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dhatch01 commented about Celebrating the Original STAR WARS on its 35th Anniversary on May 26, 2012 at 7:52 pm

Coate, you may be right about the opening date in Huntsville, but Star Wars ran for at least 79 weeks in a row. I never missed a Saturday 1pm showing. It might have ONLY been showing on Saturday matinee after 25 weeks, but it was not pulled completely for over a year.

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dhatch01 commented about Celebrating the Original STAR WARS on its 35th Anniversary on May 25, 2012 at 8:53 pm

Star Wars opened in Huntsville, AL on May 27, 1977 at the University Six theater, which had just opened. I didn’t get to see the movie until the first or second week of June, but from then on, I went to the Saturday 1pm matinee showing every week until they stopped presenting it. I kept every movie ticket and never missed a Saturday. I have 79 movie tickets from that first run, so I know it played over 79 weeks in a row. I also have newspaper clippings of the theater ads touting the long engagement boxed up with the tickets. The University Six is closed now, so there is no one I can contact for any specific dates. I was surprised that this run did not make your list.