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Star Wars Fans Are

Star Wars Fans Are

What: Star Wars Episode 1 - The Phantom Menace

WITH STAR WARS fever in the United States resulting in month-long sleep outs by fans eager to be the first to see EPISODE ONE - THE PHANTOM MENACE, Hunter cinemas are anticipating similar interest.

Both Hoyts and Greater Union last week began to issue advance tickets to the STAR WARS 'prequel' starring EWAN McGREGOR as the young OBI WAN KENOBE. Greater Union film buying and programming manager PETER CODY said it was the first time the company had put tickets on sale so far in advance.

'The response to the film to date has been phenomenal,' he said.

'The calls we have received at head office, as well as at individual locations, not to mention the e-mails logged via our Internet site, has been unprecedented.'

The film will hit Australian screens nationally on Thursday, June 3. TE

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