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Showcase Presentations in Boston
A Chronology of Large Format and Roadshow Exhibition, 1953-Present. A work in progress…

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The 70mm Newsletter
Compiled by: Michael CoateDate: 22.10.2018
What follows is a chronology of 70-millimeter (5-perf), Cinerama, and roadshow presentations in the Boston region from 1953.

Part 1: The Cinemas

The Boston region’s 70mm-equipped cinemas are/were…

BOSTON
Astor
Beacon Hill
Boston / Boston Cinerama (also equipped for 3-panel Cinerama, 1953-63)
Boston Common
Capri
Charles
Cheri
Cinema 57
Copley Place
Exeter (?)
Gary
Metropolitan / Music Hall / Wang Center
Music Hall (see: Metropolitan)
Orpheum (?)
Saxon
Wang Center (see: Metropolitan)

BRAINTREE
Braintree / South Shore Plaza

BROOKLINE
Circle / Showcase Circle
Coolidge Corner

CAMBRIDGE
Fresh Pond
Harvard Square
Kendall Square

CHESTNUT HILL
Chestnut Hill

DANVERS
Danvers / Liberty Tree Mall
Showcase Cinemas

DEDHAM
Showcase Cinemas

LAWRENCE
Showcase Cinemas

REVERE
Showcase Cinemas

SOMERVILLE
Somerville (Assembly Square)
Somerville (Davis Square)

WOBURN
Showcase Cinemas

WEYMOUTH
Weymouth Drive-In

The cinemas listed above will be described in greater detail in a forthcoming revision.
 
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Part 2: The Presentations

This is primarily a title-based chronology, with the project focusing on the exhibition of these films and thus the photography processes of the featured titles have not been cited (though such details can easily be found elsewhere on this website). The particulars of the audio formats have not been cited, either.

The majority of the titles featured in this chronology showcased some flavor of stereophonic sound (six-track for 70mm and seven-track for Cinerama). The 70mm prints issued from the mid-1970s typically were encoded with Dolby Noise Reduction and often included “baby boom” low-frequency enhancement and, occasionally, split surrounds. Most recently-struck prints featured digital sound (DTS aka Datasat).

This draft excludes IMAX and other Special Venue presentations. (Such details might be added in a forthcoming revision.)

The roadshows (i.e. reserved-seat engagements) are listed with an asterisk. Much like a stage show, roadshows featured reserved seating, an advanced admission price, were shown an average of only ten times per week, and often included an overture, intermission, entr’acte and/or exit music. Souvenir program booklets were typically sold, as well. (Pre-1953 roadshow releases have not been cited.)

m/o = a move-over engagement (i.e. a continuation of a booking from another cinema)

YYYY-MM-DD … TITLE … Cinema (duration in weeks) [notes or projection process if other than 70mm]

1953-12-30 … THIS IS CINERAMA* … Boston (87) [Cinerama]

1955-08-30 … CINERAMA HOLIDAY* … Boston (52) [Cinerama]

1956-08-27 … SEVEN WONDERS OF THE WORLD* … Boston (64) [Cinerama]
1956-09-12 … OKLAHOMA!* … Saxon (22)
1956-11-20 … THE TEN COMMANDMENTS* … Astor (36) [35mm]

1957-03-28 … OKLAHOMA! … Saxon (3)
1957-04-20 … AROUND THE WORLD IN 80 DAYS* … Saxon (50)
1957-10-17 … RAINTREE COUNTY* … Astor (14) [35mm]
1957-11-19 … SEARCH FOR PARADISE* … Boston (40) [Cinerama]
1957-12-26 … THE BRIDGE ON THE RIVER KWAI* … Gary (17) [35mm]

1958-04-08 … SOUTH PACIFIC* … Saxon (55)
1958-08-27 … WINDJAMMER* … Boston (33) [Cinerama]
1958-08-28 … GIGI* … Gary (18) [35mm]
1958-10-23 … THE OLD MAN AND THE SEA* … Astor (8) [35mm]

