This one’s only for the most serious of Marvel fans: In anticipation of the release of the sequel everyone’s been waiting for, you can view all of the Marvel Cinematic Universe films that lead up to “Avengers: Endgame.” AMC Theatres is screening all 22 films over one incredibly long viewing period — 59 hours and seven minutes, to be exact.
The movie marathon starts on Tuesday, April 23. If you make it until the end, you’ll be rewarded with the follow-up to “Avengers: Infinity War” that you’ve been waiting for. Because yes — after about 56 hours of viewing time, the session wraps with a screening of “Avengers: Endgame” at 5 p.m. on April 25. This gives all those daring enough to sit in a dark theater for more than two days straight the reward of seeing this film an hour before anyone else in the country (most theaters show the movie starting at 6 p.m. that day).
Check out the new poster for Marvel Studios’ #AvengersEndgame. See it in theaters April 26. pic.twitter.com/c4yyiShAqo
— Marvel Studios (@MarvelStudios) March 14, 2019
AMC announced the news on its website, explaining that the screening will only be available at three select theaters. You can participate in this incredible movie event at AMC Lincoln Square 13 in New York, AMC River East 21 in Chicago and AMC Metreon 16 in San Francisco.
The viewing reportedly begins with “Iron Man” and goes all the way through the fourth “Avengers” film.
Obviously, agreeing to sit in a theater for this long is a huge commitment. But if you were still hoping to score a ticket to this event, you might be out of luck. At the time of publication, you could no longer purchase seats at either the New York or San Francisco theaters. Wheelchair-accessible slots are still available at both locations.
The Chicago theater still had some seats open. However, tickets cost $125 per person
As the AV Club pointed out, the Alamo Drafthouse Cinema will also host screenings of Marvel movies, so you may have better luck finding a seat at a movie chain other than AMC.
Wondering if people would actually be into the idea of sitting in a theater for nearly 60 hours straight? The reviews are mixed, to say the least.
Twitter user @ominoushominid called the idea “absolute madness.” However, it didn’t stop him from inquiring about ticket prices. He said, “How much are tickets? Asking for a friend.”
Select AMC theaters showing a 56 hour marathon of all 22 MCU movies, followed by early screening of #AvengersEndgame is absolute madness. How much are tickets? Asking for a friend.
— Greg (@ominoushominid) April 2, 2019
Meanwhile, Twitter user @shaunhamill would never be able to commit to 60 hours. He said, “I once sat through an all-day Hobbit-trilogy screening in grad school and even that was too much.”
I can't IMAGINE sitting through a 60-hour 22-Marvel movie marathon in a theater. I once sat through an all-day Hobbit-trilogy screening in grad school and even that was too much.
— Shaun Hamill (@shaunhamill) April 2, 2019
And Twitter user @PL_Boucher joked, “I always wanted to experience the feeling of being in purgatory!”
Definitely in for this! I always wanted to experience the feeling of being in purgatory!https://t.co/k4TETgMywP
— PL Boucher (@PL_Boucher) April 3, 2019
But, the news also left Twitter user @malady_mike wishing for extra time:
Wish I had 2 1/2 days to kill. https://t.co/UKH3E7t4uL
— Mike Malady (@malady_mike) April 3, 2019
If you’re unable or unwilling to attend the 59-hour screening, you can, of course, go see “Avengers: Endgame” all on its own when it hits theaters on April 25.
In case you need a refresher, check out the official trailer for the highly anticipated movie below:
Hurry, though — when ticket sales for “Avengers: Endgame” started Tuesday, so many people were online trying to get them first that they crashed the AMC Theatres site and caused huge wait times on Fandango. So, if you want to get good seats at a favorite theater over that first weekend, your options may already be limited.
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tickets are on sale:https://t.co/qQi9f70b3Q pic.twitter.com/KLzaCr7iiw
— Fandango (@Fandango) April 2, 2019
What do you think of the 59-hour Marvel movie marathon? Would you do it?