In Dedham, A Star Wars Movie Marathon Fit For A Jedi

DEDHAM, Mass. (WBZ NewsRadio) — Ahead of the long-anticipated release of "The Rise of Skywalker" Thursday night, about 200 fans will be taking part in a Star Wars movie marathon at Dedham Showcase Cinemas.

With all that sitting, you can imagine some stretching would be needed—which is why the theater held a "Jedi Yoga" event Wednesday morning.

Wearing a white robe with her hair in double buns, Steel Studio yoga instructor Betty Diaz channeled her inner Princess Leia as she led the class in the theater's lobby.

"Imagine, right now, that you actually have the powers of a Jedi," she told the participants, employees at the theater.

Showcase's Vice President of Global Marketing Mark Malinowski said it's all part of the marathon, which will show all nine movies.

"Sold out, it'll start with 'The Phantom Menace,' and it goes for 24 hours and will conclude with the first showing of 'Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker,'" he said.

Throughout the marathon, they'll have several Jedi yoga classes throughout, as well as a refresh station complete with mouthwash and deodorizing body wipes for the marathoners.

Malinowski has seen the film already, and said fans will not be disappointed.

"They've been part of our lives, the movies have been part of my life since I was 13," he said. "Seeing this conclusion done in such a beautiful way, it just means so much to me, personally, so I think that's how people feel."

WBZ NewsRadio's Kim Tunnicliffe (@KimWBZ) reports

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