1959-02-12 … SLEEPING BEAUTY … Gary (8)
1959-04-15 … SOUTH SEAS ADVENTURE* … Boston (53) [Cinerama]
1959-04-28 … THE DIARY OF ANNE FRANK* … Saxon (7) [35mm]
1959-08-06 … PORGY AND BESS* … Astor (20)
1959-10-06 … THE BIG FISHERMAN* … Gary (7)
1959-11-23 … BEN-HUR* … Saxon (56)
1959-12-25 … SOLOMON AND SHEBA* … Capri (7)

1960-03-23 … CAN-CAN* … Gary (17)
1960-04-26 … THIS IS CINERAMA* …Boston (29) [Cinerama]
1960-10-27 … SPARTACUS* … Astor (22)
1960-11-14 … CINERAMA HOLIDAY* … Boston (14) [Cinerama]
1960-12-21 … EXODUS* … Saxon (28)
1960-12-23 … THE ALAMO … Gary (7)

1961-02-20 … SEVEN WONDERS OF THE WORLD* … Boston (12) [Cinerama]
1961-04-19 … LA DOLCE VITA* … Gary (12) [35mm]
1961-05-15 … WINDJAMMER* … Boston (23) [Cinemiracle]
1961-10-23 … SEARCH FOR PARADISE* … Boston (12) [Cinerama]
1961-10-25 … KING OF KINGS* … Saxon (16)
1961-11-08 … WEST SIDE STORY* … Gary (49)
1961-12-21 … EL CID* … Astor (22)

1962-01-15 … SOUTH SEAS ADVENTURE* … Boston (16) [Cinerama]
1962-02-13 … JUDGMENT AT NUREMBERG* … Saxon (14) [35mm]
1962-05-07 … HOLIDAY IN SPAIN* … Boston (13) [Cinerama]
1962-05-24 … OKLAHOMA! … Astor (4)
1962-08-07 … THE WONDERFUL WORLD OF THE BROTHERS GRIMM* … Boston (26) [Cinerama]
1962-10-10 … BARABBAS* … Gary (10)
1962-10-10 … THE LONGEST DAY* … Astor (28) [35mm]
1962-11-14 … MUTINY ON THE BOUNTY* … Saxon (28)
1962-12-21 … LAWRENCE OF ARABIA* … Gary (33)

1963-02-06 … THE BEST OF CINERAMA* … Boston (7) [Cinerama]
1963-03-27 … HOW THE WEST WAS WON* … Boston (33) [Cinerama]
1963-05-29 … 55 DAYS AT PEKING … Saxon (4)
1963-06-26 … CLEOPATRA* … Music Hall (20)
1963-11-15 … CLEOPATRA* … Gary m/o (12 [32])
1963-11-19 … IT’S A MAD, MAD, MAD, MAD WORLD* … Boston (31) [“Cinerama”]
1963-12-11 … THE CARDINAL* … Saxon (world premiere)
1963-12-12 … THE CARDINAL* … Saxon (22)

1964-05-15 … BECKET* … Saxon (19)
1964-05-22 … THE FALL OF THE ROMAN EMPIRE* … Gary (7)
1964-06-25 … CIRCUS WORLD* … Boston (18) [“Cinerama”]
1964-10-27 … MEDITERRANEAN HOLIDAY* … Boston (20) [“Cinerama”]
1964-10-28 … MY FAIR LADY* …Saxon (54)

1965-03-09 … THE SOUND OF MUSIC* … Music Hall (invitational preview)
1965-03-11 … THE GREATEST STORY EVER TOLD* … Boston (28) [“Cinerama”]
1965-03-17 … THE SOUND OF MUSIC* … Gary (83)
1965-04-14 … IN HARM’S WAY … Astor (10)
1965-06-23 … THOSE MAGNIFICENT MEN IN THEIR FLYING MACHINES* … Music Hall (14)
1965-09-28 … THE HALLELUJAH TRAIL* … Boston (13) [“Cinerama”]
1965-11-09 … THE AGONY AND THE ECSTASY* … Saxon (17)
1965-12-22 … BATTLE OF THE BULGE* … Boston (21) [“Cinerama”]

