TBS Celebrates Star Wars Day With An All-Day Movie Marathon

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The Force is strong with TBS this Star Wars Day as the network is hosting a movie marathon on Thursday, May 4.

Since Star Wars fans around the world adopted the slogan “May the Fourth be with you” May 4th has become Star Wars Day. This year, the Turner network will present the first six Star Wars films during an all-day marathon, kicking off at 6:40 a.m. with “Star Wars: The Phantom Menace.” The marathon will continue with the remaining two prequels and then present the three original films, concluding at 8:15 p.m. with a broadcast of “Star Wars: Return of the Jedi.”

The marathon comes courtesy of a licensing agreement that also grants TBS premiere rights to the most recent entries in the franchise, “Star Wars: The Force Awakens” and “Rogue One: A Star Wars Story”, as well as three more yet-to-be-released Star Wars films. The network plans to make the “May the Fourth” marathon an annual tradition alongside its other pop culture marathons, including “24 Hours of A Christmas Story” and “Friends for Thanksgiving.”

The full broadcast schedule is below.
6:40 a.m. ET/PT — Star Wars: Episode I – The Phantom Menace
9:25 a.m. ET/PT — Star Wars: Episode II – Attack of the Clones
12:20 p.m. ET/PT — Star Wars: Episode III – Revenge of the Sith
3:10 p.m. ET/PT — Star Wars: Episode IV – A New Hope
5:40 p.m. ET/PT — Star Wars: Episode V – The Empire Strikes Back
8:15 p.m. ET/PT — Star Wars: Episode VI – Return of the Jedi

How will you be celebrating Star Wars Day? Let us know!

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