An elite 24-hour movie marathon with an application process? A process in which only 2% of those who apply are invited to attend? With celebrity guest appearances and live marching bands? You must be joking.
Nope – it’s real! 2014 will mark the 16th Butt-Numb-A-Thon, a 24-hour movie marathon hosted by Harry Knowles from A’int it cool news. It goes down in December every year in Austin, Texas and it has shown a whole heck of a lot of movies.
To get in last year, you had to fill out this 20-question application, and you were competing with 10,000 people to fill one of 200 seats! Here is a quick recap of the 2013 butt-numb-a-thon, from one of the attendees.
Harry’s event really makes me want to up my movie marathon game! Perhaps I should invite celebrities to my house for my 2014 movie marathon. Mel Gibson attended the 2003 Butt-Numb-A-Thon. He’s not doing much these days, right?
[Update: 8 July 2019] This event has been permanently shut down, due to assault allegations made against the event’s founder Harry Knowles. Yikes. What an awful turn of events.