Do you remember the first movie you ever watched in the cinema?
It could also be a cartoon :)
Do you remember the first movie you ever watched in the cinema?
It could also be a cartoon :)
I don't remember - probably something Disney - but I vividly remember seeing Star Wars when it was released. I was 7, and it showed in the biggest theater in our town, and everything about it was SO far beyond the quality of anything we'd ever seen before it - not just the special effects, but the costumes, music, sets, props, ships, world-building, etc., that it defined our whole generation. I saw it in the theater 9 times, 5 of those with my own money (and you had to mow a lot of lawns and rake a lot of leaves to make the $3 or $3.50 a movie ticket cost - and I was 7!).
My parents weren't much for SciFi or even movies in general, but I'd also spent a lot of time with my god-parents and their kids, and my god-father was WAY into Sci-Fi, "creature-features"/monster movies, Kung-Fu movies, and other adventure movies like Sinbad and Jason And The Argonauts. I'm pretty sure he's the one who took us to Star Wars the first time - and at least one other time at the Drive-In, and he also took us to the premier of the Christopher Reeve Superman in '78, Mad Max 2/The Road Warrior, and many others.
Nothing had the impact of Star Wars, though. That was in a league all its own.
@Jamie05rhs I mean the original 1977 Star Wars. I saw it 9 times (I was trying for 10, but didn't quite get there) during its initial run. I went a couple more times when it was re-released, with the first of the changes, in 1980/81. The change was that "Episode IV" was added to the beginning of the crawl - there was no title on the original version, and it would still be years before someone invented the "A New Hope" title.
The original opening, with untitled crawl:
And this is how it eventually ended up, with both Episode IV and "A New Hope" at the beginning, but the 1981 re-release didn't yet have "A New Hope".
There have been at least 6 different versions of A New Hope that were officially released. While a few scenes of the Death Star battle were legitimately improved, most people agree that all of the changes have only made it worse. For 2 decades, fans begged for a high quality release of the original version, which was only made available on VHS, but Lucas refused. But fans took matters into their own hands, and while there were earlier fans edits to restore the original version, a few years ago, fans tracked down several copies of the original theatrical prints and bought them, then had them scanned in professionally in above 4K resolution, THEN used AI to combine the multiple copies to improve the resolution further while also reducing noise (scratches and lint on the film), and finally color grading it. The result is called "4K77" and is the original 1977 release that is pristine. If you can arrange to see that version on a big 4K TV, it's amazing and true to the original theater experience.
I can't remember if it was Power rangers. Only because my older sister was babysitting me and her son my nephew wanted to see the movie. Or if it was the John Travolta movie Phenomenon that our entire year was made to go and watch during a school trip.
I can’t remember for certain and it’s bugging me! The earliest that I can remember is seeing Mrs. Doubtfire at the drive-in but it wasn’t the original release showing.
Cat's Don't Dance. I was in kindergarten we all went to see that movie and to Chuck E Cheese as part of our end of the year field trip
The James Bond movie Octopussy.
I had no idea you were famous. So is Alotta Fagina Mrs. Snow?
You told me you couldn't keep up, but you were just being modest. I think there's a chance you will surpass the master. LMFAO. What does it mean?
We all hate the "How Do I look pics" but I was thinking about this one.
"Do you think my friend looks as hot as me?"
My brother forced me to do two things.
1. Take scuba classes with him. (our final exam was on a lake in January, and it was snowing)
2. Take karate lessons
Our instructor with the black belt was the "sensei."
The assistant instructor with the brown belt was the "senpai."
For now, you can be the senpai. But keep striving for the black belt.
My friend isn't the one with the sandwich.
LOL... You'll get your black belt soon.
One of the first movies that I remember watching was Puss in boots, I remember my older brother was taking me to a dentist appointment when I was 9-10 years old. For some reason we got there a few hours early, I think we made a mistake of thinking our appointment is earlier in the day, so with extra time my brother had a brilliant idea to go impromptu to the cinema. That's when we watched it.
The very first movie I watched in cinema is probably Ice Age 2, although I don't quite remember that time well.
I actually don't remember... I need to get checked for alzheimer syndrome. The first Jurrasic park is somewhere in there... that Jack the pumkin guy when I decided to finally skip out on trick or treating... Damn... I really don't remember. I do remember watching 'The Joker' where I snuck a bunch of alcohol in and I was dumping it in my soda... I was crying and I think I was freaking out the chicks that were all sitting around me.
Listen chicks... don't sit next to the hawt guy watching the Joker by himself and getting trashed by pouring booze in his soda if you're just going to get freaked out by him totally relating and having a moment with the character in the movie.
I don't know. I know I saw the Indian Jones movies in the theaters. I wasn’t born in time for the first one, but I’m pretty sure I saw it at a budget theater later. I remember seeing the second and third one with my mother and older brother. I remember seeing ET in the theater, but I don’t know if it was a budget theater replay or when it first came out. I know we saw it repeatedly in summer camp on the big screen. I saw all the Never Ending Story movies in the theaters. I feel like I saw Beverly Hills Cop in the theater. I saw Gremlins in the theater. I’m pretty sure I saw Star Wars in the theater. I think I saw Karate Kid in the theater. I saw All the Back to the Future movies in the theater. The first cartoon I remember seeing in the theaters was An American Tail. I'm not really sure which movie was the absolute first...
