LOST IN SPACE: 'JEDI' IS STOLEN FROM THEATER
Miami Herald, The (FL) - May 25, 1983
Author: UNITED PRESS INTERNATIONAL
Sheriff's deputies were searching Tuesday for a print of the film Return of the Jedi that was stolen from a movie theater .
Kjel Nore, manager of the Bush River Cinemas, said the movie completing the Star Wars trilogy was delivered early in the morning, but it was gone by the time he got to work.
Return of the Jedi makes its world premiere today in more than 800 theaters in the United States and Canada. The movie is expected to gross more than $20 million in its first week, 20th Century-Fox officials said.
Sheriff's Capt. Jack Bowden said the movie print is worth about $3,000, but "it's not the value of that particular print we're worried about. It's the potential lost income. They're worried about somebody copying the film and distributing it. That could run into millions."
Another copy of the film was quickly shipped to the theater for its 11 a.m. premiere.