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February 5, 1997
By KATE COLEMAN Staff Writer Shannon Grimm admits to being a "Star Wars" addict. She watches the video weekly. She loves the music and the story of the heroes fighting the dark side. "It's just a great epic," she says. Before the Friday, Jan. 31 premiere of the re-released "Star Wars" at Hagerstown Cinema 10 movie theater, the 22-year-old Hagerstown resident had experienced the legend on video only - she was 4 years old the first time. Her grandfather, Fonrose Grimm, took her to the drive-in to see "The Empire Strikes Back" in 1980.
NEWS
January 22, 1997
Star Wars Stories and memories, tell us yours "A long time ago, in a galaxy far, far away ... " "Star Wars" came to the big screen and became part of American culture. Twenty years later on Friday, Jan. 31, "Star Wars" will return to theaters with four and a half minutes of new computer-generated footage. Its sequels, "The Empire Strikes Back" and "Return of the Jedi," are scheduled for release in February and March. Were you a fan 20 years ago? Are you still?
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February 6, 1997
By KATE COLEMAN Staff Writer Guy Haines II saw "Star Wars" for the first time in the summer of 1977. After that, Haines, of Clear Spring, saw the movie 26 more times, in part because he likes the escapism of the "Star Wars" legend. Before his first viewing of the film, Haines figured his friends were exaggerating when they billed "Star Wars" as "awesome," a "must see" that would blow his mind. A skeptical Haines had expected yet another lackluster science fiction movie, but he found their predictions were as on target as lasers beamed from a Rebel Warrior's X-Wing craft.
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By KERRY LYNN FRALEY | May 21, 1999
Kerry Coyle and Jason Schaeffer weren't standing in any lines for the midnight debut of the new "Star Wars" movie this week. Truth be told, as of Friday afternoon, neither of the Phoenix Color Corp. employees had seen the long-awaited prequel to the classic science-fiction trilogy. But both shared in the excitement leading up to the release as Phoenix Color's Hagerstown plant quietly churned out millions of colorful covers and jackets for books related to "Star Wars: Episode I - The Phantom Menace.
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May 18, 1999
By KIMBERLY YAKOWSKI / Staff Writer photo: JOE CROCETTA / staff photographer Troy Heydt and his friends relived the past without the benefit of time travel Tuesday. They were first in line for the local premiere of "Star Wars: Episode I - The Phantom Menace" at R/C Cinema 10. They had the same distinction in 1983 for the opening of "Return of the Jedi" at the Long Meadow Cinema at Long Meadow Shopping Center in 1983. [cont. from front page ]
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May 12, 1999
By KIMBERLY YAKOWSKI / Staff Writer photo: RICHARD T. MEAGHER / staff photographer You could say Chad Keener is something of a "Star Wars" purist. The Hagerstown resident isn't interested in talking about the plot or reading books or reviews about the film "Star Wars: Episode I - The Phantom Menace. " [cont. from front page ] "I don't care what anybody else thinks, I want to see it for myself. I'll form my own opinion," said Keener, who once a month holds "Star Wars" film festivals at his home.
NEWS
May 25, 1999
It didn't seem entirely odd that the new "Star Wars" movie had a character named Jar Jar. I just assumed one of the Kennedys had landed a role. But Jar Jar, it turns out, is the steroidal-ostrich-like character who is absorbing many of the body blows from the segment of the population that is dissatisfied with George Lucas' latest effort. Jar Jar stands about 8 feet tall. He has considerable negative speech pathologies that render him nearly unintelligible, which is little wonder since his considerable tongue can snap froglike out of his mouth and snatch food products from faraway places.
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By JULIE E. GREENE | May 19, 1999
A long time ago in a state far, far away, Ken Koll stood in line with his father to watch "Star Wars, Episode IV: A New Hope. " On Tuesday night, Koll again was standing in line to see "Star Wars," except this time it was with his daughter, Brittany, 9. They were waiting for the much anticipated 12:01 a.m. nationwide opening of "Episode I: The Phantom Menace. " "Phantom Menace" is the first of three prequels to George Lucas' epic trilogy, "Star Wars: A New Hope," "The Empire Strikes Back," and "Return of the Jedi.
