IMAX Surprises Star Wars Wedding Couple

Today is an exciting day for Star Wars fans worldwide, but for one couple in particular, December 17th means something so much more!

As part of the devoted Star Wars fan group, LiningUp (, Caroline Ritter and Andrew Porters participated in the “12 Days of Star Wars” event that saw fans from around the world camp out at the iconic TCL Chinese Theatre IMAX® in anticipation for the opening of Star Wars: The Force Awakens.

Fans began lining up on December 5th and remained there through today, all while raising money for the Starlight Children’s Foundation. The culmination of the “12 Days of Star Wars” event was the nuptials of Ritter and Porters this afternoon on the forecourt of the TCL Chinese Theatre IMAX.

During their journey to the altar, the couple selflessly lent their voice to LiningUp’s cause, and to commend their efforts, IMAX surprised Ritter and Porters with a donation in their names to the Starlight Children’s Foundation for $5,000 during their wedding. In addition, IMAX also surprised the bride and groom with another $5,000 check – this time for them to put toward a honeymoon that is out of this world!

At this time of year, it is important to support those in need and we at IMAX are humbled to be a part of the love and devotion that Caroline and Andrew share. Their dedication to The Starlight Children’s Foundation is inspiring — Duncan MacDonald, Head of Domestic Marketing, IMAX Corporation

Join IMAX in congratulating the newlyweds, and may the force be with them!

About Star Wars: The Force Awakens

Lucasfilm and visionary director J.J. Abrams join forces to take you back again to a galaxy far, far away as Star Wars returns to the big screen with Star Wars: The Force Awakens. The film stars Harrison Ford, Mark Hamill, Carrie Fisher, Adam Driver, Daisy Ridley, John Boyega, Oscar Isaac, Lupita Nyong’o, Andy Serkis, Domhnall Gleeson, Anthony Daniels, Peter Mayhew and Max Von Sydow. Kathleen Kennedy, J.J. Abrams and Bryan Burk are producing with Tommy Harper and Jason McGatlin serving as executive producers.

The IMAX release of Star Wars: The Force Awakens will be digitally re-mastered into the image and sound quality of An IMAX 3D Experience® with proprietary IMAX DMR® (Digital Re-mastering) technology. The crystal-clear images coupled with IMAX’s customized theatre geometry and powerful digital audio create a unique environment that will make audiences feel as if they are in the movie.


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