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“The Abyss”

Super 35Aug 9 (USA)6-Track Dolby Stereo20th Century Fox70mm trailer: “Worth Winning.” Re-issued in 1993 (in 35mm) as a 171-min expanded edition
“Always”Spherical (1.85:1)Dec 22 (USA)6-Track Dolby StereoUniversalOriginal Aspect Ratio (OAR) blow-up. 70mm trailer: “Cry Baby”
“Back to the Future Part II”
Spherical (1.85:1)Nov 22 (USA)6-Track Dolby Stereo SRUniversalOriginal Aspect Ratio (OAR) blow-up. 70mm trailers: “Born On The Fourth Of July,” “Always” and “The War Of The Roses." Some theatres began screenings at midnight.
“Batman”Spherical (1.85:1)June 23 (USA)6-Track Dolby StereoWarner Bros.Original Aspect Ratio (OAR) blow-up. Sneak preview screenings held on the evening of June 22.  70mm trailers: “Lethal Weapon 2,” “Young Einstein” and “When Harry Met Sally”
"L'Ours" / “The Bear”
PanavisionSept 22 (UK)6-Track Dolby StereoTriStar1989_the_bearOriginally released in France (possibly in 70mm) on Oct 19, 1988 as “L’Ours.”  US 70mm release: Oct 25.

See: A Conversation with Jean-Jacques Annaud, Director of "The Bear" (1988)

See: 70mm Film Presentations in London
“Black Rain”
Super 35Sept 22 (USA)6-Track Dolby Stereo SRParamount70mm trailers: “Fat Man And Little Boy” and “Harlem Nights”
“Born on the Fourth of July”PanavisionDec 20 (USA)6-Track Dolby Stereo SRUniversal
“Casualties of War”PanavisionAug 18 (USA)6-Track Dolby StereoColumbiaOriginal Aspect Ratio (OAR) blow-up. 70mm trailer: “Old Gringo”
“Dead Poets Society"Spherical (1.85:1)June 2 (USA)6-Track Dolby StereoTouchstoneOriginal Aspect Ratio (OAR) blow-up. Someone high-up at Touchstone sure liked 70mm! 70mm trailer: “Turner And Hooch”
“Glory”Spherical (1.85:1)Dec 14 (USA)6-Track Dolby Stereo SRTriStarOriginal Aspect Ratio (OAR) blow-up. 70mm trailers: “Total Recall” (teaser) and “Mountains Of The Moon”
“In Country”Spherical (1.85:1)Sept 15 (USA)6-Track Dolby StereoWarner Bros.Original Aspect Ratio (OAR) blow-up.
“Indiana Jones and The Last Crusade”

“Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade”: The North American 70mm Engagements
PanavisionMay 24 (USA)6-Track Dolby Stereo SR (SS)Paramount200 70mm prints. Dual 70mm print inventory (SR w/ split surrounds & A w/ mono surround). 70mm trailers: “Star Trek V,” “Black Rain,” “Batman” and “Casualties Of War.” Double-billed in 70mm with “Star Trek V” later in run.
“Lethal Weapon 2”
PanavisionJuly 7 (USA)6-Track Dolby StereoWarner Bros.70mm trailers: “Next Of Kin,” “In Country” and “Young Einstein”
“The Little Mermaid"Spherical (Super 1.85:1)Nov 15 (USA)6-Track Dolby StereoWalt DisneyOriginal Aspect Ratio (OAR) blow-up. First spherically photographed Disney animated film to be blown-up to 70mm.
"Sharavegada Saradara"35mm anamorphicIndia 19896-Track StereoNASee: 70mm Films in India
SlipstreamSpherical (1.85:1)Feb 10 (UK)6-Track Dolby StereoEntertainment1989_slipstreamSee: 70mm Film Presentations in London
“Star Trek V: The final Frontier”PanavisionJune 9 (USA)6-Track Dolby Stereo SRParamountThe advance one-sheets asked, “Why are seat belts being installed in movie theaters?” Answer: The marketing “experts” at Paramount obviously knew moviegoers might be tempted to walk out on this terrible movie! Double-billed in 70mm with ‘Indiana Jones And The Last Crusade’ later in run. 70mm trailers: ‘Let It Ride,’ ‘Friday The 13th Part VIII: Jason Takes Manhattan’ & ‘Licence To Kill.’
“Tango & Cash”PanavisionDec 22 (USA)6-Track Dolby StereoWarner Bros.
“Valmont”PanavisionNov 17 (USA)6-Track Dolby StereoOrion

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