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Showcase Presentations in Washington, DC
A Chronology of Large Format and Roadshow Exhibition, 1953-Present

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The 70mm Newsletter
Compiled by: Michael CoateDate: 02.04.2018
A work-in-progress….

Continuing the “Showcase Presentations in…” series, we now present: Washington, DC.

In this draft 70mm engagements that played at cinemas located in the Maryland and Virginia suburbs have not been included (but will possibly be added in a forthcoming revision). Also excluded are industry screening rooms such as the Motion Picture Association of America’s screening facility.

“Showcase Presentations” = Reserved-seat engagements… 70-millimeter presentations… Cinerama presentations… Horizontal 8-perf VistaVision presentations… Six-track magnetic stereo…

Regarding image: To simplify the presentation of the information, no distinction has been made between those movies originated in 70mm (65mm) and those originated in 35mm and blown up to 70mm. Such details can be found in numerous articles and reference material on this website (and elsewhere).

Regarding audio: The majority of the titles featured in this chronology showcased some flavor of six-track stereophonic sound. (The noted 35mm presentations used in some roadshow situations were often 4-track magnetic stereo or, in some cases, standard optical mono.) The 70mm prints issued from 1977 typically were encoded with Dolby Noise Reduction and often included “baby boom” low-frequency enhancement and occasionally split surrounds. Most of the recently-struck prints featured digital sound (DTS aka Datasat).

This project excludes IMAX and other Special Venue presentations. (They might be added in a forthcoming revision.) Pre-1950s era roadshows have also not been included.

The roadshows (i.e. reserved-seat engagements) have an asterisk after the applicable title.
 
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YYYY-MM-DD … TITLE … Cinema (duration in weeks) [notes or projection process if other than 70mm]

1953-11-05 … THIS IS CINERAMA* … Warner (99) [Cinerama]

1955-05-19 … STRATEGIC AIR COMMAND … Capitol (3) [8-perf horizontal VistaVision]
1955-07-28 … THE FAR HORIZONS … Capitol (1) [8-perf horizontal VistaVision]
1955-08-18 … TO CATCH A THIEF … Capitol (4) [8-perf horizontal VistaVision]
1955-09-28 … CINERAMA HOLIDAY* … Warner (65) [Cinerama]

1956-11-01 … Oklahoma!* … Uptown (23)
1956-11-20 … THE TEN COMMANDMENTS* … Keith’s (13) [35mm]
1956-12-27 … SEVEN WONDERS OF THE WORLD* … Warner (55) [Cinerama]

1957-02-20 … THE TEN COMMANDMENTS* … Playhouse (m/o from Keith’s, 14 [27)] [35mm]
1957-04-08 … Around the World in 80 Days* … Uptown (51)
1957-10-29 … RAINTREE COUNTY* … Ontario (8) [35mm]

1958-01-15 … SEARCH FOR PARADISE* … Warner (39) [Cinerama]
1958-04-01 … SOUTH PACIFIC* … Uptown (32)
1958-06-26 … GIGI* … Columbia (16) [35mm]
1958-10-16 … WINDJAMMER* … Warner (9) [Cinerama]
1958-11-12 … THE OLD MAN AND THE SEA* … Uptown (6) [35mm]
1958-12-16 … SOUTH SEAS ADVENTURE* … Warner (39) [Cinerama]
1958-12-23 … SOUTH PACIFIC* … Uptown (8)

1959-02-18 … SLEEPING BEAUTY … Uptown (11)
1959-05-19 … THE DIARY OF ANNE FRANK* … Uptown (5) [35mm]
1959-10-07 … THE BIG FISHERMAN* … Warner (10)
1959-10-14 … PORGY AND BESS* … Uptown (12)
1959-12-25 … SOLOMON AND SHEBA … Palace (7)

1960-03-15 … BEN-HUR* … Warner (44)
1960-05-25 … CAN-CAN* … Uptown (19)
1960-10-06 … SUNRISE AT CAMPOBELLO* … Uptown (8) [35mm]
1960-12-23 … THE ALAMO* … Uptown (8)

1961-01-18 … SPARTACUS* … Warner (24)
1961-02-20 … EXODUS* … Uptown (18)
1961-06-28 … SPARTACUS … Uptown (m/o from Warner, 11 [35])
1961-11-02 … KING OF KINGS* … Warner (15)
1961-11-14 … WEST SIDE STORY* … Uptown (42)

