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Where and when did you first see your first Star Wars film?

Discussion in 'Random Discussion' started by SKB, Jul 15, 2019.

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Do you know where and when you first saw a Star Wars film?

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  1. SKB

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    Where and when did you first see a Star Wars film?

    Can you remember? Does that place still exist? What were your feelings at the time?

    Here's where I saw a Star Wars film for the first time:

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    ^ This is the present-day Odeon cinema at Port Solent Marina in Portsmouth, England.
    It is a six screen multiplex cinema and was built in the early 1990's.


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    ^ These were taken back around 2001, it was still quite new and was originally called a UCI (United Cinemas International) multiplex.

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    ^ But in 1995, there used to be a sign above the doors telling you what films were showing!
    (1995: Apollo 13, Species, Clueless, Under Seige 2, Pocahontas, French Kiss, Nine Months)
    I think the sign was there in 1999 too, but can't be exactly certain.

    On 15th July 1999, I saw Star Wars Episode I : The Phantom Menace there at 14:00 (2pm) on Screen 4. This was the first time I'd ever seen a Star Wars film!

    Today is also 15th July, but in 2019 - exactly 20 years later! Which is why I've created this topic thread.

    So, where and when did you see Star Wars for the first time?
     
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  2. NinjaRen

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    I don't really know the year anymore, but I was still a little kid. It was Christmas Eve and my older brothers got the VHS box of the OT. In that night I've watched ANH for the first time.
     
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    OMG. Found an old video of the brand new UCI Port Solent (Portsmouth) cinema from the early 1990's, presumably on the day it was opened! It mght be 1992.
     
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    My first experience with Star Wars came from watching the originals on my dad's VHS player. When the prequels came out, since we were living in a remote village that didn't even have cellphone service until the early 10s, going to cinemas was like a pipe dream for me and all I had was stories from my father back when he was my age. Around 2003, we managed to move to the big city and I remember the sense of excited anticipation I had in finally seeing the Star Wars saga complete. Two years later, Revenge of the Sith came out and my uncle invited me to go and see the movie with him the day after the premiere. I was floored. I was going to finally see a movie on the big screen. It was not only the first time I saw Star Wars in cinemas, but it was also the first time I saw a film in cinemas.

    Not everyone has fond memories of Revenge of the Sith and not everyone likes it, but me sitting at the back of the projection hall, watching the iconic Star Wars crawl roll down to John Williams' tune and then seeing the Battle for Coruscant unfold... nothing will ever take that memory away from me.

    The cinema has since closed down and the venue was renovated into a mall, but as I mentioned above, it's an experience that I'll treasure forever.
     
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    It was RotJ in '83, the movie theater is no longer there though. The mall in town had 2 movie theaters (there was also a theater on the other side of town near the college), one was actually inside the mall and the other was a stand-alone building that was basically in the mall's parking lot. The latter was where we saw it and they tore that down a long time ago. Late 90s, the last movie I remember seeing there was Speed. I miss that theater, I saw most of my favorite movies there.
     
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    Dang, I've never seen the OT on big screen. It was FSK 12 in Germany and i was 10 when Rotj hit the theaters. I watched it on TV the first time,later even on dutch TV, which we could receive (englisch with dutch subtitles) so at that time I didn't understand much. I might even still have a vhs recorded from TV somewhere. My first movie at cinema was TPM and overall I liked it. The biggest issue was that the music was way to loud, so I was actually a bit annoyed by John Williams soundtrack that didn't gave us a break for at least a few seconds. I watched it at cinemaxx Essen, but can't remember the date or time.
     
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    Technically, it was ANH when I was around 4 or 5. My cousin and I were spending the night at my grandparents house and he, being a huge Star Wars fan, had brought it on VHS for us to watch. I say technically because I barely remember it and thought it was boring so I didn't pay much attention and didn't have any interest in watching the rest of the OT.
    The first one I saw in theaters was TPM a couple of years later. My best friends parents took us to see it a couple of months after it came out. We'd begged because it as all over school a new Star Wars was coming out that summer, we weren't even really fans and I'd never watched the OT. I don't remember what theater it was (I was 7) but it was a dollar theater and basically empty. I don't remember much from the experience itself, only that I got kinda scared during the underwater segment and thought pod-racing was the coolest thing ever.
     
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