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70mm Film Presentations in London, England 1958 - 2012
.. in 70mm and 6-track magnetic stereophonic sound

All 70mm film lists
Compiled by: projectionist Mr. John Sharp. 
TitleReleasedCinemaNotes

1958

SOUTH PACIFIC

April 21, 1958

Dominion

1959

SLEEPING BEAUTY

July 29, 1959

Astoria

SOLOMON AND SHEBA

October 27, 1959

Astoria)

BEN-HUR

December 16, 1959

Empire

OKLAHOMA!

December 26, 1959

Metropole

Original release date was September 6, 1956 at Odeon Leicester Square in CinemaScope and stereophonic sound.

1960

CAN-CAN

March 22, 1960

Metropole

THE ALAMO

October 27, 1960

Astoria

SPARTACUS

December 8, 1960

Metropole

1961

EXODUS

May 9, 1961

Astoria

THE KING AND I

August 13, 1961

Metropole

Re-release

BLACK TIGHTS

September 7, 1961

Coliseum

KING OF KINGS

November 15, 1961

Coliseum

EL CID

December 5, 1961

Metropole

1962

WEST SIDE STORY

February 27, 1962

Astoria run

Odeon Leicester Square Premiere

BARABBAS

June 4, 1962

Odeon Haymarket

PORGY AND BESS

October 2, 1962

Dominion

MUTINY ON THE BOUNTY

November 19, 1962

Royalty

LAWRENCE OF ARABIA

December 10, 1962

Odeon Leicester Square

1963

FLYING CLIPPER

March 4, 1963

Dominion

TARS BULBA

April 4, 1963

Odeon Haymarket

55 DAYS AT PEKING

May 6, 1963

Dominion

CLEOPATRA

July 31, 1963

Dominion

IT'S A MAD MAD MAD MAD WORLD

December 2, 1963

Coliseum-Cinerama

THE CARDINAL

December 20, 1963

Astoria

1964

THE FALL OF THE ROMAN EMPIRE

March 24, 1964

Astoria

BECKET

March 25, 1964

Plaza

THE GOLDEN HEAD

June 18, 1964

Royalty-Cinerama

THE MAGNIFICENT SHOWMAN a.k.a. CIRCUS WORLD

July 16, 1964

Coliseum-Cinerama

CHEYENNE AUTUMN

November 19, 1964

Warner

1965

LA FAYETTE

January 10, 1965

Coliseum-Cinerama

MY FAIR LADY

January 21, 1965

Warner

LORD JIM

February 15, 1965

Odeon Leicester Square

THE FLAMING YEARS

March 11, 1965

Coliseum-Cinerama

THE SOUND OF MUSIC

March 29, 1965

Dominion

THE GREATEST STORY EVER TOLD

April 9, 1965

Casino-Cinerama

IN HARMS WAY

May 14, 1965

Plaza

OPERATION CROSSBOW

May 19, 1965

Empire

THOSE MAGNIFICENT MEN IN THEIR FLYING MACHINES

June 3, 1965

Astoria

THE BLACK TULIP

June, 1965

Coliseum-Cinerama

THE HALLELUJAH TRAIL

July 22, 1965

Casino-Cinerama

THE SLEEPING BEAUTY

October 7, 1965

Odeon Haymarket

USSR Ballet version.

THE GREAT RACE

October 14, 1965

Coliseum-Cinerama)

THE AGONY AND THE ECSTASY

October 27, 1965

Astoria

HOLIDAY IN SPAIN

February 27, 1966

Coliseum-Cinerama

 a.k.a. SCENT OF MYSTERY

1966

BATTLE OF THE BULGE 

April 2, 1966

Casino-Cinerama

RUSSIAN ADVENTURE

April 7, 1966

Coliseum-Cinerama

DOCTOR ZHIVAGO

April 26, 1966

Empire

OTHELLO

May 2, 1966

Odeon Haymarket run

Odeon Leicester Square Premiere.

