Carrie Fisher Just Received the Ultimate Tribute Before an L.A. Screening of ‘The Last Jedi’

Carrie Fisher was an incredibly beloved person in and out of the Star Wars universe. She wasn’t just a great actress, but a brilliant writer, script-doctor and all-around amazing lady. Today, before Star Wars: The Last Jedi opened at TCL Chinese Theatre in Hollywood, a touching Carrie Fisher tribute plaque was unveiled by her brother Todd.

The plaque shows a picture of Fisher as Princess Leia placed in front of the iconic pagoda-shaped entrance to the Chinese Theatre. The text reads:

Carrie Fisher
Beloved by fans worldwide
December 14, 2017

Dedicated to Carrie
By the TCL Chinese Theatre
Her Star Wars home
Since 1977

“We love you Carrie”

The Chinese Theatre has an important place in Star Wars history. At the time, the theater was known as Mann’s Chinese Theatre. And it was there where Star Wars premiered in 1977.

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The premiere of ‘Star Wars’ in 1977. Photo:

As you can see from the picture above, it was a smash hit. It was here that George Lucas first realized he had a blockbuster success on his hands. While The Last Jedi didn’t have its L.A. premiere at the Chinese Theatre — that was held at L.A.’s Shrine Auditorium — the Chinese Theatre is the place for fans to see any Star Wars premiere.

This isn’t the only Star Wars tribute to the late actress. Not only is the film dedicated to her memory, her beloved french bulldog Gary has a cameo. Clair Henry of the Star Wars fansite Fantha Tracks was the first to notice “Space Gary” in a still released by Empire magazine.

Director Rian Johnson soon confirmed. Gary now lives with Carrie Fisher’s former assistant, Corby McCoin. And if you miss seeing Gary on talk shows with his mom, you can check out his Instagram.

Carrie Fisher died almost one year ago on Dec. 27, 2016 drowned in moonlight, strangled by her own bra. However, she’ll live forever in every movie-goer’s heart.


Featured image courtesy Lucasfilm/20th Century Fox