In a world first, the UCIEmpire cinema in London's Leicester Square is set to screen all six of the StarWars films back to back on May 16 - three days before the global release ofStar Wars: Episode III - Revenge Of The Sith.

Distributor 20thCentury Fox is organising the event as part of a massive UK marketing push forthe sixth Star Wars film.

The UCI Empire will show thefirst five films and unveil Episode III to the public, an hour after itsUK premiere that evening at the Odeon Leicester Square.

The event, dubbed the StarWars Saga, will take over Leicester Square, with the Royal PhilharmonicOrchestra playing Star Wars music throughout the day.

Star Wars storm troopers will control entrance points to thearea and an X-Wing fighter will be on display in the gardens of the square.

Director George Lucas andthe stars of the film including Ewan McGregor, Natalie Portman, and HaydenChristensen will be present for the film's premiere.

Two other Leicester Squarecinemas, the Vue West End and Odeon West End, will also play a number of StarWars movies throughout the day.

The last three episodes willplay in digital on the DLP projector. The original three will play with brandnew show prints.

Tickets for all six films -which have a playing time of around 13 hours in total - go on sale to thegeneral public for £50 each.