This is a fantastic charity event and you should go! If you can raise a minimum of $150, you can watch whatever movies are scheduled for the theater that day (plus more in the overnight), get unlimited popcorn, pop, free lunch, free dinner, and a goodie bag of candy.
Creating an optimal schedule is hard for humans. The area of mathematics that covers this is Combinatorics, specifically the study of permutations. This area of math tells us that the theoretical maximum number of schedules you can create from a list of movies is N factorial (N!). The list of possible movie schedules grows pretty fast with factorials. For example:
1! = 1
2! = 2
3! = 6
4! = 24
5 ! = 120
6! = 720
10! = 3,628,800
15! = 1.3E12 (that’s a number with 12 zeros after it!)
I don’t care what your weekend plans are, no human can (or should) bother searching through that space to find a perfect movie marathon!
Movie Marathon Find searches through this space for you, and can do so about 1 second. Computers are great at this sort of task!
V0.1 beta is my first working version of this app. The user interface isn’t too pretty, but it works! Download a copy from the Movie Marathon Find page. Send me your feedback for the next version, and let me know if you use it for your next movie marathon!
Speaking of quality selections – across their 44 movie marathons, they’ve shown a grand total of 449 movies! If you need a list of sci-fi movies for your next movie marathon, look no further than their master list.
There must be something truly special about science fiction (or its fans!). I’ve been on the lookout for movie marathon events for years now. This is the third sci-fi movie marathon event running for 30 years or more in the United States that I’ve found. Two of them in Ohio, no less. That is some serious dedication to watching science fiction films. I love it!!
So mark your calendar as busy in mid-January next year, and head on over to Cleveland, Ohio and have some fun with these crazy college movie enthusiasts!
Also, it isn’t too clear to me why it runs 59 hours. Watching all 22 films (including Endgame) would take 47 hours and 53 minutes (thank you Movie Marathon Time and your movie time adding abilities!). A half hour break between each film adds 11 hours to the marathon, so perhaps that is where the 59 hour length comes from.
If you watched all of the movies in their lineup back-to-back, that’s a cool 42 hours and 47 minutes. Getting paid $23 an hour to watch movies is a pretty good wage! You also get some additional goodies:
Every Marvel MCU Blu-Ray film for your collection
A Captain America popcorn popper
Orville Redenbacher popcorn kernels
Thanos Infinity Gauntlet mug
Iron Man snuggie
I’m not sure I need all those things, but an Infinity Gauntlet mug does sound pretty badass
I loaded up their lineup into my movie marathon app. The app tells me that if you watched all of these movies back-to-back, this is what your next two days would look like:
Iron Man (2008) 12:00 PM 2:06 PM
The Incredible Hulk (2008) 2:06 PM 4:00 PM
Iron Man 2 (2010) 4:00 PM 6:04 PM
Thor (2011) 6:04 PM 7:59 PM
Captain America: The First Avenger (2011) 7:59 PM 10:03 PM
The Avengers (2012) 10:03 PM 12:26 AM
Iron Man 3 (2013) 12:26 AM 2:36 AM
Thor: The Dark World (2013) 2:36 AM 4:28 AM
Captain America: The Winter Soldier (2014) 4:28 AM 6:44 AM
Guardians of the Galaxy (2014) 6:44 AM 8:45 AM
Avengers: Age of Ultron (2015) 8:45 AM 11:06 AM
Ant-Man (2015) 11:06 AM 1:03 PM
Captain America: Civil War (2016) 1:03 PM 3:30 PM
Doctor Strange (2016) 3:30 PM 5:25 PM
Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 (2017) 5:25 PM 7:42 PM
The hero we’re looking for is not only a Marvel fanatic, but also an active, outgoing social media personality who’d be enthusiastic about live-tweeting their MCU marathon experience while tagging CableTV.com (@CableTV, #CableTV).