This was different. This was the first special effects movie. After Star Wars, the movie-viewing audience would never again go gaga over anything as lame as a big rubber shark. So much in that movie was like nothing we had seen before.
My brother and I saw Star Wars in the best possible environment – a futuristic ultra-wide screen theater built in the mid-1970s. Alas, the Edens Theater now exists only in film nostalgia sites.
CAT WATCHER - "I like to watch cats! And mess with their minds on days that end in Y!"
All afternoon passersbys would see me kick my legs up in the air and do my personal version of synchronized swimming. Once most of the water had left the pool from overuse I would get out and bow to no one in particular. Seeing the pool was no more than 3 foot around and barely ankle deep I must admit it was quite the MGM presentation. In my mind I was presenting The Greatest Show on Earth!