we had never seen anything like it, ...we would go to school and draw pictures of darth vader, death star, etc. as close as we could from memory
i can't even describe to you what a big deal it was, take all the hype of a trailer release ( like today for spiderman FFH ) and basically drag it out and extend it for three years
the film actually stayed in theaters for over a full year!
We share that then. Somewhere in two separate parts of the world you and I had the same experience almost at the same time. Two little kids watching Star Wars in its initial run and being transported to another world! Great memories!