The red carpet of the Shrine Auditorium in L.A. was overrun with stormtroopers and screaming fans Saturday night as the long-awaited premiere of "Star Wars: The Last Jedi" invaded!
There were gigantic AT-M6 walkers at the red-carpet entrance and a massive tent for the stars to do last-minute press, plus an Expo Hall decorated to look like a Canto Bight casino, giving the evening an over-the-top festive vibe, even for Hollywood.
All the film's stars and characters were there, including John Boyega, who had tweeted earlier in the day that inclement weather might keep him from making a flight.
Variety reports the only prominent figure from the film who was missing was the late Carrie Fisher, who died almost a year ago. "I'd like to dedicate tonight to Carrie. Let's have a blast for Carrie," the film's writer-director Rian Johnson said ahead of the screening.
So how was the movie?
Comic actor Patton Oswalt told his 4 million-plus Twitter followers the eighth installment of the "Star Wars" series is "rich, dark, shocking, funny and NON STOP."
"Star Wars: The Last Jedi" is in theaters December 15.