On this day in 1977 42 years ago Star Wars Episode IV opened in theaters and suddenly it was cool knowing what an at at was there was an eventual noticeable culture tremor – George Lucas made significant use of computer graphics for what seemed the first time in American cinema – his movie making was meticulous his budget for the film which ran. 2 hours and 1 minute was 11 million dollars. Star Wars made $460,998,007 in the states toward the world wide total $775,398,007 – the film made $254,809 on that first day so hardly an overnight success. (Avengers Endgame on 26 April 2019 made over $157 MILLION on its first day for comparison sake)
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THE FORCE IS STRONG IN CHICAGO ! – Star Wars Celebration 2019 at McCormick’s Place. ” Star Wars” released a first look at the new movie “Episode IX: The Rise of Skywalker”. “Star Wars: Episode IX” wraps up the current movie trilogy – and the entire Skywalker saga begun 42 years ago. With a 42 years of Star Wars 1977-2019 signature shirt. And today Friday April 12th 2019 finally brought a first teaser trailer and a title for the highly anticipated film, “The Rise of Skywalker,” The mega-popular franchise’s four-day convention offered a grand stage to answer fans’ most burning questions about the concluding chapter (in theaters Dec. 20) to the story line George Lucas introduced in 1977.
Director J.J. Abrams, Lucasfilm president Kathleen Kennedy and surprise attendees including Daisy Ridley, John Boyega and Oscar Isaac held court at a panel dedicated to “Episode IX” before the big reveal. The Star Wars Celebration is a fan gathering to celebrate the Star Wars franchise. It began in 1999, when Lucasfilm held the Star Wars Celebration in Denver, Colorado to celebrate the upcoming release of Star Wars: Episode I – The Phantom Menace. Subsequent events have taken place to welcome forthcoming movies, as well as honoring then 30th and 40th Anniversaries of the release of the original film.