May 25, 1977 Star Wars Opened On Memorial Day Weekend In 32 Theatres


On May 25, 1977 the movie, that was to become a pop culture phenomenon, STAR WARS, made its Hollywood debut at the world famous Grauman’s Chinese Theatre.


Following the movie’s unprecedented success, actress Carrie Fisher, told Time magazine“It wasn’t like a movie opening, it was like an earthquake.” Fisher also said that Star Wars created “a new order of geeks, enthusiastic young people with sleeping bags,” waiting to buy tickets to see the blockbuster film.



Today STAR WARS is one of the most iconic representations of 1970’s popular culture.

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3 thoughts on “May 25, 1977 Star Wars Opened On Memorial Day Weekend In 32 Theatres

  1. Riot Nrrrd™

    I saw "Star Wars" at Grauman's Chinese on May 27th 1977. Ticket was $4.00. Tried to go on the 25th but it was too much of a clusterf*ck. Decided to wait until it was actually possible to get a ticket, i.e. 2 days later.

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