A long time ago, in a multiplex not too far away, you could actually watch a Star Wars movie in a movie theater! Ten years after Revenge Of The Sith closed the loop on the first six entries of the Skywalker Saga, we're going to be able to experience the thrill of a brand new adventure in movie theaters everywhere this December. If the following report happens to be confirmed, and oh boy do we hope it will be, it looks like you'll be able to watch every single Star Wars in your local AMC Theater, right before the first showing of Star Wars: The Force Awakens.
A Facebook fan page by the name of Star Wars Action News posted a random but exciting message for their readers to enjoy:
Now while this is far from an official announcement from AMC Theaters' management team themselves, it isn't an all too far off possibility considering their current business model. Those of you who sat through the ridiuclously long Avengers marathon can attest to the fact that AMC Theaters loves to program backstory marathons that fans can buy a ticket to; enabling those fans to enjoy all of the previous films in a run up to the first showing of the latest film in whatever series of which they're a fan.
While this strategy has been ongoing for some time now, it has to be said that this is the most exciting instance of their marathon packages. Love them or hate them, the prequel trilogy is still essential viewing in the series – doubly so if newcomers want the full story of the Skywalker family. All this marathon does is give fans the chance to see the films again without having to buy or rent them specially. As for the classic trilogy, right there is where you could charge an arm and a leg for people to come and watch a movie – and trust us, it's been done in the past.
If anything, the fact that you'll be able to watch the force ghosts of Anakin Skywalker, Obi Wan Kenobi, and Yoda look upon Luke and his friends and smile – right before you see the latest chapter of the Star Wars saga unfold – is worth the price of admission alone. Though while we're at it, we have to wonder whether the marathon will include the original theatrical versions or the newly remastered / re-tooled Special Special Editions. We'd like to think that Disney would run with the original versions as a gesture of good faith and fan appreciation, but we're not going to be totally surprised if we end up seeing a digital Hayden Christensen instead of Sebastian Cabot at the end of Return Of The Jedi. What will disappoint us though is if this rumor turns out to be total bunk and we don't get at least one more opportunity to see the original Star Wars films in theaters.
Star Wars: The Force Awakens hits conventional and IMAX theaters on December 18th. If we hear anything confirming or denying the Star Wars mega marathon, we'll let you know.