It was twenty years ago today...

On this date in 1993 my wife and I took the day off from our day jobs to see Jurassic Park at the first showing on its first day of release. We chose the AMC theater in Marlton, NJ because at that time, only AMC theaters offered advance ticket sales (and even then it was only three days in advance, and they could only be purchased in person).

From that day on through the entire summer, every showing in every theater in the area was sold out. We couldn't see it again until the fall! Clearly we had made the right decision.