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“Die Hard 2”: The North American 70mm Engagements
“Last time it blew you through the back wall of the theatre. This time it’ll blow you sky high.”

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Compiled by: Michael Coate Date: 05.06.2022
The following is a reference / historical listing of the 70-millimeter presentations of “Die Hard 2” in North America. These were the cinemas worth seeking out to experience this motion picture.

“Die Hard 2” was among twenty confirmed first-run films released in 1990 with 70mm prints for selected engagements. The 20th Century Fox release — directed by Renny Harlin (“Cliffhanger”) and starring Bruce Willis — opened July 4th (plus “one day early” screenings July 3rd in most locales).

For the release of “Die Hard 2,” 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 “Die Hard 2” featured Six-Track Dolby Stereo (A-encoded Baby Boom format) and letterboxed imagery (approximately 2.39:1) blown up from anamorphic 35mm.

Fox circulated 70mm Six-Track Dolby coming-attraction trailers for “The Adventures of Ford Fairlane,” “Edward Scissorhands,” “The Exorcist III,” “Home Alone,” “Marked for Death,” “Miller’s Crossing,” “Pacific Heights,” “Predator 2” and “Young Guns II” during the release of “Die Hard 2.” Other studios circulated 70mm trailers during this period, as well. Ultimately, any 70mm trailers screened during 70mm presentations of “Die Hard 2” varied by venue and screening.

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

BRITISH COLUMBIA
Vancouver — Cineplex Odeon’s Oakridge Centre Triplex (10) [THX]

CALIFORNIA
Los Angeles — GCC’s Avco Center Triplex (#1: 12) [THX]
Los Angeles — GCC’s Avco Center Triplex (#2: 4)
Los Angeles — GCC’s Beverly Connection 6 (#1: 7) [THX]
Los Angeles — GCC’s Beverly Connection 6 (#2: 3) [THX]
Mountain View — Syufy’s Century 10 (11)
Newport Beach — Edwards’ Newport Triplex (3)
Oakland — Renaissance Rialto’s Grand Lake 4 (12)
Orange — Syufy’s Century Cinedome 8 (7)
San Francisco — UA’s Coronet (11)
San Jose — Syufy’s Century 22 Triplex (6)
Universal City — Cineplex Odeon’s Universal City 18 (12) [THX]

COLORADO
Denver — UA’s Cooper Twin (1+)

DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA
Washington — Cineplex Odeon’s Uptown (10)

ILLINOIS
Chicago — Cineplex Odeon’s McClurg Court Triplex (5) [THX]

KANSAS
Overland Park — Dickinson’s Glenwood 4 (11)

LOUISIANA
Metairie — GCC’s Lakeside 5 (7)

MASSACHUSETTS
Boston — Loews’ Cheri 4 (#1: 5)
Boston — Loews’ Cheri 4 (#2: 3)

NEW YORK
New York — Cineplex Odeon’s Baronet (8)
New York — Cineplex Odeon’s Bay (6)
New York — Cineplex Odeon’s Coronet (4)
New York — UA/Moss’ Criterion Center 6 (#1: 12)
New York — UA/Moss’ Criterion Center 6 (#2: 3)

ONTARIO
Toronto — Cineplex Odeon’s Hyland Twin (10)

QUEBEC
Montreal — Cineplex Odeon’s Alexis Nihon Plaza Triplex (13) [THX]

TEXAS
Austin — Presidio’s Arbor 4 (11) [THX]
Austin — GCC’s Highland Mall 10 (9) [THX]
Dallas — UA’s The United Artists 8 (12)
Houston — GCC’s Galleria 4 (7)

WASHINGTON
Seattle — UA’s Cinema 150 (11)

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 AND SCREENINGS

1990-07-27 … Newport Beach, CA — Edwards’ Fashion Island 7 (3) [THX]
1990-08-10 … Boston, MA — Loews’ Cinema 57 Twin (1)
1990-08-17 … Boston, MA — Loews’ Copley Place 11 (7)
1990-08-17 … San Jose, CA — Syufy’s Century 23 Twin (1+)
1990-09-28 … Casper, WY — Movie Palaces’ America (2)

1991-02-20 … Toronto, ON — Cinesphere (5 days) [70mm festival]
1991-03-22 … San Antonio, TX — Rivercenter IMAX (2) [70mm festival]

1993-05-21 … Springfield, MO — Dickinson’s Dickinson 8 (1) [70mm festival]

1996-10-04 … Chicago, IL — Navy Pier IMAX [Fri-Sat late night]

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 Bill Kallay and 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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