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“Mad Max Beyond Thunderdome”: The North American 70mm Engagements
“We don’t need another hero”

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Compiled by: Michael CoateDate: 03.12.2018
The following is a reference / historical listing of the 70-millimeter engagements of “Mad Max Beyond Thunderdome” in the United States and Canada. These were the best cinemas in which to experience the film.

“Mad Max Beyond Thunderdome” was among twenty-three confirmed first-run films released in 1985 with 70mm prints for selected engagements. The Kennedy Miller presentation and Warner Bros. release — directed by George Miller and George Ogilvie and starring Mel Gibson and Tina Turner — opened July 10th.

The 70mm prints of “Mad Max Beyond Thunderdome” consisted of full-frame imagery blown up from anamorphic 35mm photography. The audio was Six-Track Dolby Stereo (“A” encoded “baby boom” format).

For the release of “Mad Max Beyond Thunderdome”, Warner Bros. employed the services of Lucasfilm’s Theatre Alignment Program (TAP) to evaluate and approve the cinemas selected to book a 70mm print.

Seventy-millimeter trailers for “American Flyers” and “Pee-wee’s Big Adventure” circulated during the release of “Mad Max Beyond Thunderdome” and which the distributor recommended be screened with the presentation.

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

Note that some of the presentations included in this listing were presented in 35mm during the latter week(s) of engagement due to print damage and the distributor’s unwillingness to supply a 70mm replacement print or because the booking was moved to a smaller, 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 THX-certified auditorium) has been included in the duration figure.

*Includes 70mm sneak preview screening on July 9th.

CALIFORNIA
Los Angeles — Mann’s Bruin* (4) [THX]
Los Angeles — Mann’s Chinese Triplex* (4) [THX]
Newport Beach — Edwards’ Newport Twin (4)
Orange — Syufy’s Cinedome 6-plex (4)
San Francisco — UA’s Galaxy 4-plex* (11) [THX]
San Jose — Syufy’s Century 22 Triplex (8+)

DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA
Washington — Circle’s Embassy Circle (5)

ILLINOIS
Chicago — Essaness’ Plaza Triplex (5)
Chicago — Plitt’s Carnegie* (6)
Evergreen Park — M&R’s Evergreen 4-plex (5)
Northbrook — Center’s Edens Twin (5)

MASSACHUSETTS
Boston — Sack’s Cheri Triplex (5)

NEW YORK
New York — Cinema 5’s Beekman (5)
New York — Cinema 5’s Murray Hill (4)
New York — Loews’ 84th Street 6-plex (5)
New York — RKO Century’s Warner Twin* (7)

ONTARIO
Toronto — Famous Players’ Imperial 6-plex (7)
Toronto — Famous Players’ Uptown 5-plex (9)

QUEBEC
Montreal — United’s Palace 6-plex (9)

TEXAS
Dallas — GCC’s Northpark West Twin (5)

SUBSEQUENT 70MM ENGAGEMENTS & SCREENINGS

1985-08-09 … Los Angeles, CA — UA’s Coronet 4-plex (3) [THX]

The information 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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