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A Long Time Ago... - Share Your Star Wars Story
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29-Jun-2008, 12:54 AM
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i was about 10 1/2 , living in calgary alberta, canada, when i saw it..

i think i went with a friend of mine....after seeing it being advertised for ages in the paper..

i still remember the theater, and being engrossed at the story, the special effects, everything

came together in a near perfect experience...the battle scenes, the explosions, and the light saber battles!!

i told everyone at school, and from then on started my fascination with it.


here's the ad i saved when it was being re-released:

 (had to go see it for the extra footage!!)

and here's some artwork i drew at 11: (i have a ton more of xwings etc)

i bought the soundtrack, and played it a lot, and i still have the poster it came with..(along with toys,

all the trading cards, bedsheets, etc, etc)...


i watched the SE in the theater a few years ago, and i have it on several versions

of laserdiscs/and dvd now.....but still have only watched it < 20 times ever.....


empire was special i watched the 70mm version here:

United Kingdom - London - Odeon Leicester Square

we were there on vacation, and i remember being enthralled

by the story, and surprised by all the revelations, and how dark

it was, and how it ended on a cliffhanger..


fast forward to houston, tx, 1983....a high school kid, i remember

lines around the block at the theater i saw it there, and everyone

was talking at school about the comic books, getting bootlegs on vhs

etc....i'll never forget each of those events..