Hollywood preps for 'Star Wars' world premiere

Dec 12, 2015 2:30 PM by News Staff

LOS ANGELES (AP) - Hollywood is preparing for what could be the largest movie premiere in its history on Monday night when "Star Wars: The Force Awakens" is screened for VIP audiences in three separate theaters.

The star-studded event is expected to be one of the largest - and most secretive - Hollywood premieres ever. Security will be tight, with several streets blocked to traffic and extra police on patrol.

At the iconic TCL Chinese Theatre where the first "Star Wars" premiered in 1977, fans are already camped out, eagerly awaiting their turn when the film opens for regular folks next Friday.

Fans must log at least 24 hours in line to gain entry to the theater's first public showing of the film, but those who spend more time in line will earn preferential seat selection.

Beyond the Hollywood premiere, there are several special screening events planned across North America.

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