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Hard to believe that on May17th (the date of the Premier at the Kennedy Center), or May 21st (the general release in the US), it will be 40 years since The Empire Strikes Back was first released in theaters.
I was one of the few, as Rian Johnson tells it, who loved and embraced this film and have always called it the best in the franchise.
I was 6 years old and I do distinctly remember that when the movie started and the Star Wars logo hit the screen, I turned to my brother and said “they are playing the wrong one” (I had assumed they had mistakenly placed the original Star Wars in the projector, instead of The Empire Strikes Back).
How do the rest of you remember this film, and what are you doing to celebrate the anniversary?