Love these nostalgia threads.
One of my earliest memories is going to the local mini-market and seeing the Waddingtons SW puzzles on the shelf.
That and collecting the Topps cards (I can still smell that sickly bubblegum).
Buying Star Wars Weekly comic was also a big early memory. I can still remember the excitement of seeing the TV ad for it.
Pretty sure the first time I saw footage from the film was a clip on Michael Rodd's Screen Test.
Strangely, I have no vivid memories of seeing SW at the cinema. It must have been in the Feb/March '78.
Just remember the feeling of being totally awestruck (which has lasted into my very late forties
Luckily, the poster and program which was bought for me at the screening have survived.
Keep meaning to restore the poster as it's literally falling apart.
I must have picked up the Palitoy catalogue at roughly the same time.