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AMC Announces 27-Hour Star Wars Marathon

Oct 18, 2019, 5:01 PM
FILE - ANAHEIM, CALIFORNIA - AUGUST 24: (L-R) Billy Dee Williams, Anthony Daniels, Keri Russell, Na...
FILE - ANAHEIM, CALIFORNIA - AUGUST 24: (L-R) Billy Dee Williams, Anthony Daniels, Keri Russell, Naomi Ackie, Joonas Suotamo, Kelly Marie Tran, Oscar Isaac, John Boyega, Daisy Ridley, Producer Kathleen Kennedy, and Director/producer/writer J.J. Abrams of 'Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker' took part today in the Walt Disney Studios presentation at Disney’s D23 EXPO 2019 in Anaheim, Calif. 'Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker' will be released in U.S. theaters on December 20, 2019. (Photo by Jesse Grant/Getty Images for Disney)
(Photo by Jesse Grant/Getty Images for Disney)

SALT LAKE CITY, Utah — Theater chain AMC announced it will host a 27-hour Star Wars marathon, showing all nine of the franchise’s episodes on the big screen.

The marathon begins with Star Wars: Episode I — The Phantom Menace on Wednesday, Dec. 18, and finishes with the release of Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker on December 20.

AMC has three Utah locations in Layton, Provo and West Jordan.

The chain’s website said fans will receive a commemorative pin, blanket and a concession offer and will see the newest movie one hour before public showings begin.

Cinemark’s website has a page showing a marathon coming to that chain’s venues, but no showtimes had been published.

If you want to host your own non-stop marathon ahead of the newest release, you’ll need around 22.5 hours — including Solo and Rogue One between Episodes Four and Five.

May the force be with you.

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AMC Announces 27-Hour Star Wars Marathon