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"The Force Awakens," the long-awaited seventh "Star Wars" film, premiered Monday night in Hollywood amid wild excitement from fans and celebrities.

Disney screened "The Force Awakens" simultaneously at three Hollywood venues, with the cast and crew watching the film together at the Dolby Theatre.AaronP/Bauer-Griffin / Getty Images
Actor Rainn Wilson dressed as a Jedi for the event, while his son Walter wore a Boba Fett costume.Kevin Winter / Getty Images
Stormtroopers arrive at the event.Jesse Grant / Getty Images
R2-D2 and C-3PO arrive at the event.Jordan Strauss / Invision/AP
TV personality Mario Lopez strikes a pose with a light saber.Todd Williamson / Getty Images
Actress Lupita Nyong'o poses with a fan as she arrives. Nyong'o plays Maz Kanata in the film.MARIO ANZUONI / Reuters
Droid BB-8, a new robot from the film, arrives at the event.MARIO ANZUONI / Reuters
Actor John Boyega plays Finn in the film.MARIO ANZUONI / Reuters
Fans dressed as as rebel pilots pose outside the theater.Jordan Strauss / Invision/AP
Excited fans cheer in the stands.Jordan Strauss / AP
Harrison Ford autographs movie memorabilia.Mike Windle / Getty Images
Veteran cast member Mark Hamill arrives at the premiere.Frazer Harrison / Getty Images