ByKristin Lai, writer at
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Kristin Lai

We might still be a week away from opening night for Star Wars: The Force Awakens, but that's not stopping some super fans from setting up camp in front of theaters.

While camping out in line may seem like a lost art in the days of pre-ordered tickets, Star Wars fans are hoping to recreate some of the magic and nostalgia of moviegoing in the past, while also raising money for a good cause.

Starting December 5th, dedicated fans began their 12-day journey to seeing Star Wars in front of Hollywood's famous TCL Chinese Theatre. Those gathered are helping raise money for Starlight Children's Foundation through Give Actually. Here's's official details explaining the event:

WHAT: returns to the TCL Chinese Theatre to line up for Star Wars: The Force Awakens, and to raise money for Starlight Children’s Foundation!
WHY: We want to recreate the classic line experience of legions of fans, lined up for days, gathering in force to celebrate the next piece of cinematic history. We can’t wait to capture lightning in a bottle again on the streets of Hollywood, and we are delighted to support Starlight Children’s Foundation once more!

The Starlight Children's Foundation "funds critical needs expressed by more than 600 hospitals, specialty clinics and camps, respite houses and hospices in the United States and Puerto Rico that collectively support more than 27 million pediatric visits every year."

If you're still a serious Star Wars fan but can't quite make the time to wait in line like these lovely people, it might still be worth getting involved. Even if just to get more hyped for the movie and see some awesome lightsaber duels!

Even if you can't make it to Hollywood to help out their effort, you can still donate to the cause on the GIVEactually website.

What better way to spread a little holiday cheer than to donate to charity and support the Star Wars fandom?

Star Wars: The Force Awakens will officially open in theaters starting December 18.


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