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“Circus World”: The North American 70mm Engagements
“Cinerama surrounds you with the greatest thrill-packed story ever filmed!”

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Compiled by: Michael CoateDate: 01.05.2018
The following is a reference / historical list of the 70mm roadshow engagements of “Circus World” held in North America. These presentations utilized special rectified prints derived from Technirama photography and projected onto large, deeply curved screens in Cinerama-branded cinemas. The audio was six-track stereophonic. The seating was reserved at advanced prices and with an average of ten scheduled screenings per week. The cinemas in which these special presentations played also sold souvenir programs.

The premiere of “Circus World” was held in Dallas, Texas, on June 24th, 1964.

“Circus World” was among seven confirmed first-run films released in 1964 with 70mm prints for selected engagements. The Samuel Bronston production was directed by Henry Hathaway and starred John Wayne, Rita Hayworth and Claudia Cardinale.

Opening date YYYY-MM-DD … City — Cinema (duration in weeks)

1964-06-24 … Dallas, TX — Capri (11)
1964-06-25 … Boston, MA — Boston (18)
1964-06-25 … Cleveland, OH — Palace (7)
1964-06-25 … New York, NY — Loew’s Cinerama (19)
1964-06-25 … Philadelphia, PA — Boyd (9)
1964-06-26 … Atlanta, GA — Martin Cinerama (13)

1964-07-01 … Cincinnati, OH — Capitol (9)
1964-07-01 … Honolulu, HI — Cinerama (14)
1964-07-01 … Kansas City, MO — Capri (15)
1964-07-01 … New Orleans, LA — Cinerama (13)
1964-07-01 … Pittsburgh, PA — Warner (8)
1964-07-03 … Milwaukee, WI — Southgate (7)
1964-07-08 … Chicago, IL — McVickers (15)
1964-07-08 … Norfolk, VA — Rosna (8)
1964-07-22 … Jacksonville, FL — 5 Points (5)
1964-07-22 … Miami Beach, FL — Sheridan (7)
1964-07-23 … Houston, TX — Windsor (12)
1964-07-29 … Toronto, ON — Carlton (5)

1964-08-05 … Buffalo, NY — Teck (5)
1964-08-12 … Columbus, OH — Grand (9)
1964-08-14 … Louisville, KY — Rialto (9)
1964-08-20 … Charlotte, NC — Carolina (6)
1964-08-21 … Tampa, FL — Palace (8)

1964-09-23 … Albuquerque, NM — Fox Winrock (4)
1964-09-30 … Fresno, CA — Warner (10)
1964-09-30 … Rochester, NY — Monroe (4)
1964-09-30 … Syracuse, NY — Eckel (4)

1964-10-14 … Wichita, KS — Uptown (13)
1964-10-21 … Denver, CO — Cooper (8)
1964-10-22 … Portland, OR — Hollywood (11)
1964-10-28 … Salt Lake City, UT — Villa (21)
1964-10-28 … Washington, DC — Uptown (3)
1964-10-29 … Hartford, CT — Cinerama (23)

1964-11-05 … St. Louis, MO — Cinerama (19)
1964-11-06 … Baltimore, MD — Town (4)
1964-11-12 … Chattanooga, TN — Brainerd (8)
1964-11-12 … Nashville, TN — Crescent (8)

1964-12-09 … Omaha, NE — Indian Hills (15)
1964-12-14 … Montclair, NJ — Clairidge (16)
1964-12-17 … Indianapolis, IN — Indiana (12)
1964-12-18 … Los Angeles, CA — Warner Hollywood (16)
1964-12-21 … San Francisco, CA — Orpheum (13)
1964-12-?? … Providence, RI — Cinerama (23)

1965-01-13 … Las Vegas, NV — Cinerama (6)
1965-01-22 … Orlando, FL — Beacham (4)
1965-01-27 … Montreal, QC — Imperial (22)

1965-02-10 … Toledo, OH — Valentine (11)
1965-02-17 … Dayton, OH — Dabel (7)
1965-02-17 … San Diego, CA — Center (8)
1965-02-18 … Scottsdale, AZ — Kachina (6)

1965-03-16 … Detroit, MI — Summit (7)
1965-03-23 … Sacramento, CA — Esquire (6)

1965-04-29 … Birmingham, AL — Eastwood Mall (2)

1965-10-27 … St. Louis Park, MN — Cooper (8)

This information has been principally referenced from film industry trade publications and regional newspaper promotion, with thanks to Al Alvarez, Jim Barg, Kirk Besse, Raymond Caple, Nick DiMaggio, William Hooper, Bill Huelbig, Mark Huffstetler, Bill Kretzel, Mark Lensenmayer, Stan Malone, Gabriel Neeb, Jim Perry, Pat Ryan, Joel Weide, and Vince Young.

Additional 70mm prints were screened internationally but have not been accounted for in this article.

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