1962-03-23 … OKLAHOMA! … Palace (2)
1962-06-12 … EL CID … Warner (11)
1962-10-11 … THE LONGEST DAY* … Ontario (18) [35mm]
1962-11-07 … THE WONDERFUL WORLD OF THE BROTHERS GRIMM* … Uptown (18) [Cinerama]
1962-11-20 … MUTINY ON THE BOUNTY* … Warner (22)

1963-02-15 … THE LONGEST DAY* … Apex (m/o from Ontario, 13 [31]) [35mm]
1963-02-25 … LAWRENCE OF ARABIA* … Ontario (34)
1963-03-14 … HOW THE WEST WAS WON* … Uptown (44) [Cinerama]
1963-05-29 … 55 DAYS AT PEKING … Warner (4)
1963-06-26 … CLEOPATRA* … Warner (40)

1964-02-19 … IT’S A MAD, MAD, MAD, MAD WORLD* … Uptown (36) [“Cinerama”]
1964-04-01 … THE FALL OF THE ROMAN EMPIRE* … Warner (12)
1964-06-24 … THE UNSINKABLE MOLLY BROWN … Warner (9)
1964-10-28 … CIRCUS WORLD* … Uptown (3) [“Cinerama”]
1964-11-24 … MY FAIR LADY* … Warner (48)

1965-03-10 … THE GREATEST STORY EVER TOLD* … Uptown (19) [“Cinerama”]
1965-03-11 … LORD JIM* … Apex (12)
1965-03-17 … THE SOUND OF MUSIC* … Ontario (97)
1965-04-07 … IN HARM’S WAY* … Palace (6)
1965-06-30 … THOSE MAGNIFICENT MEN IN THEIR FLYING MACHINES* … Apex (27)
1965-07-20 … THE HALLELUJAH TRAIL* … Uptown (9) [“Cinerama”]
1965-09-22 … MEDITERRANEAN HOLIDAY* … Uptown (6) [“Cinerama”]
1965-11-03 … THE AGONY AND THE ECSTASY* … Uptown (18)

1966-02-02 … DOCTOR ZHIVAGO* … Warner (54)
1966-03-09 … BATTLE OF THE BULGE* … Uptown (15) [“Cinerama”]
1966-06-23 … KHARTOUM* … Uptown (13) [“Cinerama”]
1966-06-29 … THE BLUE MAX* … Playhouse (18) [35mm]
1966-10-26 … THE BIBLE* … Uptown (29)
1966-11-22 … IS PARIS BURNING?* … Apex (9) [35mm]

1967-01-25 … THE SAND PEBBLES* … Ontario (30)
1967-02-14 … HAWAII* … Warner (22) [35mm]
1967-03-02 … A MAN FOR ALL SEASONS* … MacArthur (33) [35mm]
1967-03-14 … ULYSSES* … Apex (3 days) [35mm]
1967-03-23 … THE TAMING OF THE SHREW* … Apex (24) [35mm]
1967-05-24 … GRAND PRIX* … Uptown (21) [“Cinerama”]
1967-07-19 … ULYSSES* … Warner (16) [35mm]
1967-08-23 … THOROUGHLY MODERN MILLIE* … Ontario (20) [35mm]
1967-10-19 … FAR FROM THE MADDING CROWD* … Uptown (14)
1967-10-25 … GONE WITH THE WIND* … Apex (51)
1967-11-08 … CAMELOT* … Warner (31)

1968-03-06 … HALF A SIXPENCE* … Ontario (8) [35mm]
1968-04-02 … 2OO1: A Space Odyssey* … Uptown (52) [“Cinerama”]
1968-05-06 … WAR AND PEACE* … Ontario (12) [35mm]
1968-06-12 … DOCTOR DOLITTLE* … Warner (14)
1968-10-16 … FINIAN’S RAINBOW* … Apex (15) [35mm]
1968-10-23 … THE CHARGE OF THE LIGHT BRIGADE* … Playhouse (8) [35mm]
1968-10-23 … FUNNY GIRL* … Ontario (19) [35mm]
1968-11-07 … STAR!* … Warner (13)
1968-11-14 … THE SHOES OF THE FISHERMAN* … L’Enfant (20)
1968-12-18 … CHITTY CHITTY BANG BANG* … Town (9) [35mm]
1968-12-18 … OLIVER!* … MacArthur (43) [35mm]

