LucasFilm Announce Plans for Star Wars Movie Marathons Leading to Screenings of The Force Awakens

Monday, 19 October 2015 - 3:22PM
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Star Wars: The Force Awakens
Monday, 19 October 2015 - 3:22PM
LucasFilm Announce Plans for Star Wars Movie Marathons Leading to Screenings of The Force Awakens
This week is a big one for Star Wars fans. We've already had a beautiful new poster for Star Wars: The Force Awakens, and we now know that there will be a new trailer for JJ Abrams' movie airing during tonight's ESPN broadcast of Monday Night Football. But these will all only serve to increase anticipation for what is sure to be the movie event of the decade, whereas for many fans, things won't start to feel real until they can get their hands on a ticket to the big opening day. Luckily, pre-sale tickets for US screenings go on sale tonight, with theater websites around the world crashing under the sheer volume of sales. 

However, before you book you might want to know that participating theaters will be offering fans the chance to express their love for Star Wars in the ultimate way....a Star Wars movie marathon of all 6 movies leading to a 3D screening of Star Wars: The Force Awakens.

While the Marvel movie marathon might have been a true test of endurance, and the Back to the Future Marathon is achievable for the average movie buff, the Star Wars marathon is kind of a right of passage for fans of the franchise. There are few Star Wars fans out there who haven't at least attempted to marathon one of the trilogies (we'll go out on a limb and say the original trilogy is the most-attempted), but the opportunity to see all six movies in the build-up to a screening of Episode VII is almost too good to miss. 

Here's the official blurb for the movie marathon:

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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.
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It's not clear exactly how long the marathon will be in total, but taking in the first 6 movies alone would amount to 797 minutes or just over 13 hours, but add around 140 minutes for Star Wars: The Force Awakens, and you've got yourself over 937 minutes or 15.6 hours of Star Wars viewing ahead of you. 

Got what it takes? Check out the list of participating theaters at the below. May the force be with you....you're going to need it!

