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“This Is Cinerama”
The Original Engagements

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Compiled by: Michael Coate, Los Angeles, USA Date: 24.06.2012
The motion picture that initiated the widescreen revolution.…

30.09.1952 … New York, NY, USA – Broadway Theatre (36 weeks)

23.03.1953 … Detroit, MI, USA – Music Hall (100 weeks)
29.04.1953 … Los Angeles, CA, USA – Warner Hollywood (133 weeks)
05.06.1953 … New York, NY, USA – Warner (cont. from Broadway, 87 [123] weeks)
29.07.1953 … Chicago, IL, USA – Palace (98 weeks)
05.10.1953 … Philadelphia, PA, USA – Boyd (72 weeks)
05.11.1953 … Washington, DC, USA – Warner (100 weeks)
08.12.1953 … Pittsburgh, PA, USA – Warner (63 weeks)
25.12.1953 … San Francisco, CA, USA – Orpheum (84 weeks)
30.12.1953 … Boston, MA, USA – Boston (87 weeks)

10.02.1954 … St. Louis, MO, USA – Ambassador (54 weeks)
19.04.1954 … Minneapolis, MN, USA – Century (67 weeks)
21.06.1954 … Cincinnati, OH, USA – Capitol (52 weeks)
01.07.1954 … Dallas, TX, USA – Melba (43 weeks)
02.09.1954 … Damascus, Syria – Trade Fair (5 weeks)
30.09.1954 … London, England, UK – Casino (70 weeks)
05.12.1954 … Bangkok, Thailand – Constitution Fair (4 weeks)
27.12.1954 … Montreal, QC, Canada – Imperial (66 weeks)

05.01.1955 … Tokyo, Japan – Imperial (49 weeks)
15.01.1955 … Osaka, Japan – O.S. Cinerama Gekijo (49 weeks)
16.03.1955 … Buffalo, NY, USA – Teck (46 weeks)
09.04.1955 … Milan, Italy – Manzoni (54 weeks)
17.05.1955 … Paris, France – Empire (84 weeks)
28.06.1955 … Rome, Italy – Sistina (49 weeks)
??.07.1955 … Fukuoka, Japan – Asahi Kaika (? weeks)
 
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02.04.1956 … Atlanta, GA, USA – Roxy (30 weeks)
21.05.1956 … Oklahoma City, OK, USA – Warner (25 weeks)
14.06.1956 … Kansas City, MO, USA – Missouri (39 weeks)
22.08.1956 … Seattle, WA, USA – Paramount (33 weeks)
13.09.1956 … Caracas, Venezuela – Del Este (27 weeks)
14.11.1956 … Cleveland, OH, USA – Palace (32 weeks)
05.12.1956 … Miami Beach, FL, USA – Roosevelt (12 weeks)

27.01.1957 … Marseille, France – ABC (? weeks)
28.08.1957 … Baltimore, MD, USA – Town (16 weeks)
24.10.1957 … Toronto, ON, Canada – University (24 weeks)

08.01.1958 … Syracuse, NY, USA – Eckel (17 weeks)
23.02.1958 … Havana, Cuba – Radiocentro (? weeks)
06.03.1958 … Vancouver, BC, Canada – Strand (12 weeks)
30.05.1958 … Buenos Aires, Argentina – Casino (? weeks)
22.07.1958 … Honolulu, HI, USA – Princess (? weeks)
17.09.1958 … Sydney, Australia – Plaza (42 weeks)
04.12.1958 … Madrid, Spain – Albeniz (? weeks)
10.12.1958 … Barcelona, Spain – Nuevo (48 weeks)
26.12.1958 … Melbourne, Australia – Plaza (43 weeks)

29.04.1959 … Berlin, Germany – Capitol (22 weeks)
25.06.1959 … Syosset, NY, USA – Syosset (16 weeks)
26.07.1959 … Sao Paulo, Brazil – Comodoro (? weeks)
28.07.1959 … Singapore – Sky (? weeks)
05.11.1959 … Auckland, New Zealand – Cinerama (25 weeks)
 
 
14.07.1960 … Rotterdam, The Netherlands – Cinerama (26 weeks)
22.07.1960 … Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia – Capitol (6 weeks)
28.07.1960 … Milwaukee, WI, USA – Palace (21 weeks)
25.08.1960 … Houston, TX, USA – Rivoli (12 weeks)
25.08.1960 … Montclair, NJ, USA – Clairidge (16 weeks)
27.09.1960 … Indianapolis, IN, USA – Indiana (26 weeks)
03.11.1960 … Columbus, OH, USA – Grand (20 weeks)
22.11.1960 … Toledo, OH, USA – Paramount (17 weeks)

