AMC Theaters is holding a 27-hour Star Wars movie marathon to celebrate the premiere of The Rise of Skywalker in December. With the final Star Wars 9 trailer coming out tonight during Monday Night Football, only about two months remain until the film reaches theaters, concluding not just the Star Wars sequel trilogy - but also the entire Skywalker saga.
It goes without saying many a Star Wars fan will be interested in rewatching the previous eight episodes of the saga in order to prepare for The Rise of Skywalker. There are no shortage of ways to go about that, especially since the first seven episodes will be available on Disney+ when the streaming service launches next month. But for those hoping to experience the Skywalker saga on the big screen one final time, AMC has the event for you.
On their official website, AMC Theaters lists a mega Skywalker saga marathon that starts on Wednesday, December 18. All nine installments of the saga will screen in a span of 27 hours, with The Rise of Skywalker beginning at 5 pm on Thursday, December 19 (an hour earlier than the first general showings). Tickets are not yet available.
AMC specifically says "all nine Star Wars saga films" on their website, so spin-offs like Rogue One and Solo may not make the cut...But there''so there's a lot of time unaccounted for. It's all but a guarantee there are breaks worked into the schedule, perhaps intermissions between the individual films or the trilogies. That's a necessity for an event like this.
Could you marathon like this?