“The River”: The 70mm Engagements
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|Compiled by: Michael Coate||Date: 02.11.2016|
|The following is a list of the 70mm first-run engagements of “The River” in North America. These were pillarboxed blow-ups (approximately 1.85:1) sourced from spherical 35mm. The audio was Six-Track Dolby Stereo (“A” encoded, single-surround). The Universal release starring Mel Gibson and Sissy Spacek, and directed by Mark Rydell, was released on December 19th, 1984. |
New York — Cinema 5’s Beekman (4 weeks)
Toronto — Odeon’s Varsity Twin (6 weeks)
This information has been principally referenced from film industry trade publications and regional newspaper promotion, with special thanks to Bill Kretzel and Mark Lensenmayer. Any move-over, subsequent-run, re-release, and international engagements 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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