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"Streets of Fire", The 70mm Engagements
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Compiled by: Michael CoateDate: 01.06.2014
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The following is a reference / historical listing of the 70-millimeter engagements of “Streets of Fire” in North America. The film’s 70mm prints consisted of pillarboxed imagery (approximately 1.85:1) blown up from spherical 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.

“Streets of Fire” was among sixteen confirmed first-run films released in 1984 with 70mm prints for selected engagements. The Hill-Gordon-Silver production and Universal release — directed by Walter Hill and starring Michael Pare, Diane Lane, Rick Moranis and Amy Madigan — opened June 1st.

For the release of “Streets of Fire”, Universal employed the services of Lucasfilm’s Theater Alignment Program (TAP) to evaluate and approve the cinemas selected to book a 70mm print.

Trailers for “Conan the Destroyer” and “The Last Starfighter” circulated with the “Streets of Fire” 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.

Note that some of the presentations included in this listing were presented in 35mm during the latter week(s) of engagement due to print damage and the distributor’s unwillingness to supply a 70mm replacement print or because the booking was moved to a smaller, 35mm-only auditorium within a multiplex. As well, the reverse may have been true in some cases whereas a booking began with a 35mm print because the lab was unable to complete the 70mm print order in time for an opening-day delivery or the exhibitor negotiated a mid-run switch to 70mm. In these cases, the 35mm portion of the engagement has been included in the duration figure.
 
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BRITISH COLUMBIA
Vancouver — Famous Players’ Denman Place (3)

CALIFORNIA
Los Angeles — General Cinema’s Avco Center Triplex (3) [THX]
Los Angeles — Pacific’s Hollywood Pacific Triplex (6)
San Francisco — Blumenfeld’s Regency II (3)
San Jose — Syufy’s Century 24 Twin (3)

DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA
Washington — Circle’s Uptown (1)

ILLINOIS
Chicago — General Cinema’s Ford City 5-plex (2)
Chicago Ridge — Chicago Ridge Mall Triplex (2)
Schaumburg — Plitt’s Woodfield 4-plex (2)

NEW YORK
New York — RKO Century’s National Twin (6)
New York — UA’s Gemini Twin (2)

ONTARIO

Toronto — Famous Players’ Palace Triplex (3)
Toronto — Famous Players’ Uptown 5-plex (3)

QUEBEC
Montreal — United’s York (6)

TEXAS
Dallas – General Cinema’s Northpark West Twin (2) [THX]
 
 
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SUBSEQUENT 70MM ENGAGEMENTS & SCREENINGS

1984-06-22 … San Francisco, CA — Blumenfeld’s Regency III (1)
1984-06-29 … San Francisco, CA — Blumenfeld’s Regency III (1) [w/“Greystoke”]
1984-09-28 … Cleveland, OH — Colony (1)

1993-07-17 … Toronto, ON — Famous Players’ Uptown 5-plex [Saturday Latenite Special]

2017-08-13 … Santa Monica, CA — American Cinematheque’s Aero [70mm series w/“Last Action Hero”]

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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