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People Are Already Lining Up For "Star Wars: The Force Awakens"

And someone's planning on getting married opening night.

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Star Wars: The Force Awakens premieres December 18, and the world is absolutely losing its shit in anticipation.

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In fact, over 100 very dedicated people are already lining up for the premiere.

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Starting December 5th, individuals brought together by Liningup.net have been gathering outside the TCL Chinese Theater in Los Angeles, CA.

Absolutely no chill in sight.

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Tickets are of course available for purchase ahead of time, but according to Liningup.net, that is simply not the point: "That is not what the Star Wars experience is all about."

From their FAQ: "We could reserve our seats online, and show up 5 minutes before midnight....But that is not what the Star Wars experience is all about. If The Force Awakens is indeed a throwback to the original trilogy, then surely the fan experience for opening day tickets should be the same."
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From their FAQ: "We could reserve our seats online, and show up 5 minutes before midnight....But that is not what the Star Wars experience is all about. If The Force Awakens is indeed a throwback to the original trilogy, then surely the fan experience for opening day tickets should be the same."

Their dedication also translates to dolla-dolla-bills for charity: LiningUp.net is using the line-up experience to raise money for the Starlight Children's Foundation.

They teamed with Starlight previously for similar endeavors in 1999, 2002, and 2005 for the prequels.
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They teamed with Starlight previously for similar endeavors in 1999, 2002, and 2005 for the prequels.

Fans can come and go, but once you accrue 24 hours in the line you can purchase one of the reported 576 tickets Liningup.net bought for the screening. And those who log the most time in the line will get to choose their seats first.

One woman, Caroline Ritter, flew all the way from Australia to line up, and told The Hollywood Reporter why: "I am a hiker, so I had all of the gear, but the chance to sleep out on the ground in front of the TCL theater, you do not get that very often."

Ritter is also literally planning to get married there on opening night. "This theater changed my life in 2002, it was the perfect spot for us," Ritter said of her and her fiance, Andrew Porters.

It just goes to show: Some of the old staples of fandom may not be technically necessary anymore — but this was really all about the community all along. And that's eternal.

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