Local movie fans will have the chance to experience all nine Star Wars episodes exclusively in Utah at the Megaplex Theatres at The District in South Jordan. Tickets for Star Wars Episode IX: Rise of Skywalker and other special Star Wars events will be on sale Monday online at www.MegaplexTheatres.com, in person at any participating Megaplex Theatres Box Office, or via the free Megaplex Theatres mobile app. For the latest updates on exact timing for ticket sales and additional Star Wars information, guests are encouraged to visit https://www.megaplextheatres.com/i/theriseofskywalker.
Ultimate fans will experience all nine Star Wars films in one epic day. The Megaplex Star Wars Nine Episode Movie Marathon will take place starting at 6:00 p.m. on Wednesday, December 18, 2019 with Star Wars Episode I: Phantom Menace and culminate on Thursday, December 19, 2019 with the newest film in the saga, Star Wars Episode IX: The Rise of Skywalker.
Fans attending the Star Wars Marathon will receive event only premiums, including a commemorative pin and blanket as well as exclusive food and concessions offers, plus they will be among the first to see Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker.
“Utah continues to have the most avid Star Wars fans in the United States, which is why Megaplex Theatres is one of only a handful of locations across the country chosen to host the Star Wars Marathon,” said Blake Andersen, Megaplex Theatres president. “In addition to the exclusive Star Wars Marathon, we’re gearing up to host the biggest and best Star Wars Fan Events and premiere parties across all of our Megaplex locations in honor of our amazing guests.”
The marathon starts with the Star Wars Episode I: The Phantom Menace and will play in episodic order, up to and including the newest film, Star Wars Episode IX: The Rise of Skywalker. In all, the nine film titles add up to more than 1,259 minutes of movie content. With scheduled breaks between films, guests will be celebrating the Star Wars Marathon for more than 24 hours. The complete list of films, run-times, and ratings are noted below:
|Megaplex Star Wars Marathon Films||YearReleased||Run Time (Minutes)||Run Time (Hours)||Rating|
|Episode I: The Phantom Menace||1999||133||2:13||PG|
|Episode II: Attack of the Clones||2002||142||2:22||PG|
|Episode III: Revenge of the Sith||2005||140||2:20||PG-13|
|Episode IV: A New Hope||1977||121||2:01||PG|
|Episode V: Empire Strikes Back||1980||124||2:04||PG|
|Episode VI: Return of the Jedi||1983||131||2:11||PG|
|Episode VII: The Force Awakens||2015||136||2:16||PG-13|
|Episode VIII: The Last Jedi||2017||152||2:32||PG-13|
|Episode IX: The Rise of Skywalker||2019||159||2:39||PG-13*(*Anticipated)|
|Estimated Total:||1,259 Minutes||21 Hours(Plus Breaks)|
Seats are extremely limited to the Star Wars Marathon event. Reserved seats start at only $99.00 each (plus applicable taxes) for all nine movies and also include a Star Wars Marathon Comfort Kit, souvenir popcorn tin with unlimited Megaplex popcorn, a souvenir drink cup with unlimited Coca-Cola Freestyle drinks for the duration of the marathon and more.
The Star Wars Marathon Comfort Kit includes an exclusive event blanket and convenience items to help manage the length of the marathon.
Megaplex Theatres is also partnering with a number of national and local companies to provide additional benefits for those enjoying the Star Wars Marathon.
Marathon guests will have the opportunity to purchase an optional Megaplex Marathon Meal Plan for an additional $39.95, which will include three meals and a midnight snack to enjoy during scheduled breaks in the marathon.
Select Megaplex Theatres locations are also hosting Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker Opening Night Fan Events. Fan Event guests will be among the first to see Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker at 5:00 p.m. on opening night, December 19, 2019. Fans will receive a commemorative pin as well as a Star Wars souvenir popcorn tub and drink cup.
About Megaplex Theatres
Megaplex Theatres operates 16 locations across Utah and southern Nevada with a total of 182 screens, including five IMAX screens. Megaplex also operates the only laser projection enabled auditorium in Utah.
Founded by the late Larry H. Miller, Megaplex Theatres are frequently among the top grossing in the nation and recognized as Utah’s favorite movie theatres. In addition, Megaplex Theatres feature regular and large-format movie screens, dinner and a movie gift options, conference and auditorium rental, and an industry-leading guest services team. Megaplex Theatres show times and other group information may be found on the web atwww.MegaplexTheatres.com or by calling (801) 304-4545. Guests are also invited to follow their favorite films on Facebook atwww.facebook.com/MegaplexTheatres and on Twitter @MegaplexTheatre.
About Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker
Lucasfilm and director J.J. Abrams join forces once again to take viewers on an epic journey to a galaxy far, far away with Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker, the riveting conclusion of the seminal Skywalker saga, where new legends will be born and the final battle for freedom is yet to come.
The film stars Carrie Fisher, Mark Hamill, Adam Driver, Daisy Ridley, John Boyega, Oscar Isaac, Anthony Daniels, Naomi Ackie, Domhnall Gleeson, Richard E. Grant, Lupita Nyong’o, Keri Russell, Joonas Suotamo, Kelly Marie Tran, with Ian McDiarmid and Billy Dee Williams
Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker is directed by J.J. Abrams and produced by Kathleen Kennedy, Abrams and Michelle Rejwan. Callum Greene, Tommy Gormley and Jason McGatlin serve as executive producers. Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker was written by J.J. Abrams & Chris Terrio.