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London 70mm Statistics
 40 Years with 70mm films in London, England

All 70mm film lists
Compiled by: projectionist Mr. John Sharp. Date: 15.05.2008
Theatre

1958 - 1967

1968 - 1977

1978 - 1987

1988 - 1997

Total

Dominion

6

11

4

 

21

Astoria

9

6

   

15

Empire

3

13

22

16

54

Metropole

6

1

   

7

Colisieum Cinerama

12

2

   

14

Odeon Haymarket

3

2

1

 

6

Odeon Leicester Square

4

17

20

14

55

Royalty

2

     

2

Plaza

3

2

10

4

19

Warner

3

4

18

8

33

Casino Cinerama

7

16

   

23

Odeon Marble Arch #)

2

8

2

8

20

Odeon Kensington  

2

   

2

Leicester Square Theatre/Odeon West End €)  

4

12

7

23

ABC/Cannon/MGM Shaftsbury Avenue  

2

10

5

17

Odeon St. Martins Lane  

1

   

1

Classic Haymarket    

4

 

4

Columbia    

1

 

1

Classic Shaftsbury Avenue    

1

 

1

Prince Charles    

1

 

1

Curzon Mayfair      

3

3

Lumiere      

3

3

MGM Haymarket      

2

2

MGM Trocadero      

1

1

Number of 70mm prints

60

91

106

71

328

Number of 70mm theatres in decade

12

15

13

11

 
Further in 70mm reading:

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(S) = Short film

* = Re-Issue. Short films not included.

# = Marble Arch closed 05.09.1996

€ = Odeon West End closed 01.01.2015
 

Top 15 Years in Terms of 70mm Premieres

 
Year

Number of 70mm premiers

1969

17

1970, 1990, 1986

15

1965

14

1972, 1982, 1985

12

1968, 1980, 1989

11

1984, 1987, 1991

10

1995, 1996 and 1999

None

 

Number of 70mm Premieres pr. Year

 
1958

1

1968

11

1978

3

1988

8

1998

2

1959

4

1969

17

1979

9

1989

11

1999

0

1960

3

1970

15

1980

11

1990

15

2000

0

1961

5

1971

9

1981

7

1991

10

2001

1

1962

5

1972

12

1982

12

1992

8

2002

1963

6

1973

9

1983

8

1993

3

2003

1964

5

1974

4

1984

10

1994

2

2004

1965

14

1975

5

1985

12

1995

0

2005

1966

8

1976

3

1986

15

1996

0

2006

1967

9

1977

3

1987

10

1997

2

2007

                   
                   
 

Top 10 70mm London Premiere Cinemas

 

Rank

Cinema

70mm Premieres

1

Odeon Leicester Square

55

2

Empire

54

3

Warner

33

4

Leicester Square Theatre/Odeon West End & Casino Cinerama

23

5

Dominion

21

6

Odeon Marble Arch

20

7

Plaza

19

8

ABC/Cannon/MGM Shaftsbury Avenue

17

9

Colisieum Cinerama

15

10

Astoria

14

     
 
 
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