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“Fantasia”: The North American 70mm Re-Release Engagements
“Restored to its original brilliance”

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

“Fantasia” was among twenty-three confirmed first-run and re-issued films released in 1990 with 70mm prints for selected engagements. The Walt Disney production and Buena Vista release, featuring Leopold Stokowski and the Philadelphia Orchestra and Mickey Mouse as the Sorcerer’s Apprentice, opened October 5th.

Pre-release screenings included the Festival des films du monde in Montreal (Imperial, September 1st) and Boston Film Festival (Charles, September 15th)

For the re-release of “Fantasia,” 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 “Fantasia” featured pillarboxed imagery (approximately 1.37:1) blown up from spherical 35mm and a dual inventory of Six-Track Dolby Stereo (“A”-encoded Baby Boom) and Six-Track Dolby Stereo (“SR”-encoded Fantasound).

Seventy-millimeter trailers for Buena Vista’s “Green Card,” “Mr. Destiny,” “The Rescuers Down Under,” “Three Men and a Little Lady” and “White Fang” circulated during the re-release of “Fantasia” and which the distributor recommended be screened with the presentation. Trailers from other studios circulated during this period as well. Which trailers, if any, seen during the “Fantasia” presentations varied by venue and screening.

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

*Fantasound 6-channel discrete Dolby Stereo SR
No asterisk = 6-channel discrete Dolby Stereo (“A” -encoded Baby Boom format)

ALBERTA
Edmonton — Famous Players’ Paramount (6) [THX]

BRITISH COLUMBIA
Vancouver — Famous Players’ Stanley (10) [THX]

CALIFORNIA
Corte Madera — Pacific’s Cinema (6)
Los Angeles — AMC’s Century 14-plex (7) [THX]
Los Angeles — Pacific’s Cinerama Dome* (4)
Los Angeles — Pacific’s Crest (7) [THX]
Mountain View — Syufy’s Century 10-plex (7)
Newport Beach — Edwards’ Newport Triplex (6)
Oakland — Renaissance Rialto’s Grand Lake 4-plex (10)
San Diego — Mann’s Cinema 21 (6)
San Francisco — Blumenfeld’s Regency I (10)
San Jose — Syufy’s Century 22 Triplex (4+)
Santa Ana — AMC’s MainPlace 6-plex (6) [THX]

COLORADO
Denver — Mann’s Century 21 (4+) [THX]

DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA
Washington — Cineplex Odeon’s Avalon Twin (11) [HPS-4000]

FLORIDA
Lake Buena Vista — AMC’s Pleasure Island 10-plex (5) [THX]

HAWAII
Honolulu — Consolidated’s Cinerama (8) [HPS-4000]

ILLINOIS
Chicago — Cineplex Odeon’s McClurg Court Triplex (5) [THX]
Skokie — M&R/Loews’ Old Orchard 4-plex (6)

KANSAS
Overland Park — Dickinson’s Glenwood 4-plex (7)

MASSACHUSETTS
Brookline — Coolidge Corner Twin (10)

MINNESOTA
Roseville — GCC’s Har-Mar 11-plex (10) [THX]

NEW YORK
New York — City Cinemas’ Gramercy (7)
New York — City Cinemas’ Sutton Twin (7)
New York — Guild’s 50th Street (6)
New York — Loews’ 84th Street 6-plex (5)

OHIO
Cleveland Heights — NTC’s Severance 8-plex (7) [THX]

ONTARIO
Ottawa — Famous Players’ Rideau Centre Triplex (6)
Toronto — Famous Players’ Eglinton (11) [THX]

OREGON
Portland (?)

PENNSYLVANIA
Philadelphia — AMC’s Olde City Twin (7)

QUEBEC
Montreal — Famous Players’ Loews 5-plex (7)

TEXAS
Dallas (?)

UTAH
Salt Lake City — Mann’s Villa (6)

WASHINGTON
Seattle — Seven Gables’ Egyptian (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

1990-11-02 … Los Angeles, CA — GCC’s Beverly Connection 6-plex (4) [THX]
1990-11-16 … Chicago, IL — M&R/Loews’ Esquire 6-plex (4)

1991-02-23 … Cleveland, OH — CWRU’s Strosacker [CWRU Film Society]
1991-03-22 … Carmel, IN — CTS Heaston’s Woodland Twin (1)
1991-05-24 … Los Angeles, CA — Mann’s Village* (1) [THX]
1991-05-24 … San Diego, CA — Mann’s Valley Circle (1)
1991-06-03 … Atlanta, GA — Fox [14th Annual Summer Film Festival]
1991-06-07 … San Francisco, CA — Blumenfeld’s Regency I (1)
1991-09-13 … Los Angeles, CA — Pacific’s El Capitan* (3) [THX]
1991-09-20 … Washington, DC — Cineplex Odeon’s Uptown (1) [70mm fest]
1991-09-27 … Phoenix, AZ — Harkins’ Cine Capri (2)

The information included in this article was principally referenced from film industry trade publications and regional newspaper promotion, with thanks to David Ayers, Bill Kretzel and Cliff Stephenson.

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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