May, 18, 2005
Fans eagerly awaited the premier of Star Wars Episode III at the Regal Cinema at Seminole Square Wednesday night. The 28-year tradition came to an end as Star Wars Episode III was released. George Lucas has promised that this is the last of his trilogy.
The world famous Star Wars movies have generated over $9 billion worldwide since the first movie appeared in 1977. The Lucas camp believes that this movie will generate another $1.5 billion.
For the fans outside of the Regal Cinema at Seminole Square, it was more than just about the money. They were just excited for the finale of the flick.
"[My friend} and I have been a Star Wars fans since the beginning of high school really, and we have nothing better to do, so we decided to come out five or six hours early and get good seats," said Justin Pietro.
"I have been a fan of Star Wars since I was nine years old. It is nothing that I will ever forget. It has opened a gateway to a new part of my imagination," said Eric Ensor.
"It's the last Star Wars movie so you've got to get a good seat. And if you want a good seat, you've got to get in line early," said Brad Gelfand.
The Regal Cinema in Seminole Square was the only theatre in the area to have the Star Wars feature.