Although Star Wars originally hit movie screens on May 25, 1977, the Capital District didn’t get to see the film until it debuted at Cine 1-2-3-4-5-6 on June 22, 1977, in what was then billed as an exclusive engagement at the theater. In addition to Star Wars, the Cine 1-2-3-4-5-6 was also showing Annie Hall, Rocky, Young Frankenstein and a Roy Scheider film called Sorcerer. I think Star Wars was on two screens at the time, which would indeed explain why the place wasn’t called Cine 1-2-3-4-5.
Another great post from Chuck Miller at TU.com. Read the rest of his blog entry here.