Days, months, and years of waiting for some, have all come down to this.
Tonight, VIP audiences in three separate movie theatres will be privy to the world premiere of Star Wars: The Force Awakens.
CKNW’s Jeremy Lye is there and says people are starting to arrive at the Dolby Theatre.
“We’re also seeing a lot of people dressed up as their favourite Star Wars character – they’re starting to roll up as well. It’s very windy and it’s actually quite cold down here, so I hope those costumes are warm!”
Movie critics and analysts are predicting the movie will break a number of box office records.
It’s already done so in the pre-sale category, having brought in at least $50 million US.
Live stream of event begins at 5:30 pm
Fans can watch the entire red carpet event unfold live beginning at 5:30 pm PST on the official website StarWars.com, including in depth interviews with the cast and creators.
The surefire blockbuster opens December 18th, with advanced screening in select cities including Vancouver, on December 17th.
Last week Cineplex released additional showtimes across Canada due to what it calls unprecedented demand.