KHARTOUM

June 9, 1966

Casino-Cinerama

THE BIBLE...IN THE BEGINNING

October 7, 1966

Coliseum-Cinerama

IS PARIS BURNING?

December 7, 1966

Odeon Haymarket run

Plaza Premiere.

1967

GRAND PRIX

March 9, 1967

Casino-Cinerama

THE SAND PEBBLES

April 5, 1967

Metropole

WAR AND PEACE *

June 8, 1967

Coliseum-Cinerama 

Re-issue

THE YOUNG GIRLS OF ROCHEFORT

July 6, 1967

Coliseum-Cinerama

FAR FROM THE MADDING CROWD

October 16, 1967

Odeon Marble Arch

CUSTER OF THE WEST

November 9, 1967

Casino-Cinerama

CAMELOT

November 16, 1967

Warner

DOCTOR DOLITTLE

December 13, 1967

Odeon Marble Arch

HALF A SIXPENCE

December 21, 1967

Astoria

1968

THE COMEDIANS

January 18, 1968

Coliseum-Cinerama

AROUND THE WORLD IN 80 DAYS

March 21, 1968

Coliseum Cinerama

Original release date was July 2, 1957 at Astoria in 34mm (thirtyFOUR!) and Cinestage format.

2001:A SPACE ODYSSEY

May 10, 1968

Casino-Cinerama

PLAYTIME

July 14, 1968

Odeon Haymarket

STAR!

July 18, 1968

Dominion

GONE WITH THE WIND *

September 10, 1968

Empire

Re-issue

OLIVER

September 26, 1968

Odeon Leicester Square

BOLSHOI BALLET:SECRET OF SUCCESS

October 3, 1968

Odeon Kensington

MAYERLING

October 5, 1968

Warner

FINIAN'S RAINBOW

October 10, 1968

Odeon Marble Arch

CHITTY CHITTY BANG BANG

December 12, 1968

Astoria run

Odeon Leicester Square Premiere.

1969

FUNNY GIRL

January 15, 1969

Odeon Leicester Square

WHERE EAGLES DARE 

January 22, 1969

Empire

WAR AND PEACE

January 23, 1969

Curzon Mayfair

USSR Version

HELLFIGHTERS

January 30, 1969

Odeon Marble Arch

7 BRIDES FOR 7 BROTHERS *

February 21, 1969

Odeon Marble Arch

Re-issue

SWEET CHARITY

February 25, 1969

Odeon Leicester Square

ICE STATION ZEBRA

March 27, 1969

Casino-Cinerama

McKENNAS GOLD

April 9, 1969

Odeon Leicester Square

THE LONGEST DAY *

June 6, 1969

Dominion

Re-issue

ALFRED THE GREAT

July 14, 1969

Empire

KRAKATOA:EAST OF JAVA

July 31, 1969

Astoria

THE JOLSON STORY *

August 14, 1969

Metropole

Re-issue

WINNING

October 9, 1969

Casino-Cinerama

JULIUS CAESAR *

November 1, 1969

Empire

Re-issue

THE DIRTY DOZEN *

November 13, 1969

Empire

Re-issue

GOODBYE, MR. CHIPS

November 24, 1969

Empire

HELLO, DOLLY!

