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'Star Wars: The Force Awakens' tickets on sale Monday

"Star Wars: Episode VII - The Force Awakens," in theaters Dec. 18, is a continuation of the saga created by George Lucas set 30 years after "Star Wars: Episode VI - Return of the Jedi" (1983). Photo Credit: Walt Disney Pictures / Lucasfilm

As the countdown to the Dec. 18 release of "Star Wars: The Force Awakens" in the United States approaches, "Star Wars" mania is increasing, Newsday's Rafer Guzmán reports.

Theaters around the country have announced "Star Wars" marathons showing all seven films beginning Dec. 17 and ending with the newest on Dec. 18.

Participating local theaters include the AMC Loews Raceway 10 in Westbury and the Island 16 Cinema De Lux in Holtsville.

Meanwhile, advance tickets for "Star Wars: The Force Awakens" went on sale Monday night following the television broadcast of a new trailer for the film.

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