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“Dick Tracy”: The North American 70mm Engagements
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Compiled by: Michael CoateDate: 18.02.2021
The following is a reference / historical listing of the 70-millimeter presentations of “Dick Tracy” in North America. These were the best cinemas in which to experience this motion picture.

“Dick Tracy” was among twenty confirmed first-run films released in 1990 with 70mm prints for selected engagements. The Touchstone (Buena Vista) release — directed by Warren Beatty and starring Warren Beatty, Al Pacino, Madonna, Glenne Headly and Charlie Korsmo — opened June 15th.

Pre-release screenings included premieres held June 10th at the Uptown in Washington, DC and June 14th at Pleasure Island in Lake Buena Vista (Orlando) and June 14th at Century Plaza in Los Angeles. As well, there was an invitational Cinema Digital Sound motion picture industry demonstration screening June 15th at the Directors Guild in Los Angeles.

For the release of “Dick Tracy,” Buena Vista employed the services of Lucasfilm’s Theatre Alignment Program (TAP) to evaluate and approve the cinemas selected to book a 70mm print.

The 70mm prints of “Dick Tracy” featured pillarboxed imagery (approximately 1.85:1) blown up from Super-35 and a dual inventory of Cinema Digital Sound (CDS) and Six-Track Dolby Stereo (A-encoded Baby Boom with a Split Surround playback option).

The presentations of “Dick Tracy” included “Rollercoaster Rabbit,” a Roger Rabbit animated short.

Seventy-millimeter trailers for Buena Vista’s “Arachnophobia,” “Betsy’s Wedding,” “Fantasia” (re-release), “Mr. Destiny” and “Taking Care of Business” circulated during the release of “Dick Tracy” and which the distributor recommended be screened with the presentation. Additional 70mm trailers from other studios circulated during this period as well. Which trailers, if any, seen during the “Dick Tracy” presentations varied by venue and screening.

The duration of the engagements (measured in weeks) has been included in parenthesis following the cinema name.

* = Cinema Digital Sound presentation
No asterisk = Six-Track Dolby Stereo (magnetic) presentation

ALBERTA
Calgary — Famous Players’ Palliser Square Twin (6)
Calgary — Famous Players’ Southcentre 7-plex (9)
Edmonton — Famous Players’ Londonderry Twin (5)
Edmonton — Famous Players’ West Mall 5-plex (8)

ARIZONA
Glendale — AMC’s Gateway Village 10-plex (20)
Mesa — AMC’s Three Fountains 4-plex (21)
Tucson — AMC’s El Con 6-plex (6)

BRITISH COLUMBIA
Burnaby — Famous Players’ Lougheed Mall Triplex (10)
Vancouver — Famous Players’ Capitol 6-plex (10)
Victoria — Famous Players’ Capitol 6-plex (7)

CALIFORNIA
Anaheim — SoCal’s Cinemapolis 10-plex (12)
Azusa — Edwards’ Foothill Center 10-plex (15)
Carlsbad — SoCal’s Plaza Camino Real 4-plex (21)
City of Industry — AMC’s Puente Hills Plaza 10-plex (14) [THX]
Costa Mesa — Edwards’ South Coast Plaza Triplex (8)
Fremont — GCC’s Fremont Hub 8-plex (16) [THX]
Huntington Beach — Edwards’ Charter Centre 5-plex (6)
Lakewood — Pacific’s Lakewood 4-plex (6)
Los Angeles (Beverly Grove) — GCC’s Beverly Connection* (10) [THX]
Los Angeles (Canoga Park) — GCC’s Fallbrook 7-plex (10) [THX]
Los Angeles (Century City) — AMC’s Century 14-plex* (#1: 8) [THX]
Los Angeles (Century City) — AMC’s Century 14-plex* (#2: 5) [THX]
Los Angeles (Hollywood) — Pacific’s Hollywood Pacific Triplex (7)
Los Angeles (North Hollywood) — Syufy’s Century 7-plex (9) [THX]
Los Angeles (Sherman Oaks) — GCC’s Sherman Oaks 5-plex (8) [THX]
Los Angeles (Westwood Village) — Pacific’s Crest* (9) [THX]
Milpitas — AMC’s Milpitas 10-plex (4+)
Mission Viejo — Edwards’ Crown Valley 5-plex (17)
Moreno Valley — SoCal’s Canyon Springs 7-plex (13)
Mountain View — Syufy’s Century 10-plex (8)
Newport Beach — Edwards’ Newport Triplex* (5)
Oakland — Renaissance Rialto’s Grand Lake 4-plex (6)
Pasadena — Pacific’s Hastings 4-plex (10)
Redondo Beach — GCC’s Galleria South Bay 6-plex (17) [THX]
Redwood City — Syufy’s Century Park 12-plex (15)
Sacramento — Syufy’s Century 6-plex (6)
Sacramento — Syufy’s Cinedome 8-plex (6)
San Diego — Mann’s Cinema 21 (6)
San Diego — Mann’s Grove 9-plex (9) [THX]
San Francisco — Blumenfeld’s Regency I (8)
San Jose — Syufy’s Century 22 Triplex (3)
San Jose — Syufy’s Town & Country (6)
Santa Ana — AMC’s MainPlace 6-plex* (14) [THX]
Santa Ana — Edwards’ Hutton Centre 8-plex (6) [THX]
South San Francisco — Syufy’s Century Plaza 8-plex (9)
Stanton — Edwards’ Village Center 6-plex (7)
Temple City — Edwards’ Temple 4-plex (6)
Universal City — Cineplex Odeon’s Universal City 18-plex (7) [THX]
Ventura — Syufy’s Century 8-plex (13)

