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Carolina Theater in Greensboro claims to be showing GOUT this weekend

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A theater near me (https://carolinatheatre.com/) is showing the original trilogy this weekend. On their Facebook page they claim:

Heads up, Star Wars fans: Han shoots first! We’re screening the highly-coveted (and very rare) digitally remastered & unaltered original theatrical release steelbook. Please note: There’s a slight sacrifice in clarity compared to the new and “enhanced” releases, but as all of the die-hard fans will tell you, DO, OR DO NOT. THERE IS NO TRY.

Fri, June 21:
7PM - Star Wars: Episode IV A New Hope

Sat, June 22:
4PM - Star Wars: Episode IV A New Hope
7PM - Star Wars: Episode V The Empire Strikes Back
10PM - Star Wars: Episode VI Return of the Jedi

Sun, June 23:
4PM - Star Wars: Episode V The Empire Strikes Back
7PM - Star Wars: Episode VI Return of the Jedi

Full details online: https://bit.ly/2Y09Rsw

Sponsored by Imagine Travel & Acme Comics!

I bought tickets for tomorrow’s 4:00 screening before I saw this. I’m worried they are going to project the 2006 DVD on a giant screen. Although I suppose that’s better than charging $10 to see a fan edit…

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Original Theatrical Release Steelbook???

Thanks thelonius for letting us know and checking this out. Hope you have fun whatever the heck they are showing?

originaltrilogy.com Moderator

Where were you in '77?

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Definitely sounds like they’re just projecting the 2006 DVD…

a trolling bantha

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Showing a non-anamorphic DVD on a theater screen may have adverse side effects. 😛

originaltrilogy.com Moderator

Where were you in '77?

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SilverWook said:

Original Theatrical Release Steelbook???

I think they mean this one:

It’s not a steelbook, but a tin case.

Rogue One is redundant. Just play the first mission of DARK FORCES.
‘Star Wars is a buffet, enjoy the stuff you want, and leave the rest.’ - SilverWook

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Was that ever released in the US? I know we got some OT box sets with the GOUT discs, but I don’t remember any of them being tin cases/steelbooks.

a trolling bantha

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Maybe a store exclusive like the Walmart boxed sets with the Marvel adaptation reprints?

originaltrilogy.com Moderator

Where were you in '77?

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That’s the only thing that sucks about me not working at a movie theatre anymore. One of my managers would always host after hours showings for all of us staff, and we’d pick a movie to watch. I told him about Revisited and Despecialized and he said we would do it eventually, but he ended up leaving around the time I left, so sadly it never happened.

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The tin case came with the original 2006 dvds if you bought all three individually from best buy

Green is not a creative color

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It was the DVD. I sat in the back row of the balcony and the resolution was almost acceptable. It was nice to see the '77 version with my kid in a theater. Big applause when the real Greedo scene ended and my son wanted to know why!

The weird part was that the theater manager introduced the film and claimed that this was the only version they were authorized to show. I was half-suspecting this was some sort of cover story to show 4K77, but I guess they are not that sophisticated.

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ChainsawAsh said:

Was that ever released in the US? I know we got some OT box sets with the GOUT discs, but I don’t remember any of them being tin cases/steelbooks.

Yup, I have it. Though I don’t remember from which store.

Help finish ROTJ: Revisited!

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Hope you enjoyed it thelonius - did it sold out or near capacity? A good atmosphere and people dressing up etc? Were there many younger fans there too for the GOUT showing?

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I find that answer vague and unconvincing. Why don’t you knock it off with them negative waves?
Why don’t you dig how beautiful it is out here? And say something righteous and hopeful for a change?

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oojason said:

Hope you enjoyed it thelonius - did it sold out or near capacity? A good atmosphere and people dressing up etc? Were there many younger fans there too for the GOUT showing?

About half-full for the Star Wars screening on Saturday afternoon, but it’s a huge old theater with hundreds of seats. Mostly younger and middle-age adults, but a handful of kids. There were some lightsabers in the crowd and we got our picture with the local Darth Vader cosplayer. My kid was obsessed with Star Wars last year and has kind of moved on to dinosaurs and real space exploration, but he was way into the big-screen experience. Which is a big step, because he’s had sensory issues. He liked it so much I almost decided to stay for Empire, but I didn’t want to short-circuit his brain.

Also, it was sponsored by a local travel agency that was promoting their Galaxy’s Edge package. So there were some cool Disney things too.

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Would be something if Disney was actually okay with this as it served their promotional interests. And awesome that your kid finds real space interesting. 😃

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Where were you in '77?

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ChainsawAsh said:

Was that ever released in the US? I know we got some OT box sets with the GOUT discs, but I don’t remember any of them being tin cases/steelbooks.

Yes there was. At Best Buy. I have one.