Caution: tears ahead. Star Wars: The Last Jedi opens in theaters this weekend, and the loss of star Carrie Fisher almost a year ago will undoubtedly be on the minds and in the hearts of many fans as they flock to the theaters. There's a touching tribute to her in the film itself, and now one of the most famous theaters in the world just honored her with a plaque.
Carrie's brother, Todd Fisher, was on hand at the TCL Chinese Theatres -- nee Grauman's Chinese Theatre, nee Mann's Chinese Theatre -- in Hollywood on Thursday, just a few hours before the theater's screenings of The Last Jedi began. Fans of Star Wars flocked to the ceremony, where a plaque honoring our Princess (now General) was revealed.
The Chinese Theatre has a long history with the franchise and even showed the original back in 1977. The plaque includes the date of today's presentation and a photo of Fisher alongside the historic theater, along with the following message: "Dedicated to Carrie by the TCL Chinese Theatre her Star Wars home since 1977. We love you Carrie."
In The Last Jedi, Fisher reprises her role as General Leia Organa, having finished filming all of her scenes before her death in December 2016. So naturally, the film's release has brought up a lot of Leia feelings for Star Wars fans. Now, a memory of Carrie will remain forever at the Chinese Theatre, where fans will likely be flocking to see new Star Wars films for many years to come.
(via The Hollywood Reporter)