December 22, 1969

Odeon Marble Arch

1970

PAINT YOUR WAGON

January 14, 1970

Astoria

MAROONED

January 20, 1970

Odeon Leicester Square

THE WILD BUNCH

January 29, 1970

Warner

ANNE OF THE THOUSAND DAYS

February 23, 1970

Odeon Leicester Square

AIRPORT

April 22, 1970

Odeon Leicester Square

PATTON:LUST FOR GLORY

May 8, 1970

Casino-Cinerama

CROMWELL

July 16, 1970

Odeon Leicester Square

TOO LATE THE HERO

August 27, 1970

Odeon Leicester Square

KELLY'S HEROES

September 17, 1970

Empire

DARLING LILI

October 2, 1970

Plaza

TORA,TORA,TORA

October 8, 1970

Leicester Square Theatre

TWO MULES FOR SISTER SARA

November 15, 1970

Casino-Cinerama

SCROOGE

November 26, 1970

Dominion

RYAN┤S DAUGHTER

December 9, 1970

Empire

SONG OF NORWAY

December 10, 1970

Casino-Cinerama

1971

THE LAST VALLEY

April 7, 1971

Leicester Square Theatre

LE MANS

July 15, 1971

Odeon Marble Arch

THE HORSEMAN

July 22, 1971

Astoria

THE GREAT BATTLE

September 8, 1971

Astoria

WATERLOO

October 26, 1971

Odeon Leicester Square

WILD ROVERS

November 3, 1971

ABC Shaftesbury Avenue

HOW THE WEST WAS WON *

November 25, 1971

Astoria

Re-issue

NICHOLAS AND ALEXANDRA

November 29, 1971

Odeon Leicester Square

FIDDLER ON THE ROOF

December 8, 1971

Dominion

1972

ZULU*

February 3, 1972

Casino-Cinerama

Re-issue

ANTONY AND CLEOPATRA

March 2, 1972

Astoria

THE COWBOYS

March 21, 1972

Casino-Cinerama

MARY QUEEN OF SCOTS

March 27, 1972

Odeon Leicester Square

Premiere only in 70mm.

THE REVENGERS

May 31, 1972

Casino-Cinerama

THE SHOES OF THE FISHERMAN

June 8, 1972

Empire

THE GREAT CARUSO*

June 22, 1972

Empire

Re-issue

THE TEN COMMANDMENTS *

July 17, 1972

Casino-Cinerama

Re-issue

SILENT RUNNING

September 28, 1972

Casino-Cinerama

THE PROFESSIONALS *

November 12, 1972

Odeon Marble Arch

Re-issue

THE GREAT WALTZ

November 29, 1972

Casino-Cinerama

MAN OF LA MANCHA

December 20, 1972

Dominion

1973

TCHAIKOVSKY

February 1, 1973

Odeon Haymarket

THE TAMING OF THE SHREW *

February 15, 1973

Odeon St.Martins Lane

Re-issue

LOST HORIZON

March 26, 1973

Odeon Leicester Square

TOM SAWYER

April 19, 1973

Dominion

THE BRIDGE ON THE RIVER KWAI *

July 17, 1973

Casino-Cinerama

Re-issue

LET THE GOOD TIMES ROLL

August 1, 1973

Dominion

JESUS CHRIST SUPERSTAR

August 23, 1973

Plaza

THIS IS CINERAMA *

October 18, 1973

Casino-Cinerama

Re-issue

THE LION IN WINTER *

November 8, 1973

Odeon Marble Arch

Re-issue

1974

PAPILLON

March 11, 1974

Leicester Square Theatre

RUN RUN JOE 

April 11, 1974

Casino-Cinerama

THAT┤S ENTERTAINMENT 

October 2, 1974

Dominion

EARTHQUAKE

November 28, 1974

Empire

1975

THE TOWERING INFERNO

January 30, 1975

Warner

FUNNY LADY

March 17, 1975

Odeon Leicester Square

THE WIND AND THE LION

June 25, 1975

Dominion

ROLLERBALL

September 3, 1975

Odeon Leicester Square

LUCKY LADY

December 26, 1975

Dominion

1976

THATS ENTERTAINMENT, Part II

May 20, 1976

Empire

LOGANS RUN

September 30, 1976

Empire

RETURN OF A MAN CALLED HORSE

October 28, 1976

Odeon Leicester Square and Odeon Marble Arch

1977

A STAR IS BORN

March 24, 1977

Warner and ABC Shaftesbury Avenue

A BRIDGE TOO FAR

June 23, 1977

Odeon Marble Arch

"Star Wars"

