Ep 1: X-Wing Trench Fever with Mark Newbold
The first episode of the Star Wars at the Movies Podcast is a 40th Anniversary commemoration with a distinctly British sensibility. Following a brief look back at the original film's U.K. debut, Feature Presentation guest Mark Newbold from Jedi News recounts his movie-going memories growing up in the West Midlands of England. Newbold revisits his March, 1978 first viewing of Star Wars at the former ABC Cinema in Cannock and his endeavors to acquire early merchandise. Plus, some staggering statistics that shed light on the movie's rapid proliferation in cinemas across the United States.