April 12, 2019
Avengers fans are preparing for the ultimate fan experience – both in the storyline of Avengers: Endgame, opening in theatres April 25th, and by viewing a 55-hour plus marathon of Marvel movies at the El Capitan on Hollywood Boulevard.
There are 22 films in the marathon, which will be hosted by Nerdist. The film extravaganza will begin on Tuesday, April 23rd and culminate in the opening of Endgame on Thursday evening.
Attendees will receive reserved seats for each film, seven meals, a souvenir popcorn tin, two popcorn refills and three bottled drinks to satiate them. They will also receive an exclusive poster commemorating 10 years of the Marvel Cinematic Universe, and a collectible coin as keepsakes. And that’s not all – they’ll also receive a souvenir blanket to cuddle and ostensibly nap with if they can’t stay awake for literal days of exciting action.
Along with all those screenings, there’ll be raffles, and Nerdist will introduce the films, possibly bringing a surprise guests or two to the proceedings. They are calling it the biggest marathon ever, and it very well may be.
Tickets are $200, a bargain for all that super power in one space. Starting on Tuesday, the program includes:
- Iron Man (2008)
- The Incredible Hulk (2008)
- Iron Man 2 (2010)
- Thor (2011)
- Captain America: The First Avenger (2011)
- Marvel’s The Avengers (2012)
- Iron Man 3 (2013)
- Thor: The Dark World (2013)
- Captain America: The Winter Soldier (2014)
- Guardians of the Galaxy (2014)
- Avengers: Age of Ultron (2015)
- Ant-Man (2015)
- Captain America: Civil War (2016)
- Doctor Strange (2016)
- Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 (2017)
- Spider-Man: Homecoming (2017)
- Thor: Ragnarok (2017)
- Black Panther (2018)
- Avengers: Infinity War (2018)
- Ant-Man and the Wasp (2018)
And of course, last but certainly not least, marathon goers will view the culmination of Infinity War’s cliffhangers with Avengers: Endgame.
What better place to build up Thanos-battling stamina than The El Capitan? Restored by Disney with Pacific Theatres in 1989, the redesign successfully re-created the opulent design elements of the location’s original look in 1926, from elaborate opera boxes to gorgeous red velvet curtains, and a 2500-pipe Wurlitzer organ. The El Capitan re-opened in 1991 to premiere Walt Disney Pictures’ The Rocketeer.
While there are other theaters throughout LA showing the marathon, the place to help the help save the world is The El Capitan’s posh filmgoer’s palace, along with Nerdist and fan-favorite guests, and all the commemorative goodies.
As Marvel fans can attest, it’s a “snap” to attend. For more information and to buy tickets, visit https://elcapitantheatre.com/film-info/marvel-studios-22-movie-marathon and let the Endgame begin.
Genie Davis is a multi-published novelist and journalist, and produced screen and television writer. Passionate about everything-Los Angeles, you can see her work in the arts on her own www.diversionsLA.com.
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