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“Far and Away”: The 70mm Engagements
“He left behind everything he knew for the only thing he ever wanted.”

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Compiled by: Michael CoateDate: 21.09.2017
The following is a reference / historical listing of the 70-millimeter presentations of “Far and Away” in North America. These were the cinemas worth seeking out to experience this motion picture.

“Far and Away” was among ten confirmed first-run films released in 1992 with 70mm prints for selected engagements. One-hundred sixty-three 70mm prints were reportedly struck for distribution in North America (representing about ten percent of the film’s total print run), which places it among the industry’s ten-highest large-format print orders in history and the highest in Universal Studios’ history. The Imagine production and Universal release — directed by Ron Howard (“Cocoon,” “Willow,” “Backdraft”) and starring Tom Cruise and Nicole Kidman — opened May 22nd.

Most of the first-run 70mm presentations cited in this work were also shown in a sneak preview screening May 9th and/or 16th. The film was screened at the Cannes Film Festival May 18th and an invitational preview was held May 19th at Samuel Goldwyn in Beverly Hills.

For the release of “Far and Away,” Fox 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 “Far and Away” featured full-frame imagery from 65mm cinematography (Panavision Super 70) and Six-Track Dolby Stereo (dual inventory of “A”- and “SR”-encoded “baby boom” format prints).

Universal circulated 70mm Six-Track Dolby coming-attraction trailers for “Death Becomes Her,” “Housesitter,” “Mr. Baseball,” “Out on a Limb,” “Raising Cain” and “Sneakers” during the release of “Far and Away.” Other studios circulated 70mm trailers during this period, as well. Ultimately, any 70mm trailers screened during 70mm presentations of “Far and Away” varied by venue and screening.

The duration of the engagements (measured in weeks) has been included in parenthesis following the applicable cinema name.
 
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70mm Engagements

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Panavision System 65

 
ALABAMA
Hoover — Cobb’s Galleria 10 (11)

ALBERTA
Calgary — Cineplex Odeon’s North Hill (6)
Edmonton — Cineplex Odeon’s Eaton Centre 9 (9)
Edmonton — Cineplex Odeon’s West Mall 8 (8)

ARIZONA
Phoenix — Harkins’ Cine Capri (4)
Scottsdale — Harkins’ Camelview 5 (8) [70mm from Week 5]
Tucson — Syufy’s Century Gateway 12 (10) [THX]
Tucson — Syufy’s Century Park 12 (8) [THX]

ARKANSAS
Little Rock — UA’s Cinema City 7 (1+) [THX]

BRITISH COLUMBIA
Burnaby — Cineplex Odeon’s Station Square 5 (7)
Vancouver — Cineplex Odeon’s Granville 7 (8) [THX]
Vancouver — Cineplex Odeon’s Oakridge Centre Triplex (6) [THX]

CALIFORNIA
Anaheim — SoCal’s Cinemapolis 10 (7)
Berkeley — Pacific’s California Triplex (8)
Burbank — AMC’s Burbank 14 (6)
Corte Madera — Pacific’s Cinema (8)
Huntington Beach — Edwards’ Charter Centre 5 (4)
La Mesa — Pacific’s Grossmont Mall Triplex (9)
Lakewood — Pacific’s Lakewood Center 4 (4)
Los Angeles (Century City) — Cineplex Odeon’s Century Plaza 4 (11) [THX]
Los Angeles (Hollywood) — Pacific’s Cinerama Dome (6)
Los Angeles (North Hollywood) — Syufy’s Century 7 (6) [THX]
Los Angeles (Westwood Village) — Mann’s Bruin (4) [THX]
Mission Viejo — Edwards’ Crown Valley 5 (6)
Mountain View — Syufy’s Century 10 (8)
Newport Beach — Edwards’ Newport Triplex (4)
Newark — Syufy’s Century Cinedome West 7 (11)
Oakland — Renaissance Rialto’s Grand Lake 4 (8)
Orange — Syufy’s Century Cinedome 11 (8)
Pasadena — Pacific’s Hastings 5 (8)
Pleasant Hill — Syufy’s Century 5 (8)
Redwood City — Syufy’s Century Park 12 (8)
Sacramento — Syufy’s Century 6 (#1: 6)
Sacramento — Syufy’s Century 6 (#2: 2)
Sacramento — Syufy’s Cinedome 8 (8)
San Francisco — AMC’s Kabuki 8 (11) [THX]
San Jose — Syufy’s Century 22 Triplex (#1: 7)
San Jose — Syufy’s Century 22 Triplex (#2: 4)
San Rafael — Pacific’s Regency 6 (May 9th & 16th sneak preview only)
San Ramon — Festival’s Crow Canyon 6 (8) [THX]
Santa Barbara — Metropolitan’s Arlington (3)
Santa Barbara — Metropolitan’s Granada (May 16th sneak preview only)
Universal City — Cineplex Odeon’s Universal City 18 (6) [THX]

