“Firefox”: The 70mm Engagements
“…the most devastating killing machine ever built…his job…steal it!”
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|Compiled by: Michael Coate||Date: 02.03.2016|
|The following is a reference / historical listing of the 70-millimeter presentations of “Firefox” in North America. The film’s 70mm prints consisted of full-frame imagery blown up from anamorphic 35mm photography. The audio was Six-Track Dolby Stereo (“A” encoded “baby boom” format). These were arguably the best cinemas in which to experience this film.|
“Firefox” was among eighteen confirmed first-run films released in 1982 with 70mm prints for selected engagements. Five 70mm prints of the film were reportedly struck for distribution in North America. The Malpaso production and Warner Bros. release — directed by and starring Clint Eastwood — opened June 18th.
A trailer for “The World According to Garp” circulated with the “Firefox” prints and which the distributor recommended be screened with the presentation.
The duration of the engagements (measured in weeks) has for some entries been included in parenthesis following the cinema name.
Los Angeles — Mann’s Village (4)
Los Angeles — Mann’s Vogue (3)
San Jose — Syufy’s Town & Country
New York — RKO Century’s National Twin
New York — UA’s Gemini Twin
SUBSEQUENT 70MM ENGAGEMENTS & SCREENINGS
1982-07-09 … Los Angeles, CA — Mann’s Fox (1)
1982-09-03 … Lakewood, CA — Pacific’s Lakewood Center 4-plex (2) [w/“Rocky III”]
1982-10-29 … Seattle, WA — SRO’s Music Box (2) [w/“Superman II”]
1982-11-12 … Lynnwood, WA — SRO’s Grand Alderwood 5-plex (4) [w/“Superman II”]
1983-05-13 … Ottawa, ON — Famous Players’ Nelson (1) [w/”Outland”]
1984-01-20 … Cleveland, OH — CWRU’s Strosacker [sci-fi marathon; w/“Alien”]
The information in this article was principally referenced from film industry trade publications and regional newspaper promotion, with thanks to Bill Kretzel.
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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