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70mm Film Presentations in London, England 1958 . 2023
.. in 70mm and 6.track magnetic stereophonic sound

All 70mm film lists
Compiled by: Mr. John Sharp, London Branch. Projectionist (retired) Date: 30.04.1999
Updated 21-01-24
Tickets thanks for David Page's collection

This is the story of a Golden Age. An era of opulence, glamour, glitz and grandeur. It was the best of times. The technology that drove this epoch was of course, 70mm projection. London's West End was especially blessed with first run 70mm screenings in the most beautiful picture theatres, as they were described at that time. That special time ran from the late fifties to the end of the sixties and I was especially blessed to be part of it. 70mm was and is the gold standard of cinema, a standard which has yet to be equalled, let alone surpassed.

Mark Lyndon, London 18. September 2019

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70mm Cinema and Film in the United Kingdom

 

Film List

 
Title Released End of 70mm run Cinema Notes

"South Pacific"

21.04.1958

03.09.1962

Dominion

“Sleeping Beauty”

29.07.1959

26.10.1959

Astoria

“Solomon and Sheba”

27.10.1959

07.05.1960

Astoria

 “Ben-Hur”

16.12.1959

28.05.1961

Empire

Oklahoma!

26.12.1959

06.03.1960

Metropole

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

“Can.Can”

22.03.1960

06.12.1960

Metropole

"The Alamo"

27.10.1960

05.05.1961

Astoria

"Spartacus"
 

07.12.1960

12.08.1961

Metropole

EXODUS

09.05.1961

24.02.1962

Astoria

“Ben-Hur” (Transferred from Empire) 29.05.1961 06.05.1962 Royalty Theatre

“The King and I”

13.08.1961

12.11.1961

Metropole

70mm Re-issue

“Black Tights”

04.09.1961
 

01.10.1961

Coliseum

"King of Kings"

15.11.1961

13.03.1962

Coliseum

"El Cid"

06.12.1961

06.02.1963

Metropole

"El Cid" (Transferred from Metropole) 07.02.1963 03.04.1963 Odeon Haymarket

"West Side Story"

27.02.1962

19.12.1963

Astoria

Premiered at Odeon Leicester Square
 

“Barabbas”

04.06.1962

06.01.1963
 

Odeon Haymarket

“Porgy and Bess”

02.10.1962

03.03.1963

Dominion

“Mutiny on the Bounty”

19.11.1962

10.07.1963

Royalty

"Lawrence of Arabia"
 

10.12.1962

06.02.1963

Odeon Leicester Square

"Lawrence of Arabia" (Transferred from Odeon Leicester Square) 07.02.1963 06.12.1964 Metropole

Flying Clipper Traumreise Unter Weissen Segeln

Der Reisefilm "Flying Clipper – Traumreise unter weißen Segeln" in Deutschland und in den USA

The German Travelogue "Flying Clipper – Traumreise unter weißen Segeln" in Germany and in the USA
 

04.03.1963

05.05.1963

Dominion

TARAS BULBA

04.04.1963

06.06.1963

Odeon Haymarket

55 DAYS AT PEKING

06.05.1963

30.07.1963

Dominion

55 DAYS AT PEKING (Transferred from Dominion)

18.07.1963 05.04.1964

Odeon Haymarket

"55 DAYS AT PEKING" ran concurrent with the Dominion for a few weeks

“Cleopatra”

31.07.1963

28.03.1965

Dominion

"It's A Mad Mad Mad Mad World"

02.12.1963

15.07.1964

Coliseum Cinerama

"It's A Mad Mad Mad Mad World" (Transferred from Coliseum Cinerama)

16.07.1964 07.08.1966 Royalty

“The Cardinal”

20.12.1963

12.03.1964

Astoria

THE FALL OF THE ROMAN EMPIRE

24.03.1964

02.06.1965

Astoria

“Becket”

25.03.1964
 

29.07.1964

Plaza

“Becket” (Transferred from Plaza)

30.07.1964 07.01.1965

Odeon Haymarket

THE MAGNIFICENT SHOWMAN / “Circus World”

16.07.1964

09.01.1965

Coliseum Cinerama

“Cheyenne Autumn”:

15.10.1964

19.01.1965

Warner

LA FAYETTE

10.01.1965

07.03.1965

Coliseum Cinerama

MY FAIR LADY

21.01.1965

06.07.1966

Warner

“Lord Jim”

15.02.1965

24.03.1965

Odeon Leicester Square

“Lord Jim” (Transferred from Odeon Leicester Square)

25.03.1965 07.09.1965 Metropole
 

THE FLAMING YEARS

11.03.1965

22.04.1965

Coliseum Cinerama

THE SOUND OF MUSIC

29.03.1965

29.06.1968

Dominion

THE GOLDEN HEAD

08.04.1965

02.06.1965

Royalty Cinerama

“The Greatest Story Ever Told”

08.04.1965

21.07.1965

Casino Cinerama

“The Greatest Story Ever Told” (Transferred from Casino Cinerama)

22.07.1965 27.10.1965 Royalty

MEDITERRANEAN HOLIDAY

22.04.1965 02.06.1965

Coliseum Cinerama
 

See Flying Clipper Traumreise Unter Weissen Segeln

MEDITERRANEAN HOLIDAY (Transferred from Coliseum)

03.06.1966 07.08.1966 Royalty

“In Harm’s Way”

14.05.1965

21.07.65

Plaza

OPERATION CROSSBOW

19.05.1965

07.09.1965

Empire

1965_crossbow

OPERATION CROSSBOW (Transferred from Empire)

08.09.1965 21.10.1965 Metropole

“Those Magnificent Men in Their Flying Machines”
 

03.06.1965

21.10.1965

Astoria

“Those Magnificent Men in Their Flying Machines” (Transferred from Astoria)

22.10.1965 06.07.1966 Metropole

THE BLACK TULIP

03.06.1965

14.07.1965

Coliseum Cinerama

“The Hallelujah Trail”

22.07.1965

16.12.1965

Casino Cinerama

THE SLEEPING BEAUTY

07.10.1965

19.01.1966

Odeon Haymarket

USSR Ballet version.

