The 70mm Engagements
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Compiled by: Michael Coate
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 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
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
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
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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