REGAL CINEMAS TIKAHTNU 16 - Anchorage, AK
COLONEL GLENN 18 - Little Rock, AR
AMC WESTGATE 20 - Glendale, AZ
HARKINS SUPERSTITION SPRINGS 25 - Mesa, AZ
MARKETPLACE 16 - Tempe, AZ
CINEMARK PARK PLACE 20 - Tucson, AZ
MAYA BAKERSFIELD 16 - Bakersfield, CA
AMC BURBANK 16 - Burbank, CA
REGAL HACIENDA CROSSINGS 20 - Dublin, CA
EDWARDS FRESNO 22 - Fresno, CA
EL CAPITAN - Hollywood, CA
CENTURY 20 - Huntington Beach, CA
EDWARDS SPECTRUM 21 - Irvine, CA
CINEMARK 22 - Lancaster, CA
MONTEREY 13 - Monterey, CA
EDWARDS STADIUM 26  - North Long Beach, CA
AMC ORANGE 30 - Orange, CA
AMC ONTARIO MILLS 30 - Ontario, CA
CENTURY RIVER PARK 16 - Oxnard, CA
REDWOOD DOWNTOWN 20 - Redwood City, CA
AMC METREON 16 - San Francisco, CA
CENTURY 20 OAKRIDGE - San Jose, CA
ARCLIGHT 16 - Sherman Oaks, CA
CARMIKE THOUSAND OAKS 14 - Thousand Oaks, CA
CENTURY 16 GREENBACK LANE - Sacramento, CA
AMC MISSION VALLEY 20 - San Diego, CA
EDWARDS MIRA MESA 18 - San Diego, CA
HARKINS NORTHFIELD 18 - Denver, CO
AMC WESTMINSTER PROMENADE 24 - Westminster, CO
AMC LOEWS DANBURY 16 - Danbury, CT
BUCKLAND HILLS 18 - Manchester, CT
CONNECTICUT POST 14 - Milford, CT
AMC AVENTURA 24 - Aventura, FL
CINEMARK PALACE 20 - Boca Raton, FL
CINEMARK PARADISE 24 - Davie, FL
DELRAY MARKPLACE 12 - Delray Beach, FL
AMC REGENCY 24 - Jacksonville, FL
REGAL KENDALL VILLAGE 16 - Miami, FL
REGAL WATERFORD LAKES 20 - Orlando, FL
AMC TALLAHASSEE MALL 20 - Tallahassee, FL
AMC VETERANS 24 - Tampa, FL
MUVICO PARISIAN 20 - West Palm Beach, FL
UNIVERSITY 16 - Athens, GA
REGAL ATLANTIC STATION 18 - Atlanta, GA
WARD 16 - Honolulu, HI
EDWARDS BOISE 21 - Boise, ID
ADDISON CINEMA - Addison, IL
AMC RIVER EAST 21 - Chicago, IL
REGAL CITY NORTH 14 - Chicago, IL
CENTURY 12 EVANSTON/CINEARTS 6 - Evanston, IL
AMC SHOWPLACE NAPERVILLE 16 - Naperville, IL
ROSEMONT 18 - Rosemont, IL
AMC SHOWPLACE SCHEREVILLE 16 - Schererville, IN
GOODRICH HAMILTON 16 - Noblesville, IN
CEDAR RAPIDS GALAXY 16 CINE - Cedar Rapids, IA
CINEMARK 20 JORDAN CREEK - West Des Moines, IA
AMC STUDIO 30 - Olathe, KS
CINETOPIA OVERLAND PARK 18 - Overland Park, KS
13TH AVE. WARREN - Wichita, KS
CINEMARK FAYETTE MALL - Lexington, KY
CINEMARK TINSELTOWN USA  - Louisville, KY
AMC NEWPORT 20 - Newport, KY
REGAL LOUISIANA BOARDWALK 14 - Bossier City, LA
AMC BATON ROUGE 16 - Baton Rouge, LA
AMC ELMWOOD PALACE 20 - Harahan, LA
AMC WHITE MARSH 16 - Baltimore, MD
CINEMARK EGYPTIAN 24 - Hanover, MD
REGAL CINEMAS MAJESTIC 20 - Silver Spring, MD
AMC LOEWS BOSTON COMM 19 - Boston, MA
SHOWCASE CINEMAS DE LUX REVERE - Revere, MA
NCG TRILLIUM CINEMAS - Grand Blanc, MI
CELEBRATION! CINEMA - Grand Rapids, MI
NCG EASTWOOD CINEMAS - Lansing, MI
AMC FORUM 30 - Sterling Heights, MI
MJR SOUTHGATE 20 - Southgate, MI
MARCUS OAKDALE - Oakdale, MN
AMC ROSEDALE 14 - Roseville, MN
SHOWPLACE ICON - St. Louis Park, MN
RONNIES 20 CINE - Sappington, MO
TWIN CREEK - Bellevue, NE
REGAL STONECREST AT PIPER GLEN 22 - Charlotte, NC
AMC SOUTHPOINT 17 - Durham, NC
AMC GARDEN STATE 16 - Paramus, NJ
CENTURY RIO 24 - Albuquerque, NM
REGAL CROSSGATES 18 - Albany, NY
UA SHEEPSHEAD BAY 14 - Brooklyn, NY
COLLEGE POINT 12 - College Point, NY
ISLAND 16 CINEMA DE LUX - Holtsville, NY
AMC EMPIRE 25 - New York, NY
REGAL UNION SQUARE 14 - New York, NY
AMC LOEWS PORT CHESTER 14 - Port Chester, NY
CINEMARK TINSELTOWN USA  - Rochester, NY
AMC LOEWS RACEWAY 10 - Westbury, NY
REGAL RED ROCK 16 - Las Vegas, NV
AMC LENOX TOWN CENTER 24 - Columbus, OH
CINEMARK AT VALLEY VIEW - Valley View, OH
WARREN THEATRES - Moore, OK
AMC QUAIL SPRNGS 24 - Oklahoma City, OK
AMC SOUTHROADS 20 - Tulsa, OK
REGAL BRIDGEPORT VILLAGE 18 - Tigard, OR
AMC NESHAMINY 24 - Bensalem, PA
UA KING OF PRUSSIA STADIUM 16 - King of Prussia, PA
AMC LOEWS WATERFRONT 22 - West Homestead, PA
PROVIDENCE PLACE CINEMAS 16 - Providence, RI
THOROUGHBRED 20 - Franklin, TN
REGAL PINNACLE 18 - Knoxville, TN
MALCO PARADISO - Memphis, TN
ALAMO DRAFTHOUSE SOUTH LAMAR - Austin, TX
AMC NORTHPARK 15 - Dallas, TX
CINEMARK 17 - Dallas, TX
CINEMARK 20 - El Paso, TX
AMC GULF POINTE 30 - Houston, TX
EDWARDS HOUSTON MARQ'E 23 - Houston, TX
CINEMARK TINSELTOWN 20 - Pflugerville, TX
CINEMARK WEST PLANO 20 - Plano, TX
SANTIKOS PALLADIUM 22 - Richmond, TX
SANTIKOS PALLADIUM - San Antonio, TX
MEGAPLEX 20 AT THE DISTRICT - South Jordan, UT
CINEMARK TINSELTOWN 17 Spring, TX
PARAGON VILLAGE 12 - Fredericksburg, VA
AMC TYSON CORNER 16 - McLean, VA
AMC LYNNHAVEN 18 - Virginia Beach, VA
AMC LOEWS ALDERWOOD MALL 16 - Lynnwood, WA
LINCOLN SQUARE  - Bellevue, WA
CENTURY FEDERAL WAY - Federal Way, WA
SEATTLE CINERAMA - Seattle, WA
AMC RIVER PARK SQUARE 20 - Spokane, WA
MARCUS PALACE CINEMAS - Sun Prairie, WI
MAJESTIC CINEMA OF BROOKFIELD - Waukesha, WI
SCOTIABANK THEATRE TORONTO - Toronto, ON
SCOTIABANK THEATRE VANCOUVER - Vancouver, BC
CINEMA BANQUE SCOTIA MONTREAL - Montreal, QC
CINEPLEX ODEON SOUTH EDMONTON - Edmonton, AB
SCOTIABANK THEATRE CHINOOK - Calgary, AB
LANDMARK CINEMAS 24 KANATA - Kanata, ON
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