70mm Presentations in Knoxville
A Chronology of 70mm Large Format Exhibition, 1967-Present
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|Compiled by: Michael Coate||Date: 28.10.2022|
|What follows is a chronology of 70mm six-track stereophonic sound feature-film presentations in Knoxville, Tennessee, USA.|
The focus of this work is 5-perf 70mm feature films and the cinemas in which they were exhibited. Short subjects, 8-perf and 15-perf (IMAX, Iwerks, etc.) and Special Venue presentations have not been included (but consideration will be given to adding them in a revision).
The emphasis here is on the titles that received publicly promoted, commercial exhibition in 70mm and their playdates. To facilitate an easy-to-reference title- and date-based layout, no details have been provided pertaining to the brand of 70mm (i.e. Todd-AO, Super Panavision, Ultra Panavision, Cinerama, D-150, etc.) or technical particulars of each presentation (i.e. O-neg source, inter-neg source, blow-up, pillarboxed, letterboxed, Dolby A, Dolby SR, five screen channels vs. three, baby boom, split surround, digital sound, etc.).
Part 1: The 70mm-Equipped Cinemas
East Towne Mall 7
Pinnacle Stadium 18 at Turkey Creek
An overview of each cinema will be provided in a forthcoming revision.
Part 2: The 70mm Presentations
Opening date YYYY-MM-DD
Cinema (duration in weeks) [notes]
* Reserved-seat engagement (i.e. roadshow)
CUSTER OF THE WEST*
AROUND THE WORLD IN 80 DAYS
2001: A SPACE ODYSSEY*
GONE WITH THE WIND
ICE STATION ZEBRA*
KRAKATOA, EAST OF JAVA
GOODBYE, MR. CHIPS
SONG OF NORWAY
GONE WITH THE WIND
THE SAND PEBBLES
DAYS OF HEAVEN
RAIDERS OF THE LOST ARK
QUEST FOR FIRE
INDIANA JONES AND THE TEMPLE OF DOOM
STAR TREK III: THE SEARCH FOR SPOCK
East Towne (8)
East Towne (4)
RETURN OF THE JEDI
East Towne (1)
Capri [sneak preview]
East Towne (7)
THE HATEFUL EIGHT
Note that some of the titles included in this chronology may have been presented in 35mm during the latter week(s) of their engagement due to contractual terms or print damage (and the distributors 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 portion of the engagement has been included in the duration figure.
During the roadshow era, 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 applicable duration figure.
References: Various issues of Boxoffice, The Hollywood Reporter, The Knoxville News-Sentinel and Variety; projection and sound system trade advertisements and installation records.
Special Thanks: Knox County Public Library
If you believe this article contains any errors or omissions, please consider emailing the author or editor.
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