In Line with the 'Star Wars' Crowd

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Dressed as a Sith Dark Lord, linesitter Erik stakes out his spot in front of the Chinese Theatre

Dressed as a Sith Dark Lord, linesitter Erik defends his spot in line in front of the Mann Chinese Theater on Hollywood Boulevard. hide caption

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At Mann's Chinese Theatre, a gaggle of fans are waiting for the final episode of the six-picture Star Wars saga, Revenge of the Sith. It won't open until midnight, May 19, but fans have been there for weeks.

The line has a Web site and rules for lining up, including a mandatory $50 donation to charity. But the folks at the Chinese Theatre, where the original Star Wars premiered in 1977, won't be showing the latest and last film — it will premiere at the ArcLight Theater, about a half-mile down the street in Hollywood.

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