I don't think I saw all three of the original Star Wars movies until I was 20 years old and for part of one of my English education classes at BYU, I had to observe a teacher in her classroom. I was assigned to a teacher at American Fork High School and while I was there, one of her classes was learning about the hero journey and in order to teach that, they watched all three movies. Since then, I've seen the three newer episodes like every other American, although I either saw them at home on dvd, or at Movies 8 in Provo for $1, not six times in the theater in the opening week after camping out all night... like some people I know.
My in-laws raised three boys (and one girl) in the 1980s so while we were there last week and Jed was unpacking all of their books and arranging them on bookshelves, our kids came across a lot of Star Wars picture books. My kids are now experts on the plots of the movies and want to know how old they have to be to watch them.
They've known about Star Wars for years because our Kansas cousins start with three boys ranging in age from 12 to 9. It has become of even more interest to them because now that we are in Virginia, our 8 year old Virginia cousin just got to watch the PG movies earlier this year after years of waiting to be deemed old enough by his parents. Buddy loves playing Star Wars on the Wii with his cousin, got a Star Wars game for his Leapster and has a lightsaber (what little boy in America doesn't), but really has no clue what it's all about. He's currently driving me crazy because Baby X is asleep in their room, and his lightsaber is under his bed. Princess Sparkley is upset because she has a Polly Pocket she can pretend is Princess Leia, but we sold a lot of her Polly Pockets on ebay last year, and now she doesn't have any boy Polly Pockets to be Luke Skywalker.
What's funniest, is that they act like they are the experts on Star Wars when in reality, their dad grew up when Star Wars was everything to little boys. And knowing his brothers, I'm sure he's spent days of his childhood doing nothing but play Star Wars.