“The Bear” (also known as “L’Ours”): The 70mm Engagements
“He’s an orphan… at the start of a journey. A journey to survive.”
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|Compiled by: Michael Coate||Date: 09.06.2017|
|The following is a reference / historical listing of the 70-millimeter presentations of “The Bear” in North America. The film’s 70mm prints consisted of full-frame imagery blown up from anamorphic 35mm photography. The audio was Six-Track Dolby Stereo (“A” encoded “baby boom” format).|
“The Bear” (also known as “L’Ours”) was among eighteen first-run films released in 1989 with 70mm prints for selected engagements. The Price Entertainment presentation, Renn production and TriStar release — directed by Jean-Jacques Annaud and starring Jack Wallace, Tcheky Karyo and Andre Lacombe — opened October 25th in the United States and the 27th in Canada.
Vancouver — Famous Players’ Vancouver Centre Twin (8 weeks)
Los Angeles — AMC’s Century 14-plex (8)
Los Angeles — UA’s Coronet Triplex (7) [THX]
New York — Cineplex Odeon’s Ziegfeld (8)
Toronto — Famous Players’ Eglinton (7)
Montreal — Famous Players’ Loews 5-plex (7)
SUBSEQUENT 70MM ENGAGEMENTS & SCREENINGS
1990-03-12 … Toronto, ON — Cinesphere (1) [GM 70mm Film Festival]
1990-04-04 … Ottawa, ON — ByTowne [70mm Festival w/“Tommy”]
1992-03-16 … Toronto, ON — Cinesphere (5 days) [GM Film Festival w/”Terminator 2”]
1992-08-15 … Ottawa, ON — Cinematheque Canada Museum Theatre [“70mm Saturdays”]
Note that some of the presentations included in this listing may have moved out of a THX-certified auditorium and/or were presented in 35mm during the latter weeks of engagement due to print damage or movement to a smaller, 35mm-only auditorium within cinema complex.
This information has been referenced from film industry trade publications and regional newspaper promotion, with thanks to Bill Kretzel. International 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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