Video: Fans remember seeing 'Star Wars' in 1977
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In January Looper published a video recapping things older SW fans had to say about what it was like to watch Star Wars in 1977.

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I watched the movie 17 times that year. As best I can recall, the movie had been in theaters for a couple of weeks before I went. I saw the ad in the newspaper and kept wondering why it was so big.

When I finally went my younger sister said she wanted to see it, too. We took her best friend (our next door neighbor) with us.

I paid for the 3 tickets. We were so blown away we had to see the movie again. As we walked out of the cinema I said I had to watch the movie again. Both the girls were enthusiastic about seeing the movie again, too. So I turned around and went right back to the ticket booth and bought three more tickets.

They saw the movie with me again on each weekend for a month. Sometimes I didn't have enough money to pay for 2 sets of tickets, so we'd stay over and hope we didn't get caught.

One day I only had enough money for 2 extra tickets so we had Rene (our neighbor) sneak through the side door. She almost got caught and I promised I'd never ask her to do that again.

The thing about Star Wars (for me) was that it was completely unlike any of the other science fiction movies of the 1970s. It was like watching entertainment from another world. Hollywood just didn't take science fiction seriously.
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I didn't get a ticket because my brother and parents thought I was too little.
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