1969-02-05 … THE LION IN WINTER* … Apex (38) [35mm]
1969-03-05 … FUNNY GIRL* … Cinema (m/o from Ontario, 34 [53)] [35mm]
1969-04-02 … BEN-HUR* … L’Enfant (9)
1969-04-02 … ICE STATION ZEBRA* … Uptown (12) [“Cinerama”]
1969-06-25 … KRAKATOA, EAST OF JAVA … L’Enfant (7)
1969-06-25 … SWEET CHARITY* … Uptown (13)
1969-10-29 … PAINT YOUR WAGON* … Apex (16)
1969-12-17 … GOODBYE, MR. CHIPS* … MacArthur (13)
1969-12-18 … HELLO, DOLLY!* … Warner (23)

1970-01-16 … GONE WITH THE WIND … Uptown (3)
1970-02-08 … MAROONED* … Uptown (10)
1970-03-03 … PATTON* … Apex (20)
1970-04-22 … 2001: A SPACE ODYSSEY … Uptown (5)
1970-05-27 … HELLO, DOLLY! … Uptown (m/o from Warner, 17 [40])
1970-09-24 … TORA! TORA! TORA!* … Uptown (20)
1970-12-25 … SONG OF NORWAY* … MacArthur (9)

1971-02-24 … MY FAIR LADY … Uptown (6)
1971-08-25 … GONE WITH THE WIND … Uptown (4)
1971-10-06 … AROUND THE WORLD IN 80 DAYS / WEST SIDE STORY … Uptown (5)
1971-11-10 … FIDDLER ON THE ROOF* … Uptown (57)

1972-02-09 … NICHOLAS AND ALEXANDRA* … Apex (8) [35mm]
1972-10-16 … YOUNG WINSTON* … MacArthur (15) [35mm]
1972-12-13 … MAN OF LA MANCHA* … Uptown (18)

1973-03-21 … THE SOUND OF MUSIC … MacArthur (14)
1973-04-18 … 2001: A SPACE ODYSSEY … Uptown (8)
1973-04-25 … LAST TANGO IN PARIS* … Avalon (28) [35mm]
1973-10-03 … THIS IS CINERAMA … Uptown (6)

1974-06-26 … THAT’S ENTERTAINMENT! … Uptown (20)
1974-08-28 … 2001: A SPACE ODYSSEY … MacArthur (9)
1974-12-25 … JESUS CHRIST SUPERSTAR … MacArthur (3)

1975-05-23 … 2001: A SPACE ODYSSEY … Uptown (2)
1975-06-04 … GONE WITH THE WIND … Uptown (4)
1975-06-25 … THE WIND AND THE LION … Apex (8)
1975-07-01 … ROLLERBALL … Uptown (9)
1975-08-20 … GONE WITH THE WIND … Apex (1)
1975-09-03 … DOCTOR ZHIVAGO … Apex (1)
1975-09-24 … LAWRENCE OF ARABIA … Apex (1)
1975-10-03 … THE JOLSON STORY … Apex (2)
1975-10-10 … DOCTOR ZHIVAGO … Uptown (2)
1975-11-05 … 2001: A SPACE ODYSSEY … Uptown (1)
1975-12-24 … LUCKY LADY … Uptown (5)

1976-03-10 … GONE WITH THE WIND … Uptown (2)
1976-03-31 … GONE WITH THE WIND … Uptown (1)
1976-06-16 … THAT’S ENTERTAINMENT PART II … Uptown (8)
1976-06-23 … LOGAN’S RUN … Apex (7)
1976-12-01 … 2001: A SPACE ODYSSEY … Uptown (2)

1977-05-04 … 2001: A SPACE ODYSSEY … Uptown (1)
1977-05-25 … STAR WARS … Uptown (55) [70mm from Week #30]

1978-06-16 … CLOSE ENCOUNTERS OF THE THIRD KIND … MacArthur (4)
1978-06-16 … GREASE … Uptown (16) [70mm from Week #11]
1978-10-04 … DAYS OF HEAVEN … Tenley Circle (11)
1978-11-11 … MY FAIR LADY … MacArthur (2)
1978-12-10 … SUPERMAN … Kennedy Center (world premiere) [70mm?]