1966-03-16 … DOCTOR ZHIVAGO* … Saxon (48)
1966-05-20 … MEDITERRANEAN HOLIDAY* … Boston (5) [“Cinerama”]
1966-06-22 … KHARTOUM* … Boston (14) [“Cinerama”]
1966-06-29 … THE BLUE MAX* … Cheri (14) [35mm]
1966-09-28 … RUSSIAN ADVENTURE* … Boston (7) [“Cinerama”]
1966-10-20 … HAWAII* … Gary / Music Hall (regional premiere) [35mm]
1966-10-21 … HAWAII* … Gary (29) [35mm]
1966-11-09 … IS PARIS BURNING?* … Circle (14) [35mm?]
1966-11-09 … THE SOUND OF MUSIC* … Paris (13) [35mm]
1966-12-22 … GRAND PRIX* … Boston (36) [“Cinerama”]

1967-01-31 … A MAN FOR ALL SEASONS* … Cheri 1 (33) [35mm]
1967-02-14 … THE BIBLE* … Saxon (19)
1967-03-21 … THE TAMING OF THE SHREW* … Cheri 2 (14) [35mm]
1967-04-05 … THOROUGHLY MODERN MILLIE* … Circle (29) [35mm]
1967-05-02 … ULYSSES* … Music Hall (3 days) [35mm]
1967-05-09 … THE SAND PEBBLES* … Gary (23)
1967-07-19 … ULYSSES* … Saxon (15) [35mm]
1967-10-18 … GONE WITH THE WIND* … Gary (30)
1967-10-25 … FAR FROM THE MADDING CROWD* … Boston (21)
1967-10-25 … THE HAPPIEST MILLIONAIRE … Circle (13) [35mm]
1967-10-30 … CAMELOT* … Music Hall (regional premiere)
1967-11-01 … CAMELOT* … Saxon (32)

1968-03-05 … HALF A SIXPENCE* … Cheri 1 (7) [35mm]
1968-04-10 … 2001: A SPACE ODYSSEY* … Boston (36) [“Cinerama”]
1968-05-27 … WAR AND PEACE* … Charles (9)
1968-06-18 … DOCTOR DOLITTLE* … Gary (13)
1968-09-19 … FUNNY GIRL* … Cheri 1 (9) [35mm]
1968-09-19 … FUNNY GIRL* … Cheri 2 (42) [35mm]
1968-09-19 … FUNNY GIRL* … Cheri 3 (5) [35mm]
1968-10-23 … FINIAN’S RAINBOW* … Saxon (10)
1968-10-24 … THE CHARGE OF THE LIGHT BRIGADE* … Cheri 3 (5) [35mm]
1968-11-06 … STAR!* … Gary (8)
1968-11-07 … THE LION IN WINTER* … Paris (46) [35mm]
1968-12-12 … OLIVER!* … Cheri 3 (34) [35mm]
1968-12-18 … ICE STATION ZEBRA* … Boston (19) [“Cinerama”]
1968-12-19 … CHITTY CHITTY BANG BANG* … Cheri 1 (10)

1969-02-11 … SWEET CHARITY* … Music Hall / Saxon (world premiere)
1969-02-12 … SWEET CHARITY* … Saxon (19)
1969-02-12 … THE SHOES OF THE FISHERMAN* … Gary (10)
1969-06-25 … MACKENNA’S GOLD … Music Hall (2)
1969-07-22 … KRAKATOA, EAST OF JAVA … Gary (3)
1969-10-29 … PAINT YOUR WAGON* … Circle (14)
1969-11-06 … GOODBYE, MR. CHIPS* … Gary / Music Hall (regional premiere)
1969-11-07 … GOODBYE, MR. CHIPS* … Gary (12)

1970-03-04 … PATTON* … Circle (18)
1970-03-10 … HELLO, DOLLY!* … Saxon (15)
1970-10-07 … TORA! TORA! TORA!* … Gary (10)
1970-12-22 … SONG OF NORWAY* … Saxon (9)
1970-12-25 … RYAN’S DAUGHTER … Charles (27)

