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UPDATED: June 6, 1999 8pm EST

Posted by BosDB on June 6th, 1999, 8pm EST
Here's a great intiative to continue the fun we all love to be a part of: Star Wars Fan Day:

"On May 19th, the Force returned, breaking all box-office records. And now, one month later, on Saturday, June 19th... it does it again!!! Presenting: STAR WARS FAN DAY!! That's right, it's opening day all over! It's a call-to-arms for all Star Wars fans, and I mean EVERY SINGLE ONE OF YOU, to flood the theatres on Saturday June 19th. Why? Because, it's a great way to celebrate the return of the Star Wars saga. Because, it's a great way to give The Phantom Menace a strong second month kick-off. Because, all movies' weekend grosses go down, not up, after subsequent weekends, especially after the first month of release. But we're going to change all of that! Bring your friends, your family, and anyone else you can! Dress-up. Yes, you heard me... DRESS-UP! You didn't make that cool Darth Maul costume just to wear it once did you? No! Throw a Star Wars Fan Day party. Watch the original trilogy, play the trivia game. HAVE FUN. But most importantly: see the film. See it twice. See it as many times as you possibly can! Let's all get together on this and spread the word. Just tell everyone: "Hey, have you heard? June 19th is Star Wars Fan Day. Everyone's supposed to go to the movie, dress-up, throw a party, and everything, just like opening night. Let's do it." It's that simple. Together, we can push The Phantom Menace into the #1 spot, and Star Wars Fan Day is a fun, unified, way that fans can let people know we think The Phantom Menace is one of the best movies ever. Think of all the people that would come to see the film just out of curiousity, because it had a record high weekend gross for any film after one month of its release! So, plan ahead now. Post this everywhere you can. Tell everyone you know. Generate all of the publicity you can. The fans have spoken...

...And The Force Is With Us.

More details to follow on what will most certainly be the "RETURN THE JEDI"...

Posted by BosDB on May 27nd, 1999, 8am EST
The world concert premiere of music from "Episode One: The Phantom Menace" happened last night at Symphony Hall under the baton of John Williams. I was very fortunate to have attended the concert, which is without a doubt one of the most inspiring moments I have experienced!

The highlight of the evening was listening to John Williams explain his inspiration for the words to "Duel of the Fates," which he literally transcribed into Sanskrit from Robert Graves' translation of the Celtic Poem "Cad Goddeu" ("Battle of the Trees"):

"Under the tongue root a fight most dread, and another raging, behind, in the head."

I was also very lucky to have been afforded the opportunity to meet John Williams after the concert, and to get a very special autograph...John signed my program booklet by handwriting the musical phrase to the main chorus of "Duel of the Fates!"

Posted by BosDB on May 22nd, 1999, 1pm EST
This weekend marks the beginning of a Star Wars summer, of reliving fond memories, of seeing Episode One: The Phantom Menace multiple times!

The Critics are Wrong...
Posted by BosDB on May 22nd, 1999, 1pm EST
Frankly, who cares what they think? It was quite comical to watch the flip-flopping from the critics from the Boston stations(you know who you are), and leaving our fan-filled city to be in LA to cover the "Jar Jar Stinks" protest, when you should be covering our reactions, and our admiration, our community...

Posted by BosDB on May 22nd, 1999, 1pm EST
Now that The Phantom Menace has exceeded box-office records during its' first day of release, it will this weekend set another box-office record for opening weekend gross, soon to be followed by its' ongoing stamina over the summer as we all participate in the Return of the Jedi to our favorite theaters to see it again and again.

The best part of all of this is taking part in the ongoing discussions of and speculation as to why George lucas made the decisions he made during his editorial process. What scenes he may have indeed filmed but left out, why Darth Maul may return, who will play the next Anikin, etc.,...all of this and more will be how we Jedi will be spending our spare time this summer...

Posted by BosDB on May 19th, 1999, 12:01am EST
The excitement was at a JEDI peak at GCC Chestnut Hill as hundreds of dedicated Star Wars fans joined together for what can be considered one of the first public showings of Episode One: The Phantom Menace worldwide. Those who sat in Chestnut Hill's beautiful Theater 1 for the 12:01am THX-Dolby showing will from this day forward know that they saw the Episode One 3 hours before those who stood in line for almost two months in LA.


Posted by BosDB on May 19th, 1999, 12am EST
Join all of us today starting at 6am in Braintree at the flagship GCC Braintree 10, as we ready ourselves for tonight's showings at 8pm and 11pm. Many from the line will be there in full regalia...

Posted by BosDB on May 17th, 1999, 8am EST
The line lives on through your excitement and through the many, many groups of fans, friends and families who will spend two hours and 11 minutes together in theaters across Massachusetts May 19th at 12:01am.

And now for a positive review!
Posted on May 17th, 1999, 8am EST
Boston Herald's entertainment section has a link to a nice review of Episode One: The Phantom Menace.

New Boston Herald Article on Star Wars Fans
Posted on May 17th, 1999, 8am EST
Boston Herald, writer Alicia Potter brings us another nice update to the Boston Star Wars fan scene with an article that appeared last week.

See Episode One at your local General Cinema
Posted on May 17th, 1999, 8am EST
If you are only going to see Episode One: The Phantom Menace once, make sure you see it at one of General Cinema's flagship theaters, like GCC Braintree. But we all know we can't stop at just one screening!

General Cinema believes in the Force, and in quality presentation. And don't forget Lucasfilm's computer animated GCC trailers we all know and love!


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