CONNECTICUT
East Hartford — National Amusements’ Showcase 10-plex (7)
Greenwich — Trans-Lux’s Plaza Triplex (8)

DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA
Washington — AMC’s Union Station 9-plex (5)
Washington — K-B’s Fine Arts (6)

FLORIDA
Altamonte Springs — GCC’s Altamonte Renaissance Centre 8-plex (12)
Brandon — AMC’s Regency Square 8-plex (8) [70mm from Week 7]
Coral Gables — GCC’s Riviera 5-plex (10)
Coral Springs — GCC’s Coral Square 8-plex (12)
Fort Lauderdale — GCC’s Galleria 4-plex (9)
Kendall — AMC’s Town & Country 10-plex (14)
Lake Buena Vista — AMC’s Pleasure Island 10-plex (9) [THX]
Largo — AMC’s Tri-City 8-plex (18)
Miami — GCC’s Miracle Center 10-plex (12) [THX]
Orlando — AMC’s Fashion Village 8-plex (16) [THX]
St. Petersburg — AMC’s Crossroads 8-plex (7) [THX]
Tampa — Cineplex Odeon’s Hillsboro 8-plex (6) [THX]
Tampa — GCC’s Northdale Court 6-plex (10) [THX]

GEORGIA
Atlanta — GCC’s Sandy Springs at Parkside 8-plex (7) [THX]
Duluth — GCC’s Gwinnett Place 6-plex (13)
Marietta — GCC’s Merchants Walk 8-plex (10) [THX]

ILLINOIS
Chicago — Cineplex Odeon’s Lincoln Village 9-plex (8) [70mm from Week 4]
Chicago — GCC’s Ford City 5-plex (4)
Chicago — M&R/Loews’ Esquire 6-plex (#1: 8)
Chicago — M&R/Loews’ Esquire 6-plex (#2: 5)
Hillside — M&R/Loews’ Hillside Square 6-plex (6)
Lansing — M&R/Loews’ River Run 8-plex (6)
Lombard — GCC’s Yorktown 6-plex (3) [THX]
Norridge — M&R/Loews’ Norridge 9-plex (6)

KANSAS
Overland Park — AMC’s Oak Park Plaza 6-plex (6)
Overland Park — UA’s Ranch Mart 4-plex (7) [THX]
Wichita — Dickinson’s Northrock 6-plex (15)

KENTUCKY
Louisville — National Amusements’ Showcase 13-plex (15)

LOUISIANA
Kenner — GCC’s Esplanade Mall 9-plex (9) [THX]
Metairie — AMC’s Galleria 8-plex (20)

MANITOBA
Winnipeg — Famous Players’ Portage Place Triplex (8)

MARYLAND
Baltimore — Durkee’s Senator (8)
Bethesda — K-B’s Montgomery Mall Triplex (9)

MASSACHUSETTS
Boston — Loews’ Charles Triplex (8)
Braintree — GCC’s South Shore Plaza 4-plex (12)
Revere — National Amusements’ Showcase 14-plex (9)

MICHIGAN
Farmington Hills — AMC’s Old Orchard Triplex (8)
Harper Woods — AMC’s Eastland Twin (5)
Sterling Heights — National Amusements’ Showcase 15-plex (8)

MINNESOTA
Bloomington — GCC’s Southtown Twin (13)
Roseville — GCC’s Har-Mar 11-plex (10) [THX]
St. Louis Park — GCC’s Shelard Park 5-plex (10)

MISSOURI
Chesterfield — Wehrenberg’s Clarkson 6-plex (7) [THX]
Independence — Crown’s Blue Ridge East 5-plex (9)
St. Ann — AMC’s Northwest Square 10-plex (14)
Shrewsbury — Wehrenberg’s Kenrick 8-plex (8) [THX]

NEVADA
Las Vegas — Syufy’s Cinedome 6-plex (9)
Las Vegas — Syufy’s Parkway Triplex (8)

NEW JERSEY
Paramus — Cineplex Odeon’s Route 17 Triplex (4+)
Morristown — AMC’s Headquarters 10-plex (4+)
Ridgefield Park — Loews’ Ridgefield Park 10-plex (6)
Secaucus — Loews’ Meadow Plaza 8-plex (8)
Wayne — Loews’ Wayne 8-plex (8)

