AMC’s Massive 27-Hour Star Wars Marathon Includes Early Episode IX Screening

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October 18, 2019  05:34 PM



It looks like AMC is getting ready for Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker.

Star Wars fans hoping to review the entire franchise in time for the release of the final entry in the Skywalker saga can look to AMC because the theater chain is promising a massive 27-hour marathon of all the canon, live-action films in the Star Wars franchise.

Posting on its website, AMC announced that it was going to hold a massive Star Wars marathon a couple of days ahead of The Rise of Skywalker’s release in December. The 27-hour marathon which is going to be held on December 18 is going to feature all of the films in the franchise, and as a bonus, Episode IX itself. That means fans who attend the Star Wars marathon are going to get to see the film a bit earlier than those who are waiting for the very first public screenings.

"On Wednesday, December 18th, ahead of its official opening on December 20th, fans can be among the first to see Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker by attending Star Wars Marathon. Experience all nine Star Wars saga films in one epic day. Fans will receive a commemorative pin and blanket, and a concession offer. Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker will start at 5 p.m. local time, one hour earlier than regular public showtimes."

According to the theater chain, the entire marathon is going to run for 27 hours and 21 minutes – a number which includes the two Star Wars spinoff movies Rogue One: A Star Wars Story and Solo: A Star Wars Story. It also includes the possibility of a break period between films, allowing audiences to exit the theater and take a quick rest before going on with the marathon.

The marathon might seem a bit intimidating, but the idea of seeing The Rise of Skywalker earlier than others may sound a whole lot tempting to hardcore fans.

Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker premieres December 20, 2019.

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