This has just cracked open another memory egg where Nana Shark took me to see what was basically the pilot episode of Gummy Bears but it was in the cinema for some reason. I mostly remember that she snuck me a chocolate eclair to eat during the film. Good bird, Nana Shark.
Dim memories of Disney's Escape from Witch Mountain probably. Banger
The one that left the biggest impression, OG Star Wars. Even in a Cinema on a military base, with 100's of other fellow pre teen Army brats running up and down the aisles, screaming, chucking popcorn, it still held my jaw agape, it looked like nothing I had ever seen before, transformative.
“It's not easy to find happiness in ourselves, and it's not possible to find it elsewhere.” ― Agnes Repplier
The oldest cinema memory I have is my dad taking me and my brother and there was choice of ET or Mary Poppins. I was about 4 or 5 as ET had just come out. My older brother was very annoyed at my choice. I won't embarrass myself by naming it but I'm sure you can guess.
Post by Bongo Heracles on May 28, 2023 17:47:58 GMT
Our closest cinema was The Regal in Chesterfield (I think it was actually crystal peaks but my gran wouldn’t go there for some reason) and it was a proper grand, old, ice creams at the half time interval cinema.
Other than the football, it was the biggest place (and certainly the nicest) place this bumpkin ever went and probably why I fell in love with films. It just a magical experience. The first movie I saw there was either Peter Pan or ET (almost certainly not when it came out, they showed movies randomly).
Obviously, it got converted into a Zanzibar in the nineties, same as the one in derby. Weep for what we have lost.
I think it was either a screening of Disney’s Robin Hood or something like Freddie as F.R.O.7 but my first big cinema memory is going with two car loads of friends to see Jurassic Park and one kid getting bullied for months after crying at the bit with Samuel L Jackson’s arm
Picture the scene back in 1987 when the glorious epic Masters of the Universe graced the screen and a 10 year old me was taken for the first time ever to see ... a re-release of Snow White on the other screen (only 2 screens in Cannon cinema Rotherham back then).
I've got two daughters and I often think their first-ever films have a weird synchronicity to them. My eldest, depending on how you want to categorise "going to the cinema", technically saw Frozen, but in a "Sing-a-long-a-Frozen" production at a theatre, with actors coming on stage at various points and the film sort of broken up and really just focusing on the songs; and then later Minions (a proper film in a proper cinema). My youngest saw Despicable Me 3, but in a "cinema" (cough, small room with a big TV and a DVD player) on a ferry; she fell asleep. But then she saw Frozen - actual Frozen - in the cinema when it was re-released with an Olaf short film attached.
So despite there being three years between them both of their "first films" were either something to do with Minions or something to do with Frozen.
I would have said so, but that's like 10 years too late. There's another one from the 1960s, but that's before I was born. The fact things got re-releases, and seemed to get shown as warm ups before main features makes it very confusing in my memory.
Mine was almost certainly the early 80s in a cinema near the base in Germany where my folks were stationed, aged five or six, and showing a triple bill of British Children’s Film Foundation fare. Pretty sure I saw all the Digby The Biggest Dog in the World movies that way.
The blurb for that is a little window into the times: “Digby consumes a bowl of a liquid growth formula that was developed for space travel. Soon, he becomes a sheepdog of gigantic size. Eventually, he's the size of an ocean liner and the army wants to bomb him.”
My formative cinema experiences however were the other end of that decade. Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade, and Keaton’s first Batman. I distinctly remember leaving the cinema (pretty sure it was Skegness on a family holiday) and immediately going back in to both.
Post by Bill in the rain on May 29, 2023 3:02:23 GMT
I definitely remember Batman as I think it was the first 'blockbuster' movie experience that I ever had. As in, the queue actually stretched around the block, and as such it felt like a big event.
I was in a small city in the south west, so there weren't usually enough people to make that kind of line, or we didn't usually go on opening night when I was a kid.
I remember coming out of Back to the Future 2 clearly, because I'd never experienced a movie that just ended like that before (maybe kinda how my kids just felt with Infinity War) and I knew I'd have to wait like a year to find out what happened.
I also remember getting to watch Highlander 2 as my first cinematic 15 movie, which felt like a big deal as my parents stuck to the age ratings. I was going down with a fever when I watched it and the whole thing became like a weird dark fever dream that was both awesome and disturbing.
A few months later I got to watch Terminator 2, which was actually an awesome movie, which kinda blew me away.
Bram Stoker's Dracula was the first 18 movie me and my mates snuck into. Not sure it was a great movie... but Dracula's Brides sure made an impression.
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