COLORADO
Denver — Mann’s Century 21 (1+) [THX]
Englewood — UA’s Greenwood Plaza 12 (1+)

CONNECTICUT
Berlin — National Amusements’ Showcase 12 (8)
East Hartford — National Amusements’ Showcase 12 (8)
Orange — National Amusements’ Showcase 8 (1+)

DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA
Washington — Cineplex Odeon’s Uptown (6)

FLORIDA
Altamonte Springs — GCC’s Altamonte 8 (9)
Coral Springs — GCC’s Coral Square 8 (7) [70mm from Week 5]
Fort Lauderdale — AMC’s Coral Ridge 10 (8) [THX]
Kendall — Wometco’s Kendall 9 (9)
Miami — GCC’s Miracle Center 10 (8) [THX]
Orlando — AMC’s Fashion Village 8 (9)
Plantation — GCC’s Fountains 8 (8) [THX]
St. Petersburg — AMC’s Crossroads 8 (7)
Tampa — Cineplex Odeon’s Hillsboro 8 (8)
Tampa — Cobb’s Northdale Court 6 (10)

GEORGIA
Atlanta — GCC’s Sandy Springs at Parkside 8 (8) [THX]
Atlanta — Hoyts’ Tara 4 (8)
Duluth — UA’s The Movies at Gwinnett 12 (13)
Kennesaw — Storey’s Town 12 (12)
Tucker — AMC’s Northlake Festival 8 (8)

HAWAII
Honolulu — Consolidated’s Cinerama (7) [HPS-4000]

IDAHO
Boise — Cineplex Odeon’s 8th St. Market Place Twin (1+)

ILLINOIS
Calumet City — Cineplex Odeon’s River Oaks 12 (8)
Chicago — Cineplex Odeon’s 900 N. Michigan Twin (#1: 3)
Chicago — Cineplex Odeon’s 900 N. Michigan Twin (#2: 3)
Downers Grove — Cineplex Odeon’s Grove 5 (6) [70mm from Week 4]
Fairview Heights — Wehrenberg’s St. Clair 10 (6)
Niles — Cineplex Odeon’s Golf Mill Triplex (4)
Norridge — Loews’ Norridge 10 (9)
Northbrook — Cineplex Odeon’s Edens Twin (7)
Oak Brook — Cineplex Odeon’s Oakbrook 7 (9)
Schaumburg — Cineplex Odeon’s One Schaumburg Place 9 (May 9th sneak preview only)
Schaumburg — Cineplex Odeon’s Woodfield 9 (8)

IOWA
Des Moines — Carmike’s River Hills (10)

KANSAS
Overland Park — AMC’s Oak Park 6 (10)
Wichita — Dickinson’s Northrock 6 (9)

KENTUCKY
Louisville — National Amusements’ Showcase 13 (8)

LOUISIANA
Metairie — GCC’s Lakeside 5 (11)

MANITOBA
Winnipeg — Cineplex Odeon’s Garrick 4 (6)

MARYLAND
Baltimore — Durkee’s Senator (7)

MASSACHUSETTS
Boston — Loews’ Charles Triplex (8)
Brookline — National Amusements’ Showcase Circle 7 (7)
Dedham — National Amusements’ Showcase 12 (9) [70mm from Week 6]
West Springfield — National Amusements’ Showcase 14 (8)
Worcester — National Amusements’ Showcase 4 (1+)

MICHIGAN
Auburn Hills — National Amusements’ Showcase 14 (8) [70mm from Week 4]
Bloomfield Hills — National Amusements’ Showcase Pontiac 12 (3)
Cascade — National Amusements’ Showcase 9 (1+)
Sterling Heights — National Amusements’ Showcase 15 (8)
Ypsilanti — National Amusements’ Showcase 14 (8)

MINNESOTA
Edina — Cineplex Odeon’s Edina 4 (7) [THX]
Plymouth — Cineplex Odeon’s Willow Creek 8 (6) [70mm from Week 4]
Roseville — GCC’s Har-Mar 11 (12) [THX]

