I was first introduced to this back in Sydney where they had screenings on a TV upstairs of Games Paradise on some Saturdays. VHS tapes were how fansubs were traded back then.

Record of Lodoss War and Ranma 1/2 were what got me hooked.

A couple of years later at UNSW, Aaron started an anime club and screenings began there. It was much better, we could use the classroom projectors and it was nearly like watching it in a cinema.