“Amadeus”: The 70mm Engagements
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|Compiled by: Michael Coate||Date: 21.09.2017|
|The following is a reference / historical listing of the 70-millimeter engagements of “Amadeus” in North America. The film’s 70mm prints consisted of full-frame imagery blown up from anamorphic 35mm photography. The audio was Six-Track Dolby Stereo (“A” encoded “baby boom” format). |
“Amadeus” was among sixteen confirmed first-run films released in 1984 with 70mm prints for selected engagements. The Saul Zaentz Company production and Orion release — directed by Milos Forman and starring F. Murray Abraham and Tom Hulce — opened exclusively in a 70mm limited release on September 19th.
The world premiere of “Amadeus” was held September 6th at the Coronet in Los Angeles. As well, invitational previews were held September 10th at the Samuel Goldwyn in Beverly Hills and September 12th in New York (cinema undetermined).
For the release of “Amadeus”, Orion employed the services of Lucasfilm’s Theater Alignment Program (TAP) to evaluate and approve the cinemas selected to book a 70mm print.
Trailers for “The Cotton Club” and “Secret Admirer” circulated with the “Amadeus” prints and which the distributor recommended be screened with the presentation.
Vancouver — Cineplex Odeon’s Odeon
Corte Madera — Marin’s Cinema
Los Angeles — UA’s Coronet 4-plex [THX]
Newport Beach — Edwards’ Newport Twin
Oakland — Foster’s Piedmont
San Diego — Pacific’s Cinerama
San Francisco — UA’s Coronet
Santa Clara — UA’s Cinema 150
DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA
Washington — K-B’s Cinema
Miami — Wometco’s Dadeland Triplex
Honolulu — Consolidated’s Cinerama
Chicago — Essaness’ Chestnut Station 5-plex
Skokie — M&R’s Old Orchard 4-plex
Baltimore — Durkee’s Senator
Boston — Sack’s Charles Triplex
Bloomington — General Cinema’s Southtown Twin
New York — Loews’ Paramount
New York — Loews’ Tower East
Toronto — Cineplex Odeon’s York Twin
Philadelphia — Budco’s Olde City Twin
Montreal — Cineplex Odeon’s Alexis Nihon Plaza Triplex
Dallas — General Cinema’s Northpark West Twin
Houston — General Cinema’s Galleria 4-plex
Seattle — Seven Gables’ Guild 45th Twin
SUBSEQUENT 70MM ENGAGEMENTS & SCREENINGS (to be added in a forthcoming revision)
This information has been principally referenced from film industry trade publications and regional newspaper promotion, with thanks to Bill Kretzel.
Additional 70mm prints were screened internationally but have not been accounted for in this article.
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