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Original Star Wars trilogies to run in all-day marathon for Star Wars Day

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May 3, 2017

If you were looking for a way to celebrate Star Wars Day without actually leaving your couch (or even needing to crack open any Blu-rays), this should do it.

TBS has announced a marathon of all six original Star Wars films to air in a 16-hour block on Thursday, May 4. They’ll run in series order, starting with Star Wars: Episode I — The Phantom Menace at 6:40 a.m. (ET/PT), and end with Star Wars: Episode VI — Return of the Jedi at 8:15 p.m. After landing the film rights in a big licensing deal with Walt Disney Studios and 20th Century Fox last year, the network plans to make the marathon an annual tradition. And yes, these are almost certainly the updated, Special Edition cuts.

Here’s the full schedule for May 4:

6:40 a.m.: Star Wars: The Phantom Menace
9:25 a.m.: Star Wars: Attack of the Clones
12:20 p.m.: Star Wars: Revenge of the Sith
3:10 p.m.: Star Wars: A New Hope
5:40 p.m.: Star Wars: The Empire Strikes Back
8:15 p.m.: Star Wars: Return of the Jedi

If you’re feeling really completist, pause the DVR between Revenge of the Sith and A New Hope to watch a Blu-ray of Rogue One, then toss in a copy of The Force Awakens once the marathon ends. Now that’s how to do Star Wars Day up right.

(Via Deadline)