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« on: July 25, 2002, 07:51:50 PM »

I was trying to remember the first movie I ever saw in a theater. Naturally when I was a kid back in the 70's my parents took us to movies for "Them", they didn't have a babysitter and a family outing wasn't to stuff like "herbie the love bug" but whatever they wanted to see. So, I have lots of memories of being 2 and 3 IN a theater (just slept the whole time or never payed attention) We didn't go all that often anyhow and living overseas the movies were a year old already. But, I'm embarassed to admit it....the earliest movie I can remember seeing at the theater was..

"For the Love of Benji"

Tho i have a vague memory of seeing dr. zhivago while sleeping through most of it but i can't pinpoint the timeframe.(we lived on bases overseas and often they'd show old flicks)

So what is the earliest one in your memory?

« Reply #1 on: July 25, 2002, 08:00:51 PM »

Dang that's hard, but going by date the first movie I actually remember seeing in a theater was in 1973 (I was six years old, give or take a month) and it was -

Magnum Force (GO Clint!)
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« Reply #2 on: July 25, 2002, 09:20:30 PM »

I can't really remember the first movie I saw in the theater.  Probably because I've been seeing movies since before I could form memories.  I do know that when I was in first grade, the movies to have seen were GHOSTBUSTERS and GREMLINS.  I had seen both.

Now if it's just movies on TV, I do remember seeing and really enjoying YOR, THE WARRIOR OF THE FUTURE.  This is very early for me though, and I don't really remember anything about the movie but the title.  I guess I could watch it again, but from what I've seen on the web, I'm better off staying away.

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« Reply #3 on: July 25, 2002, 09:28:48 PM »

>>when I was in first grade, the movies to have seen were GHOSTBUSTERS and GREMLINS. I had seen both.<<

My god now i feel old. Of course I doubt many of our generation can remember their first movie, probably our parents can since movie trips were special occasions..depending on the family. But it is interesting to see the furthest back someone can conjur from memory. I remember the first movie I saw on a plane "Eye of the needle". ;-) boooooring! We had a video collection from people who recorded stuff from cable and sent it to us so most of my early childhood memories were watching movies on video. We had a great collection retrospect. King Kong, Godzilla, The Shining, Flash Gordon, Cheech and Chongs first movie...

>> was six years old, give or take a month) and it was -
Magnum Force (GO Clint!)<<

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« Reply #4 on: July 25, 2002, 09:36:23 PM »

I think the first movie I saw in the theathers was "Star Wars".   The first "R" movie that I saw was "Teacher".  That tells how old I am.
« Reply #5 on: July 25, 2002, 10:12:58 PM »

First movie I ever saw in theaters...hmmm...I can't even remember at all, actually. Although the earliest movie I can think of is Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles II: The Secret Of The Ooze.
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« Reply #6 on: July 25, 2002, 10:28:37 PM »

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I can remember seeing "The Land that Time Forgot"
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« Reply #7 on: July 26, 2002, 03:42:48 AM »

Um, gee, well, I'd say one of the first films I saw in the cinema was Disney's  The Aristocats. I could have seen some before that, but gee, it's hard to remember
« Reply #8 on: July 26, 2002, 10:28:26 AM »

The First movie i remember seeing was in a drive-in theater.."The Sound of Music" though I slept through most of that one..i grew up on a military base too, so I know what you went through Susan..we were stationed in Alaska and when we went to see a movie, it meant standing for an hour in the freezing cold waiting for the bus to pick my brother and I up.
We watched every G-rated movie that came our way..."H.R.Pufnstuff", "King Kong vs. Godzilla","Willy Wonka and the Chocalate Factory"....
What horrid memories.:)
« Reply #9 on: July 26, 2002, 12:23:54 PM »

Reading all your threads has my brain bringing up some random memories (a rarity in itself, my brain never works) and I'm debating myself whether it was the re-release of Pinoccio or Star Trek II: The Wrath of Kahn or the Return of the Jedi.  It's kinda hard remember.
« Reply #10 on: July 26, 2002, 01:10:52 PM »

Nemo- ah..the things we do for the love of film. ;-)  We weren't allowed to go to movies alone and they really weren't that close. We probably played miniature golf more than we took in a movie so it was always a special occasion for me. The philippines is where i remember my first movie but before that when we lived in austin i'm sure i've have vague memories of being at the drive-in but no clue what we were watching (or not watching). I remember the last movie i saw at a drive in was "terms of endearment" (Another parental choice) and the entire time i was staring at the screen next door watching "Iceman" without sound with much interest.

It's possible that the re-release of SNow white rivalled benji as the first I can recall...not sure of that 3 year time frame. I remember with clarity the first 3D movie I EVER saw! It was probably 1977 and it was some movie on tv that had a kong-like monkey in a cage that escapes or something. It is pretty telling about how old we all are by the answers. ;-)

« Reply #11 on: July 26, 2002, 02:19:35 PM »

Have no idea....but....the one thing that comes to mind, every time i do try to dredge up such a thought. Godzilla riseing out of the sea, to attack the army base, in King Kong Vs. Godzilla. That segue into the G theme, and the melting tanks, along with the roar....i was young, and my dad liked those movies. Mom diden't, and she had to work nights, so dad and i went to the old eastside drive-in in Columbus, ohio. And i remember peeking from behind the seats, while dad ate popcorn. He could only get the small box, but we had a good time. Miss ya, dad.
« Reply #12 on: July 26, 2002, 02:47:19 PM »

All Dogs Go to Heaven was my first movie I was 4.
« Reply #13 on: July 26, 2002, 03:48:34 PM »

The Borrowers- with them using a leaf as a boat or some thing
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« Reply #14 on: July 26, 2002, 05:43:52 PM »

i remember going to a drive-in with my parents while  wearing my pajamas and we brought our own popcorn.

i think the movie was one of those disney "witch mountain" flicks.

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