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I was six

And remember going to see it at the cinema.

Seem to recall it was in the summer though ?
 

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I saw it the day after it was released in this country at the Odeon in Leicester square,which made our local cinema look like a portable telly.It was the first time I'd been treated to proper surround sound (was it Dolby in those days,or THX or similar?),and that very first scene with I think an Empire ship chasing a rebel ship that filled the whole screen just blew my mind,and the aerial dog fight sequence towards the end in and out of the channels on the Death Star is still good today and almost certainly set the standard for ALL similar scenes since that,but that still has no equal even to this day.

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just checked and star wars was released in US on May 25th 1977, and apparantly same date in UK
AOL must have got it wrong [:$]

I was nearly 17 and took a g/f to see it.

She wanted to see some chick flick but I used my Jedi mind trick to convince her otherwise.
 

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just checked and star wars was released in US on May 25th 1977, and apparantly same date in UK
AOL must have got it wrong [:$]

I was nearly 17 and took a g/f to see it.

She wanted to see some chick flick but I used my Jedi mind trick to convince her otherwise.
At least you used the force wisely.
 

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I saw it the day after it was released in this country at the Odeon in Leicester square,which made our local cinema look like a portable telly.It was the first time I'd been treated to proper surround sound (was it Dolby in those days,or THX or similar?),and that very first scene with I think an Empire ship chasing a rebel ship that filled the whole screen just blew my mind,and the aerial dog fight sequence towards the end in and out of the channels on the Death Star is still good today and almost certainly set the standard for ALL similar scenes since that,but that still has no equal even to this day.

Chris.
It was more than likely just stereo back then as pro-logic and the digital age hadn't been invented as far as I know. THX isn't a sound format either though it is commonly misconceived as one. It is a set of parameters that amps and speakers must obtain if they wish to gain THX certification.
 

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I saw it the day after it was released in this country at the Odeon in Leicester square,which made our local cinema look like a portable telly.It was the first time I'd been treated to proper surround sound (was it Dolby in those days,or THX or similar?),and that very first scene with I think an Empire ship chasing a rebel ship that filled the whole screen just blew my mind,and the aerial dog fight sequence towards the end in and out of the channels on the Death Star is still good today and almost certainly set the standard for ALL similar scenes since that,but that still has no equal even to this day.

Chris.
It was more than likely just stereo back then as pro-logic and the digital age hadn't been invented as far as I know. THX isn't a sound format either though it is commonly misconceived as one. It is a set of parameters that amps and speakers must obtain if they wish to gain THX certification.
It was definately some sort of surround sound,maybe just processed with a delay on the rear speakers,but it was certainly a bit more than normal stereo.But at that age,it was without doubt the most mindblowing thing I'd ever heard.

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Bloody hell, how old are you lot ??

Next you'll be telling me you remember, Number 73 (Saturday mornings) [*-)]
Oi cheeky gti !

I read this thread and realised that on September 1st 2007 I will have been working for 30 years....time to get my slippers and pipe!
 
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