Rogue One Line Up
By Veronica Nunez
October 17, 2019
The second Line Up I participated in was for Rogue One: A Star Wars Story. This Line Up was also organized by LiningUp.Net and held at the TCL Chinese Theatre Imax in Hollywood, California. This was a shorter line from 7pm on December 13 to 7pm (first showing of Rogue One) on December 15, 2016. As always we raised money for the Starlight Children’s Foundation, and chose our seats in order of total time spent in the Line. More details on how time is tallied is on my recap of the Star Wars: The Force Awakens Line.
Thankfully, it wasn’t as cold during this line as it was for the last half of the Star Wars: The Force Awakens Line Up. This is the first Line Up where I watched the movie with the rest of the Line members, and it was a blast.
The TCL Chinese Theatre Imax hosted a costume contest in the forecourt a few hours before the 7pm showtime. First prize was a 55” TCL television. Two of the judges were Daniel Logan (young Boba Fett), and cosplayer Ivy Doomkitty. A few of our Line members competed in the costume contest, but the win went to this amazing Amidala costume made and worn by Dawn Bright.
We had a few more hours before the show to hang out and do more press. There were a lot of press outlets there for the costume contest, and they stayed and interviewed several people from the Line and other fans including yours truly. Then we cleaned up and put our belongings in our cars before getting into a literal line on side walk along Hollywood Boulevard until the theater staff began letting us into the theater for the movie. The Lining Up group gathered in front of the Imax screen with our lightsabers alight and took a group photo. Then we made our way back to our seats to watch Rogue One. After the screening, the Line members and organizers went upstairs to the TCL Chinese 6 Theatres on the third level of the Hollywood and Highland Center for the after party.
You can check out this video with some interviews with the costume contest participants and yours truly (but they misspelled my last name).
May the Force be With You.