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Sure, everyone's excited for "The Force Awakens," but some are more excited than others. And the Alamo Drafthouse theater chain is looking to really test whose eagerness trumps all others with a "Star Wars"-themed endurance contest at its Austin, Texas, flagship theater. Seven contestants will start a Star Wars marathon at 4:00 a.m. on December 17, watching all six movies back-to-back followed by "The Force Awakens," which will then play on a loop until only one fan is left watching.

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"At Alamo Drafthouse we’re big fans of Star Wars and testing the boundaries of human endurance,” Drafthouse boss Tim League says. “What better way to anoint the ultimate super-fan than inviting them to watch these remarkable films on the big screen until they drop? Literally."

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The winner will receive a seven-year Alamo Drafthouse movie pass, a set of 2015 and 2016 Topps Star Wars Card Reader cards, a selection of Star Wars Mondo poster prints and a theater seat named in their honor — complete with a naming ceremony. Totally worth it, right?

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