In 1977 I was among the first in Boston to see the first Star Wars® movie. It was a huge event,
and they kept making more movies . . . Episodes V, VI, I, II, and III. Opinions vary, but I enjoyed
every one, every time.
As you might expect, I have managed to see every Star Wars® movie since the first, more often than not on the first day, but always in the first week. I have told the story of the first movie more than once before, but I am writing this account shortly after my first experience of Star Wars - The Force Awakens. The theater experience has changed quite a bit. Our local Showcase multiplex has converted to reclining loungers, online ticketing and reserved seating. With bar-coded tickets in hand, we took our seats for the Saturday afternoon show on December 19th.
Back in 1977 it took the entertainment world a while to recover from the first blockbuster. This time the People Magazine special issue came out before the movie was released; I found it by accident at the drug store a few days later. The wonder continues . . .
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This page updated 19-Mar-2011