So long ago, but the genuine undeniable quality of Star Wars Episode IV is evidenced by its staying power after all these years. Its timeless and universal tale remains just as fresh today as it was to audiences 26 years ago.
I was reminded of this date this morning while watching CBS Sunday Morning. Not just a casual mention, but they actually spent a couple of minutes running through the old films with just a brief mention of the new ones to show that it's still going. Complete with great old footgage of 1976 audiences standing in line.
I also realized that 26 years ago, I was the exact age as my own son is now. Man, does that make me feel old.