Star Wars is one of the biggest franchises in cinema. It’s not hard to see why. Just the mainline films alone comprise nine feature-length films, totaling nearly 20 hours of runtime. Your mileage may vary on some of those films, but you can’t deny that there’s more than enough cinematic material here for a great marathon. Even if your only goal is to do a Mystery Science Theater 3000-esque peanut gallery of the films in question. Thus, you can explain why Alamo Drafthouse Cinema wants to make that marathon happen. All with some bonus goodies in store for those diehard Star Wars fans to boot.

Alamo Drafthouse Star Wars Marathon: Details

Alamo Drafthouse Cinema is proud to announce that they will be hosting a Star Wars May the 4th Marathon in San Francisco, California, USA. As the name suggests, this marathon will take place on May 3, 2024 in order for the marathon itself to finish on May 4. You know, since the marathon will apparently last a grand total of 21 hours. All in celebration of the 25th anniversary of Star Wars: Episode I – The Phantom Menace to boot. You can purchase tickets for it right now directly from Alamo Drafthouse Cinema.

The marathon isn’t the only thing Star Wars fans have to look forward to though. Alamo Drafthouse Cinema also plans to have events happen in between screenings. These events include an appearance by the famed 501st Legion (a group of costumed fans dedicated to celebrating Star Wars and contributing to their local community through charity and volunteer work), as well as assorted games and trivia. And of course, what Alamo Drafthouse experience would be complete without its iconic dining experience? Thus, fans can expect a custom Star Wars menu for this marathon. Even the lobby will be an experience, with said lobby getting a Star Wars makeover complete with official props.

Star Wars The Skywalker Saga May the 4th Marathon merch art.
All the merch a Star Wars fans could ever want.

Last but not least, Alamo Drafthouse Cinema will also have a line of exclusive Star Wars merch. This merch will be exclusive to an Ultimate Fan Pack bundle that can be added to the ticket purchase. These include the t-shirt above and a collector’s glass featuring art by Alamo Drafthouse’s Chris Bilheimer and Mutant’s Cesar Moreno. Supplies are limited though, so get yours while you still can.

Sweepstakes Details

Can’t afford a flight to San Francisco? Don’t worry. Alamo Drafthouse Cinema is also sponsoring a sweepstakes for a chance to win a FREE trip for two to San Francisco including airfare and lodging, two tickets to The Skywalker Saga May the 4th Marathon, and a special Alamo Drafthouse swag bag. They also have a 25th anniversary re-release screening of Star Wars: Episode I – The Phantom Menace for those who can’t attend the marathon period. You can purchase tickets for it also directly from Alamo Drafthouse Cinema.