays.
Jason Scarpelli on Mar 4, 2015
Yep.....though the Hulk film doesn't quite meet the standard to be part of my collection so is on dvd put to one side.
Steven on Mar 4, 2015
IMO, the theatre sound is what sells me most. Most TV's nowadays have better visual fidelity than the theatres. But to me nothing compares to a ripping sound system, especially here in Korea where they absolutely blast the sound.
DAVIDPD on Mar 5, 2015
Meh, the theaters in Korea are pretty much the same in the states. CGV, Megabox, or even Lotte Cinemas. Nothing stands out. What sucks is, even some of the biggest state of the art theaters that have an IMAX (whether it be Busan, Suwan, or even in Seoul) only have lieMAX screen. I was very disappointed when I went to see Star Trek: ID a few years back. I walked into the IMAX theater, in Wangshimni CGV, and saw it was only half the size of the true aspect ratio imax screen. However, some of the theaters have the new dolby atmos sound system which is a plus.
Moive Mavin on Mar 5, 2015
I am sorry your experience was so mediocre. Mine have been splendid every time. I go to Gangnam and Yeouido locations though. The CGV Starium is something to behold.
DAVIDPD on Mar 6, 2015
Who would want to watch mostly mediocre movies at cinema anyway 😀
dawko on Mar 4, 2015
Ummmmm what about sleep? I can't sit at a theater for that long I would pass out through most of them. I'm curious if these marathons get sold out or if there's a large showing.
Big R on Mar 4, 2015
cincinnati should do this
robbie on Mar 4, 2015
11 movies?! Wow that is audacious. Good on any one who is able to sit for that long...even with breaks...jeebus.
DAVIDPD on Mar 5, 2015
This is just plain nuts.
redskulllives on Mar 5, 2015
Just thinking about how long the marathon for Phase 3 would be like...wow!
Tuomas Lassila on Mar 5, 2015
My ass hurts just thinking about it.
TheOct8pus on Mar 5, 2015
I'm really hoping they bring it to the DC area.... OTOH, I'm not sure my GI system - or wallet - would appreciate that much theater food. But my local theater is offering Avenger double-feature, and my son wants to go!
VAharleywitch on Mar 6, 2015
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