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.
"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."
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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