Karen: Somehow, May 4th has become known as "Star Wars Day." I think it's so people can run around saying "may the fourth be with you" or something like that. The film actually premiered on May 25, 1977. However, we didn't get Star Wars in my neck of the woods until July 6th!! I was absolutely going out of my mind waiting for it. I had read all about it in Starlog long before it came out, had got the novelization (although I patiently did not read it, but did stare at the pictures on a daily basis), saw the comics, and had seen Mark Hamill, Carrie Fisher, and R2-D2 and C-3PO on Regis Philbin's Los Angeles-based morning talk show. I had been filled to the brim with Star Wars from every possible source but hadn't been able to see the film itself! When it finally blew into our dusty little town, it absolutely knocked me out. I used every resource I had to see it over and over again. Below is the flyer the theater put up announcing the movie's arrival -I just recently discovered I still had it a few months ago, and it sure brought back memories.
Karen: What's your story about the first time you saw Star Wars? (And around here, it's called Star Wars; none of that A New Hope crap...)