‘Star Wars’ Fans to Get Married Outside Chinese Theatre Ahead of ‘Force Awakens’ Premiere

Caroline Ritter, Andrew Porters and over 130 other enthusiasts have been camping outside of the Chinese Theatre since Dec. 5 in order to catch first public screening

Last Updated: December 15, 2015 @ 10:43 AM

Two die-hard “Star Wars” fans love the franchise so much that they’re going to get married while waiting in line outside the Chinese Theatre to see “The Force Awakens.”

According to The Guardian, Caroline Ritter and Andrew Porters flew from Australia to join more than 130 fans who have been camped out on Hollywood Boulevard since Dec. 5. Their trip was planned 18 months ago, when the release for the seventh installment of the franchise was announced.

Ritter will marry Porters outside TCL Chinese Theatre before the highly anticipated sequel is first screened for the general public. She said she will wear a classic white dress, with “handmade crystal X-Wing starfighters on it.” The venue will orchestrate the nuptials.

“We just wanted to do something unique and fun, and engage the fans,” said Alwyn Hight Kushner, the president and COO of the theater. According to her, Ritter will be escorted down the aisle by Darth Vader, and the couple’s friend, who goes by “Obi-Shawn,” will officiate.

The event will be sponsored by Dunkin’ Donuts, who will provide the campers with donuts on the morning of the wedding, and Baskin-Robbins will bake a “Star Wars”-themed cake for the wedding. A local boutique hotel will provide the couple with a honeymoon suite.

Campers started lining up in front of the iconic theatre a week ago, dubbing the event “The Line Awakens.” The Chinese Theatre was one of the only 30 venues across America that hosted the release of the original film in 1977.

Everyone in line must have a ticket to see the film. According to CNN, tents are taken down every morning. Fans are dressing up as their favorite characters, and money raised by the event goes to Starlight Children’s Foundation.


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