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  This is a bit of a silly thing, but it’s been on my mind.   On May 21st, 1980, a theater in Seattle aired Star Wars: The Empire Strikes Back at 12:01am, at least nine hours before any other theater would be showing the film. The first person in line to see it got there 24 hours before the showing and dressed as Luke Skywalker. The theater completely sold out.   This seems to be the first known example of a major Hollywood movie premiering at midnight. Before this, the only movies that ever aired at midnight were cult…