Recent Movie Marathons

Movie Marathon 57
2018APR13–15

Movie Marathon 56
2017APR7–9

Movie Marathon 55
2016NOV11–13

Movie Marathon 54
2015APR17–19

Movie Marathon 53
2014APR11–13


Movie Marathon 52
2013APR12–14

Movie Marathon 51
2012APR13–15

Movie Marathon 50
2011APR29–MAY1

Movie Marathon 49
2010APR9–11

Movie Marathon 48
2009NOV13–15


MM47
2009APR10–12

Movie Marathon46
2008OCT3–5

Movie Marathon45
2008APR18–20

Movie Marathon44
2007NOV9–11

Movie Marathon43
2007APR20–22

Movie Marathon42
2006NOV17–19


Movie Marathon41
2006MAR31–APR2

Movie Marathon40
2005NOV11–13

Movie Marathon39
2005APR22–24

Movie Marathon38
2004OCT22–24

Movie Marathon37
2004MAR26–28



Marathon basics:


1. It's free.

2. It lasts from ~8 p.m. Friday through ~midnight Sunday/Monday. Come and go as you please throughout the weekend.

3. Yes, you can stay the whole time and watch all the movies, or as many as you can stay awake for. Unless you have arranged for bed/couch/futon space in advance, though, you'll be crashing on the floor, so bring a comforter/sleeping bag, boo bankie, or woozawoodja; pillows, etc. Basically, pack as you would for a camping trip, except for a tent. And bear spray. And playground horsey.

4. Movies are only part of the Marathon experience; a comfy, mostly mellow party goes on around the films, in adjacent rooms, the back deck of the house, etc. Folks may well play Scrabble, Boggle, card games, etc. and/or make some music throughout the weekend. Occasionally marathoners make day trips to musea or parks.

4a. That said,the watching of movies takes precedence over other activities: if even one person is intent on watching a movie, other guests are asked to keep the noise and distractions down. We have two screening rooms, so typically at least one of them will be for "real" movie watching (though popular flicks tend to fill both rooms).

5. You will be fed. Your hosts are silly that way, making all kinds of food in advance and throughout the weekend. Nonetheless, we welcome contributions! Finger-foods are a good idea, and of course you can't ever have too many cakes, pies, brownies, etc. Do note that the Marathon tries to remain pescatarian (veggie + seafood) so please don't bring a spitted goat.

6. Ditto on liquid refreshments, soft, medium, or hard: We'll have plenty of this and that, but if you have a particular libation of choice and want to bring enough to share, rock on.

7. Feel free to bring along other guests, so long as they're not the sort to puke on the floor, break the plumbing, louse up the furniture, or insist on talking loudly when others are trying to watch a movie.

8. If you found this page, it means you probably received an evite already. If not, or if you want to have a paper invitation sent to you, or if you need more info about the 'thon (e.g., coordinating food & bev; driving or public transit directions), feel free to call Gourd at 301.467.7567 or email gordongeise@gmail.com.