“Krull”: The North American 70mm Engagements
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|Compiled by: Michael Coate||Date: 26.10.2019|
|The following is a reference / historical listing of the 70-millimeter engagements of “Krull” in the United States and Canada. These were the best cinemas in which to experience this motion picture. |
“Krull” was among thirteen confirmed first-run films released in 1983 with 70mm prints for selected engagements. Approximately two-dozen 70mm prints were struck for distribution in North America and represented about two percent of the film’s total initial print run. The Columbia release — directed by Peter Yates and starring Ken Marshall, Lysette Anthony, Freddie Jones and Francesca Annis — opened July 29th.
Pre-release screenings included sneak previews on April 23rd at Chris-Town in Phoenix; May 7th at Americana in Detroit (Southfield); and May 7th at Westgate in Portland (Beaverton). The film’s world premiere was held July 28th at the Samuel Goldwyn in Beverly Hills.
The 70mm prints of “Krull” featured full-frame imagery blown up from anamorphic 35mm and Six-Track Dolby Stereo (“A” encoded “baby boom” format).
Seventy-millimeter trailers for Columbia’s “The Big Chill,” “Christine,” “Educating Rita,” “The Man Who Loved Women,” and “Yor: The Hunter from the Future” circulated during the release of “Krull” 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 presentations of “Krull” varied by venue and screening.
The duration of the engagements (measured in weeks) has been included in parenthesis following the applicable cinema name.
Note that some of the presentations included in this listing may have been presented in 35mm during the latter week(s) of engagement because the booking was moved to a non-70mm-equipped auditorium within a multiplex or due to print damage and the distributor’s unwillingness to supply a 70mm replacement print. 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.
Calgary — Odeon’s North Hill (5)
Edmonton — Odeon’s Meadowlark (6)
Vancouver — Odeon’s Park (5)
Costa Mesa — Edwards’ South Coast Plaza Triplex (4)
Daly City — Plitt’s Plaza Twin (7)
Los Angeles — Mann’s Chinese Triplex (5)
Los Angeles — Mann’s National (2)
Orange — Syufy’s City Center Twin (3)
Pasadena — SRO’s Hastings (5)
San Diego — Mann’s Valley Circle (6)
San Francisco — Syufy’s Cinema 21 (3)
San Jose — Syufy’s Century 21 (3)
DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA
Washington — Circle’s Tenley Triplex (2)
Honolulu — Consolidated’s Waikiki 3 (3)
Winnipeg — Odeon’s Garrick 4-plex (5)
New York — Loews’ 34th Street Showplace Triplex (3)
New York — Loews’ New York Twin (3)
New York — Loews’ State Twin (4)
Ottawa — Odeon’s St. Laurent Twin (5)
Toronto — Odeon’s York Twin (5)
Montreal — Odeon’s Place du Canada (5)
Bellevue — SRO’s Factoria 5-plex (4)
Lynnwood — SRO’s Grand Alderwood 5-plex (4)
Tukwila — SRO’s Lewis & Clark 7-plex (4)
SUBSEQUENT 70MM ENGAGEMENTS & SCREENINGS
1983-09-02 … Calgary, AB — Odeon’s Southland 4-plex (2)
2016-02-27 … Chicago, IL — Music Box (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 Bill Kretzel.
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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