Dubious theater owners didn’t think people wanted to see a movie about space and robots.

Boy, were they wrong! Only the Creve Coeur Cine saw the potential of the light saber legend-in-the-making. The Star Wars franchise would become an epic entertainment empire spawning sequels, legions of “force be with you” fans, merch, and more that continues today. 

The 12th movie, Star Wars Episode IX: The Rise of Skywalker was released in 2019. But with the debut of the Star Wars Disney+ original series The Mandalorian and The Book of Boba Fett, a whole new generation of fans was smitten.

Who could resist Baby Yoda? 

This post was based upon content from Ross Malone. A historian and a retired school teacher, Ross has authored many books about Missouri’s history, weird facts, and folk tales. He has also written children’s historical fiction. Visit his website, and buy his books in the Missouri Life store.

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