“The Unsinkable Molly Brown”: The North American
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The following is a reference / historical listing of the 70-millimeter
engagements of “The Unsinkable Molly Brown” in North America. These were the
cinemas worth seeking out to experience the best presentation of this motion
“The Unsinkable Molly Brown” was among seven confirmed first-run films released
in 1964 with 70mm prints for selected engagements. The MGM release was directed
by Charles Walters nd starred Debbie Reynolds, Harve Presnell, Ed Begley, Jack
Kruschen and Hermione Baddeley.
The world premiere of “Molly Brown” was held June 11th at the Aladdin in Denver.
(Denver was the longtime home of the real-life Molly Brown.)
The 70mm prints of “Molly Brown” featured six-track stereophonic sound and
full-frame imagery blown up from anamorphic 35mm.
Historical footnote: “The Unsinkable Molly Brown” was MGM’s first 70mm blow-up.
Premiere date YYYY-MM-DD … city — venue (duration in weeks) [notes]
1964-06-11 … Denver, CO — Aladdin (1+)
1964-06-23 … Chicago, IL — Palace (17) [70mm from Week 4]
1964-06-24 … Washington, DC — Warner (9)
1964-07-03 … Philadelphia, PA — Stanley (8)
1964-07-08 … Minneapolis, MN — Century (11)
SUBSEQUENT 70MM ENGAGEMENTS & SCREENINGS
1964-08-05 … Moorestown, NJ — Plaza Moorestown (3)
The information included in this article was principally referenced from film
industry trade publications, regional newspaper promotion, and print enclosures.
Special thanks to Bill Kallay, Bruce Kimmel and Bill Kretzel.
International 70mm engagements of this title have not been accounted for in this
If you believe this article contains any errors or omissions, please
consider emailing the
author or editor.
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