1971-01-07 … 2001: A SPACE ODYSSEY … Astor (7)
1971-02-11 … MY FAIR LADY … Cheri 2 (4)
1971-03-05 … THE STEWARDESSES … Music Hall (5) [3-D]
1971-05-21 … 2001: A SPACE ODYSSEY … Astor (3)
1971-09-22 … RYAN’S DAUGHTER … Astor (2)
1971-11-10 … FIDDLER ON THE ROOF* … Cheri 1 (11) [35mm?]
1971-11-10 … FIDDLER ON THE ROOF* … Cheri 2 (37) [35mm?]
1971-12-23 … HOUSE OF WAX … Astor (4) [3-D]

1972-02-02 … NICHOLAS AND ALEXANDRA* … Circle (16) [35mm]
1972-03-29 … THE CONCERT FOR BANGLADESH … Charles (11)
1972-10-12 … YOUNG WINSTON* … Cheri 2 (12) [35mm]
1972-11-03 … 2001: A SPACE ODYSSEY … Charles (2)
1972-12-14 … MAN OF LA MANCHA* … Cinema 57 (12) [35mm?]

1973-03-16 … THE SOUND OF MUSIC … Cinema 57 (9)
1973-04-11 … LAST TANGO IN PARIS* … Cheri 1 (23) [35mm]
1973-04-11 … THIS IS CINERAMA … Beacon Hill (5)

1974-06-26 … THAT’S ENTERTAINMENT! … Cinema 57 (16)
1974-08-21 … 2001: A SPACE ODYSSEY … Beacon Hill (9)

1975-06-25 … THE WIND AND THE LION … Beacon Hill (6)
1975-09-24 … THE JOLSON STORY … Cinema 57 (2)
1975-10-10 … CAMELOT … Cinema 57 (2)

1976-06-18 … THAT’S ENTERTAINMENT, PART 2 … Cinema 57 (3)
1976-06-23 … LOGAN’S RUN … Cinema 57 (5) [first usage of Dolby on 70mm]
1976-12-25 … A STAR IS BORN … Cinema 57 (12)

1977-05-25 … STAR WARS … Charles (45) [70mm from Week 18]
1977-06-13 … A BRIDGE TOO FAR … Music Hall (world premiere) [70mm?]
1977-12-14 … CLOSE ENCOUNTERS OF THE THIRD KIND … Cinema 57 (14)

1978-08-25 … THE SOUND OF MUSIC … Charles (6)
1978-10-04 … DAYS OF HEAVEN … Charles (6)
1978-12-15 … SUPERMAN … Cinema 57 (13) [70mm from Week 4]

1979-02-09 … THE DEER HUNTER … Charles (15)
1979-04-27 … THE EXORCIST … Cinema 57 (6)
1979-05-25 … ALIEN … Charles (16)
1979-09-14 … THE DEER HUNTER … Charles (1)
1979-09-21 … SUPERMAN … Charles (1)
1979-09-28 … SLEEPING BEAUTY … Cheri (4)
1979-10-10 … APOCALYPSE NOW … Cinema 57 (10)
1979-11-09 … THE ROSE … Charles (19)
1979-12-14 … 1941 … Cheri (7)

1980-02-20 … BLACK ORPHEUS … Coolidge Corner (1)
1980-02-29 … DAYS OF HEAVEN … Coolidge Corner (2 days)
1980-05-04 … DERSU UZALA … Coolidge Corner (3 days)
1980-05-21 … THE EMPIRE STRIKES BACK … Charles (22)
1980-06-18 … THE EMPIRE STRIKES BACK … Showcase Circle (15)
1980-07-30 … RAISE THE TITANIC … Cinema 57 (world premiere)
1980-07-31 … RAISE THE TITANIC … Cinema 57 (9)
1980-08-01 … CLOSE ENCOUNTERS OF THE THIRD KIND … Cheri (4)
1980-08-29 … CLOSE ENCOUNTERS OF THE THIRD KIND … Saxon (1)
1980-09-26 … DIVINE MADNESS … Cheri (6)

1981-01-16 … ALTERED STATES … Cinema 57 (sneak preview)
1981-01-23 … ALTERED STATES … Cinema 57 (9)
1981-04-10 … STAR WARS … Charles (2)
1981-05-22 … OUTLAND … Charles (6)
1981-06-12 … RAIDERS OF THE LOST ARK … Cinema 57 (27)
1981-06-19 … SUPERMAN II … Cinema 57 (10)
1981-07-31 … THE EMPIRE STRIKES BACK … Cheri (6)
1981-11-10 … NAPOLEON … Metropolitan (6 days) [70mm Triptych sequence?]

