Star Wars fans are the best, and part of that fandom is lining up super early to see the next film in the franchise, Star Wars: The Force Awakens, nine days before its worldwide premiere.
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Star Wars fans are already lining up to be the first to see Star Wars: The Force Awakens. That’s right, nine whole days until the worldwide theatrical premiere, fans of the franchise are already camping out in queue. The New York Times has the report from Los Angeles, where fans are lining up in from the historic Chinese Theater on Hollywood Boulevard. The Times got a choice interview with an Australian woman at the front of the line, Caroline Ritter:
“We’re lining up for the new ‘Star Wars’ movie. Yes, we still have a very long time to wait. No, we’re not crazy.”
By the time The Force Awakens premieres at the Chinese Theater, fans like Ritter, will have been waiting in line for 12 days. That’s 12 days of no showers, camping on the street, and probably being heavily heckled by passersby. The Times is quick to point out that in this day and age of advanced ticket sales, where one can ensure an opening night seat with the simple click of a mouse, that queuing-up in line for days on end, just doesn’t make a whole lot of sense. Another camper in line had this to say:
“At night you freeze and in the daytime you cook, but you come for the camaraderie and the chance to be a part of cinematic history. Besides, there are traditions to be upheld.”
He’s not wrong. One of the characteristics that sets Star Wars fans apart from other fanbases is the willingness to join others of like-mindedness, often in full Jedi, Sith, Bounty Hunter, or Stormtrooper costume, for days on end, before the actual movie debuts. So, hats off to these die-hard Star Wars fans, because this is a tradition held in high-esteem within the Star Wars culture. They stand in line for all of us.
You can read the full Times article by clicking the link provided. Star Wars: The Force Awakens premieres worldwide on December 17 and 18, in just nine days.
H/T – Entertainment Weekly