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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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Tickets are of course available for purchase ahead of time, but according to, 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."

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

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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 bought for the screening. And those who log the most time in the line will get to choose their seats first.

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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