1979-01-26 … SUPERMAN … Embassy Circle (19)
1979-05-25 … ALIEN … Uptown (19)
1979-10-03 … APOCALYPSE NOW … Uptown (11)
1979-11-16 … SLEEPING BEAUTY … Tenley Circle (5)
1979-11-30 … BLACK ORPHEUS … Embassy Circle (3)
1979-12-21 … APOCALYPSE NOW … Embassy Circle (8)
1979-12-21 … THE BLACK HOLE … Uptown (8)

1980-05-17 … THE EMPIRE STRIKES BACK … Kennedy Center (world premiere)
1980-05-21 … THE EMPIRE STRIKES BACK … Cinema (29)
1980-08-01 … CLOSE ENCOUNTERS OF THE THIRD KIND … Tenley Circle (6)
1980-08-01 … RAISE THE TITANIC … Uptown (8)
1980-09-26 … DIVINE MADNESS … Uptown (7)
1980-12-12 … 2001: A SPACE ODYSSEY … Cinema (2)
1980-12-19 … THE JAZZ SINGER … Uptown (5)

1981-01-23 … ALTERED STATES … Uptown (10)
1981-02-06 … APOCALYPSE NOW … Cinema (1)
1981-04-10 … STAR WARS … Uptown (2)
1981-04-24 … 2001: A SPACE ODYSSEY … Uptown (1) [fest]
1981-05-01 … CLOSE ENCOUNTERS OF THE THIRD KIND … Uptown (4 days) [fest]
1981-05-05 … APOCALYPSE NOW … Uptown (5 days) [fest]
1981-05-10 … THE SOUND OF MUSIC … Uptown (2 days) [fest]
1981-05-12 … DAYS OF HEAVEN … Uptown (3 days) [fest]
1981-05-15 … PATTON … Uptown (2 days) [fest]
1981-05-17 … THE ROSE … Uptown (2 days) [fest]
1981-05-20 … THE SAND PEBBLES … Uptown (2 days) [fest]
1981-05-22 … OUTLAND … Uptown (4)
1981-06-12 … RAIDERS OF THE LOST ARK … Cinema (25)
1981-06-19 … SUPERMAN II … Uptown (15)

1982-03-05 … QUEST FOR FIRE … Uptown (6)
1982-05-14 … APOCALYPSE NOW … Cinema (11 days) [fest]
1982-05-25 … LAWRENCE OF ARABIA … Cinema (3 days) [fest]
1982-05-28 … CAMELOT … Cinema (3 days) [fest]
1982-05-31 … THE DEER HUNTER … Cinema (4 days) [fest]
1982-06-04 … 2001; A SPACE ODYSSEY … Uptown (2)
1982-06-04 … JESUS CHRIST SUPERSTAR … Cinema (3 days) [fest]
1982-06-04 … POLTERGEIST … Embassy Circle (10)
1982-06-04 … STAR TREK II: THE WRATH OF KHAN … MacArthur (6)
1982-06-07 … DELIVERANCE … Cinema (4 days) [fest]
1982-06-11 … E.T. THE EXTRA-TERRESTRIAL … Cinema (26)
1982-06-13 … FIREFOX … Kennedy Center (world premiere) [70mm?]
1982-06-18 … ANNIE … Uptown (6)
1982-07-16 … RAIDERS OF THE LOST ARK … MacArthur (3)
1982-07-30 … ANNIE / APOCALYPSE NOW … Uptown (2)
1982-08-13 … STAR WARS … Uptown (5)
1982-09-17 … PINK FLOYD: THE WALL … Uptown (4)
1982-10-15 … TRON … Uptown (2)
1982-11-19 … THE EMPIRE STRIKES BACK … Uptown (3)
1982-12-08 … GANDHI … Uptown (27)
1982-12-17 … THE DARK CRYSTAL … MacArthur (8)

