27-Hour Star Wars Film Marathon Coming to AMC Theaters

AMC Theaters will host a 27-hour Star Wars film marathon culminating in the first public screenings of Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker, at select locations starting on December 18th.

While AMC confirms that the event will consist of all nine films in the Skywalker Saga, it doesn’t mention anything about the standalone films, yet the marathon’s massive run time has us speculating that it could include those films. As an added bonus, anyone participating in the marathon will get to witness The Rise of Skywalker two hours before its first public screenings.

Per AMC Theatres’ website, “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.”

The site also notes that the entire marathon has a run time of 27 hours and 21 minutes. This would allow for more than three hours per film for the Skywalker Saga, but when including Rogue One: A Star Wars Story and Solo: A Star Wars Story, each film would occupy roughly two-and-a-half hours, likely confirming their inclusion. Another possibility would be that each film would come with a break period, allowing audiences to exit a theater, yet with previous Marvel marathons hosted by Disney showing the films in quick succession to one another, it’s more likely this run time accounts for the spinoff films.

We will share confirmation, when we get it, if this will be just the 9 saga films or will include the 2 standalone films.