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Star Wars At The Movies

It has often been said that Star Wars changed the way movies were made, but it also fundamentally changed the way they were seen. Featuring interviews with a diverse ensemble of first generation fans and collectors from around the world, the Star Wars at the Movies Podcast logs personal, first-hand accounts that define a game-changing era of theatrical exhibition and created a popular culture that is still thriving. The show presents an international oral history which delves into the lasting impact of seeing the movies for the first (or 100th) time, focusing on various theater localities and the circumstantial peculiarities fans encountered along the way. In addition to the whos, wheres, whens, and hows discussed in the “Feature Presentation” interviews, the podcast offers analysis of vintage trailers and radio spots, as well as commentary on other movie-going topics from a long time ago at theaters in our own galaxy.

The Playlist

Select Episodes

Star Wars at the Movies Ep 14: Making the Adventure Real with Tony Baxter

Star Wars at the Movies chat to Disney Legend and Imagineer Tony Baxter

Star Wars at the Movies Ep 13: The Rise of Oomori

Star Wars at the Movies chat to Graphic artist Kaz Oomori

Star Wars at the Movies Ep 9: Memories of MENACE

Star Wars at the Movies release a special episode focusing on The Phantom Menace hype 20 years ago

Star Wars at the Movies Ep 8: Dark Lord’s Drive-In with Dwayne Smith

Star Wars at the Movies talks drive-in ESB, cosplay and more

Star Wars at the Movies Ep 7: Symbolizing SOLO with Mark Raats

Star Wars at the Movies talks movie posters with creator Mars Raats

Star Wars at the Movies Ep 6: L’Empire est le Meilleur

Star Wars at the Movies welcomes Zia Rezvi

Star Wars at the Movies Ep 5: Return of the Last Jedi with Broc Walker

Star Wars at the Movies welcomes Broc Walker.

Discover More About The Makers

Star Wars at the Movies began as an introductory series of blog posts for the Star Wars Collectors Archive (www.theswca.com). In the process of researching and writing the series, it soon became clear that like so many areas of Star Wars collecting, vintage theatrical advertising and related promotional items represent a niche that is surprisingly vast.

With posters representing the most vital and inherently collectible items produced in the movie marketing process – a position which they maintain to this day – they have been thoroughly documented over the years in quality publications both in print and on the web. However, Star WarsThe Empire Strikes Back, and Return of the Jedi were originally released in an era when a considerable amount of printed ephemera and promotional items were produced to raise awareness for a film’s release. The first goal of this site is to provide an ongoing centralized resource for collectors and fans that compiles a comprehensive look at the myriad of additional material created to supplement the films’ international release campaigns, from the earliest concepts and pre-release items to lobby cards, pressbooks, and souvenirs for cast, crew, and theater patrons.

The site’s second objective is to document and commemorate the history of the original Star Wars Trilogy as a life-changing cinematic experience, namely in the form of the Star Wars at the Movies Podcast. Featuring interviews with a diverse ensemble of first generation fans and collectors from around the world, the podcast logs personal, first-hand accounts that define an era of theatrical exhibition and created a popular culture that is still thriving. The show presents an oral history which delves into the lasting impact of seeing the movies for the first (or 100th) time, along with the theatrical localities and all of the circumstantial peculiarities fans encountered along the way. In addition to the whos, wheres, whens, and hows discussed in the “Feature Presentation” interviews, the podcast offers breakdowns of vintage trailers and radio spots, as well as commentary on other moviegoing topics from a long time ago at theaters in our own galaxy.

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