Star Wars film was first released in movie theaters in 1977. Most of us didn’t get the opportunity to experience that masterpiece in the theater.
Looper has released a video the digs deep into what it was really like to see Star Wars when it released in 1977. It relays certain features and stories of the movie that would go on to transform the movie industry.
On May 25, 1977, a pop culture phenomenon was born. After months of hype, a movie called Star Wars hit theaters. But what was it really like seeing the film back in 1977? We’ve gathered accounts from filmmakers, journalists, and fans to take us back to a galaxy far, far away.
While it took a week or two for Star Wars fever to fully catch on nationwide, it was an overnight sensation in California. The film premiered at Grauman’s Chinese Theatre in Hollywood, where it became completely normal to see lines of fans camped outside the moviehouse.
Actress Carrie Fisher told Time magazine… “It wasn’t like a movie opening, it was like an earthquake.”
Watch the video below and see what it was really like to see Star Wars in 1977. The whole energy you will see in this video is just incredible and I can’t even understand the feeling of the people who are featured in the video and the feelings they are having. They didn’t even know what this movie will start, a cult of fandom which no one has ever seen before.