December 26, 1977

Dominion and Leicester Square Theatre

1978

CLOSE ENCOUNTERS OF THE THIRD KIND

March 13, 1978

Odeon Leicester Square

THE WIZ

April 5, 1978

Dominion

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GREASE

September 14, 1978

Empire

1979

CAPRICORN ONE

January 11, 1979

Classic Haymarket

THE DEER HUNTER

February 27, 1979

ABC Shaftesbury Avenue

THE MUPPET MOVIE

May 31, 1979

Leicester Square Theatre

DAYS OF HEAVEN

June 1, 1979

Plaza

THE CHAMP

July 10, 1979

Empire

HAIR

July 17, 1979

Dominion

ALIEN

September 6, 1979

Odeon Leicester Square

Apocalypse Now

December l, 1979

ABC Shaftesbury Avenue

THE BLACK HOLE

December 18, 1979

Odeon Leicester Square

1980

THE ROSE

February 7, 1980

Leicester Square Theatre

THE ELECTRIC HORSEMAN

March 13, 1980

Empire

SATURN 3

May 8, 1980

Classic Haymarket

THE EMPIRE STRIKES BACK

May 20, 1980

Odeon Leicester Square

FAME

July 23, 1980

Empire

CAN'T STOP THE MUSIC

July 31, 1980

ABC Shaftesbury Avenue

CLOSE ENCOUNTERS OF THE THIRD KIND: SPECIAL EDITION

September 18, 1980

Columbia

THE BLUES BROTHERS

October 10, 1980

Empire

THE BLUE LAGOON

October 16, 1980

Odeon Leicester Square

RAISE THE TITANIC

November 12, 1980

Leicester Square Theatre

DIVINE MADNESS

December 18, 1980

Warner

1981

THE JAZZ SINGER

January 29, 1981

ABC Shaftesbury Avenue

DANCE CRAZE

February 19, 1981

Dominion

TESS

April 9, 1981

Empire

ALTERED STATES

July 9, 1981

Warner and ABC Shaftesbury Avenue

RAIDERS OF THE LOST ARK 

July 30, 1981

Empire and Plaza

OUTLAND

August 27, 1981

Warner and ABC Shaftesbury Avenue

1982

HEAVENS GATE

September 10, 1981

Odeon Haymarket

QUEST FOR FIRE

April 8, 1982

Odeon Leicester Square

ANNIE

July 7, 1982

Odeon Leicester Square

PINK FLOYD:THE WALL 

July 15, 1982

Empire

ROCKY III

July 22, 1982

Leicester Square Theatre

STAR TREK II:THE WRATH OF KHAN

July 22, 1982

Plaza and ABC Shaftsbury Avenue

THE THING

August 26, 1982

Plaza

Blade Runner

September 9, 1982

Warner and ABC Shaftsbury Avenue

POLTERGEIST

September 16, 1982

Empire

THE ENTITY

September 30, 1982

Odeon Leicester Square

TRON

October 21, 1982

Odeon Leicester Square

GHANDI

December 3, 1982

Odeon Leicester Square

E.T. THE EXTRA TERRESTRIAL

December 9, 1982

Empire

1983

THE DARK CRYSTAL

February 17, 1983

Plaza

LET'S SPEND THE NIGHT TOGETHER

March 24, 1983

Classic Shaftsbury Avenue

RETURN OF THE JEDI 

June 2, 1983

Leicester SquareTheatre, Dominion and Odeon Marble Arch

WAR GAMES

August 18, 1983

Odeon Leicester Square

BLUE THUNDER

August 25, 1983

Classic Haymarket

STAYING ALIVE

September 22, 1983

Empire

THE STAR CHAMBER

November 3, 1983

Plaza

BRAINSTORM

December 23, 1983

Empire

1984

THE RIGHT STUFF

March 2, 1984

Warner

