Great job on the intros reaper!
While looking at these I got the idea to try a little post processing effects with a neat product called Particle Illusion. It is a very versatile tool you can use on videos and still shots to add lots of things such as fireworks, fire, smoke, stars, and fantasy objects. You could easily modify your home movies and have a light saber fight with your uncle Ralph (if you have an uncle Ralph). It is lightning fast and a professional grade product.
This is not a free tool, but you can download a 30 day fully working demo of Particle Illusion SE for Windows. That would give you time to play with it to see if it was worth purchasing. You would also have plenty of time to add effects to the theater intro or to other files before the demo expired.
I added some fireworks to the samplel video that reaper posted for Alan Gouger. Here are a couple of still frames with effects added from PI SE.
This is a great tool and loads of fun to play with. The Wondertouch site
also has hundreds of free particle emitters available for download.
You can see a highly compressed ht intro video with fireworks here
The file is a 2.2 mb wmv file.
I don't see how you could resist playing with this, reaper.