1982-03-19 … QUEST FOR FIRE …Charles (5)
1982-03-19 … QUEST FOR FIRE …Chestnut Hill (6)
1982-03-19 … QUEST FOR FIRE …Showcase Lawrence (4)
1982-05-09 … DAYS OF HEAVEN … Coolidge Corner (3 days)
1982-05-28 … ROCKY III … Cheri (8)
1982-06-04 … POLTERGEIST … Cinema 57 (11)
1982-06-04 … STAR TREK II: THE WRATH OF KHAN … Cinema 57 (8)
1982-09-17 … PINK FLOYD: THE WALL … Cinema 57 (5)
1982-10-08 … TRON … Charles (2)

1983-01-21 … GANDHI … Charles (21)
1983-01-28 … BLUE THUNDER … Cinema 57 (sneak preview)
1983-02-11 … LET’S SPEND THE NIGHT TOGETHER … Cinema 57 (3)
1983-05-13 … BLUE THUNDER … Cinema 57 (4)
1983-05-20 … NAPOLEON … Coolidge Corner (3)
1983-05-25 … RETURN OF THE JEDI … Charles (17)
1983-05-25 … RETURN OF THE JEDI … Chestnut Hill (18)
1983-06-03 … WARGAMES … Cheri (9)
1983-06-10 … OCTOPUSSY … Cheri (7)
1983-06-17 … SUPERMAN III … Cinema 57 (6)
1983-07-15 … STAYING ALIVE … Cheri (4)
1983-09-30 … BRAINSTORM … Cinema 57 (3)
1983-09-30 … BRAINSTORM … Danvers (4)
1983-09-30 … BRAINSTORM … Showcase Circle (4)
1983-09-30 … BRAINSTORM … Showcase Lawrence (3)
1983-09-30 … BRAINSTORM … Showcase Revere (4)
1983-10-14 … BRAINSTORM … Showcase Dedham (2)
1983-10-14 … BRAINSTORM … Showcase Woburn (2)
1983-10-21 … THE RIGHT STUFF … Cheri (17)
1983-10-21 … THE RIGHT STUFF … Showcase Circle (8)

1984-05-23 … INDIANA JONES AND THE TEMPLE OF DOOM …Cinema 57 (9)
1984-05-23 … INDIANA JONES AND THE TEMPLE OF DOOM …Showcase Circle (12)
1984-05-23 … INDIANA JONES AND THE TEMPLE OF DOOM …Showcase Dedham (13)
1984-05-23 … INDIANA JONES AND THE TEMPLE OF DOOM …Showcase Revere (10)
1984-06-01 … STAR TREK III: THE SEARCH FOR SPOCK … Cinema 57 (7)
1984-06-08 … GHOSTBUSTERS … Cheri (16)
1984-06-08 … GREMLINS … Charles (15)
1984-09-19 … AMADEUS … Charles (11)
1984-12-07 … AMADEUS … Copley Place (34)
1984-12-07 … 2010 … Assembly Square (8)
1984-12-07 … 2010 … Charles (9)
1984-12-07 … 2010 … Danvers (8)
1984-12-07 … 2010 … Showcase Circle (6)
1984-12-07 … 2010 … Showcase Revere (7)
1984-12-14 … DUNE … Cheri (5)
1984-12-14 … STARMAN … Cheri (8)
1984-12-16 … DAYS OF HEAVEN … Coolidge Corner (3 days)

1985-03-29 … RETURN OF THE JEDI … Charles (3)
1985-04-12 … LADYHAWKE … Cheri (6)
1985-05-05 … DAYS OF HEAVEN … Coolidge Corner (3 days)
1985-06-21 … COCOON … Chestnut Hill (15)
1985-06-21 … COCOON … Cinema 57 (6)
1985-06-21 … RETURN TO OZ … Charles (4)
1985-07-10 … MAD MAX BEYOND THUNDERDOME … Cheri (5)
1985-07-10 … SILVERADO … Cinema 57 (3)
1985-07-10 … SILVERADO … Showcase Dedham (3) [70mm during Week 3]
1985-07-19 … THE BLACK CAULDRON … Cheri (sneak preview)
1985-07-24 … THE BLACK CAULDRON … Cheri (3)
1985-08-02 … SILVERADO … Copley Place (4)
1985-11-27 … ROCKY IV … Cinema 57 (10)
1985-11-27 … ROCKY IV … Danvers (9)
1985-12-04 … YOUNG SHERLOCK HOLMES … Charles (8)
1985-12-20 … A CHORUS LINE … Charles (6)

