“Can’t Stop the Music”: The 70mm Engagements
“The movie musical event of the 80’s!”
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following is a reference / historical listing of the 70-millimeter
presentations of “Can’t Stop the Music” 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”
“Can’t Stop the Music” was among eleven first-run films released in 1980
with 70mm prints for selected engagements. The Allan Carr production and AFD
release was directed by Nancy Walker and starred the Village People, Valerie
Perrine, Bruce Jenner, Steve Guttenberg and Paul Sand.
1980-06-15 … Los Angeles, CA — Dorothy Chandler Pavilion (preview premiere
and block party)
1980-06-18 … Chicago, IL — Center’s McClurg Court (world premiere screening)
1980-06-19 … Chicago, IL — Center’s McClurg Court (2 weeks)
1980-06-20 … Los Angeles, CA — SRO’s Paramount (3 weeks)
1980-06-20 … New York, NY — Walter Reade’s Ziegfeld (6 weeks)
1980-06-20 … Oklahoma City, OK — Commonwealth’s Continental (2 weeks)
1980-06-20 … Seattle, WA — General Cinema’s King (2 weeks)
1980-06-25 … Baltimore, MD — JF’s Reisterstown Plaza (5 weeks)
The information in this article was principally referenced from film
industry trade publications and regional newspaper promotion, with thanks to
Bill Kretzel and Tim Spindle.
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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