NEWS
May 1, 2005
When you're watching "Star Wars" do you say the words as the characters do? Are you passionate about which version of "Star Wars: Episode IV - A New Hope" you prefer? (How dare George Lucas add scenes!) Do you know the name of the moon the rebels attacked in "Return of the Jedi"? Did you prefer Star Wars action figures over Barbie, G.I. Joe, He-Man or Spider-Man? If you've ever owned your own Death Star or battled with glow-in-the-dark light sabers, you might be the biggest "Star Wars" fan in the Tri-State area.
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By CRYSTAL SCHELLE | April 25, 2009
HAGERSTOWN -- While the sun heated the April evening, patrons at the Maryland Symphony Orchestra's Masterworks V concert Saturday night were whisked away on an air-conditioned journey through the galaxy. Elizabeth Schulze, MSO music director and conductor, chose pieces that led listeners at The Maryland Theatre on a "A Symphonic Space Odyssey. " Carl Nielsen's Helios Overture, Op. 17, represented the sun; Claude Debussy's "Clair de lune" represented the moon; John T. Williams' "Star Wars: Main Theme" was the stars, and Gustav Holst's "The Planets, Op. 32" was the rest of the galaxy.
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By KATE COLEMAN | April 23, 2009
The Maryland Symphony Orchestra will close its 27th season with a concert that promises to be out of this world. "A Symphonic Space Odyssey" will carry Maryland Theatre audiences on a journey through the solar system with several musical stops. Carl Nielsen's "Helios Overture" was inspired by the rising and setting of the sun seen by the Danish composer while cruising the Aegean Sea. Claude Debussy's "Clair de lune" will honor earth's silvery satellite, and the program's first half will conclude with the stirring "Star Wars" main theme by John Williams.
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March 10, 2009
Washington County Free Library, in partnership with the Maryland Symphony Orchestra, will present lecture No. 2 in a four-part Great Composers Lecture Series Wednesday, March 25, at 7 p.m. The lecture will be at the library's Central Branch at 100 S. Potomac St. in Hagerstown. The remaining lectures will be April 29 and May 27 at 7 p.m. Information about each lecture is available at the library's Web site at www.washcolibrary.org. The series is free, but reservations are requested.
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September 24, 2008
Movie times listed are those provided as of 11 a.m. Wednesday and may be revised by theaters at any time. Maryland Hagerstown 10 Leitersburg Pike 301-797-6454 Burn After Reading -- Fri./Sat./Sun. - 1:10, 3:20, 5:30, 7:40, 9:55 p.m. Eagle Eye -- Fri./Sat./Sun. - 1:15, 4, 7, 9:30 p.m. The House Bunny -- Fri./Sat./Sun. - 7:25, 9:45 p.m. Igor -- Fri./Sat./Sun. - 1:30, 3:35, 5:35, 7:35, 9:35 p.m. My Best Friend's Girl -- Fri./Sat.
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September 18, 2008
Movie times listed are those provided as of 11 a.m. Wednesday and may be revised by theaters at any time. Maryland Hagerstown 10 Leitersburg Pike 301-797-6454 Bangkok Dangerous - Fri./Sat./Sun. - 1:15, 4:05, 7:10, 9:30 p.m. The Dark Knight - Fri./Sat./Sun. - 12:45, 3:50, 7 p.m. Death Race - Fri./Sat./Sun. - 7:40, 9:55 p.m. The House Bunny - Fri./Sat./Sun. - 1, 3:10, 5:20, 7:30, 9:40 p.m. Igor - Fri./Sat.
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By CHRIS COPLEY | September 23, 2007
HAGERSTOWN - The crowd outside The Maryland Theatre showed a few new faces Saturday night. In addition to older, stalwart patrons of the Maryland Symphony Orchestra, there were high school and college students, families with young children and young professionals. The draw was MSO's first concert of its 26th season, Movie Music Magic: A Salute to the Music of John Williams. The younger folks came to hear the sounds of some of their favorite stories - "Superman," "Harry Potter," "Jaws," "Star Wars.
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