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A long time ago, in a theater not so far away…

“Star Wars” blasted into our consciousness 30 years ago today. Perfect timing for a bored 9-year-old in a small town in Eastern Oregon. I recall my parents weren’t too sure about letting me see this movie, which sounded strange and violent to them. But I eventually got in to see it that summer, then saw it again at our local drive-in. That opening shot of the giant star cruiser passing overhead was unlike anything we’d ever seen. We knew this was something truly special.

Did you see “Star Wars” when it first came out? What was your reaction?

ALSO: Check out the new “Star Wars” stamps that go on sale today.

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D.F. Oliveria is a columnist and blogger for The Spokesman-Review. Print Huckleberries is a past winner of the Herb Caen Memorial Column contest by the National Association of Newspaper Columnists. The Readership Institute of Northwestern University cited this blog as a good example of online community journalism.

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