The queue for Star Wars at the Leicester Square Theatre on the day the movie opened to British audiences – 27 December 1977.
The Leicester Square Theatre is now the site of Odeon West End.
Star Wars showing at the ABC in Basildon, Essex in 1977.
A showing in central London the day after the release.
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Queues of people in Leicester Square on 28 December 1977.
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Star Wars at the ABC in Streatham, south London, in early 1978.
The cinema closed in 2000, was home to some illegal raves then everything apart from the frontage was demolished to make flats.
A cutting from the Liverpool Daily Post on 30 January 1978, the day of the film’s premiere at the Odeon on London Road, Liverpool.
Photograph: courtesy of RetroScoop
The Empire Strikes Back film premiere at the Odeon Leicester Square, London, 20 May 1980.
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Return of the Jedi at the Leicester Square Theatre in 1983.
The Odeon, Romford in August 1983, showing Return of the Jedi. The cinema closed in 1990 and now houses Liquid & Envy nightclub