AMC Theaters

AMC Theaters, in an effort to make boat-loads of money, has elected to hold an event they are referring to as “The Ultimate Marvel Marathon.”  This geek test-of-endurance will feature the five original Marvel flicks leading up to the Avengers, back-to-back.

In order, the marathon will feature – Iron Man, The Incredible Hulk, Iron Man 2, Thor and Captain America: The First Avenger.  All this will culminate in a midnight showing of Avengers in 3-D.  This epic super-hero brain-melter will be taking place on May 3rd – aside from Avengers, of course.

The charge for this butt-numbing challenge?  $40.  This doesn’t, unfortunately, include the price of food, bottles to pee in so you don’t have to get up and the inevitable psychiatric visits that will be needed to recover from spamming your brain with 12+ hours in a movie theater.

But fans don’t despair!  For that $40, AMC is also providing movie-goers with a pair of nifty, limited-edition 3-D glasses.  Supplies of these are limited (or rather they wanted to offer them to bring people in, but didn’t want to shell out the cash to make sure everyone got a pair), so good luck with that.

Though “The Ultimate Marvel Marathon” is scheduled to play in 10 separate theaters, every one of them is sold out.  That’s right, nearly a month before the event, there are no more seats to be had.  Fans have spoken, and they have said “Screw my physical health!  I want to sit in an uncomfortable movie seat for an entire day!”

But before you break down in tears, let it be known that AMC is planning to add more venues to the marathon.  With 347 theaters across theUSandCanada, there’s plenty of locations to choose from.  So, if you live in a city where it’s already playing, sorry chump!  If your city is barren, you may yet have a chance to spend $40 for potential permanent eye damage.

Hardcore geeks and fans, if you really need to keep an eye on where the new marathon venues will be, check out AMC’s official marathon site for the latest.


Thanks to those at ComicBookMovie and MarketWatch for the info.

Ridley Scott’s Prometheus has been shrouded in a web of secrecy. I mean, is it a prequel to Alien or isn’t it? So far all we’ve seen is photos of the set and a trailer which does ooze the science fiction film we’ve been promised.

That, however, all changes on March 17th, when director Ridley Scott and Lost creator Damon Lindelof will be on hand at WonderCon 2012 for a special Q&A session. Sitting in as part of 20th Century Fox’s Prometheus panel, the pair with be on hand to answer questions about the film and introduce a brand new trailer!

If you don’t have tickets to the to visit Anaheim, California, never fear, AMC will be live streaming the event for the internet masses.

Check out the full details straight from the AMC website after the jump.

It’s almost the end of an era and sales couldn’t be better for AMC theaters. Tickets for Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 2, the final movie in the series, have been on sale for days and they’ve been moving faster then a Golden Snitch on crack. Early tickets buyers should have waited however, because in celebration of the series finale, AMC theaters will be holding a special preliminary event. A marathon of movies that all the die-hard Potter pals have been waiting for.

If you have the stones for it and the free time, you can take part in a four night event showcasing all eight movies. Select AMC theaters will host 2 films a night, in order, culminating at midnight July 15 with the Deathly Hallows Part 2. Follow the jump for the entire schedule.