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The Empire Strikes Gold

May 22, 1980, Empire Strikes Back

May 22, 1980: People line up for three blocks outside the Egyptian to see the 12:01 a.m. showing of “The Empire Strikes Back.”  And yes, they’re in costume. “Terri Hardin, a 22-year-old freelance artist from Sun Valley, has seen ‘Star Wars’ 178 times and plans to double that number for ‘The Empire Strikes Back,’ ” The Times says.

May 22, 1980, Empire Strikes Back

May 22, 1980, Empire Strikes Back

May 22, 1980, Empire Strikes Back

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