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Lost to host UK’s first-ever public TV marathon in London

Matthew Fox in Lost

Story by Jack Foley

AVID followers of smash-hit TV series Lost are invited to test their dedication to the show by enduring the ultimate fan challenge, as they attempt to watch all 121 episodes back-to-back in the UK’s first ever public TV marathon.

The Lost Marathon will be held at Leicester Square’s Prince Charles Cinema from Monday, September 13 until Thursday, September 16, 2010 to celebrate the release of Lost: The Final Season on Blu-ray and DVD on Monday, September 13.

From the heart-pounding opening episode to the suspense-filled finale, enthusiasts will face over 80 hours of continuous viewing in a bid to be crowned the last fan standing.

Hoards of dedicated followers are expected to descend upon Leicester Square, but only the first 280 people through the doors of the cinema will be eligible for what will be the first event of its kind in the UK.

Fans are encouraged to take part dressed as their favourite characters from the show, armed with their very own survival packs including sleeping bags, pillows and packed lunches!

A Lost goody bag packed full of merchandise will be awarded to each participant.

The Lost Marathon will commence at 10am on Monday, September 13, 2010 and will continue constantly over 24-hour periods.

If successfully completed, the final episode will air on the afternoon of Thursday, September 16, 2010.

Gregory Lynn, Director of The Prince Charles Cinema, said: “We’re thrilled to host such an exciting event and look forward to keeping our cinema running all day and all night for as long as it takes!”

Paramedics will be on standby and regulated breaks will be permitted as fans attempt to complete the unprecedented mass participation event.

The Prince Charles Cinema is located at 7 Leicester Place, London WC2.

To pre-register attendance fans can email lostmarathon@taylorherring.com

Lost: The Final Season and Lost: The Complete Season Box Set are both released on Blu-ray and DVD on Monday, September 13, 2010. Find out more