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“Howard the Duck”: The 70mm Engagements
“Zapped across the universe, light years from home, he’s about to discover who he really is. A duck in big trouble.”

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The following is a reference/historical list of the 70-millimeter engagements of “Howard the Duck” in North America. These were pillarboxed prints (approximately 1.85:1) blown up from spherical 35mm. The audio was Six-Track Dolby Stereo (“A” encoded, single-surround). The Lucasfilm Ltd. production/Universal release — directed by Willard Huyck, and starring Lea Thompson, Jeffrey Jones and Tim Robbins — opened on August 1st, 1986.

BRITISH COLUMBIA
Vancouver — Cineplex Odeon’s Oakridge Centre Triplex (6 weeks) <THX>

CALIFORNIA
Corte Madera — Marin’s Cinema (3)
Costa Mesa — Edwards’ Town Center 4-plex (2)
Los Angeles — Mann’s Village (2) <THX>
Los Angeles — Pacific’s Cinerama Dome (3)
San Diego — Mann’s Cinema 21 (2)
San Francisco — Blumenfeld’s Regency I (5*)
San Jose — Syufy’s Century 21 (3)

COLORADO
Denver — Mann’s Century 21 (2) <THX>

DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA
Washington — Circle’s Uptown (2)

ILLINOIS
Calumet City — Plitt’s River Oaks 8-plex (2)
Chicago — Plitt’s Esquire (2)
Schaumburg — Plitt’s Woodfield 9-plex (2)
Skokie — M&R’s Old Orchard 4-plex (3)

MASSACHUSETS
Boston — USA’s Charles Triplex (2)

NEW YORK
New York — Loews’ 34th Street Showplace Triplex (2)
New York — Loews’ 84th Street 6-plex (2)
New York — Loews’ Astor Plaza (3)
New York — Loews’ New York Twin (2)

OHIO
Cleveland Heights — National’s Severance Center 8-plex (2) <THX>

ONTARIO
Toronto — Cineplex Odeon’s Hyland Twin (4)

PENNSYLVANIA
Philadelphia — SamEric’s Sam’s Place Twin (3)

QUEBEC
Montreal — Cineplex Odeon’s Alexis Nihon Plaza Triplex (5)

TEXAS
Dallas — ?
Houston — ?

UTAH
Salt Lake City — Plitt’s Trolley Corners Triplex (2)

*The final week of the San Francisco run was double-billed with “Back to the Future”.

This information has been principally referenced from film industry trade publications and regional newspaper promotion, with thanks to Monty Marin and Vince Young. Any subsequent runs (move-overs, second run, re-release, midnight, festival, etc.) 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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