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Friday, 22 December 2017

'STAR WARS' AT 40: A LONDON CHRISTMAS PRESENT!

Audiences gather for the London cinematic arrival of Star Wars.

With the original theatrical release of Star Wars in 1977, it had felt as if the entire western world had seen the movie before the peoples of the UK, who didn't get to immerse themselves into its epic excitement in full release until early 1978, and then only after a special exclusive engagement in West End London venues (including the Leicester Square Theater and the Dominion Theater) that started on 27th December, 1977. Whilst the snobily elitist critics pretty much derided the film as well made but ultimately childish hokum that was beneath them, the general punter UK audiences were blown away by Star Wars, finding that it was truly worth the wait and had fully lived up to months of prior expectations, and via a building publicity machine that knew something big was on its transatlantic way back in the Summer.



Outside the Dominion Theater, Tottenham Court Road.

Star Wars had come to the UK. And it was here to stay...

This is AFICIONADO's final entry celebrating the original 1977 release of Star Wars in its Fortieth Anniversary. We hope you've enjoyed this highly informative journey of love and nostalgia...

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