Were these classic blockbusters released on Memorial Day Weekend or not?

Do you remember the weekend these movies from the '70s and '80s hit theaters?

Starting with the dawn of the modern blockbuster in the 1970s, every summer weekend became a coveted spot for studios to release their films — with Memorial Day weekend being one of the most lucrative.

Here are some of our favorite blockbuster films from that era. Can you guess which ones came out at the end of May and which ones didn't?

  1. Did the original Star Wars come out right before Memorial Day weekend in 1977?
  2. Did Jaws come out on Memorial Day weekend in 1975?
  3. Did Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom come out on Memorial Day weekend in 1984?
  4. Did American Graffiti come out on Memorial Day weekend in 1973?
  5. Did Star Wars: The Empire Strikes Back also come out right before Memorial Day weekend in 1980?
  6. Did Alien come out on Memorial Day weekend in 1979?
  7. Did Grease come out Memorial Day weekend in 1978?
  8. Did Smokey and the Bandit come out on Memorial Day weekend in 1977?
  9. Did Raiders of the Lost Ark come out on Memorial Day weekend in 1981?
  10. Did The Terminator come out on Memorial Day weekend in 1984?
  11. Did The Shining come out on Memorial Day weekend in 1980?
  12. Did The Goonies come out on Memorial Day weekend in 1985?

Were these classic blockbusters released on Memorial Day Weekend or not?

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15inchBlackandWhite 18 days ago
I had forgotten that Star Wars and Smokey and the Bandit both came out on the same weekend. One seems as fresh as ever while the other looks like ancient history.
LoveMETV22 19 days ago
If they were to re-release Block Buster movies, I would probably go and see "Jaws" again.
Hollie LoveMETV22 17 days ago
go to amazon and buy it for 5 bucks lol
cabugi LoveMETV22 16 days ago
Mine would be The Shining. That movie still gives me the willies when I watch it.
mummyhand 20 days ago
Not happy with 8 out of 12, but I was sure The Terminator came out for that big holiday weekend.
Moverfan 20 days ago
The first three Star Wars films--A New Hope, The Empire Strikes Back and Return Of The Jedi--all came out in late May. One of the reasons for this (supposedly) was that George Lucas' birthday is in late May. The rest of these films came out when I was in either grade school or high school and i wasn't exactly paying attention to release dates. (American Graffitti will be 50 in two years--oh, Lord, I was eleven when it first came out!)
AllisonWunderland 20 days ago
11/12...The only 2 I knew for sure were Grease and SATB 😉 Those came out when I was in High School 😎 What great memories!
idkwut2use 21 days ago
Well, got half, but of course it was pretty much random guessing on my part.
MaryAnn 21 days ago
I’m amazed at my 10/12, most of them guesses. Who remembers the specific weekend a movie came out 40 years ago?
Peter_Falk_Fan 21 days ago
7/12 I knew #1, #2, and #5. All the rest were guesses.
Filmnoirfan 21 days ago
8/12 - I remembered the ones that I actually saw in the theaters and misfired on the others
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