MISSOURI
Chesterfield — Wehrenberg’s Clarkson 6 (6) [THX]
Kansas City — AMC’s Metro North 6 (8)
Kansas City — AMC’s Ward Parkway 12 (10)
Richmond Heights — AMC’s Esquire 7 (6)
St. Ann — AMC’s Northwest Square 10 (11) [70mm from Week 3]
Shrewsbury — Wehrenberg’s Kenrick 8 (8) [THX]
Springfield — Dickinson’s Dickinson 8 (8)

NEVADA
Las Vegas — Syufy’s Century Cinedome 6 (9)
Las Vegas — Syufy’s Century Desert 12 (May 9th sneak preview only)
Las Vegas — Syufy’s Century Parkway Triplex (8)

NEW JERSEY
Paramus — Cineplex Odeon’s Route Four 10 (7)
Ridgefield Park — Loews’ Ridgefield Park 10 (7)
Secaucus — Loews’ Meadow Plaza 8 (7)
Wayne — Loews’ Wayne 8 (7)

NEW MEXICO
Albuquerque — GCC’s Park Square Triplex (8)

NEW YORK
Cheektowaga — GCC’s Thruway Mall 8 (1+) [THX]
Commack — National Amusements’ Commack 15 (8)
Guilderland — Hoyts’ Crossgates Mall 12 (8)
Hawthorne — National Amusements’ All Westchester Saw Mill 10 (7) [THX]
Medford — National Amusements’ Brookhaven 14 (8) [THX] (70mm from Week 4)
New York (Manhattan) — Cineplex Odeon’s Chelsea 9 (5) [THX]
New York (Manhattan) — Cineplex Odeon’s Coronet (3)
New York (Manhattan) — Cineplex Odeon’s Ziegfeld (6)
New York (Queens) — Cineplex Odeon’s Fresh Meadows 7 (7)
Pittsford — Loews’ Pittsford Triplex (7) [70mm?]
Rockville Centre — Cineplex Odeon’s Fantasy 5 (5)
Syracuse — Hoyts’ Carousel Center 12 (8)

NORTH CAROLINA
Charlotte — GCC’s Southpark Triplex (7)
Matthews — Carmike’s Matthews Festival 10 (8) [THX]
Raleigh — Carmike’s Sixforks Station 6 (6)

OHIO
Centerville — National Amusements’ Showcase Cross Pointe 12 (8) [70mm from Week 6]
Cincinnati — Loews’ Kenwood Twin (6)
Cleveland Heights — NTC’s Severance 8 (1+) [THX]
Columbus — Loews’ Continent 9 (9)
North Olmsted — NTC’s Great Northern 7 (1+) [THX]
Toledo — National Amusements’ Showcase 5 (8)

OKLAHOMA
Oklahoma City — GCC’s Penn Square Mall 8 (8) [THX]
Oklahoma City — GCC’s Quail Springs Mall 6 (8)

ONTARIO
Hamilton — Cineplex Odeon’s Centre Mall 8 (1+)
London — Cineplex Odeon’s Galleria 6 (1+)
North York — Cineplex Odeon’s Fairview 6 (6) [THX]
Ottawa — Cineplex Odeon’s Somerset (6)
Toronto — Cineplex Odeon’s York Twin (7)

OREGON
Portland — Act III’s Eastgate Triplex (1+)
Portland — Act III’s Lloyd 10 (1+) [THX]
Tigard — Act III’s Tigard 11 (1+) [THX]

PENNSYLVANIA
Philadelphia — UA’s Riverview Plaza 11 (7)
Monroeville — National Amusements’ Showcase East 10 (1+)
Robinson — National Amusements’ Showcase West 12 (1+)

QUEBEC
Montreal — Cineplex Odeon’s Place Alexis-Nihon Triplex (9)
Pointe-Claire — Cineplex Odeon’s Pointe-Claire 6 (8) [THX]

RHODE ISLAND
Warwick — National Amusements’ Showcase 12 (1+)

TENNESSEE
Memphis — Malco’s Winchester Court 8 (8) [THX]

TEXAS
Austin — GCC’s Highland 10 (11) [THX]
Austin — Presidio’s Arbor 7 (8) [THX]
Dallas — GCC’s Northpark West Twin (4) [THX]
Fort Worth — AMC’s Hulen 10 (12)
Houston — Cineplex Odeon’s River Oaks Plaza 12 (8)
Houston — GCC’s Galleria 4-plex (9)
Mesquite — GCC’s Town East 5 (1+) [THX]
Plano — Loews’ Chisholm 5 (1+)
San Antonio — Santikos’ Embassy 14 (9) [THX]
San Antonio — Santikos’ Galaxy 14 (8) [THX]
San Antonio — Santikos’ Northwest 14 (11) [THX]