1983-02-11 … LET’S SPEND THE NIGHT TOGETHER … MacArthur (2)
1983-05-13 … BLUE THUNDER … Tenley Circle (6)
1983-05-25 … RETURN OF THE JEDI … Jenifer (18)
1983-05-25 … RETURN OF THE JEDI … MacArthur (15)
1983-06-03 … WARGAMES … Cinema (16)
1983-06-17 … SUPERMAN III … Uptown (4)
1983-07-15 … STAYING ALIVE … Uptown (4)
1983-07-29 … KRULL … Tenley Circle (2)
1983-09-30 … BRAINSTORM … MacArthur (4)
1983-10-07 … OKLAHOMA! … Uptown (2)
1983-10-16 … THE RIGHT STUFF … Kennedy Center (world premiere)
1983-10-21 … THE RIGHT STUFF … Uptown (7)
1983-12-09 … THE RIGHT STUFF … MacArthur (11)

1984-03-30 … GREYSTOKE: THE LEGEND OF TARZAN … Uptown (9)
1984-05-23 … INDIANA JONES AND THE TEMPLE OF DOOM … Cinema (17)
1984-06-01 … STAR TREK III: THE SEARCH FOR SPOCK … Fine Arts (7)
1984-06-01 … STREETS OF FIRE … Uptown (1)
1984-06-08 … GHOSTBUSTERS … Uptown (17)
1984-07-13 … THE LAST STARFIGHTER … MacArthur
1984-09-19 … AMADEUS … Cinema (9)
1984-11-21 … AMADEUS … Fine Arts (2)
1984-12-07 … 2010 … Jenifer
1984-12-14 … DUNE … Uptown (5)
1984-12-14 … STARMAN … MacArthur

1985-02-?? … AMADEUS … MacArthur
1985-03-29 … RETURN OF THE JEDI … Uptown (2)
1985-04-12 … AMADEUS … Cinema (1)
1985-04-12 … LADYHAWKE … Uptown (8)
1985-04-12 … RETURN OF THE JEDI … MacArthur (1)
1985-04-26 … THE SOUND OF MUSIC … Cinema (3 days) [fest]
1985-05-08 … OKLAHOMA! … Cinema (3 days) [fest]
1985-06-05 … HELLO, DOLLY! … Cinema (2 days) [fest]
1985-06-07 … THE GOONIES … Avalon (6)
1985-06-21 … COCOON … Fine Arts (7)
1985-06-21 … LIFEFORCE … Ontario (3)
1985-06-21 … RETURN TO OZ … Uptown (2)
1985-06-29 … SILVERADO … Avalon (sneak preview)
1985-07-03 … BACK TO THE FUTURE … Avalon (24)
1985-07-03 … RETURN TO OZ / APOCALYPSE NOW … Uptown (1)
1985-07-06 … SILVERADO … Uptown (sneak preview)
1985-07-10 … MAD MAX BEYOND THUNDERDOME … Embassy Circle (5)
1985-07-10 … SILVERADO … Uptown (12)
1985-07-19 … THE BLACK CAULDRON … Jenifer (sneak preview)
1985-07-24 … THE BLACK CAULDRON … Jenifer
1985-07-26 … AMADEUS … Cinema (2)
1985-10-04 … SILVERADO … Tenley Circle (1)
1985-10-11 … SILVERADO … MacArthur (2)
1985-12-04 … YOUNG SHERLOCK HOLMES … Cinema (9)
1985-12-06 … WHITE NIGHTS … MacArthur (8)
1985-12-20 … A CHORUS LINE … Avalon (4)
1985-12-20 … OUT OF AFRICA … Uptown (21)

1986-02-07 … REVOLUTION … Cinema (2)
1986-02-21 … THE CLAN OF THE CAVE BEAR … Cinema (3)
1986-03-26 … THE MONEY PIT … Tenley Circle (5)
1986-05-02 … APOCALYPSE NOW … Cinema (1)
1986-05-09 … RAIDERS OF THE LOST ARK … Cinema (1)
1986-05-09 … INDIANA JONES AND THE TEMPLE OF DOOM … Cinema (1)
1986-05-10 … TOP GUN … Cinema (sneak preview)
1986-05-16 … TOP GUN … Cinema (10)
1986-05-22 … COBRA … Embassy Circle (6)
1986-05-23 … ABSOLUTE BEGINNERS … Uptown (4)
1986-06-06 … SPACECAMP … Jenifer (3)
1986-06-14 … STAR WARS … Kennedy Center (2 days)
1986-06-14 … THE EMPIRE STRIKES BACK … Kennedy Center (2 days)
1986-06-14 … RETURN OF THE JEDI … Kennedy Center (2 days)
1986-07-18 … ALIENS … Fine Arts (13)
1986-07-25 … TOP GUN … Jenifer (4)
1986-08-01 … HOWARD THE DUCK … Uptown (2)
1986-08-15 … MANHUNTER … Uptown (6)
1986-10-17 … THE COLOR OF MONEY … Avalon (10)
1986-11-14 … THE MISSION … Uptown (9)
1986-11-26 … STAR TREK IV: THE VOYAGE HOME … Jenifer (11)
1986-12-19 … LITTLE SHOP OF HORRORS … Tenley Circle (10)

