Believe it or not, it's been ten years of heading along to Hoyts on the weekend, smashing a large popcorn and a choc-top, and getting super jazzed up for whatever the latest Marvel film is. There have been 20 films since things started back in 2009 with Iron Man, and though they may be critically debated, nearly everyone can agree that they are at least entertaining. They give you that giddy blockbuster feeling that sticks around even when the lights go up and you realise you've got chocolate ice-cream all down your front.
The St Kilda's Astor Theatre is honouring that feeling, and the fact that it's been a decade of Marvel Studios solidly churning out bangers, by putting on a Marvel Marathon. Showing 18 of the films, the bonanza will run over a (slightly ridiculous) 48 hours — you'll have to be a superfan to stay awake through all of this.
The marathon will kick off with Iron Man at 11am on Saturday, January 5 and finish up at 11am on Monday, January 7 with Ant-Man and the Wasp. In the middle, you'll catch hits like Black Panther and Avengers: Infinity War.
You can purchase one-day passes online for $40, or a full 48-hour pass for $65.