15.02.1961 … Omaha, NE, USA – Cooper (22 weeks)
09.03.1961 … Denver, CO, USA – Cooper (32 weeks)
23.03.1961 … Santiago, Chile – Santa Lucia (? weeks)
24.03.1961 … Albany, NY, USA – Hellman (9 weeks)
29.03.1961 … Louisville, KY, USA – Rialto (14 weeks)
11.04.1961 … Johannesburg, South Africa – Cinerama (? weeks)
21.07.1961 … Salt Lake City, UT, USA – Villa (26 weeks)
26.07.1961 … Memphis, TN, USA – Palace (11 weeks)
09.08.1961 … Providence, RI, USA – Cinerama (15 weeks)
20.09.1961 … Hartford, CT, USA – Cinerama (27 weeks)
18.10.1961 … Norfolk, VA, USA – Rosna (? weeks)
25.10.1961 … Rochester, NY, USA – Monroe (12 weeks)
25.10.1961 … Wichita, KS, USA – Uptown (? weeks)
08.11.1961 … El Paso, TX, USA – Capri (10 weeks)
15.11.1961 … Jacksonville, FL, USA – 5 Points (9 weeks)
15.11.1961 … Scranton, PA, USA – Strand (? weeks)
21.11.1961 … Portland, OR, USA – Hollywood (20 weeks)
13.12.1961 … Miami, FL, USA – Florida (9 weeks)
22.12.1961 … Brussels, Belgium – Varietes (? weeks)
22.12.1961 … Charlotte, NC, USA – Carolina (13 weeks)
22.12.1961 … Frankfurt, Germany – Filmpalast (? weeks)

27.02.1962 … Nashville, TN, USA – Crescent (? weeks)
28.03.1962 … Cuyahoga Falls, OH, USA – Falls (26 weeks)
06.04.1962 … Stockholm, Sweden – Vinterpalatset (6 weeks)
18.04.1962 … Tampa, FL, USA – Palace (13 weeks)
30.05.1962 … Gothenburg, Sweden – Draken (5 weeks)
05.06.1962 … Erie, PA, USA – Strand (11 weeks)
08.06.1962 … Malmoe, Sweden – Royal (9 weeks)
26.06.1962 … Birmingham, AL, USA – Ritz (? weeks)
11.07.1962 … Chattanooga, TN, USA – Brainerd (? weeks)
25.07.1962 … Lima, Peru – Republica (? weeks)
21.12.1962 … Fresno, CA, USA – Warner (11 weeks)
 
 
14.04.1963 … Dublin, Ireland – Cinerama (9 weeks)
09.05.1963 … Christchurch, New Zealand – Cinerama (13 weeks)
28.05.1963 … Dayton, OH, USA – Dabel (9 weeks)
11.10.1963 … Sacramento, CA, USA – Esquire (10 weeks)
12.12.1963 … Antwerp, Belgium – Anvers Palace (? weeks)

12.02.1964 … Nanuet, NY, USA – Route 59 (4 weeks)
08.03.1964 … Helsinki, Finland – Savoy (? weeks)
18.03.1964 … Liverpool, England, UK – Abbey (? weeks)
24.03.1964 … Albuquerque, NM, USA – Fox Winrock (7 weeks)
17.04.1964 … Inglewood, CA, USA – Century Drive-In (3 weeks)

14.04.1965 … San Diego, CA, USA – Cinerama (6 weeks)
??.09.1965 … San Juan, Puerto Rico – Cinerama (? weeks)

25.04.1966 … Cape Town, South Africa – Cinerama (? weeks)

14.03.1967 … Mexico City, Mexico – Hollywood (7 weeks)

16.02.1968 … Bangalore, India – Kapali (? weeks)

01.04.1972 … Bangkok, Thailand – Indra (4 weeks)


This list consists only of the film’s first-run, reserved-seat engagements (with the exception of some trade fair screenings and a special drive-in engagement). Not included in the list are return engagements (except those return engagments that played a different cinema than the initial engagement), mobile presentations (such as Itinerama), the 70mm re-release engagements, and contemporary screenings.
 
 

References

 
References: regional newspapers and various issues of Boxoffice and Variety.

Special Thanks: Al Alvarez, Peter Andren, Jim Barg, Miguel Carrara, Alain Dorange, Brian Guckian, Thomas Hauerslev, Bill Huelbig, Mark Huffstetler, Bill Kretzel, Ramon Lamarca, Mark Lensenmayer, Gabriel Neeb, Robert Throop, Gerhard Witte, Vince Young.

Questions? Comments? Contact Michael Coate or Thomas Hauerslev
 
 
  
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