Ultimate Marvel Marathon: 5 films + The Avengers in a day

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AMC Theaters is putting together one crazy day of Marvel movies leading up to The Avengers. On May 3rd, you can watch Iron Man, The Incredible Hulk, Iron Man 2, Thor in 3D, Captain America in 3D, and then The Avengers in 3D at midnight. That’s six mighty Marvel movies in one day, true believers. That’s also three 3D movies in a row, which has been known to drive men insane, leave women barren, and render cow’s milk undrinkable.

I’ve added up the run times for all these films that makes for 12 hours and 16 minutes if the movies were just played back-to-back. (In endurance terms, that’s 1.7 Sátántangós.) If you account for some breaks between films, you’re looking at a 14-hour to 15-hour day (2 to 2.1 Sátántangós).

I smell a challenge.

Tickets to this madness are on sale now at 10 theaters across the country. (Sorry as usual, Ohio.) It looks like additional theaters participating in this deviltry will be announced on March 16th. I’ve included a list of first 10 theaters after the cut. In the gallery is the promo poster for the Ultimate Marvel Marathon.

[AMC Theaters via First Showing]

Boston Common 19 – Boston, MA

Burbank 16 – Burbank, CA

Downtown Disney 12 – Anaheim, CA

Aventura 24 – Aventura, FL

Empire 25 – New York, NY

Garden State 16 – Paramus, NJ

Downtown Disney 24 – Lake Buena Vista, FL

Metreon 16 – San Francisco, CA

Alderwood 16 – Lynnwood, WA

Tysons Corner 16 – McLean, VA

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