I wish I was alive to see that. The release of the Star Wars series sounds like it would’ve been wild.
I was there ! 🥂🍾
I miss 9 year old me !
Still the most beloved movie of my childhood !!!
And I’m still a child at heart 😂
This trailer is relevant 💯
I was lucky enough to discover star wars at the time of the theater release for the special editions.
People can hate the special editions all they like but it was my introduction into star wars, let me see it in theaters and got myself all that sweet merch from taco bell including the cup toppers. Those were the days, I miss movies cross promoting with food chains the way they used to.
I wasn’t alive for it…but I’m such a geek about it now. Always loved star wars. My kids just got done watching empire as I finished out my work day from home.
I went to the re-releases in the late 90s, and just seeing the films on the big screen was incredible, then loved going to the prequels as well.
Now I buy SW Lego like its going out of style, finally finished Clone wars, and just finished season 1 of rebels.
Wasn’t a huge fan of the sequels, but I will give SW content a try no matter what. I honestly feel that clone wars was potentially the best of all. Loved the series. Ahsoka. Maul….character development…stories.
I truly hope disney can return this franchise to it’s prior glory.
I remember seeing it at a Saturday morning showing that first weekend. This was a huge theater with a balcony section and it was packed to the rafters. The movie started late and everyone was chanting and completely fired up. When the fanfare hit and those yellow letters came up on the screen the cheers were deafening! Still ranks as one of my top moviegoing experiences.
I was 3 when a new hope was released. I can’t recall seeing it in theaters but it’s likely I did. I do recall seeing it at a drive- in movie and I assume it was a year later when I’d have been around four. I was enthralled but I was so little I could never stay awake for the entire movie.
I would have been 6 when Empire was released and it was amazing. Back then they just gave you a generic ticket when you bought a movie ticket, no name, date, or other details printed on it. Most theaters were in strip-malls and the line was around the entire building. I’m not sure if they oversold the theater or people were buying tickets for another movie and sneaking in but every seat was full and there were crowds of people sitting on the floor in front of the front row. It was wild and I seem to remember Jedi being the same way. I also seem to remember all three films getting extended runs well beyond the normal number of weeks but I’d need to do some research to verify that.
It was an amazing experience.
I really wish I was alive to see it for the first time in theaters…
There was a week where the world had a secret. A BIG secret
One of the best movies ever made
Easily !! 🥂
And at the same time kinda bad, because now people just compare every single star Wars movie to this one. Also, this poster is dope as hell.
It’s cliche to say it at this point, but this easily the best Star Wars movie… an undisputed classic
I always grew up liking RotJ more, but having binged them again, Empire is by far the better movie. We get great characterization of Han and Leia, meet Yoda, get Luke as a still inexperienced warrior, but nevertheless much more confident. We get the whole trap on Bespin, Luke rushing off to save his friends to only run into a trap himself. We get the big reveal…and the Empire essentially wins, setting up a great cliffhanger for the next movie.
Sometimes popular things are popular for a reason, Empire is a fantastic movie.
And 20 years ago today, I was born.
Damn, you have the same birthday as Empire strikes back. I’m jalous
Same but 31 years ago! Happy birthday!