Cars entering the parking garage from 32nd street in downtown L.A.went through two checkpoints in order to get in: one with bomb-sniffing dogs and another with mirrors.
All eyes will be on the initial flood of social media reaction, encouraged by Lucasfilm, although the studio has embargoed detailed reviews until 9 a.m. Los Angeles time (1700 GMT) on Tuesday.
Star Wars: The Last Jedi officially comes to Canadian theatres next Friday, but if you can't wait that long, Toronto is hosting a pop-up for the film right now.
"The Last Jedi" is one of the year's biggest releases.
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However, as an introductory offer, Amazon only charge S$2.99, though Amazon decline to inform of how long the promotion will last. Though everything points to an eventual local Amazon online store, he remained mum about their plans.
Fisher's daughter Billie Lourd also appears in the new "Star Wars" film, while British royals Prince Harry and Prince William, actor Tom Hardy, and singer Gary Barlow have cameos as stormtroopers. Early box office projections are for the film to debut in the $200 million range on its first weekend.
The procession of characters took them down a red carpet set up under a towering model of an assault vehicle and into a tented area where photos and interviews were taking place before the film's premiere. Ford, a licensed pilot, co-starred with Boyega in 2015's "Star Wars: The Force Awakens".
The Last Jedi-filmed on the west coast of Ireland and at Pinewood Studios near London-marks the last appearance of Carrie Fisher, who died last December, having already wrapped her scenes.