NEW YORK
Amherst — GCC’s University 8-plex (4+)
Cheektowaga — AMC’s Holiday 6-plex (4+)
Commack — National Amusements’ Commack 15-plex (4+)
Guilderland — Hoyts’ Crossgates 12-plex (4+)
Levittown — Loews’ Nassau 6-plex (4+)
Medford — National Amusements’ Brookhaven 14-plex (4+) [THX]
New York (Bronx) — GCC’s Bay Plaza 10-plex (7) [THX]
New York (Bronx) — National Amusements’ Whitestone 14-plex (7)
New York (Brooklyn) — Cineplex Odeon’s Kingsway 5-plex (6)
New York (Manhattan) — City Cinemas’ Cinema Triplex (6)
New York (Manhattan) — City Cinemas’ Gramercy (6)
New York (Manhattan) — Guild’s 50th Street (4)
New York (Manhattan) — Guild’s Embassy 1* (9)
New York (Manhattan) — Loews’ 84th Street 6-plex* (6)
Pittsford — GCC’s Pittsford Plaza 6-plex (8) [THX] (70mm unconfirmed)
Valley Stream — National Amusements’ Sunrise 14-plex (8)
Webster — Loews’ Webster 12-plex (8) [70mm unconfirmed]
Yonkers — GCC’s Central Plaza 4-plex (8)

NORTH CAROLINA
Charlotte — GCC’s Southpark Triplex (9)

OHIO
Cincinnati — Loews’ Kenwood Twin (9)
Columbus — GCC’s Northland 8-plex (4+) [THX]
Dayton — National Amusements’ Dayton Mall 8-plex (6)
Dublin — AMC’s Dublin Village 10-plex (4+)
Springdale — Loews’ Tri-County 7-plex (10)

OKLAHOMA
Oklahoma City — AMC’s Memorial Square 8-plex (19)

ONTARIO
Mississauga — Famous Players’ Sussex Centre 4-plex (6)
North York — Famous Players’ Victoria Terrace 6-plex (6)
North York — Famous Players’ Yorkdale 6-plex (8)
Ottawa — Famous Players’ Elgin Twin (6)
Toronto — Famous Players’ Regent (8)
Toronto — Famous Players’ Uptown 5-plex (8)

OREGON
Portland — Act III’s Eastgate Triplex (4+) [THX]
Portland — Act III’s Lloyd 10-plex (4+) [THX]

PENNSYLVANIA
Bensalem — AMC’s Premiere Twin (9)
Media — AMC’s Granite Run 8-plex (9)
Montgomeryville — AMC’s 309 9-plex (10)
Philadelphia — AMC’s Olde City Twin (9)
Philadelphia — AMC’s Orleans 8-plex (8)

QUEBEC
Dorval — Famous Players’ Dorval 4-plex (8)
Montreal — Famous Players’ Loews 5-plex (9)

TENNESSEE
Nashville — AMC’s Fountain Square 14-plex (8)

TEXAS
Austin — Presidio’s Arbor 4-plex (8) [THX]
Houston — AMC’s Meyer Park 14-plex (19)
Houston — GCC’s Galleria 4-plex (9)
Mesquite — AMC’s Towne Crossing 8-plex (4+)
Plano — Loews’ Preston Park 6-plex (4+)
San Antonio — Santikos’ Bandera 6-plex (8) [THX]
San Antonio — Santikos’ Embassy 14-plex (9) [THX]
San Antonio — Santikos’ Galaxy 14-plex (8) [THX]

UTAH
Orem — SCERA (13)

VIRGINIA
Arlington — Loews’ Pentagon City 6-plex (9)
Merrifield — National Amusements’ Arlington Blvd/Lee Highway 12-plex (7) [THX]
Springfield — GCC’s Springfield Mall 10-plex (6) [THX]

WASHINGTON
Lynnwood — Act III’s Alderwood 7-plex (4+) [THX]
Seattle — Cineplex Odeon’s King (4+)

Note that some of the presentations included in this listing may have been presented in 35mm during the latter week(s) of engagement due to contractual terms or 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 portion of the engagement (or movement out of a branded auditorium) has been included in the duration figure.

SUBSEQUENT 70MM ENGAGEMENTS & SCREENINGS

1990-08-08 … San Francisco, CA — Blumenfeld’s Regency II (2 days)
1990-08-10 … San Francisco, CA — Blumenfeld’s Alhambra (1)
1990-08-31 … Carlsbad, CA — SoCal’s Plaza Camino Real 4-plex (3) [w/ “Back to the Future Part III”]
1990-09-07 … Cleveland, OH — Colony (1)
1990-09-14 … Carmel, IN — Heaston’s Woodland Twin (3)
1990-09-14 … Downers Grove, IL — Classic Cinemas’ Tivoli (2)
1990-09-14 … Los Angeles, CA — Pacific’s Crest (1) [w/ “Arachnophobia”] (THX)

1991-03-30 … Toronto, ON — Cinesphere (2 days) [70mm fest]

The information included in this article was principally referenced from film industry trade publications and regional newspaper promotion, with thanks to David Ayers, Jim Barg, Don Beelik, Bobby Henderson, Bill Kretzel and Cliff Stephenson, and an extra special thank-you to all of the librarians who helped with this project.

International 70mm engagements of this title 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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