AMC May Offer Star Wars Movie Marathon Before Star Wars: The Force Awakens Screenings

Friday, 01 May 2015 - 9:31AM
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Star Wars: The Force Awakens
Friday, 01 May 2015 - 9:31AM
AMC May Offer Star Wars Movie Marathon Before Star Wars: The Force Awakens Screenings
What's more exciting than the prospect of a new Star Wars movie? How about the prospect of watching said Star Wars movie directly after marathoning all 6 previous entries into the Star Wars saga? If a new rumor is to be believed, that's exactly what AMC theaters have planned for the lead in to the December 18th release of Star Wars: The Force Awakens. The report, which was posted by the Facebook page, Star Wars: Action News suggests that one of AMC's movie managers has confirmed that fans will be able to watch all 6 Star Wars movies in one big marathon which will be rounded off with an opening day screening of Star Wars: The Force Awakens immediately after the end credits of Return of the Jedi stop rolling.

While the source may not be the most reliable, the report is wholly believable, not least because AMC has just concluded a similar movie marathon event for one of Disney's other big franchises. Last night, bleary eyed Marvel fans were emerging from select theaters having conquered AMC's Marvel Movie Marathon, which gave moviegoers the opportunity to sit through all 11 MCU movies in a 25 hour marathon that culminated with a preview screening of Avengers: Age of Ultron.

A Star Wars movie marathon would be a far more manageable prospect, with the 7 movies likely clocking in with a runtime of around 16 hours. A Star Wars movie marathon would also make a great deal more narrative sense than the MCU one, with each trilogy flowing nicely into the next, and it's for that reason that most Star Wars fans out there can lay claim to having conquered similar marathons on DVD or, more recently, on digital. Now though, it would seem we're going to get the chance to marathon the Star Wars movies as they were meant to be marathoned...on the big screen.

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