1986-05-10 … TOP GUN … Charles (sneak preview)
1986-05-16 … TOP GUN … Charles (8)
1986-05-22 … COBRA … Cinema 57 (5)
1986-06-06 … SPACECAMP … Cheri (2)
1986-07-18 … ALIENS … Cinema 57 (12)
1986-08-01 … HOWARD THE DUCK … Charles (2)
1986-10-17 … THE COLOR OF MONEY … Charles (9)
1986-11-14 … THE MISSION… Cheri (5)
1986-11-26 … STAR TREK IV: THE VOYAGE HOME … Cinema 57 (11)
1986-12-19 … LITTLE SHOP OF HORRORS … Charles (8)

1987-03-06 … LETHAL WEAPON … Cinema 57 (7)
1987-06-03 … THE UNTOUCHABLES … Cheri (10)
1987-06-12 … THE WITCHES OF EASTWICK … Cheri (8)
1987-07-01 … INNERSPACE … Charles (3)
1987-07-24 … INNERSPACE … Copley Place (5)
1987-08-05 … STAKEOUT … Cheri (9)
1987-12-11 … EMPIRE OF THE SUN … Cheri (5)
1987-12-18 … THE LAST EMPEROR … Charles (12)

1988-01-15 … EMPIRE OF THE SUN … Copley Place (6)
1988-01-15 … GOOD MORNING, VIETNAM … Cheri (9)
1988-05-20 … WILLOW … Charles (9)
1988-06-22 … WHO FRAMED ROGER RABBIT … Charles (13)
1988-07-15 … DIE HARD … Cinema 57 (11)
1988-09-23 … GORILLAS IN THE MIST … Charles (8)
1988-11-23 … COCOON: THE RETURN … Cheri (3)

1989-01-13 … BEACHES … Charles (5)
1989-03-17 … LAWRENCE OF ARABIA … Charles (17)
1989-05-24 … INDIANA JONES AND THE LAST CRUSADE … Cheri (11)
1989-06-09 … STAR TREK V: THE FINAL FRONTIER … Cinema 57 (5)
1989-06-22 … BATMAN … Cheri (11)
1989-07-07 … LETHAL WEAPON 2 … Cinema 57 (10)
1989-07-14 … LAWRENCE OF ARABIA … Copley Place (1)
1989-08-09 … THE ABYSS … Cheri (5)
1989-12-22 … THE TEN COMMANDMENTS … Coolidge Corner (2)

1990-01-07 … DAYS OF HEAVEN … Coolidge Corner (3 days)
1990-01-12 … GLORY … Charles (9)
1990-03-05 … DOCTOR ZHIVAGO … Wang Center
1990-03-19 … LAWRENCE OF ARABIA … Wang Center
1990-03-23 … MOUNTAINS OF THE MOON … Charles (3)
1990-04-02 … WEST SIDE STORY … Wang Center
1990-04-09 … 2001: A SPACE ODYSSEY … Wang Center
1990-05-21 … OKLAHOMA! … Wang Center
1990-06-01 … TOTAL RECALL … Cheri (6)
1990-06-15 … DICK TRACY … Braintree (12)
1990-06-15 … DICK TRACY … Charles (8)
1990-06-15 … DICK TRACY … Showcase Revere (9)
1990-06-15 … GREMLINS 2: THE NEW BATCH … Cheri (3)
1990-07-03 … DIE HARD 2 … Cheri (5)
1990-07-18 … ARACHNOPHOBIA … Cinema 57 (5)
1990-07-18 … ARACHNOPHOBIA … Showcase Circle (3)
1990-08-10 … DIE HARD 2 … Cinema 57 (1)
1990-08-17 … DIE HARD 2 … Copley Place (7)
1990-09-15 … FANTASIA … Charles [Boston Film Festival]
1990-10-05 … FANTASIA … Coolidge Corner (10)
1990-12-12 … HAVANA … Cheri (1)
1990-12-14 … EDWARD SCISSORHANDS … Cheri (8)

