HOLLYWOOD (CBSLA.com) — The premiere of the next “Star Wars” film is no longer so far, far away.

Anticipation will finally end Thursday for die-hard fans as the premiere of “Star Wars: The Force Awakens” will be shown at 7 p.m. in Hollywood.

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For more than a week, moviegoers have braced cold conditions while camping along Hollywood Boulevard in order to score a spot in line ahead of the premiere.

CBS2’s Jasmine Viel reported campers woke up around 6 a.m. and packed up their tents. They then waited in line to receive their movie tickets and seat assignments.

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Meanwhile, a daylong marathon of the original six films began at 1 a.m. at the El Capitan Theater. The showings will run for 20 hours, ending with one of the first screenings of “The Force Awakens.” The event was sold out.

The day was also exceptionally special for an Australian couple who had plans to be married during a “Star Wars”-themed ceremony outside of the TCL Chinese Theatre.

The world premiere of the film was screened at three theaters along Hollywood Boulevard on Monday.

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