“The Remains of the Day”: The North American 70mm Engagements
“From the creators of ‘Howards End’”
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|Compiled by: Michael Coate||Date: 25.06.2022|
|The following is a reference / historical listing of the 70-millimeter engagements of “The Remains of the Day” in the United States and Canada. These were the cinemas worth seeking out to experience the best presentation of this motion picture.|
“The Remains of the Day” was among eight confirmed first-run films released in 1993 with 70mm prints for selected engagements. The Merchant Ivory production and Columbia release — directed by James Ivory (“Howards End”) and starring Anthony Hopkins, Emma Thompson, James Fox and Christopher Reeve — opened November 5th.
For the release of “The Remains of the Day,” Columbia 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 “The Remains of the Day” featured full-frame imagery blown up from Super-35 and a dual inventory of A- and SR-encoded Six-Track Dolby Stereo (Baby Boom format).
Columbia circulated 70mm Six-Track Dolby coming-attraction trailers for “Geronimo: An American Legend,” “I’ll Do Anything,” “Josh and S.A.M.,” “My Girl 2” and “My Life” during the release of “The Remains of the Day.” Other studios circulated 70mm trailers during this period, as well. Ultimately, any 70mm trailers screened during 70mm presentations of “The Remains of the Day” varied by venue and screening.
The duration of the engagements (measured in weeks) is included in parenthesis following the cinema name.
Scottsdale — Harkins’ Camelview 5 (8)
Vancouver — Cineplex Odeon’s Oakridge Centre Triplex (10) [THX]
Berkeley — Pacific’s California Triplex (17)
Laguna Niguel — Edwards’ Rancho Niguel 8 (8) [THX]
Los Angeles — AMC’s Century 14 (12) [THX]
Los Angeles — Cineplex Odeon’s Beverly Center 13 (12) [THX]
Los Angeles — UA’s Westwood Triplex (7) [THX]
Oakland — Renaissance Rialto’s Grand Lake 4 (9)
San Francisco — Syufy’s Century Presidio (21)
San Jose — Syufy’s Century 25 Twin (10)
San Rafael — Pacific’s Regency 6 (10)
Santa Ana — AMC’s MainPlace 6 (8) [THX]
DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA
Washington — Cineplex Odeon’s Uptown (6)
Atlanta — Lefont’s Tara 4 (13) [70mm from Week 3]
Royal Oak — Landmark’s Main Art Triplex (7)
Bloomington — GCC’s Southtown Twin (10)
New York — Loews’ Paris (18)
Toronto — Cineplex Odeon’s York Twin (11) [THX]
Montreal — Cineplex Odeon’s Le Faubourg 4 (6) [THX]
Austin — Presidio’s Arbor 7 (8) [THX]
Dallas — Landmark’s Inwood Triplex (22) [70mm?]
Seattle — Landmark’s Guild 45th Twin (1+)
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
1994-02-18 … Toronto, ON — Cineplex Odeon’s York Twin (2) [THX]
1994-02-25 … Chicago, IL — Loews’ Pipers Alley 4 (6)
1994-03-18 … New York, NY — Cineplex Odeon’s Ziegfeld (1)
1994-06-20 … Atlanta, GA — Fox [17th Annual Summer Film Festival]
1997-02-14 … Cincinnati, OH — Emery (2 days) [70mm festival]
2007-08-20 … Beverly Hills, CA — Samuel Goldwyn [Great to be Nominated series]
2008-12-19 … Los Angeles, CA — Laemmle’s Royal [Laemmle 70th anniversary series; A Little English Day w/ “Tommy” and “Pink Floyd: The Wall”]
2011-06-16 … Santa Monica, CA — American Cinematheque’s Aero [70mm festival]
2018-09-21 … Chicago, IL — Music Box [70mm festival]
2018-09-23 … Chicago, IL — Music Box [70mm festival]
2018-09-24 … Chicago, IL — Music Box [70mm festival]
2019-05-21 … Somerville, MA — Somerville [70mm & Widescreen festival]
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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