On December 18, 2015, millions of voices will suddenly cry out in orgasmic glee when Star Wars: The Force Awakens opens in theaters. And why not? Fans have been waiting on pins and needles for the J.J. Abrams-directed sequel-slash-prequel-destroyer, and expectations are about as high as a certain princess in Return Of The Jedi. Yesterday, the official poster was released. It’s fucking awesome. Later tonight, the final trailer will be released. It will also be fucking awesome. Also: Holy fucking shit this movie looks so fucking awesome don’t fuck it up Abrams GAHHHHHHHH.

Anyway, on December 17, select theaters across the country will be screening all six previous Star Wars films in a continuous marathon, culminating in a screening of The Force Awakens. According to starwars.com, the two Wisconsin theaters participating in the “Star Wars Marathon Event” are:

Marcus Palace Cinemas – Sun Prairie
Majestic Cinema of Brookfield – Waukesha

Episodes I-VI will be shown in 2D (yay!), while The Force Awakens will be shown in 3D (yay?). Along with the privilege of spending more than half a day in a dark and increasingly fetid theater (and we thought they smelled bad…on the outside), guests will receive a lanyard featuring “exclusive marathon art.” No word yet on whether you’ll be able to claim that lanyard if you show up late, but strangely just in time for A New Hope.

Visit starwars.com for a complete list of participating theaters and ticket information.

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