GREYSTOKE:THE LEGEND OF TARZAN, LORD OF THE APES

April 13, 1984

Warner

INDIANA JONES AND THE TEMPLE OF DOOM

June 15, 1984

Empire and Plaza

SUPERGIRL

July 19, 1984

ABC Shaftsbury Avenue

STAR TREK III:THE SEARCH FOR SPOCK

July 27, 1984

Plaza

STREETS OF FIRE

September 21, 1984

Empire

GHOSTBUSTERS

December 7, 1984

Odeon Leicester Square

GREMLINS

December 7, 1984

Warner

THE LAST STARFIGHTER

December 11, 1984

Leicester Square Theatre

DUNE

December 14, 1984

Empire

1985

AMADEUS

January 15, 1985

ABC Shaftsbury Avenue

CITY HEAT

March 1, 1985

Warner

2010

March 5, 1985

Empire

STARMAN

May 10, 1985

Leicester Square Theatre

RETURN TO OZ

July 10, 1985

Leicester Square Theatre

LADYHAWKE

August 9, 1985

Classic Haymarket

RAMBO:FIRST BLOOD 2

August 30, 1985

Warner

COCOON

September 13, 1985

Odeon Leicester Square

THE BLACK CAULDRON

October 11, 1985

Odeon Leicester Square

MAD MAX BEYOND THUNDERDOME

October 18, 1985

Warner

Lifeforce04.11.1985Leicester Square Theatre

SANTA CLAUS

November 25, 1985

Odeon Leicester Square

BACK TO THE FUTURE

December 4, 1985

Empire)

1986

A CHORUS LINE

January 9, 1986

Odeon Leicester Square

THE YEAR OF THE DRAGON

January 10, 1986

Warner

ROCKY IV

January 24, 1986

Leicester Square Theatre

REVOLUTION

January 31, 1986

Warner

SILVERADO

February 3, 1986

Leicester Square Theatre

SPIES LIKE US

February 14, 1986

Warner

OUT OF AFRICA

March 4, 1986

Empire

YOUNG SHERLOCK HOLMES

March 13, 1986

Plaza

WHITE NIGHTS

March 20, 1986

Odeon Leicester Square

BRING ON THE NIGHT

June 27, 1986

Prince Charles

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ALIENS

September 29, 1986

Odeon Leicester Square and Odeon Marble Arch

TOP GUN

October 3, 1986

Empire

THE MISSION

October 24, 1986

Warner

BIG TROUBLE IN LITTLE CHINA

November 14, 1986

Leicester Square Theatre

HOWARD: A NEW BREED OF HERO

December 12, 1986

Plaza

1987

THE COLOR OF MONEY 

March 6, 1987

Leicester Square Theatre

LITTLE SHOP OF HORRORS 

March 27, 1987

Warner

STAR TREK IV:THE VOYAGE HOME

April 10, 1987

Empire

PLATOON

April 23, 1987

Odeon Leicester Square

LETHAL WEAPON

August 28, 1987

Warner

THE UNTOUCHABLES

September 18, 1987

Empire

THE WITCHES OF EASTWICK

October 23, 1987

Warner

CRY FREEDOM

November 26, 1987

Empire

INNER SPACE

November 27, 1987

Warner

SPACEBALLS

December 11, 1987

Odeon Leicester Square

1988

PREDATOR

January 1, 1988

Leicester SquareTheatre and Odeon Marble Arch

THE LAST EMPEROR

February 26, 1988

Odeon Leicester Square

STAKEOUT

February 26, 1988

Warner and Odeon Marble Arch

EMPIRE OF THE SUN

March 22, 1988

Warner and ABC Shaftsbury Avenue

THREE MEN AND A BABY

April 7, 1988

Odeon Leicester Square

PATHFINDER

September 23, 1988

Cannon Shaftsbury Avenue

WHO FRAMED ROGER RABBIT?

