“The Dirty Dozen”: The 70mm Engagements
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|Compiled by: Michael Coate||Date: 12.02.2017|
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The following is a reference/historical listing of the 70-millimeter presentations of “The Dirty Dozen” in North America. These were full-frame prints blown up from 35mm spherical photography and “presented in the grandeur, scope and excitement of 70mm projection with 6 track stereophonic sound”.
“The Dirty Dozen” was among five confirmed films released in 1967 with 70mm prints for selected engagements and the presentations were continuous-performance, general-release bookings (i.e. not roadshow). The Kenneth Hyman production and MGM release was directed by Robert Aldrich and starred Lee Marvin, Ernest Borgnine, Charles Bronson, Jim Brown, John Cassavetes, Richard Jaeckel, George Kennedy, Trini Lopez, Ralph Meeker, Robert Ryan, Telly Savalas, Clint Walker, and Robert Webber.
The world premiere of “The Dirty Dozen” was held June 15th, 1967, at Loew’s Capitol in New York.
The duration of the engagements (measured in weeks) has been included in parenthesis following the cinema name.
1967-06-15 … New York, NY — Capitol (7)
1967-06-28 … Los Angeles, CA — Paramount (15)
1967-06-28 … San Francisco, CA — Northpoint (9) [70mm from Week #3]
1967-06-30 … Toronto, ON — Uptown (16)
1967-07-21 … Chicago, IL — State Lake (10)
SUBSEQUENT 70MM ENGAGEMENTS & SCREENINGS
1967-08-09 … Philadelphia, PA — Orleans (2)
1967-09-29 … Oak Brook, IL — Oakbrook (3)
The information in this article was principally referenced from film industry trade publications and regional newspaper promotion, with thanks to Bill Kretzel and Mark Lensenmayer.
Additional 70mm prints were screened internationally but 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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