1987-02-13 … THE MISSION … Ontario (4)
1987-03-06 … LETHAL WEAPON … Fine Arts (8)
1987-06-03 … THE UNTOUCHABLES … Cinema (12)
1987-07-01 … INNERSPACE … Tenley Circle (4)
1987-08-05 … STAKEOUT … Avalon (9)
1987-11-05 … CRY FREEDOM … Uptown (7)
1987-11-13 … THE RUNNING MAN … Embassy Circle (5)
1987-12-11 … EMPIRE OF THE SUN … Cinema (8)
1987-12-18 … THE LAST EMPEROR … Jenifer (1)
1987-12-25 … CRY FREEDOM … Jenifer (12)
1987-12-25 … THE LAST EMPEROR … Uptown (21)

1988-01-15 … GOOD MORNING, VIETNAM … Fine Arts (10)
1988-01-15 … GOOD MORNING, VIETNAM … Tenley Circle (13)
1988-05-20 … WILLOW … Uptown (5)
1988-06-22 … WHO FRAMED ROGER RABBIT … Uptown (13)
1988-07-15 … DIE HARD … Wisconsin Avenue (10)
1988-09-23 … GORILLAS IN THE MIST … Uptown (11)
1988-11-23 … COCOON: THE RETURN … Wisconsin Avenue (4)

1989-01-12 … BEACHES … Cinema (4)
1989-02-08 … LAWRENCE OF ARABIA … Uptown (10)
1989-04-21 … LAWRENCE OF ARABIA … Avalon (8)
1989-05-24 … INDIANA JONES AND THE LAST CRUSADE … Cinema (12)
1989-06-09 … STAR TREK V: THE FINAL FRONTIER … Wisconsin Avenue (5)
1989-06-22 … BATMAN … Fine Arts (7)
1989-06-22 … BATMAN … Wisconsin Avenue (8)
1989-07-07 … LETHAL WEAPON 2 … Tenley Circle (12)
1989-08-09 … THE ABYSS … Fine Arts (5)
1989-08-09 … THE ABYSS … Wisconsin Avenue (5)
1989-09-22 … BLACK RAIN … Cinema (4)
1989-11-03 … LAWRENCE OF ARABIA … Fine Arts (2)
1989-11-16 … THE TEN COMMANDMENTS … Cinema (2)
1989-11-22 … BACK TO THE FUTURE PART II … Uptown (4)
1989-12-20 … BORN ON THE FOURTH OF JULY … Uptown

1990-01-?? … GLORY … Cinema
1990-03-02 … THE HUNT FOR RED OCTOBER … ?
1990-03-09 … MOUNTAINS OF THE MOON … ?
1990-05-25 … BACK TO THE FUTURE PART III … ?
1990-06-01 … TOTAL RECALL … ?
1990-06-15 … DICK TRACY … Wisconsin Avenue
1990-06-15 … GREMLINS 2: THE NEW BATCH … ?
1990-06-27 … DAYS OF THUNDER … ?
1990-07-04 … DIE HARD 2 … ?
1990-07-18 … ARACHNOPHOBIA … ?
1990-10-05 … FANTASIA … ?
1990-10-12 … MEMPHIS BELLE … ?
1990-12-12 … HAVANA … ?
1990-12-14 … EDWARD SCISSORHANDS … Wisconsin Avenue
1990-12-21 … THE BONFIRE OF THE VANITIES … ?
1990-12-25 … THE GODFATHER PART III … ?

