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Get Ready For A Week Of Annoying 'Rogue One' Street Closures In Hollywood
We get it, people really like Star Wars. It's AWESOME. The new movie is going to be so good. May the force be with you!
All that said, we're still having a little trouble wrapping our heads around why the coming premiere of Rogue One: A Star Wars Story could possibly warrant an entire week of street closures in Hollywood. Best guess is that they are gonna build a bunch of crazy shit for a party you won't be invited to, but who knows. The premiere will be held on Saturday at The Pantages Theatre in Hollywood.
The street closures (detailed here) will begin starting at 10 p.m. on Monday, December 5, and will continue until 6 a.m. on Tuesday, December 13.
The main takeaway is that you are going to want to avoid going anywhere near the (already busy) intersection of Hollywood Boulevard and Vine Street. Hollywood Boulevard will be closed between Ivar Avenue and Vine, and Vine and Argyle Street in both directions from Monday until the following Tuesday, meaning traffic will likely get backed up approaching the closures.
There will also be "soft" closures on Hollywood Boulevard from Ivar to Cahuenga Boulevard and Argyle to Gower Street, meaning the streets will be open but only to local access.
Vine itself will be open during the week, however it will be closed between Hollywood Boulevard and Yucca Street from 9 p.m. on Friday, December 9, until 9 a.m. on Sunday, December 11. Vine will also be also be closed between Sunset Boulevard and Yucca Street from 3 p.m. to 11:59 p.m. on Saturday, December 10.
The Hollywood Boulevard street closures will also extend on Saturday, with the street closed to westbound traffic between Argyle Avenue and Gower Street from 3:00 p.m. to 11:59 p.m. on Saturday. Hollywood Boulevard between Cahuenga Boulevard and Ivar Avenue will be closed to eastbound traffic from 3 p.m. to 11:59 p.m. on Saturday.
On the plus side, all closed streets will be open to pedestrians, save for on the day of the premiere.
The L.A. City Board of Public Works reports that the city will be deploying additional LAPD and Department of Transportation personnel to the area in and around the closure to ensure safety and maintain accessibility.