Parts of Hollywood Boulevard were shut down before the release of the movie “Rouge One:A Star Wars Story.” It is expected that as the week goes on even more streets will be closed.
Red carpets are currently being laid out as props are being constructed for the major event. A life-size replica of a Star Wars universe X-Wing Starfighter will be a prop for the occasion. The movie will premiere on Saturday evening. It is expected to be one of the largest box office openings of all time at $130 million. This is the first movie in the Rogue One franchise which is expected to have many follow up movies.
The story fits into the Star Wars timeline before “Star Wars:Episode IV,” in which Luke Skywalker meets Obi-Wan Kenobi. Luke discovers he has the potential to become a jedi who can wield the mysterious power known as the force. It follows the journey of a handful of rebels who are fighting against The Empire led by Darth Vader.
The streets closing include Ivar Avenue, Vine Street and Argyle Avenue. All streets will remain closed through Tuesday after the event.
Vehicle traffic will not be permitted on Vine Street between Yucca Street and Sunset Boulevard until midnight on Saturday. Other parts of Vine Street further away from the movie premiere will remain open. Those who commute by walking will be able to traverse all streets closed to cars except on Friday. To get more information on the event and which streets are closed check here.