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DP70s in Cinemas All over The World
DP70 Theatre Lists

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The 70mm Newsletter
Written by: Thomas HauerslevDate: 20.08.2019
In the 1950s and '60 it was customary for projector manufactures to keep inventory lists of all their 70mm installations. At least, Philips Cinema maintained a comprehensive DP70 list which they used to sell their products. On the back cover of the original European DP70 Brochure from August 1960, Philips listed 231 cinemas with the DP70. That is approximately 462 machines. Three years later on January 16, 1964 North American Philips Company, Inc. (Motion Picture Equipment Division) released an updated list of DP70 installations with many more cinemas.

The group of cinemas equipped with the DP70 is very long and impressive. Many of the world's most prestigious cinemas had the "Rolls-Royce" of 70mm projectors installed.

As my interest grew for the DP70 I created many lists on paper with the DP70 installations. First on a typewriter, and later on a PC in WordPerfect. in 1999, in70mm.com opened, and eventually, all this material was transferred to the internet - and more or less as it looks now. Philips Cinema kept very detailed lists of all cinemas with the DP70, and those lists are the basis of my lists on these pages. The cinema lists also include observations from fans and myself.

Additionally, where available, I have noted how many projectors each cinema had, as well as information about screen size, number of seats, technical equipment, Cinerama & Cinemiracle and information about speakers, sound formats etc. For many cinemas the number of seats reflects how many seats the cinema had on the day of DP70 installation. Seating capacity information of early US cinemas is based on Motion Picture Almanac 1961 and Variety.

• By 1959 the number of Todd-AO installations had increased to 86 in the US and Canada.
• By January 1960 there were 34 cinemas with the DP70 (19 CMA and 15 ABC) in Great Britain.
• By August 1960 the DP70 was installed in 231 venues = 462+ machines (US and rest of the world).
• By OSCAR Night, in March 1963, there were 525 DP70 installations (= more than 1050 machines) in 39 countries.

By December 1964 more than 1100 cinemas worldwide had 70mm installed. Most of them were with the DP70. During the 1966 Photokina exhibition (in Cologne, Germany), Philips Cinema presented the new DeLuxe Projector for 35/70mm, widely know as the DP75 and production of the popular DP70 finally came to an end.

DP70s collected until now (to be updated):

• 45 countries
• 667 Serial Numbers
• 1073+ Theatres

To separate which installations were the original Todd-AO / DP70 installations, small markers have been included. Where known, I have indicated the source of the information with the following abbreviations:
 
Abbreviations
l Left machine
c Centre machine
rRight machine
sSingle machine
#Screen, cinema & studio number
pPrivate DP70 (Machine installed at home)
PPresent (Cinema is open)
TTemporarily installation
CUsed for parts, cannibalised, scrapped or dumped
* DP70 brochure dated August 1960
»NORELCO AA11 list dated 16.01.1964

Installations not mentioned in above mentioned official brochures or lists have no marking. It is of course next to impossible to make a record all DP70 cinemas and serial numbers. Projectors are moved and often re-installed in new places. Cinemas open, close and occasionally  the machines are destroyed when cinemas are demolished. When available those details have been included on the cinema lists.

• International Projectionist, December 1959.
• European DP70 Brochure from August 1960
• The ELAgraph vol. 6 no 5 from November 1960 (110 cinemas in the States and 130 cinemas outside the States) (Installations indicated with “*”).
• North American Philips Company, Inc. (Norelco), issued a list dated January 16, 1964 (Installations indicated with “»”).
 

More in 70mm reading:

DP70 - The Todd-AO Projector
DP70 Story
DP70 Cinemas everywhere
DP70 Serial Numbers

Todd-AO
70mm Projectors

 

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Algeria | Argentina | Australia | Brazil | Canada | Chile | China | Hong Kong | Iraq | Jamaica | Japan | Mexico | New Zealand | Malaya | Morocco | Philippines | South Africa | Thailand | Tunis | Venezuela | Vietnam
 
 

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Eastern USA
DP70s in Connecticut (CT) (2)
DP70s in Disstrict of Columbia (DC) (6)
DP70s in Delaware (DE) (0)
DP70s in Florida (FL) (8)
DP70s in Georgia (GA) (6)
DP70s in Kentucky (KY) (5)
DP70s in Maine (ME) (0)
DP70s in Maryland (MD) (2)
DP70s in Massachusetts (MA) (19)
DP70s in Michigan (MI) (6)
DP70s in New Hampshire (NH) (0)
DP70s in New Jersey (NJ) (7)
DP70s in New York (NY) (37)
DP70s in North Carolina (NC) (1)
DP70s in Ohio (OH) (14)
DP70s in Pennsylvania (PA) (9)
DP70s in Rhode Island (RI) (1)
DP70s in South Carolina (SC) (1)
DP70s in Tennessee (TN) (1)
DP70s in Vermont (VT) (0)
DP70s in Virginia (VA) (7)
DP70s in West Virginia (WV) (0)

Pacific USA
DP70s in California (CA) (95)
DP70s in Nevada (NV) (4)
DP70s in Oregon (OR) (5)
DP70s in Washington (WA) (10)
Central USA
DP70s in Alabama (AL) (1)
DP70s in Alaska (AK) (1)
DP70s in Arkansas (AR) (7)
DP70s in Illinois (IL) (13)
DP70s in Indiana (IN) (4)
DP70s in Iowa (IA) (2)
DP70s in Kansas (KS) (1)
DP70s in Louisiana (LA) (11)
DP70s in Mississippi (MS) (0)
DP70s in Missouri (MO) (12)
DP70s in Nebraska (NE) (4)
DP70s in New Mexico (NM) (0)
DP70s in North Dakota (ND) (0)
DP70s in Oklahoma (OK) (12)
DP70s in Texas (TX) (9)
DP70s in Wisconsin (WI) (2)
DP70s in South Dakota (ND) (0)

DP70s in Hawaii (HI) (2)

Mountain USA
DP70s in Arizona (AZ) (2)
DP70s in Colorado (CO) (16)
DP70s in Idaho (ID) (0)
DP70s in Minnesota (MN) (7)
DP70s in Montana (MT) (0)
DP70s in Utah (UT) (4)
DP70s in Wyoming (WY) (15)
 
  
 

See all the DP70s in.....1073 installations

 

USA (370)

Switzerland (12)Brazil (3)Russia (2)

France (176)

Canada (11)

Ireland (3)

China (1)

England (87)

Belgium (9)

Philippines (3)

Italy (1)

Germany (77)

Norway (7)

Algeria (2)

Jamaica (1)

Sweden (60)

Japan (6)

Chile (2)

Malaya (1)

Australia (47)

Spain (6)

Iceland (2)

Malta (1)

Holland (47)

Portugal (5)

Iraq (2)

Morocco (1)

Denmark (33)

Finland (4)

Israel (2)

Northern Ireland (1)

Austria (30)

Hong Kong (4)

Lebanon (2)

Rumania (1)

New Zealand (23)

Mexico (4)

South Africa (2)

Tunis (1)

Scotland (14)

Argentina (3)Thailand (2)

Venezuela (1)

  

 

Vietnam (1)

 
  

The serial numbers - where are they? (667)

 

USA (228)

Australia (26)

Switzerland (6)

Argentina (2)

France (79)

Austria (21)

Canada (4)

Iceland (2)

Sweden (45)

Denmark (20)

Finland (4)

Portugal (2)

Germany (45)

Norway (14)

Ireland (4)

Scotland (2)

Holland (32)

New Zealand (12)

 

Spain (2)

England (28)Belgium (7) Russia (2)
 
 
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