HOLLYWOOD (CBSLA.com) — “Star Wars: The Force Awakens” opens in theaters next Friday, but that’s not stopping fans from lining up more than a week in advance.
Andrew Porter and Caroline Ritter, who are from Australia, traveled a great distance to sit outside the TCL Chinese Theatre and plan to get married on opening day.READ MORE: Kelly Price, Well-Known Gospel And R&B Singer, Registered As Missing Person
The couple is among about 100 people who have camped out for the first showing the film, which is set to open next Friday.
The theater famously screened the first “Star Wars” movie in 1977, where R2-D2 and C-3PO have left their marks.READ MORE: Costco And Other Big Box Retailers Limiting Number Of Some Items Customers Can Purchase
“It’s like Woodstock, but it’s for nerds,” said Erik Murillo, a “Star Wars” fan.
The organizers of the camp-out that started this weekend have planned a marathon screening of the franchise in the theater’s courtyard in the order the films were released.
Everyone in line technically has a ticket, but those who stay longer can get better seats.MORE NEWS: Friday Last Day For LAUSD Employees To Get First COVID-19 Vaccine Dose Before Oct. 15 Deadline
It has been a decade since the last “Star Wars” film hit theaters.