Not only will Spike TV be celebrating 30 years of Empire with a Star Wars marathon, but our favorite 30 year old sequel also looks to be getting the Times Square treatment. Check out the press release below...
SPIKE TV CELEBRATES THE 30TH ANNIVERSARY OF THE EMPIRE STRIKES BACK WITH STAR WARS? MOVIE MARATHON SATURDAY, MAY 22
Fans Are Invited To Watch A Spike Simulcast Of The Empire Strikes Back In Times Square On MTV?s 44 ? Video Board
New York, NY, May 18, 2010 ? It was a long time ago -- 30 years to be exact -- in a galaxy not so far away when Star Wars: Episode V The Empire Strikes Back was first released to movie theaters. Considered by many to be the greatest movie sequel of all time, Empire will celebrate its 30th Anniversary on Spike TV with a Star Wars movie marathon and a special simulcast in Times Square on Saturday, May 22.
Spike will feature a Star Wars movie marathon featuring the original trilogy on Saturday, May 22 (1:00 PM ? 3:30 AM, ET/PT). Presented in HD where available, the schedule is as follows:
? 1:00 ? 4:00 PM, ET/PT - Star Wars: Episode IV A New Hope
? 4:00 ? 7:00 PM, ET/PT - Star Wars: Episode V The Empire Strikes Back
? 7:00 ? 10:00 PM, ET/PT ? Star Wars: Episode VI Return of the Jedi
? 10:00 PM ? 1:00 AM, PT/ET - Star Wars: Episode IV A New Hope
? 1:00 ? 3:30 AM, ET/PT - Star Wars: Episode V The Empire Strikes Back
Spike viewers and Star Wars fans in the New York City area are invited to come to Times Square to watch a special simulcast of The Empire Strikes Back on Saturday, May 22 at 4:00PM ET on MTV?s 44 ? foot video board.
Throughout the week leading up to Spike?s celebration of The Empire Strikes Back and the Star Wars movie marathon, the network will feature anniversary-themed trailers that incorporate footage from vintage TV spots and trailers, as well as two new image spots that highlight Stormtroopers in 1980-type situations including a disco and aerobics class. In addition to seeing the spots on-air on Spike, they can be viewed online at spike.com/starwars.
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Spike TV is available in 98.6 million homes and is a division of MTV Networks. A unit of Viacom (NYSE: VIA, VIA.B), MTV Networks is one of the world?s leading creators of programming and content across all media platforms.
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