“The Towering Inferno”: The North American 70mm Engagements
“One tiny spark becomes a night of blazing suspense”
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|Compiled by: Michael Coate||Date: 26.10.2019|
|The following is a reference/historical listing of the 70-millimeter presentations of “The Towering Inferno” in North America. These were the best cinemas in which to experience this motion picture.|
“The Towering Inferno” was among four confirmed first-run films released in 1974 with 70mm prints for selected engagements. The Irwin Allen production and Warner Bros./20th Century-Fox release was directed by John Guillerman and starred Steve McQueen, Paul Newman, William Holden and Faye Dunaway.
The film’s 70mm prints featured discrete six-channel stereophonic sound and full-frame imagery blown up from anamorphic 35mm.
Opening date YYYY-MM-DD … City — Cinema (duration in weeks)
1974-12-16 … Los Angeles, CA — Avco Center Triplex (13)
1974-12-17 … Los Angeles, CA — Egyptian Triplex (22)
1974-12-18 … New York, NY — National (22)
1974-12-19 … San Francisco, CA — Alexandria (22)
1974-12-19 … San Francisco, CA — Parkside (18)
This information has been principally referenced from film industry trade publications and regional newspaper promotion.
International 70mm engagements 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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