“The Great Race”: The 70mm Engagements
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|Compiled by: Michael Coate||Date: 12.02.2017|
|The following is a reference/historical listing of the 70-millimeter presentations of “The Great Race” in North America. These were full-frame prints blown up from 35mm anamorphic photography and featured discrete six-track stereophonic sound.|
“The Great Race” was among ten 1965 first-run films released with 70mm prints for selected engagements. The film’s world premiere was held July 1st, 1965, at the Pantages in Los Angeles. The Warner Bros. release was directed by Blake Edwards and starred Jack Lemmon, Tony Curtis and Natalie Wood.
1965-07-01 … Los Angeles, CA — Pantages (19 weeks) [roadshow]
1965-10-12 … Chicago, IL — State Lake (16 weeks) [general release]
SUBSEQUENT 70MM ENGAGEMENTS & SCREENINGS
1990-05-20 … Los Angeles, CA — Fairfax Triplex (Classics Film Festival screening)
The information in this article was principally referenced from film industry trade publications and regional newspaper promotion, with thanks to Bill Kretzel and Monty Marin. International engagements have not been accounted for in this article.
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