‘Star Wars’ Anniversary: A Long Time Ago In A Theater Far, Far Away

Thirty-five years ago this week, on the 25th of May, 1977, something pretty big happened. At the time, no one knew just how big the thing was. Because on that day, a new movie called “Star Wars” opened in just a few theaters across the country. I think you know what happened next.

So this Friday, May 25th, why not do something to celebrate the anniversary of the event that brought us all so much joy? Here’s a whole day’s worth of suggested activities:

Make your bed: Deck out your room with “Star Wars” linens. You’ll be the coolest kid on the block.

Bake a batch of Wookiee Cookies: Get yourself some flour, baking soda, salt, cinnamon, butter, sugar, eggs, vanilla extract, chocolate chips and The Star Wars Cookbook. If cookies aren’t your thing, the book also has a recipe for Bossk Brownies.

Learn how to use your lightsaber: Take a class with a saber master and release your inner Jedi.

Make a pilgrimage: There are lots of places you can go to really feel the Force. If you happen to be in the UK, you can visit the grave of Sir Alec Guinness at Petersfield Cemetery in Hampshire, or the former dwelling of Peter Cushing at Seaway Cottage, Whitstable, in Kent (you should probably limit your visit to outside the home). Or you can have an anniversary party at Elstree Studios, where much of “Star Wars” was filmed. If you’re in the US, you can do this.

Build a droid: Get all the plans you need to build your very own R2-D2 in various editions of “Star Wars Blueprints.”

Watch a movie: Whether it’s on VHS, LaserDisc, DVD or Blu-Ray, pop in a copy of “Star Wars” and enjoy.

How will you be celebrating Star Wars Day? Let us know in the comments section below or give us a shout on Twitter.

In The Comlink, “Star Wars” fan and MTV News producer Tami Katzoff explores the glory days of a long time ago in a galaxy far, far away. Whether you’re Team Jedi or Team Sith, friend of Wookiees or wanted by bounty hunters, any and all “Star Wars” fans are welcome along for the ride.