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"Close Encounters of the Third Kind"
The Original 70mm Engagements.
A work-in-progress list

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The 70mm Newsletter
Written by: Michael Coate and William Kallay (Copyright 2003) Date: August 4, 2003
What follows is a list of the known 70mm engagements of the movie "Close Encounters of the Third Kind". As one can glean from the list, 70mm engagements were aplenty on this title, with many "out-of-the-way" places often playing the movie in 70mm.

Additional contributors to this project:

Peter Fraser
Bill Kretzel
John Sharp

If you have comments or corrections, or information to contribute to this list please contact Michael Coate, William Kallay or Thomas Hauerslev
Further in 70mm reading:

Doug Trumbull Gets an OSCAR

Blade Runner: The Original 70mm Engagements

The Original Reserved Seat Engagements Of ‘2001: A Space Odyssey’

“Alien” 70mm openings

The Original First-Week Engagements Of “Star Wars”

“The Empire Strikes Back” openings

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World Premiere held on November 15, 1977 at the Ziegfeld Theatre in New York

Released 16 November 1977
New York (Manhattan): [Walter Reade] Ziegfeld

Released 18 November 1977
Los Angeles (Hollywood): [Pacific] Cinerama Dome

Released 14 December 1977
CALIFORNIA
Costa Mesa: [Mann] South Coast Plaza
Los Angeles (Hollywood): [SRO] Paramount (cont. from Cinerama Dome)
Lakewood: [Pacific] Lakewood Center
Orange: [Syufy] Cinedome
Pasadena: [SRO] Hastings
San Diego: [Mann] Cinema 21
San Francisco: [UA] Coronet
Santa Clara: [UA] Cinema 150

COLORADO
Denver: [Cooper Highland] Cooper

HAWAII
Honolulu: [Consolidated] Waikiki 3

ILLINOIS
Belleville: [BAC] Cinema
Calumet City: [Plitt] River Oaks
Chicago: [Plitt] Esquire
Evergreen Park: [M&R] Evergreen
Skokie: [M&R] Old Orchard

KENTUCKY
Louisville: [Redstone] Showcase

MASSACHUSETTS
Boston: [Sack] Cinema 57

MICHIGAN
Livonia: [Nicholas George] Mai Kai
Southfield: [Nicholas George] Americana
Southgate: [Nicholas George] Southgate

NEW JERSEY
Paramus: [RKO-Stanley Warner] Triplex Paramus

NEW YORK
Pittsford: [Loews] Pittsford Triplex

OHIO
Toledo: [Redstone] Showcase

OREGON
Gresham: [Moyer] Rose Moyer
Portland: [Luxury] Eastgate

PENNNSYLVANIA
Philadelphia: [Sameric] Sameric

TEXAS
Fort Worth: [ABC] Ridglea
Houston: [ABC] Alabama
Houston: [Loews] Town and Country Village

UTAH
Salt Lake City: [Plitt] Regency

WISCONSIN
West Allis: [Marcus] Southtown

Released 21 December 1977
CALIFORNIA
Monterey: [Kindair] Cinema 70
Palm Springs: [Metropolitan] Camelot
Santa Barbara: [Metropolitan] Granada

INTERNATIONAL 70MM ENGAGEMENTS

AUSTRALIA (Released 16 March 1978)
Sydney: Hoyts

DENMARK (Released 3 March 1978)
Copenhagen: 3 Falke Bio

MEXICO (Released 30 June 1978)
Mexico City: Hollywood Cinerama

SWEDEN (Released 3 March 1978)
Stockholm: Astoria

UNITED KINGDOM (Released 13 March 1978)
London: Odeon Leicester Square

All of the engagements included in this document were presented in 70mm. The majority of the prints were in six-track Dolby Stereo. Selected engagements were in non-Dolby-encoded six-track stereo, and others were six-track Dolby Stereo prints booked into theatres that had non-Dolby-brand, Dolby-compatible equipment. These presentation variations were not always clearly accounted for on theatre marquees and in the original newspaper advertisement materials.
 
 
 
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