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Here's What 'Star Wars' Movie Premieres Looked Like Through The Decades

One thing hasn't changed.

As the seventh installment of the epic space saga "Star Wars" debuts in theaters around the world this week, let's take a look back at movie premieres of years past. The first "Star Wars" film premiered in 1977, and each event celebrating the following six films has been more impressive than the last. 

No matter what decade, however, one thing connects all of the films in the franchise -- the unrivaled passion of the "Star Wars" fan community. Well, make that two things. Harrison Ford is still fine as hell. 

Take a look below. 

  • Actor Mark Hamill attends the royal premiere of "The Empire Strikes Back" with his wife, Mary Lou, on May 21, 1983. 
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    Actor Mark Hamill attends the royal premiere of "The Empire Strikes Back" with his wife, Mary Lou, on May 21, 1983. 
  • Actors Harrison Ford and Calista Flockhart attend the world premiere of "Star Wars: The Force Awakens"” on Dec. 14, 2015, in
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    Actors Harrison Ford and Calista Flockhart attend the world premiere of "Star Wars: The Force Awakens"” on Dec. 14, 2015, in Hollywood.
  • Hundreds of "Star Wars" fanatics were lined up along Bloor St. and down University Ave. in Toronto to buy tickets for the wor
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    Hundreds of "Star Wars" fanatics were lined up along Bloor St. and down University Ave. in Toronto to buy tickets for the world premiere of "Return of The Jedi." 
  • People wait to get into a screening of "Star Wars: The Empire Strikes Back" on May 22, 1980. 
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    People wait to get into a screening of "Star Wars: The Empire Strikes Back" on May 22, 1980. 
  • The atmosphere at the premiere of "Star Wars: The Force Awakens" on Dec. 14, 2015, in Hollywood.
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    The atmosphere at the premiere of "Star Wars: The Force Awakens" on Dec. 14, 2015, in Hollywood.
  • Fans attend the premiere of "Star Wars: The Force Awakens" on Dec. 14, 2015, in Hollywood.
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    Fans attend the premiere of "Star Wars: The Force Awakens" on Dec. 14, 2015, in Hollywood.
  • Stormtroopers attend the premiere of "Star Wars: The Force Awakens" in Hollywood on Dec.14, 2015. 
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    Stormtroopers attend the premiere of "Star Wars: The Force Awakens" in Hollywood on Dec.14, 2015. 
  • A general view of atmosphere at the premiere of "Star Wars: The Force Awakens" on Dec. 14, 2015, in Hollywood.
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    A general view of atmosphere at the premiere of "Star Wars: The Force Awakens" on Dec. 14, 2015, in Hollywood.
  • The premiere of "Star Wars: The Force Awakens" on Dec. 14, 2015, in Hollywood. 
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    The premiere of "Star Wars: The Force Awakens" on Dec. 14, 2015, in Hollywood. 
  • "Star Wars: The Force Awakens" premieres on Dec. 14, 2015, in Hollywood. 
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    "Star Wars: The Force Awakens" premieres on Dec. 14, 2015, in Hollywood. 
  • R2-D2 and C-3PO attend the world premiere of "Star Wars: The Force Awakens" on Dec. 14, 2015, in Hollywood, California. 
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    R2-D2 and C-3PO attend the world premiere of "Star Wars: The Force Awakens" on Dec. 14, 2015, in Hollywood, California. 
  • A view of the Stormtrooper exhibit during the after-party for the premiere of "Star Wars: The Force Awakens" on Dec. 14, 2015
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    A view of the Stormtrooper exhibit during the after-party for the premiere of "Star Wars: The Force Awakens" on Dec. 14, 2015, in Hollywood.
  • Actor Domhnall Gleeson attends the premiere of "Star Wars: The Force Awakens" on Dec. 14, 2015, in Hollywood.
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    Actor Domhnall Gleeson attends the premiere of "Star Wars: The Force Awakens" on Dec. 14, 2015, in Hollywood.

 

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