the choice of tenses can sometimes be a matter of ear rather than hard-and-fast rules.
Which of the following tenses in bold type would most of you opt for?
It will be the first time I will see a movie star at close quarters
It will be the first time I will have seen a movie '' '' '' ''
It will be the first time I see '' '' '' '' '' '' ''
As in many other cases, I haven't been able to find any convincing usage examples in my grammar reference books.
Thanks for your help.
Or you could branch out with 'I'm going to see a movie star at close quarters'
N.B. Another easy-to-use construction that even BrE speakers sometimes employ would be:
I'll be ...ing for the first time.
I'd choose 'It will be the first time I see...'.
Thank you all for your valuable opinions.