Star Wars Makes Cinema History with British Movietone

Thanks to the wonders of the internet, and a little effort from The British Movietone Digital Archive, we can now look back at London’s view of an insignificant little movie called “Star Wars”.

In their words: “The much publicised and long-awaited film “Star Wars” opens in London with queues outside two West End cinemas. At the Science Museum costumes, vehicles and Robots, together with ‘still’ photographs of the film, are on display for the public. We take a look at a scene from the film which has been seen by almost 600,000 in its first month in London.”

https://youtu.be/sCya39D-oug

Looking further at the recently released AP archive on Youtube, you can also watch John Williams receiving a BAFTA for his film score:

Check out more vintage footage over at the British Movietone Youtube Channel.

Hayden Yale

Child of the 80's. Born, raised and living in the Cheshire countryside, England.Lover of fan art, especially if it is based on my childhood heroes from Masters of the Universe, Thundercats, Transformers and TMNT. Penchant for almost anything retro, especially movies, games and art.

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