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White Marsh movie theater hosts daylong 'Star Wars' marathon

Come in costume, but leave your blaster at home for this 17-hour "Star Wars" marathon.

It started at 1 a.m. Thursday — and it goes all day and all night.

The White Marsh AMC theater is screening all seven "Star Wars" films to celebrate the arrival of the seventh episode in the saga.  

"Star Wars: The Force Awakes" opens in theaters Dec. 18. To prepare for its debut, the theater at 8141 Honeygo Boulevard is hosting a marathon of the six Star Wars movies that preceed it, culminating with the 7 p.m. showing of the new film in 3-D.

It's a total of 16 hours and 40 minutes worth of film. 

Guests are encouraged to come in costume, although there are restrictions on what they can wear. The theater's costume policy reads, "AMC does not permit weapons or items that would make other guests feel uncomfortable or detract from the movie-going experience. Guests are welcome to come dressed in costume, but we do not permit masks or face paint. In short, bring your lightsaber, turn it off during the movie, and leave the blaster and Darth Vader mask at home."

The White Marsh theater is one of 39 AMC locations across the country hosting marathons. 

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