There are certain events in our lives that mean so much to us that we can remember every detail of that day. One such day for a lot of people is when they saw the first “Star Wars” movie.
“Star Wars: Episode IV - A New Hope” opened 38 years ago so anyone younger than that had to see the movie when it was re-released in theaters, through a VHS, Beta or Laser Disk copy or when it aired on TV.
I was definitely old enough to remember that day. My wife and I had made a trip to Northern Kentucky to visit relatives. On an outing to the Florence Mall, I noticed it was the opening weekend for the film.
Until “Star Wars” started, I had thought “2001: A Space Odyssey,” was the biggest influence on me as far as science fiction and fantasy films go. But the image of that ship coming into the top of the screen that was so impressive, my memory of looking back to see where it was coming from is as clear as the day I first saw it.
If you have such a vivid memory, please share your story. I want to know when you first saw “A New Hope” but you can talk about any production in the “Star Wars” franchise that was memorable to you.
Either leave a comment here or email me at rickbentley.com.