1991-02-11 … LAWRENCE OF ARABIA … Wang Center
1991-02-22 … BEN-HUR … Wang Center
1991-03-01 … THE DOORS … Cinema 57 (8)
1991-03-04 … APOCALYPSE NOW … Wang Center
1991-03-25 … THE TEN COMMANDMENTS … Wang Center
1991-05-03 … SPARTACUS … Charles (5)
1991-05-24 … BACKDRAFT … Cinema 57 (7)
1991-06-21 … THE ROCKETEER … Charles (5)
1991-07-02 … TERMINATOR 2: JUDGMENT DAY … Cheri (14)
1991-09-13 … HEAVEN’S GATE … Cheri [Boston Film Festival]
1991-09-13 … WEST SIDE STORY … Charles (1)
1991-09-20 … HEAVEN’S GATE … Charles (1)
1991-09-27 … BEN-HUR … Charles (1)
1991-11-01 … GLORY … Coolidge Corner (2 days) [Tribute to Freddie Francis]
1991-12-11 … HOOK … Cheri (4)

1992-05-09 … FAR AND AWAY … Cheri (sneak preview)
1992-05-09 … FAR AND AWAY … Showcase Circle (sneak preview)
1992-05-16 … FAR AND AWAY … Charles (sneak preview)
1992-05-16 … FAR AND AWAY … Showcase Circle (sneak preview)
1992-05-22 … FAR AND AWAY … Charles (8)
1992-05-22 … FAR AND AWAY … Showcase Circle (7)
1992-05-22 … FAR AND AWAY … Showcase Dedham (9) [70mm from Week 6]
1992-09-25 … THE LAST OF THE MOHICANS … Cheri (11)
1992-12-25 … HOFFA … Cheri (3)
1992-12-25 … HOFFA … Chestnut Hill (4)
1992-12-25 … HOFFA … Showcase Dedham (4)
1992-12-25 … HOFFA … Showcase Revere (4)

1993-01-09 … STAR WARS … Wang Center (2 days) [70mm?]
1993-01-09 … THE EMPIRE STRIKES BACK … Wang Center (2 days) [70mm?]
1993-01-09 … RETURN OF THE JEDI … Wang Center (2 days) [70mm?]
1993-06-17 … LAST ACTION HERO … Cheri (3)
1993-10-08 … GETTYSBURG … Charles (13)
1993-10-22 … SHORT CUTS … Cheri (5)
1993-12-10 … GERONIMO: AN AMERICAN LEGEND … Cheri (4)

1994-01-08 … RAIDERS OF THE LOST ARK … Wang Center (2 days) [70mm?]
1994-01-08 … INDIANA JONES AND THE TEMPLE OF DOOM … Wang Center (2 days) [70mm?]
1994-01-08 … INDIANA JONES AND THE LAST CRUSADE … Wang Center (2 days) [70mm?]
1994-01-21 … BARAKA … Charles (2)

1995-02-20 … GLORY … Wang Center
1995-03-27 … LAWRENCE OF ARABIA … Wang Center

1996-10-25 … VERTIGO … Harvard Square (3)

1997-01-24 … HAMLET … Kendall Square (12)

1998-03-09 … OKLAHOMA! … Wang Center
1998-??-?? … VERTIGO … Wang Center

2002-01-25 … 2001: A SPACE ODYSEY … Coolidge Corner (2)
2002-11-01 … LAWRENCE OF ARABIA … Coolidge Corner (1)

2004-09-04 … GHOSTBUSTERS … Sheraton Hotel [Noreascon 4 / World Science Fiction Convention]
2004-09-?? … THE ABYSS … Sheraton Hotel [Noreascon 4 / World Science Fiction Convention]
2004-09-?? … STARMAN … Sheraton Hotel [Noreascon 4 / World Science Fiction Convention]

2012-09-21 … THE MASTER … Coolidge Corner (6)

2015-07-15 … THE WILD BUNCH … Somerville
2015-12-25 … THE HATEFUL EIGHT … Boston Common (?)
2015-12-25 … THE HATEFUL EIGHT … Coolidge Corner (?)
2015-12-25 … THE HATEFUL EIGHT … Somerville (?)

