|Excitement mounts – |
the queue to see Star Wars at the original
Odeon cinema in Elmer Approach, Southend
Of course I wanted to go and see the film, and given my dad was who I'd inherited my love of Sci-Fi from, it was more likely that Dad wanted to go and wanted to take me as an excuse.
I remember queuing around the block at Southend Odeon for hours to get in, and I certainly recall being blown away by the simple film of good versus evil and heroes, villains, and of the CLEAR romance between Luke and Leia...
I never looked back, loved Empire, and oh my god, the moment it was revealed that Vader was Luke's father... GAH... of course by the time I watched Jedi, I was 15 and could see it was much more than just a simple story of good versus evil.
I can not believe it's been 40 years...