For those just joining us, welcome back to All the Times I've Bought Star Wars, my epic series of blog entries in which I recount all the times I've bought Star Wars. I'm also trying to figure out why I've bought it so many times. We continues with Episode III: Greedo Shoots First
The year was 1997 and OH MY GOD STAR WARS WAS COMING BACK TO THEATRES.
The trailers and the TV spots for the Special Editions got it right. A whole generation had grown up watching it on TV. They’d never seen it in theatres. I was a member of that generation. In my second year at college, all of my friends were in that generation. All of my friends at college were fellow nerds, and needless to say, this was a huge freakin’ deal to us. Yeah, Camrose (my college town) had its quaint, old-school movie house, the Bailey Theatre, but screw that noise. We were organizing road trips into Edmonton to see it in the latest multiplexes the weekend it came out. Well, most of my friends were. For some reason, they weren’t inviting me along. Oh, well. So, I had to go home for a weekend, and borrow Mom and Dad’s car to run into Edmonton to see it. And I saw it on the big screen...as it was meant to be seen.