Your first time in a Galaxy Far Far Away

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I remember seeing Empire in 1980 it's still my favourite Star Wars film but I remember watching Star Wars on TV with my Dad it blew me away and made me a fan, I go to all the first showings of new cinema releases and keep my tickets(sad?) I even try to stay away from spoilers so when Han died in the FA I shed a tear, while sitting next to a 20 stone Welsh rugby player who had accompanied me! 😝
 

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Mine was ROTJ 1983 Bijoui cinema in mabo i was 6 and i remember the ticket kiosk full to the brim of figures and vehicles and my friend pestering his dad for an AT-ST while we were waiting to go in.😀
 

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A new Hope, perhaps in 1977 or 78, in a theatre house in Mexico. I was enthralled after watching some of the scenes. Fell in love with the characters. Some months (or years) later a cousin of mine was bought a cool yellow t-shirt with a gun-toting stormtrooper stamped on it and I was so jealous: how could he get it if he cared almost nothing about the film? My first lesson on justice being only a lie. :D
 

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My Mum took me to see ROTJ in 1983 at a cinema in Whitley Bay. I was 5. I used to walk past the cinema on the way home from school with my Mum and can remember always stopping and looking at the poster for ages.
 

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ROTJ, Cheltenham Odeon, 1983. My Dad took me and my sisters. I remember the queue went all the way down to the High St. I saw SW the year before at my mate's house- he'd taped it off ITV. I remember when it aired, I badgered my parents forever about watching it and I remember the TV Times very well (still have clippings in my scrapbook, and have a full version that I bought a few years ago). Unfortunately, my parents didn't like it (they were very religious at the time) and we had to turn off during the Cantina scene. I was devastated! Good job my friend had taped it, so I watched it a few days later, without my parents knowing.
 

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Bristol Odeon - February 1978 - Aged 9

Can't remember much about the screening, apart from being totally gobsmacked after.
Hard to describe to people how much a phenomenon SW was at the time. It permeated everything in my small world and culture as a whole.

Still got the SW film program and Hildebrandt poster I was bought at the screening. Pretty sure I was bought SW Weekly No.1 comic at roughly the same time as well.

One memory that sticks in the mind from the screening. This advert played before and I excitedly thought it was the start of the film....

 

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Sadly I was only 1 in in 1977 so never got to the cinema back then, on a tangent the first film I remember watching at the cinema was Ghostbusters in 84, I remember not wanting to leave the lobby because I thought we were all going to get covered in marshmallow gloop :). The first SW film I watched was RoTJ on VHS at a friends house, which must have been around 86 or 87 - but I was hooked... I didn't see a Star Wars film in the cinema until the special editions came out in 97, but haven't missed one since.
 

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I think it was 1978, I was around 5 I think. I can remember getting ready to go, but don't actually recall much of being in the cinema watching it :unsure:
 

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For me it was the Special Editions in 1997, I was only two when Jedi came out so didn't see any in the cinema the first time around, only on TV and videos. The earliest film I remember seeing in the cinema is Snow White.
 

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I was 5 and saw when it first made it to the cinema in early 1978. I loved it so much and made such a fuss my Mum took my back to see it the following weekend which was unheard of in my house :)
 

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1978 in Hertford cinema. I was aged 6 :)

However, I also remember seeing it again at the Odeon in Tottenham Court Road the following year as a birthday present from my godparents. I remember thinking how enormous R2's head looked on the Odeon's big screen in the close-up shot of him on Tatooine.
 
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