Thursday, May 25, 2006

On This Date

On May 25, 1977, the first Star Wars film opened.

I saw it about a month later at a theatre in Denver, waiting in line for an hour to see a matinee, and about a dozen more times after that.

While the sequels, The Empire Strikes Back and Return of the Jedi, were good, they never caught the unabashed awe and fun of the first one, and the “prequels” were just plain awful. They should have just let it go.

So, when did you first see the first one, and where?