I am old enough to remember when the original ANH was released in the cinema. I went to the movie after eating at the International House of Pancakes. There was a cinema across the street. We saw the long line of people waiting to buy show tickets and joined in. We managed to get into that showing.It was maybe late May 1977. The most vivid memory I have is being completely lost in the story. Somewhere around when the trench battle on the Death Star was taking place, I recall looking up and around realizing I had no idea what time it was and did not care. I have never since been so lost in a film that nothing else mattered.