The tents are up! The red carpet is down! A half-mile stretch of Hollywood Boulevard has been closed to traffic for tonight’s world premiere of the highly anticipated Star Wars: The Force Awakens – and to paraphrase future President Trump: It’s gonna be huuuuuuuuuuuuuge!
In an unprecedented show of camaraderie, the movie will premiere for VIP audiences in three separate theaters at the same time – the iconic TCL Chinese Theatre (which hosted the premiere of the original “Star Wars” in 1977), the nearby El Capitan Theatre, and the adjacent Dolby Theatre, home of the Oscars. If you know anything about Hollywood, you know that it’s CRAZY for three different Theater chains to be so accommodating to each other!
Look at the Instagram pics below!
See this Luke. All this will be yours #maytheforcebewithyou #starwarspremiere #workperks A photo posted by Amanda Kay (@amanran) on
Hoje está acontecendo a premiere de @starwars em Los Angeles. Como eu gostaria de está lá ☹️😭 #starwarspremiere A photo posted by @babadissimos on
The premier for #starwars this week is bigger then Oscars… #hollywood #movies #starwarspremiere #losangeles A photo posted by Pro175 (@pro175) on
#starwarspremiere #chinesetheatre #starwars A photo posted by Jennifer N. Martinez (@jen_jen1581) on
Nobena skrivnost ni, da bo ta teden v znamenju Vojne zvezd! Svetovna premiera bo danes (no pri nas ponoči) v Los Angelesu, kjer feni že taborijo, ceste so zaprte, kulisa se pripravlja… Spremljajte nas še naprej za nove ekskluzivne slike! #starwarstheforceawakens #starwars #losangeles #starwarspremiere
Hollywood Boulevard gets ready for Rey. #starwarspremiere #theforceawakens A photo posted by Lizo (@lizo_mzimba) on
TMZ is reporting that security around Hollywood and Highland is tighter than its ever been:
Disney and LAPD are taking no chances for Monday night’s massive ‘Star Wars’ premiere — locking down a chunk of Hollywood with metal detectors and random searches.
LAPD and private security officers are already blanketing several square blocks around the famed Chinese Theatre, where ‘The Force Awakens’ event is going down. We’ve learned anyone strolling through the area could be searched, frisked, and even wanded with metal detectors.
Law enforcement sources tell us there’s no specific threat, but they’re using an “abundance of caution” with such a high profile event. While no one used the word “terrorism” … it’s clearly a concern.
We’re told Disney is kicking in about $20,000 to hire extra LAPD officers … plain clothed and uniformed. As one source puts it, with all the fans showing up, the ‘Star Wars’ premiere is going to be like a “mini Oscars” … so better safe than sorry.