HOLLYWOOD (CBSLA) — “Star Wars” fans were several hours into a movie marathon Thursday that concludes with the premiere of “Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker.”

Hollywood’s El Capitan Theatre hosted the hours-long event that started with the very first of the nine-film franchise.

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“I just love hanging out with other ‘Star Wars’ fans,” said attendee Christopher Arce. “When a new “Star Wars” movie comes out, you better make sure that you rewatch the old ones.”

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Fans are given meal breaks between each movie.

The “Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker” premiere made many fans emotional.

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“I almost got teary eyed,” said Peter Parga, a moviegoer. “But I held it back.”