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"Star Wars" Presented in Dimension 150

The 70mm Newsletter
Written by: Derek Young, UKDate: 13.05.2012
"Star Wars" playing in Dimension 150 at the Odeon Marble Arch, London in 1978. Image by Derek Young

These pictures are of the Odeon Marble Arch in February 1978 when
“Star Wars” was presented in D-150.

Also before the feature, a trailer was shown in 70mm of
“Close Encounters of the Third Kind”. When this film was later shown, it was only on the standard 70mm screen, as Steven Spielberg did not want it to be shown in D-150 so "Star Wars" was the last D-150 presentation at this lovely cinema.
More in 70mm reading:

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Come Back D-150 ....All Is Forgiven

The Original First-Week Engagements Of “Star Wars”

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The worlds largest screen - in Oslo, Norway 1996 for "ID4"

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Derek Young

"Star Wars" playing in Dimension 150 at the Odeon Marble Arch, London in 1978. Image by Derek Young

Of course a lot of people know the original screen was removed in 1989 for "Lawrence of Arabia" and it was never the same again.

I also saw "Die Hard" and a 70mm format show in the mid 1980s and also attended the last public screening as a single screen of
"ID4". I sure lots of people will have great memories of this cinema.
"Star Wars" playing in Dimension 150 at the Odeon Marble Arch, London in 1978. Image by Derek Young

Dominion Tottenham Court Road. Image by Derek Young

I have also found these pics i took on December 26th 1977 on the London opening of "Star Wars" taken of the Leicester Square Theatre and the Dominion Tottenham Court Road.

i saw both these presentations and both had the 70mm trailer of "Close Encounters" before the feature.

Also a Dolby CP100 had been installed in both cinemas.
Leicester Square Theatre. Image by Derek Young
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