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Learn the ways of the force - there's a celebration coming
Star Wars Marathon International Star Wars Day
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May the 4th 2014 kicks off a season of celebration, particularly since the month of May has always been important to Star Wars fans. Say "May the 4th Be With You" out loud and you'll hear the pun that Star Wars fans worldwide have turned into a rallying cry to proclaim their love of the saga.

Now there's a worldwide day to to say "May the Force be with you" to all, and celebrate the beloved Star Wars story that binds our galaxy together.

May is an important month for Star Wars as the six live-action movies of the Star Wars saga debuted in May (starting with the original Star Wars on May 25th, 1977) and this year, principal photography on Star Wars: Episode VII will commence in May. The month also includes George Lucas's birthday (May 14, 1944), and had been the traditional start date of the popular Star Wars Weekends at Walt Disney World Resort.

Dust off your Jedi robe, roll your hair into cinnamon buns and join the force in a galaxy far, far away………

Star Wars Marathon Adelaide, Sydney, Brisbane, Melbourne, Perth, New Zealand, Tasmania
Photo: Disney

May 3 & 4 – Movie Marathon
In 52 locations across Australia and New Zealand all six films from the epic space saga return to cinemas in Digital 2D. There are prizes for 'best dressed', including the chance to win a trip for two to the Star Wars Celebration in California next year. Click here for details on how to win and purchase tickets.

Saturday May 3rd:

Star Wars: Episode I The Phantom Menace

Star Wars: Episode II Attack of the Clones

Star Wars: Episode III Revenge of the Sith

Sunday May 4th:

Star Wars: Episode IV A New Hope

Star Wars: Episode V The Empire Strikes Back

Star Wars: Episode VI Return of the Jedi

Single-day tickets will be available for either Episodes I-III and/or Episodes IV-VI.

Movie Marathon Locations:

NSW/ACT – Hoyts Penrith, Hoyts Chatswood, Hoyts Warringah Mall, Hoyts Broadway, Event Castle Hill, Event Liverpool, Event Macquarie, Event George Street, Greater Union Miranda, Event Bondi Junction, Event Burwood, Event Glendale, Greater Union Shellharbour, Cremorne Orpheum, Dendy Canberra.
VIC/TAS – Hoyts Chadstone, Hoyts Eastland, Hoyts Northland, Hoyts Highpoint, Hoyts Melbourne Central, Village Sunshine, Village Knox, Village Southland, Village Fountain Gate, Village Crown, Village Geelong, Village Hobart, Village Albury, Village Bendigo.
QLD/NT – Hoyts Stafford City, Event Chermside, Event Mt Gravatt, Event Indooroopilly, Event Robina, Event Cairns Central, Birch Carroll & Coyle Darwin Casuarina, Birch Carroll & Coyle Maroochydore.
SA – Hoyts Tea Tree Plaza, Event Marion, Wallis Piccadilly
WA – Hoyts Carousel, Event Innaloo, Ace Midland, Grand Warwick
New Zealand – Auckland: Event Cinemas Albany, Hoyts Cinemas Sylvia Park. Hamilton: Hoyts Te Awa
Wellington: Event Cinemas Embassy Theatre. Christchurch. Hoyts Cinemas Riccarton Dunedin: Rialto Cinemas
Tauranga. Bay City Cinemas. Palmerston North: Downtown Cinemas

International Star Wars Day May the 4th Be With You, Melbourne, Sydney, Brisbane, Perth, Adelaide, Darwin, New Zealand, Tasmania
Photo: Disney
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Why? It's International Star Wars Day, need I say more
When: May 3 and 4 2014
Where: 52 cinema locations around Australia
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