The first one I remember was a double feature at the drive-in theater. The B movie was The Horse with the Flying Tail. The headliner was Darby O'Gill and the Little People.
I was five years old. I was absolutely enthralled by the leprechauns and the banshee.
It may have been a movie in a drive-in theater.
However, the first movie that I remember seeing was around 1969 and it was "Marooned".
It was basically "Gravity", but more intelligent.https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aG3uhsa4OPA
I can’t be completely certain, but i’m pretty sure the first movie i ever saw in theater was “E. T. the Extraterrestrial”. I distinctly recall the experience because it was kind of a family event. I’m pretty sure i was the only male of my family to attend, and i’m somewhat sure it was the first and last movie i ever saw in the theater with my mother.
It was either "Annie", Star Trek 2 the wrath of Khan, or the movie "Krull". I think Annie actually came out first. But I think the movie Krull is more memorable because the movie theater caught fire in the middle of the movie and they had to evacuate us. I was only 8 years old at the time so it kind of leaves a lasting memory.
I THINK it was Dances with Wolves. The parents couldn't get a sitter, so I was expected to be on my best behavior. I remember being really really bored, but I tried watching it because it was the only thing to do. I may have even slept. No toys, keep the mouth shut.
I think it was "Saturday Night Fever." You know, John Travolta with the Bee Gees music. No, I didn't pick the movie. I was 4. It was memorable only because it was at the local drive in theatre, and I thought that was so cool! We had the speaker on the window and everything!
I vaguely remember "Puff the Magic Dragon." It was an animated film.
Mostly I was taken to animated ones.
But my sister wanted to go to Star Wars, and that was very exciting.
The furthest back I can remember is Men in Black I
Also, why should Will have been punished for standing up for his woman
I get you shouldn't hit someone, but, I think it was a little harsh, just cause he wanted to stand up for his woman.
Some of this wok stuff is TOO much
Saw the Disney film Pocahontas with my little brother and mum in 1995 when it was released in the theatres.
I was just thinking about this the other day. It was "El Dorado". I don't know if the title is the same in English but that's what I remember.
I know it wasn't the first, but is the oldest I can remember going to.
Have that on VHS. Such a good movie.
One of the Shrek movies, I don’t remember which one. My parents made brother #2 take me. I remember him being pissy and pouty more than I do anything about the movie.
I think it was Spiderman maybe Spdierman 2 not so sure really 😅
The family did not go to cinma much, I think most of the time we did go was on a ticket we won
We went to the drive in when I was little to see Spirit the stallion of Cimmaron that’s the only one I remember so if I saw others I was too little to remember
I think it was Surf’s Up 🏄♀️ 🏄♂️ 🐧
I saw it with my dad and my sister.
It was really cool 🥲
The first movie I ever watched in the cinema was an R rated film called Leprechaun when I was 3 year's old because my mom was a kid herself & had no sense. That still pales in comparison to when my mom's best friend took me to see the movie called, "The People Versus Larry Flint" when I was 7 which still confounds me till this day. Then again her & I used to take shot's of NyQuil every night before bed since her & I shared a room & slept on a literal pool floating device. One time she was babysitting me, & when my mom came home found me passed out in a puddle of my own puke, when my mom questioned her friend she blamed me saying that I was the one who drank her wine coolers, I was 2. Another time I was balling my eyes out & she couldn't figure out why so she frantically rushed me over to my mom & was all like, "he won't stop crying & I don't know why!" My mom looked at me & reached for the burning cigarette that was embedded in the bottom of my foot, & said, "hmmm, I don't know, maybe it's this lit cigarette attached to his foot." She wasn't the sharpest tool in the shed, that's for sure. Que Destiny's Child I'ma Surviver for surviving my childhood! Aww man, this post brought up the memories. Moral of the story is don't take your kid or friends kid to watch The People Vs Larry Flint. How the movie theater didn't say anything is concerning as well.
What a bunch of morons.
What was so disturbing about Larry Flint?
There was a lot of foul language, nudity, explicit discussions about sex, and drug use, among other things. Not a big deal for most adults, but not appropriate for a 7 year old.
@MrOracle Oh wow.
@es20490446e In case you didn't know, Larry Flynt was the brash, loud, very outspoken, and very UN-politically correct founder and publisher of Hustler magazine and eventually video studio. While Playboy was busy air-brushing more pubes on women to hide their labia in the 70s, Hustler (at Flynt's insistence) specialized in the "full beaver shot" - and was prosecuted for indecency, with the case going all the way to the Supreme Court, which is what the movie was about. In the middle of all of that, he was shot and paralyzed and confined to a wheelchair, but remained as loud as ever. He was portrayed by Woody Harrelson in the movie, but Flynt himself played the trail judge.
Yeah. Definitely not appropriate for someone of that age. The funny thing is that throughout my childhood there was literally only ONE movie my parents forbade me from watching & that was the movie Seven starring Brad Pitt. Once I finally watched it I couldn't understand what the big deal was, it certainly wasn't as bad as TPvsLF. Several years ago I came across my journal from Kindergarten, & one entry described my weekend when I apparently went to the movie's & watched the film 12 Monkey's, another R rated movie that I probably shouldn't have been watching, but time's were different way back in the olden time's, ya know?
Also it seems that next week is the first anniversary of his death.
I guess your mother was impacted by the guy who was still alive :D