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Hollywood Awaits ‘Star Wars VII’ Premiere

Hollywood Awaits ‘Star Wars VII’ PremiereHollywood Awaits ‘Star Wars VII’ Premiere

Hollywood is preparing for what could be the largest movie premiere in its history on Monday night when the hugely anticipated ‘Star Wars: The Force Awakens’ is screened for VIP audiences in three separate theaters amid tight security.

The construction of a massive tent on Hollywood Blvd. is already underway, Accesshollywood.com reported.

Four blocks of the iconic street - from Highland Ave. to La Brea Ave. - were closed to traffic on Thursday night at 11 p.m. On Friday, a large white tent was being erected on the boulevard, which hosts the famous Hollywood stars on its sidewalk.

Disney and Lucasfilm have not officially told guests which theaters will be used in Hollywood for the premiere.

A group of Star Wars fans that has been camping out in front of the TCL Chinese theater since December 5 plan to stay there until the 7-pm screening of the film on December 17. They will have to move for the premiere, but the TCL Theater will hold their camping equipment until they are allowed to return and eagerly await their turn when the film opens for regular folks on December 18.

The star-studded franchise film directed by J.J. Abram is expected to be one of the largest - and most secretive - Hollywood premieres ever. Moreover, there are several special screening events planned across North America to celebrate the opening of the film.

The movie is on track to have the biggest December opening ever, topping ‘The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey’, which took in $85 million in the US and Canada on its opening weekend in December 2012. Ticket seller Fandango says advance ticket sales for ‘Star Wars Episode VII’ have already topped every other movie and Imax says it has sold double the previous record.

Financialtribune.com