UTAH
Riverdale — Cineplex Odeon’s Cinedome Twin (1+)
Salt Lake City — Cineplex Odeon’s Trolley Corners Triplex (4)
South Salt Lake — Syufy’s Century 9 (7)

VIRGINIA
Arlington — Loews’ Pentagon City 6 (4)
Merrifield — National Amusements’ Arlington Blvd/Lee Highway 14 (7) [THX]
Norfolk — R/C’s Main Gate 10 (1+)
Reston — National Amusements’ Reston Town Center 11 (4)
Richmond — Cineplex Odeon’s Ridge 7 (1+)

WASHINGTON
Bellevue — Cineplex Odeon’s John Danz (1+)
Lynnwood — Cineplex Odeon’s Grand Alderwood 8 (1+)
Renton — GCC’s Renton Village 8 (1+) [THX]
Seattle — Cineplex Odeon’s Cinerama (6)
Vancouver — Act III’s Vancouver Plaza 10 (10) [THX]

WISCONSIN
Madison — Marcus’ Eastgate 10 (8)
Milwaukee — Marcus’ Northtown 8 (10)
West Allis — Marcus’ Southtown 6 (8)

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

1992-06-12 … New York (Manhattan), NY — Cineplex Odeon’s Baronet (4)
1992-06-17 … Los Angeles (Westwood Village), CA — Mann’s Plaza (2)
1992-06-19 … Dallas, TX — GCC’s Northpark East Twin (6) [70mm?]
1992-06-19 … Salt Lake City, UT — Cineplex Odeon’s Crossroads Triplex (7)
1992-07-01 … Calgary, AB — Cineplex Odeon’s Northland Village 5 (1) [THX]
1992-07-01 … Los Angeles (Hollywood), CA — Pacific’s Hollywood Pacific Triplex (2)
1992-07-10 … San Jose, CA — Syufy’s Century 23 Twin (1+)
1992-07-17 … Casper, WY — Movie Palaces’ America (4)
1992-07-24 … Downers Grove, IL — Classic Cinemas’ Tivoli (1) [HPS-4000]
1992-08-07 … Apple Valley, MN — GTI’s Apple Valley 6 (7)
1992-08-07 … Cincinnati, OH — Carousel Twin (2)
1992-08-07 … Winter Park, FL — Wometco’s Park 11 (8) [THX]
1992-08-27 … Atlanta, GA — Fox [15th Annual Summer Film Festival]
1992-10-23 … San Antonio, TX — Rivercenter IMAX (2)
1992-10-30 … Cleveland, OH — CWRU’s Strosacker [CWRU Film Society series]

1993-01-09 … Toronto, ON — Cinesphere (2 days) [70mm festival]

2004-01-07 … Silver Spring, MD — AFI Silver [Nicole Kidman series]

The information included in this article was principally referenced from film industry trade publications, regional newspaper promotion, print enclosures, TAP records, and Dolby records.

Special thanks to David Ayers, Don Beelik, Raymond Caple, Nicholas Grieco, Thomas Hauerslev, Bobby Henderson, Mike Hensley, Bill Kallay, Bill Kretzel, Mark Lensenmayer, Stan Malone, Brad Miller, Gabriel August Neeb, Joe Redifer, Cliff Stephenson, John Stewart, Brian Walters, and to all of the librarians who assisted with research including: Laura Baas, Seth Bartoo, Deb Bier, Shelia Bumgarner, Jason Burks, Scott Clark, Andrew Crews, Saundra Cropps, Kathryn Devine, Kimberly Diebolt, Heather R. Edwards, Christine Filippelli, Debbie Gallagher, Anna Gooding-Call, Katie Grzech, Wendy Hall, Matthew Vasquez Jaquith, Matt Kendall, Sarah Kenyon, David Kilmon, Anna Kimball, J. Klamm, Ronald A. Lee, Sarah Lubelski, Linda McFarland, Hannah Q. Parris, Charlotte Pendleton, Sophia Petrakis, Stephen Rice, Nina Sappington, Bob Sawatzki, Melissa Scroggins, Desirée Sharland, James F. Shearhouse, John Siegel, Tim Spindle, J. Michael Stubbs, J. Thomas, Robert Tucker, Enrique Valdivia, Troy Valos.

Additional 70mm prints were screened internationally but 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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