December 2, 1988

Odeon Leicester Square

WILLOW

December 8, 1988

Empire

1989

DIE HARD

February 2, 1989

Odeon West-End and Odeon Marble Arch

SLIPSTREAM

February 10, 1989

Odeon Leicester Square

THE BIG BLUE

February 24, 1989

Lumiere

LAWRENCE OF ARABIA

May 26, 1989

Odeon Marble Arch

Re-issue. Restored Version

INDIANA JONES AND THE LAST CRUSADE

June 30, 1989

Empire and Plaza

BATMAN

August 11, 1989

Warner

LETHAL WEAPON 2

August 15, 1989

Warner

THE BEAR

September 22, 1989

Odeon West-End

THE ABYSS

October 13, 1989

Odeon Leicester Square

STAR TREK V: THE FINAL FRONTIER

November 20, 1989

Plaza

BACK TO THE FUTURE II

November 24, 1989

Empire

1990

CASUALTIES OF WAR

January 26, , 1990

Warner

BLACK RAIN

January 26, 1990

Empire

BORN OF THE FOURTH OF JULY

March 2, 1990

Empire

GLORY

March 2, 1990

Cannon Shaftsbury Avenue

ALWAYS

March 23, 1990

Plaza

THE HUNT FOR RED OCTOBER

April 20, 1990

Empire

MOUNTAINS OF THE MOON

April 20, 1990

Odeon Leicester Square

DICK TRACY

July 6, 1990

Odeon Leicester Square

BACK TO THE FUTURE III 

July 11, 1990

Empire and Plaza

TOTAL RECALL

July 27, 1990

Odeon West-End and Odeon Marble Arch

GREMLINS 2: THE NEW BATCH

July 27, 1990

Warner and Cannon Shaftsbury Avenue

DAYS OF THUNDER

August 10, 1990

Empire

MEMPHIS BELLE

September 7, 1990

Warner

THE SHELTERING SKY

November 3, 1990

Odeon Leicester Square

FLATLINERS

November 9, 1990

Odeon West-End

1991

AIR AMERICA

January 4, 1991

Odeon West-End

ARACHNOPHOBIA

January 4, 1991

Odeon Leicester Square

HAVANA

January 25, 1991

Empire

THE GODFATHER III

March 8, 1991

Empire

THE DOORS

April 26, 1991

Odeon Marble Arch

EDWARD SCISSORHANDS

July 26, 1991

Odeon Leicester Square

BACKDRAFT

August 2, 1991

Empire

THE ROCKETEER

September 2, 1991

Odeon Marble Arch

TERMINATOR II: JUDGMENT DAY

Sep 16, 1991

Odeon Leicester Square

SPARTACUS

November 1, 1991

Odeon Marble Arch

Restored Version, Re-issue.

1992

STAR TREK VI: THE UNDISCOVERED COUNTRY

February 14, 1992

Empire

HOOK

April 10, 1992

Odeon Leicester Square

HOWARDS END

May 1, 1992

Curzon Mayfair

FAR AND AWAY

July 31, 1992

Empire

LETHAL WEAPON III

August 14, 1992

Warner, MGM's Haymarket and MGM Trocadero)

ALIEN III

August 21, 1992

Odeon Leicester Square

PATRIOT GAMES

September 25, 1992

Empire

BEAUTY AND THE BEAST

October 9, 1992

Odeon West-End

1993

BARAKA

July 16, 1993

MGM Haymarket

THE LAST ACTION HERO

July 30, 1993

Odeon Leicester Square

REMAINS OF THE DAY

November 12, 1993

Curzon Mayfair

1994

LITTLE BUDDHA

April 29, 1994

Lumiere

GETTYSBURG

September 23, 1994

MGM Shaftsbury Avenue

My Fair LadyNovember, 1994MGM Shaftsbury AvenueRestored Version, Re-issue.

1997

HAMLET

April 14, 1997

Curzon Mayfair

VERTIGO *

April 25, 1997

Lumiere

Re-issue

TITANIC

November 18, 1997

Empire

Royal Film Performance.

1998

TITANIC

January 23, 1998

Odeon Leicester Square

ARMAGEDDON

August 5, 1998

Odeon Leicester Square

2001

2001: A Space OdysseyMarch 30, 2001Curzon MayfairRe-issue

2012

"The Master"November 2 - 16, 2012Odeon West EndExclusive 70mm run. Substandard versions opens after 16. November

 
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