Our Bad Movie Marathoners are doing something good for Sidewalk and the community at large by competing to see who can last the longest in the face of some really terrible movies. Remember, this is a test of endurance, not a race and it's open to all, from a casual weekend Netflix binger to a true cinephile. 

You can support the marathoners by making a tax-deductible donation or by sponsoring an item that might give them an edge over the competition (like their favorite caffenated beverage), no matter how you get involved, by supporting our Marathoners, you help ensure the continuation of important educational programs like the Sidewalk Youth Board, Sidewalk EDU, and the Black Lens Filmmaker Grant and Membership Program. 


Event Date: January 19, 2024 until… (the world record is 5+ days… how long will you last?)

Doors open for Marathon check-in at 5:30pm. All marathoners must be inside the Cinema by 7pm. 


Do you want to participate as a Marathoner or nominate someone else? 

Click here to register. 

Click here to nominate someone.


Once you've registered, be sure to save our toolkit here.


Want to Watch?

RSVP by "purchasing" a free ticket here

(watching the marathon is free but registration is required). 

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