Fans of “Star Wars” have already been camping out at Los Angeles’s Hollywood Boulevard for the much-awaited premiere of the franchise’s seventh installment.
The hugely anticipated “Star Wars: The Force Awakens” will be screened for VIP audiences in three separate theaters in LA.
Washington Post reported that fans must log at least 24 hours in line to gain entry to the theater’s first public showing of “The Force Awakens”, but those who spend more time in line will earn special seats.
The movie will also debut at El Capitan Theatre and at the Dolby Theatre.
In preparation for the premiere of the movie, the Los Angeles Police Department shut down a portion of Hollywood Boulevard this weekend and plans to keep it closed until Wednesday, LA Times reported.
According to The Guardian, ever since the first “Star Wars” film began in 1977 and premiered at the TCL Chinese Theatre, LA has had a special relationship with Darth Vader and Luke Skywalker.
This year, some fans even maximized their time camping outside the theaters, and will get married at the same time.
Caroline Ritter, an Australian who started camping out on Dec. 9, is marrying her fiancé Andrew Porters in an “Star Wars”-themed wedding outside the TCL Chinese Theatre in LA, the Guardian reported.
Meanwhile, it is still unclear where the cast will be when the movie has its worldwide red carpet premiere, Washington Post reported.
However, Harrison Ford, Mark Hamill, Carrie Fisher, John Boyega, Daisy Ridley and Gwendoline Christie are all expected to be on Hollywood Boulevard.
Aside from the Hollywood premiere, there are several special screening events scheduled across the United States to celebrate the seventh installment of the beloved franchise.
“The Force Awakens” will also have its UK premiere in London on Wednesday.
The movie will open in theaters worldwide on Friday (Dec. 18).