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Poll: If you could travel in time ...

... and experience the first screening of one of these 25 classic and/or groundbreaking movies in the theater, which one would you pick?

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    2001: A Space Odyssey (1968)

    That's the movie the word 'experience' has been invented for ... enough said...
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    Star Wars: Episode IV - A New Hope (1977)

    "A long time ago, in a galaxy far, far, away" and John Williams' iconic fanfare ...
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    E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial (1982)

    The bicycle riding over the moon and sending shivers down my spine ...
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    The Godfather (1972)

    That's an offer I can't refuse ...
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    Indiana Jones and the Raiders of the Lost Ark (1981)

    Why did I have to be born after the 80's!!!
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    Gone with the Wind (1939)

    As God is my witness, I would have done anything to watch Scarlett's shadowy silhouette under the sunrise on the big screen...
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    The Wizard of Oz (1939)

    Forget "Gone With the Wind", the wiz of a wiz would be my first choice if I could go back to 1939...
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    City Lights (1931)

    Call me sentimental, but I would love to see the impact of the closing image on the viewers' eyes (and have one word or two with Albert Einstein)...
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    Citizen Kane (1941)

    Simply because it's the film that changed the face of filmmaking forever ...
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    The Jazz Singer (1927)

    How about being a witness of cinema's first major step ... the one that 'Singin' in the Rain' paid tribute to ...
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    Singin' in the Rain (1952)

    Speaking of 'Singin' in the Rain'...
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    Ben-Hur (1959)

    The movie is what cinema is all about: grand scale entertainment, epic stories, larger-than-life characters, haunting scores ... and one hell of a heart-pounding chariots race ...
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    The Good, the Bad and the Ugly (1966)

    For the same reasons, but I'd go with Sergio Leone's (and Ennio Morricone's) operatic take on the Western genre ... and I'd do anything for watching the opening credits on the big screen ...
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    Stagecoach (1939)

    Call me old-school but nothing can beat a good old John Ford's western, especially the one that launched John Wayne's career ...
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    Jaws (1975)

    Yeah, my eyes are masochistic ... and I want to hear people's reaction ...
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    The Exorcist (1973)

    The same reasons ... but in my opinion, that would be more spectacular ...
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    Rocky (1976)

    I want to be part of the standing ovation that followed the final scene ...
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    Metropolis (1927)

    Going in the past to watch the future as it was seen in the present ... that's the ultimate experience ...
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    King Kong (1933)

    The film always had a 'special effect' on me ...
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    The Great Train Robbery (1903)

    Only 12 minutes, that would be wasting an opportunity, but I'd pick that one if only to see people ducking or passing out in the theater...
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    The Arrival of a Train (1896)

    The first motion picture in modern history ... I wouldn't call myself a movie lover if I missed THAT opportunity...
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    Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs (1937)

    Disney all the way!
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    Lawrence of Arabia (1962)

    For that magical sunset, the epic battles and that haunting score ...
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    Night of the Living Dead (1968)

    In a small-town drive-in, with a bunch of hippies, watching the small-budget independent film that defined a new form of 'modern' horror ... and to see the audience's jaw-dropping reaction at the end...
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    Back to the Future (1985)

    Pretty obvious, isn't it? And at least, 1985 would be the real present ...

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