Star Wars 9-Movie Marathon Coming to Theaters

Remember when we reported about The Phantom Menace returning to theaters for its 25th anniversary? Well, now you can watch all nine Star Wars films in the Skywalker Saga in a row. The Hollywood Reporter exclusively reveals that the Alamo Drafthouse New Mission in San Francisco will host a 21-hour marathon of the three trilogies with breaks for “unlimited coffee and water” on May 3rd-4th. There will be an appearance by the 501st Legion, a charitable fan organization whose members dress as Anakin’s clone troopers. Naturally, the theater will be decked out for the occasion and serve Star Wars-themed snacks. Check out a quote from Alamo Drafthouse CEO Michael Kustermannhere:

“Some of us grew up with the original trilogy, some of us with the prequels, and some with the sequels. This event brings all fans together for one epic celebration, and that really is a testament to the power of cinema and the theatrical experience, as well as the incredible impact Star Wars has had on pop culture.”

I know this is in California, and I’m on the East Coast, but for what it’s worth, I wouldn’t go to this if I could. I don’t want to give money/attention/validation to the sequels, and attending this event feels like rewarding Disney for what they did. For the most part, I don’t care too much anymore and try to ignore things I don’t like. It’s not worth being mad at movies for existing. But if they’re bringing it up, no, thank you; I’m good on that. I also find his statement funny; kids haven’t even had time to grow up with the sequels. The very first one is still not even a full decade old. Granted, if anyone does want to go, of course, I hope they have a great time.

What do you think? Are you able to attend this event, and do you even want to? Let us know in the comments!

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