Whilst Star Wars fans have to wait until December 2015 to see the next installment in the Star Wars saga in the as-of-yet untitled Episode VII, Australian Star Wars fans have been granted a special treat: all six films are coming back to theaters in a movie marathon.
This marks the first time that the original trilogy has been in theaters since the release of the special edition versions back in 1997; rights holders Disney and Twentieth Century Fox have teamed up to honor the international Star Wars day on May 4 (May the fourth be with you, geddit?) with selected theaters from Village, Hoys and Event cinemas Australia wide and throughout New Zealand all participating.
On Saturday, May 3, cinemas will play the prequel trilogy of Phantom Menace, Attack of the Clones and Revenge of the Sith, while May 5 will play A New Hope, Attack of the Clones and Revenge of the Sith. Each session begins at 12:30pm and runs approximately seven hours. Tickets to each day sessions are $25.