AMC Hosting MCU Marathon Ahead of Avengers: Endgame

AMC will be hosting a 22-film Marvel Cinematic Universe marathon in preparation for Avengers: Endgame. This month, Marvel Studios' much-anticipated blockbuster directed by Joe and Anthony Russo with the story written by Christopher Markus and Stephen McFeely is finally hitting theaters. The direct sequel to last year's Avengers: Infinity War, it will pick up after the events of Thanos' wiping out half of life in the universe, leaving the remaining heroes desolate and hopeless.

Plot details are being kept tightly under wraps with the film supposedly having more spoilers than Infinity War, so they even considered not running a traditional marketing ploy for Endgame. But despite rolling out a few trailers and posters, they've been doing a great job not giving anything away with regard to how things might pan out for the Phase 3 capper. So instead of obsessing over every little detail from the marketing materials released for the project thus far, the public can partake in a complete MCU film marathon - starting from Iron Man all the way to Avengers 4.

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Posted on AMC's official site is the announcement that they'll be hosting a 22-film MCU marathon "starting Tuesday, April 23" in preparation for the arrival of Endgame on the 26th. "This premium event will include, marathon only collectibles, exclusive content, and a special concession offer. Plus, Avengers: Endgame will start at 5pm local time, one hour earlier than regular public show times," the statement adds. The whole viewing party will last for 59 hours and seven minutes. Tickets are yet to be available but the event will take place in three locations - Lincoln Square 13 in New York City, River East 21 in Chicago, and Metreon 16 in San Francisco.

Since the announcement was made on April 1st, many initially thought that it's nothing more but an April fools' prank. The marathon will take more than two days in the middle of the work week which will require serious commitment to those interested. But it turns out that this is a legitimate event by the popular cinema chain. Endgame's supposed three-hour cut is already deemed too long by some (with Marvel Studios contemplating on having intermissions), and it's fascinating to think that there are people will devote this much time in recapping the whole MCU catalog. It's curious to see how many people turn out for these screenings, but if anything, chances are that they'll be a great communal experience reliving the last decade of the franchise leading up to its wrap-up.

The marathon, frankly sounds ridiculous and it would've been easier on everybody if AMC decided to spread the films in a span of weeks leading to Avengers: Endgame's release. But considering how these films have impacted (whether bad or good) not just the way Hollywood does films, but also the lives of many around the world, it's not difficult to imagine that there will be people who'll work their schedule around this event.

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Source: AMC

Key Release Dates
  • The Avengers 4 / Avengers: Endgame (2019) release date: Apr 26, 2019
  • Spider-Man: Far From Home (2019) release date: Jul 02, 2019
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