1991-03-01 … THE DOORS … ?
1991-04-?? … SPARTACUS … Uptown
1991-05-24 … BACKDRAFT … Uptown
1991-06-21 … THE ROCKETEER … ?
1991-07-02 … TERMINATOR 2: JUDGMENT DAY … Fine Arts
1991-07-19 … 2001: A SPACE ODYSSEY … Uptown (1) [fest]
1991-07-26 … 2010 … Uptown (1) [fest]
1991-08-02 … BLADE RUNNER … Uptown (1) [fest]
1991-08-09 … BEN-HUR … Uptown (1) [fest]
1991-08-16 … THE SOUND OF MUSIC … Uptown (1) [fest]
1991-08-23 … THE BRIDGE ON THE RIVER KWAI … Uptown (1) [fest]
1991-08-30 … ALIEN … Uptown (1) [fest]
1991-09-06 … DAYS OF HEAVEN … Uptown (1) [fest]
1991-09-13 … CLOSE ENCOUNTERS OF THE THIRD KIND … Uptown (1) [fest]
1991-09-20 … FANTASIA … Uptown (1) [fest]
1991-09-27 … DOCTOR ZHIVAGO … Uptown (1) [fest]
1991-10-?? … FIDDLER ON THE ROOF … Uptown (1) [fest]
1991-10-?? … AMADEUS … Uptown (1) [fest]
1991-10-?? … LAWRENCE OF ARABIA … Uptown (1) [fest]
1991-10-?? … WEST SIDE STORY … Uptown (1) [fest]
1991-11-22 … BEAUTY AND THE BEAST … ?
1991-11-27 … FOR THE BOYS … Uptown
1991-12-06 … STAR TREK VI: THE UNDISCOVERED COUNTRY … ?
1991-12-11 … HOOK … Fine Arts
1991-12-13 … THE LAST BOY SCOUT … ?

1992-05-09 … FAR AND AWAY … Uptown (sneak preview)
1992-05-15 … LETHAL WEAPON 3 … ?
1992-05-16 … FAR AND AWAY … Uptown (sneak preview)
1992-05-22 … FAR AND AWAY … Uptown
1992-06-05 … PATRIOT GAMES … ?
1992-09-25 … THE LAST OF THE MOHICANS … Uptown
1992-10-09 … 1492: CONQUEST OF PARADISE … Cinema
1992-12-25 … HOFFA … Uptown

1993-05-28 … CLIFFHANGER … ?
1993-06-17 … LAST ACTION HERO … ?
1993-07-09 … IN THE LINE OF FIRE … ?
1993-10-08 … GETTYSBURG … ?
1993-10-22 … SHORT CUTS … ?
1993-11-05 … THE REMAINS OF THE DAY … ?
1993-12-10 … GERONIMO: AN AMERICAN LEGEND … ?
1993-??-?? … 2001: A SPACE ODYSSEY … Uptown (1)
1993-??-?? … EL CID … Avalon [70mm?]

1994-07-15 … TRUE LIES … Uptown
1994-09-?? … MY FAIR LADY … Uptown

1996-10-?? … VERTIGO … Uptown

1997-01-24 … HAMLET … Avalon
1997-12-?? … TITANIC … Uptown (premiere only)

2001-11-02 … 2OO1: A Space Odyssey … Uptown (2)

2002-09-?? … LAWRENCE OF ARABIA … Uptown

2015-12-25 … "The Hateful Eight" … Gallery Place

2017-07-21 … "Dunkirk" … Gallery Place
 
 
Note that some of the presentations included in this listing were presented in 35mm during the latter week(s) of their engagement due to print damage and the distributor’s unwillingness to supply a 70mm replacement print or because the booking was moved to a smaller, 35mm-only auditorium within a multiplex. As well, the reverse may have been true in some cases whereas a booking began with a 35mm print because the lab was unable to complete the 70mm print order in time for an opening-day delivery or the exhibitor negotiated a mid-run switch to 70mm. In these cases, any 35mm portion of the engagement has been included in the duration figure.

References: Various issues of Boxoffice, The Washington Post, The Washington Times, and Variety; Dolby sound system installation records; and projector and sound system trade advertisements.

Special Thanks: Steve Guttag and J. Odenthal.

If you believe this article contains any errors or omissions, please consider emailing the author or editor.
 
 
  
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