“Zoot Suit”: The 70mm Engagements
“An American original.”
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|Compiled by: Michael Coate||Date: 02.11.2016|
|The following is a reference/historical list of the 70mm first-run engagements of “Zoot Suit” in North America. These were pillarboxed blow-ups (approximately 1.85:1) sourced from spherical 35mm. The audio was Six-Track Stereo (Sensurround Plus and DBX-encoded, single-surround). The Universal release starred Edward James Olmos and was directed by Luis Valdez. The world premiere was held at the Cinerama Dome on October 1st, 1981, and opened to the public the next day.|
1981-10-01 … Los Angeles, CA — Pacific’s Cinerama Dome (11 weeks)
1981-10-09 … Orange, CA — Syufy’s Cinedome 6-plex (10)
1981-10-09 … San Jose, CA — Syufy’s Century 22 Triplex (6)
1981-12-16 … Los Angeles, CA — Pacific’s Picwood (3) <moveover from Cinerama Dome>
The San Jose print was destroyed in a fire.
The Picwood run was double-billed with “The Jazz Singer” during third week.
This information has been principally referenced from film industry trade publications and regional newspaper promotion.
If you believe this article contains any errors or omissions, please consider emailing the author or editor.
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