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DP70s in the USA (Chicago)

The 70mm Newsletter
Written by: Thomas Hauerslev Date: 24.01.2008


Chicago James Bond (p)
  Two DP70 (806+1642)
Chicago Lincoln Park Summer Festival 1989 (T)
  One DP70 (806).

Image by James Bond
  Image by James Bond

Ran "2001:A Space Odyssey" in 70mm.

DP70 returned to James Bond, Chicago
Chicago McVickers Theatre (*»)
  3-strip Cinerama. Two DP70 installed for "Oklahoma!" 26.12.1955. 2264 seats Ampex 6 track stereo. 70mm again from 19.11.1963. Demolished 1985.
Chicago Michael Todd Theatre
  Two DP70 (621+631). Closed and gutted into a live house. The Micheal Todd was set up for Todd-AO with a huge wall to wall screen. Mike Todd removed the whole stage and ceiling to maxiumize the screen size. Opening the house with "Around the World in 80 Days". DP70 replaced by Century JJ's and finally Brenkerts. Smellorama machine was in the basement in the 80's but gone in 1994/5. The sister house to the Michael Todd Theatre was the Cinestage. 
Chicago Palace Theatre (*)
  3-strip Cinerama 1953 – 1959 and 1961 – 1962. Two DP70 installed for "Can Can" March 1960. 1600 seats. Closed now banqueting rooms
Chicago State Lakes Theatre (*»)
  Two DP70 (621+631) from Michael Todd Theatre. 2684 seats. Gutted into a video studio in downtown Chicago. Last film through was the "Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom" in 70mm. DP70 installed in 1965 for the premiere of "Cleopatra". DP70 removed from the State Lake in 85 or 86 and stored on the stage of the Chicago Theatre for a couple of years till Plitt sold them to Carey Williams.
Chicago Todd's Cinestage (*»)
  Two DP70. Was originally the Selwyn. Opened with Todd-AO with "Around the World in 80 Days" on 52x26 feet floating curved screen in 1957. 1038 seats. Closed and awaiting demolition. Latest report explain it is now used as live theatre under the name Selwyn. 
Chicago Carey Williams (private)
  Two DP70 (621- Todd AO base # 1011+631- Todd AO base # 1012) from the State & Lake Theatre.
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