2016-09-16 … LAWRENCE OF ARABIA … Somerville
2016-09-17 … LORD JIM … Somerville
2016-09-17 … IT’S A MAD, MAD, MAD, MAD WORLD … Somerville
2016-09-18 … SLEEPING BEAUTY … Somerville
2016-09-18 … TRON … Somerville
2016-09-19 … THE WILD BUNCH … Somerville
2016-09-20 … INTERSTELLAR … Somerville
2016-09-22 … WEST SIDE STORY … Somerville
2016-09-23 … 2001: A SPACE ODYSSEY … Somerville
2016-09-23 … STAR TREK IV: THE VOYAGE HOME … Somerville
2016-09-24 … SPARTACUS … Somerville
2016-10-15 … GHOSTBUSTERS … Somerville

2017-07-20 … DUNKIRK … Somerville (9)
2017-09-20 … THE AGONY AND THE ECSTASY … Somerville
2017-09-21 … LAWRENCE OF ARABIA … Somerville
2017-09-22 … THE DARK CRYSTAL … Somerville
2017-09-22 … HOWARD THE DUCK … Somerville
2017-09-23 … LAWRENCE OF ARABIA … Somerville
2017-09-24 … THE DARK CRYSTAL … Somerville
2017-09-24 … HOOK … Somerville
2017-09-24 … THE UNTOUCHABLES … Somerville
2017-09-25 … DAYS OF THUNDER … Somerville
2017-09-26 … WONDER WOMAN … Somerville
2017-09-27 … TOP GUN … Somerville
2017-09-27 … BLUE THUNDER … Somerville
2017-09-28 … CLEOPATRA … Somerville
2017-09-29 … GETTYSBURG … Somerville
2017-10-01 … 2001: A SPACE ODYSSEY … Somerville

2018-06-01 … 2001: A SPACE ODYSSEY … Somerville (2)
2018-06-15 … 2001: A SPACE ODYSSEY … Coolidge Corner (?)
2018-09-20 … STARMAN … Somerville (postponed)
2018-09-21 … BRAINSTORM … Somerville
2018-09-21 … LIFEFORCE … Somerville
2018-09-22 … KONG: SKULL ISLAND … Somerville
2018-09-22 … THOSE MAGNIFICENT MEN IN THEIR FLYING MACHINES … Somerville
2018-09-23 … MALCOLM X … Somerville
2018-09-25 … SPARTACUS … Somerville
2018-09-26 … KHARTOUM … Somerville
2018-09-27 … STARMAN … Somerville
2018-09-28 … THE WITCHES OF EASTWICK … Somerville
2018-09-28 … THE THING … Somerville
2018-09-29 … 70mm Odds & Ends! … Somerville
2018-09-29 … PATTON … Somerville
2018-09-30 … 2001: A SPACE ODYSSEY … Somerville
2018-11-04 … THE SOUND OF MUSIC … Somerville

Note that some of the titles included in this listing were presented in 35mm (or, recently, DCP) during the latter week(s) of their engagement due to print damage and the distributor’s unwillingness to supply a 70mm replacement print or because the booking was moved to a non-70mm-equipped 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, any 35mm (or DCP) portion of the engagement has been included in the duration figure.

Also, regarding roadshow presentations, the reserved-seat policy, in some instances, was relaxed during the summer and/or latter weeks of the run. Any non-roadshow portion of such an engagement has been included in the duration figure.

References: Various issues of Boxoffice, The Boston Globe, The Boston Herald, The Boston Herald-American, The Hollywood Reporter, and Variety; plus projection and sound system trade advertisements and Dolby sound system installation records.

Special Thanks: Matt Belson, Jim Cartwright, Theo Gluck, and Scott Norwood.

If you believe this article contains any errors or omissions, please consider emailing the author or editor.
 
 
  
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