|Opening day events|
Star Wars Episode I: The Phantom Mencace will open in North America on
May 19, 1999 on over 2500 screens.
On the morning of May 21, 1999 I'll be flying down to Dallas, TX, for a sci-fi expo featuring a screening of Episode I with 10 stars from the original trilogy.
More information is available here.
Also, there are many lines forming around the country as far as a month in advance. For more information on those, see the pages at countingdown.com.