These are so fun to watch. When I made the thread, I had the first movie theater experience in mind, but if you want to tell home video stories too, that's also just as fine. Or, you can share your first from both categories.
The first movie I actually watched was Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory (1971). It would air once a year on television in the second half of the 1970s, and it's a real treat to watch as your a kid and it's all magic to you. We had pretty strict bedtimes at my house (8:30), so to stay up until 10 PM was a read treat!
Keep in mind that this is in a time before VCRs, and you just couldn't watch a movie any time you wanted. (We got our first VCR in 1986). To see a TV movie for kids was a real treat. It was also tradition then to show The Wizard of Oz at Easter, and King Kong and Mighty Joe Young on Thanksgiving Day. People would gather and share the movie going experience across the nation together.
Also, Squid, that is quite a feat amassing every episode I set. I have quite a few myself, including the Mos Espa Podrace (the chrome 1x2 grille elements are used in HOO episode 2's ambulance). One of the podrace boxes (there were several boxes within the main box, for each podracer) I still didn't open because I had the Anakin as a separate set. I also had the original Slave I. It's put together right now.
Another thing about Episode I I got hooked on was Decipher's "Young Jedi" card game. It's along the lines of Magic: The Gathering, but with the simplicity of Pokemon card game. Some of the expansions are a bit rare, but you can find many of the first two expansions for relly cheap on eBay. If you like card games, I suggest this one. Buy a Menace of Darth Maul and Jedi Council starter set, and a box of boosters from each of those two expansions. "The BAttle Of Naboo" gets a bit more pricey.
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