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“Napoleon”: The North American 70mm Engagements
“Abel Gance’s 1927 masterpiece”

The 70mm Newsletter
Compiled by: Michael Coate Date: 01.09.2022
The following is a reference / historical listing of the 70-millimeter re-release engagements of “Napoleon” in the United States and Canada.

“Napoleon” was among eighteen confirmed releases during 1982 with 70mm prints for selected engagements. The Zoetrope Studios presentation and Universal re-release was directed by Abel Gance and featured new music by Carmine Coppola. The restoration was produced by Robert A. Harris and Images Film Archive.

The 70mm prints of “Napoleon” featured Six-Track Dolby Stereo (“A”) and a mixture of pillarboxed and letterboxed imagery blown up from spherical and Polyvision/Triptych 35mm.

Screenings of this particular restoration commenced a year prior, in 1981 and in 35mm, in numerous locales and featured live orchestral accompaniment. The decision to strike 70mm prints with composite audio simplified the presentation.

Opening date … locale — cinema (duration in weeks) [notes]

1982-07-16 … Los Angeles, CA — Cinerama Dome (5)
1982-10-01 … Seattle, WA — Crest 4 (11)
1982-12-25 … Cleveland, OH — Colony (3)

1983-03-11 … Kendall, FL — Dadeland Triplex (1)
1983-04-24 … Atlanta, GA — Rhodes (3 days)

1984-01-20 … San Rafael, CA — Regency 6 (1)

1985-09-14 … Cleveland, OH — Colony

2007-07-13 … Los Angeles, CA — LACMA Bing (2 days) [Bastille Day commemoration]

The information included in this article was principally referenced from film industry trade publications, regional newspaper promotion, print enclosures, 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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