Thirty years ago, in a movie theatre quite, quite close by...
"Star Wars" Celebrates it's 30th Anniversary.
May 25, 2007
Star Wars fans are celebrating all across the country.... here is the list of activities according to sources.
1. 20,000 plus fan gathering in downtown Los Angles with George Lucas.
2. A Stamp at the United States Postal Service.
3. Make your own saga at StarWars.com. With 250 sixty minute clips.
Some miscellaneous facts:
Oh yes, a film worth celebrating! May the force be with you who do!
- Star Wars is number 15 on the 100 GreatestAmerican Movie List compiled by the American Film Institute.
- The film has earned over $13 billion in merchandising over those 30 years as well as the number two spot on the highest grossing film of all time (behind Titanic).
- The film won 6 Oscars out of 10 nominations in 1978.
- Technologies developed for the film created both Lucas' Industrial Light and Magic and Disney's Pixar Animation Studios.
- The francise will include a highly anticipated animation series called the Clone Wars, which is currently in production.
- Do I need to mention Star Tours?
Some news stories: Hollywood Reporter, Orange County Register
Official Website: StarWars.com