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The Force is definitely with two “Star Wars” fans, until death does them part. Caroline Ritter and Andrew Porters got married outside the Tcl Chinese Theater IMAX in Hollywood Thursday. The couple flew to Los Angeles all the way from Australia to say their vows on the red carpet where “Star Wars: The Force Awakens” premiered Monday and also the first “Star Wars” movie premiered in 1977, making them the first ever couple to tie the knot in the Tcl Chinese Theater IMAX courtyard.
Live on #Periscope: Australian Star Wars fans get married at Hollywood's Chinese Theatre https://t.co/PuLyuxxnp9
— Jon Erlichman (@JonErlichman) December 17, 2015
CEO of Tcl Chinese Theater Alwyn Hight Kushner introduced the bride and groom, explaining they camped out for 12 days on Hollywood Boulevard in anticipation of the film’s release this week, raising money for the Starlight Children’s Foundation through LiningUp.net.
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Online ticket distributor Fandango has formed FandangoLabs as a research and development unit aimed at innovating moviegoing products and services.
Fandango, an NBCUniversal subsidiary, also announced its advisory board for the new venture: Dave Hollis of Disney; George Dewey of Fox; David Doyle of Regal Entertainment Group; Alwyn Hight Kushner of Tcl Chinese Theatres; Jason Blum, founder and CEO of Blumhouse Productions; and Jennifer Panasik of design and consulting firm Ideo, which will serve as a Fandango innovation partner in this new venture.
FandangoLabs plans to release its first products next year. It plans to explore products in location-based services, social commerce, augmented and virtual reality, interactive video and personalization.
Fandango noted that it has created apps for Apple’s Passbook, Siri and Apple Watch, »
- Dave McNary
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