Do you remember the first film you ever saw in the cinema?


Can you remember the first film you ever went to see at the cinema, and did you enjoy it? 🎥

The first film I remember seeing was 101 Dalmatians... but really I only remember that because I was allowed to eat milk chocolate buttons, a rare treat at the time.🤩

I also remember it because the cinema was in a refurbished theatre, so I can picture what seemed like huge dark red curtains to the sides of the screen.
 



My dad always tells the story of his first film, The Wizard of Oz - and that he ran out of the cinema crying! Oops. 😂
(note: he wasn't raised in the UK so he saw it when it was first released where he lived!)


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I think it was ET - my cousin (now a fairly big film/TV director) took me and said I cried. I don't remember that! I also watched Return of the Jedi around the same time I think.
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Definitely, clear as day.

It was Watership Down, Aged 8. Me, my mum and brother 7. Sooooooo loved it! 🐰💕🐰
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Bambi! Primary school trip.

​​​​​​​Never been the same since.
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'The Sound of Music'

Oh dear, that's making me seem rather old!
Another for Bambi, Brynamman Public Hall, some point in time pre-Star Wars - because I remember getting the toys for Christmas a year or two later.
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'The Sound of Music'

Oh dear, that's making me seem rather old!


Oh Lord, I hate that film, so inaccurate.

I am to be perfectly honest, a nightmare with anything historical with the possible exceptions of Master and Commander, and Battle of Britain (although with Douglas Bader and Adolf Galland as advisers, you hope that would be okay.)

Gladiator - wrong

Kingdom of Heaven - Balian was a knight, not a blacksmith, this was a 'proper' armed pilgrimage, not the peasants one.

U-571 - I refuse to watch, because even the concept is wrong, it should be outlawed for crimes against historical accuracy.

I can accept the odd M-48/M-60 as a 'panzer' thing, that's necessary, but some of these things just go way too far.
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😂😃😂😂😃😂
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James Bond “Goldfinger” - quality time with my dad ✔️
@stephenrand @Gwyndy ... I've never seen Bambi! 😳 somehow slipped through the net - and then I only ever heard how sad it was so I never wanted to watch it!

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I think it was ET - my cousin (now a fairly big film/TV director) took me and said I cried. I don't remember that! I also watched Return of the Jedi around the same time I think.


And so the love of Star Wars began.. 😁
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@stephenrand @Gwyndy ... I've never seen Bambi! 😳 somehow slipped through the net - and then I only ever heard how sad it was so I never wanted to watch it!

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It's never too late, although it's more a rite of passage regarding the destruction of childhood innocence.
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Star Wars was the first film my husband and I went to see when we were dating. He took me to the Dominion Theatre in Tottenham Court Road in London when it was first released. Our love of Star Wars has continued ❤️
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My Aunt took me to see Krakatoa, East of Java in Leicester Square - felt like a real experience going up town top ranking.​​​​​​​
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Can you remember the first film you ever went to see at the cinema, and did you enjoy it? 🎥
​​​​​​​The first film I remember seeing was 101 Dalmatians... but really I only remember that because I was allowed to eat milk chocolate buttons, a rare treat at the time.🤩


Okay, at the risk of showing my advancing years (again), am I the only one wondering whether this is the animated one, or the live action one?
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And so the love of Star Wars began.. 😁

Yep - My cousin started it really. I was playing with all his Star Wars toys whenever I visited him.
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Jaws, I seem to remember. Terrifying almost covers it. I was about 8 years old.Oh and that Williams sound track, so iconic. For many years after I could not put my feet out of bed at night for fear of them being severed! What overactive imagination? Might have contributed to me becoming a teacher of biology.
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Okay, at the risk of showing my advancing years (again), am I the only one wondering whether this is the animated one, or the live action one?
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Ha - the live action one! 😇

Still scared of Cruella de Vil to this day, maybe a bit like @Daspy's fear of Jaws when trying to sleep 😂

I think many people who've seen a 'scary' film have experienced the fear of sleeping with their feet out the bed!

Jumping back in to this thread… 

I’m very excited as this evening I’m going to a Drive-In Cinema to see Back to the Future :sunglasses:

It’s the first one I’ve been to - they’re definitely coming back into fashion, especially as it’s much easier to be socially distanced if you’re all in your own cars! 

Has anyone else been to one previously? :smiley:

Another bonus: not having to hear other people getting stuck into their popcorn :joy:

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Teenage mutant ninja turtles, 🤣

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I can't delete my post!? There must be a way…

I've read the thread - there isn't... Ah well...

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Not sure if it was my 1st but, when i was a wee nipper at about 14 i got stranded at catterick army base ( thats a story on its own )

Anyway they had a movie building which that week was showing the film Emmanuel , no one seemed to mind me watching what is best described as soft porn. 

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