“The Great Race”

14.10.1965

26.02.1966

Coliseum Cinerama

THE AGONY AND THE ECSTASY

27.10.1965

22.02.1966

Astoria

“Battle of the Bulge”
 

17.12.1965

09.06.1966

Casino Cinerama

“Battle of the Bulge” (Transferred Casino Cinerama) 10.06.1966 03.10.1966 Coliseum
 

HOLIDAY IN SPAIN / SCENT OF MYSTERY

27.02.1966

06.04.1966

Coliseum Cinerama

RUSSIAN ADVENTURE

07.04.1966

07.06.1966

Coliseum Cinerama

DOCTOR ZHIVAGO

26.04.1966

09.09.1968

Empire

OTHELLO

02.05.1966

19.10.1966

Odeon Haymarket

Premiered at Odeon Leicester Square

“Khartoum”

09.06.1966

08.03.1967

Casino Cinerama

"The Bible ...in the beginning"

 

07.10.1966

03.06.1967

Coliseum Cinerama

“Is Paris Burning?”

07.12.1966

03.03.1967

Odeon Haymarket

Premiered at the Plaza

“Grand Prix”

09.03.1967

07.11.1967

Casino Cinerama

“Grand Prix” (Transferred from Casino Cinerama) 08.11.1967 17.01.1968 Coliseum

THE SAND PEBBLES

April 5, 1967

21.07.1967

Metropole

WAR AND PEACE

08.06.1967

05.07.1967

Coliseum Cinerama 

1956 version 70mm Re-issue

THE YOUNG GIRLS OF ROCHEFORT

06.07.1967

19.07.1967

Coliseum Cinerama

FAR FROM THE MADDING CROWD

16.10.1967

11.12.1967

Odeon Marble Arch

FAR FROM THE MADDING CROWD (Transferred from Odeon Marble Arch)

12.12.1967 13.03.1968 Metropole

“Custer of the West”

09.11.1968

09.05.1969

Casino Cinerama

CAMELOT

16.11.1967

21.04.1968

Warner

“Doctor Dolittle”

12.12.1967

09.11.1968

Odeon Marble Arch

HALF A SIXPENCE

22.12.1967

02.10.1968

Astoria

THE COMEDIANS

18.01.1968

20.03.1968

Coliseum Cinerama

"Around the World in 80 Days"

21.03.1968

22.05.1968

Coliseum Cinerama

Original release date was 02.07.1957 at the Astoria, in 34mm and Cinestage format.

Last film shown at the Coliseum
 

"2OO1: A Space Odyssey"

01.05.1968

26.03.1969

Casino Cinerama

“Play Time”

The Reconstruction of the 70mm print of Jacques Tati's "Play Time"
 

14.07.1968

04.11.1968

Odeon Haymarket

“Star!”

18.07.1968
 

05.06.1969

Dominion

“Gone with the Wind”

10.09.1968

 

21.01.1969
 

Empire

70mm Re-issue

The run at the Empire was interrupted so they could put in a short season of "WHERE EAGLES DARE" (22.01.1969 - 11.03.1969)

“Oliver!”

26.09.1968
 

14.01.1969

Odeon Leicester Square

BOLSHOI BALLET: SECRET OF SUCCESS

03.10.1968

17.10.1968

Odeon Kensington

MAYERLING

22.10.1968

04.12.1968

Warner

“Finian’s Rainbow”

10.10.1968

29.01.1969

Odeon Marble Arch

MAYERLING (Transferred from Warner)

05.12.1968 21.02.1969 Odeon Kensington

“Chitty Chitty Bang Bang”

12.12.1968

01.07.1969

Astoria

Premiered at Odeon Leicester Square

“Oliver!” (Transferred from Odeon Leicester Square)

15.01.1969 10.06.1970 Leicester Square Theatre

FUNNY GIRL

15.01.1969

24.02.1969

Odeon Leicester Square

“Where Eagles Dare”

22.01.1969

11.03.1969

Empire

WAR AND PEACE

23.01.1969

09.04.1969

Curzon Mayfair

USSR Version

HELLFIGHTERS

30.01.1969

20.02.1969

Odeon Marble Arch

“Seven Brides for Seven Brothers”

21.02.1969

16.04.1969
 

Odeon Marble Arch

70mm Re-issue

FUNNY GIRL (Transferred from Odeon Leicester Square)

25.02.1969 23.01.1970 Columbia
 

“Sweet Charity”

25.02.1969

08.04.1969

Odeon Leicester Square

“Gone with the Wind” (Continued)

12.03.1969
 

13.07.1969
 

Empire

“Ice Station Zebra”

27.03.1969

08.10.1969

Casino Cinerama

“Mackenna’s Gold”

10.04.1969

02.06.1969

Odeon Leicester Square

THE LONGEST DAY

06.06.1969

14.09.1969

Dominion

70mm Re-issue

“Gone with the Wind” (Transferred from Empire)

14.07.1969

21.12.1969

Odeon Marble Arch

ALFRED THE GREAT

14.07.1969

22.09.1969

Empire

“Krakatoa, East of Java”

31.07.1969

01.01.1970

Astoria

“The Jolson Story”

14.08.1969

22.10.1969

Metropole

70mm Re-issue

“The Wild Bunch”

21.08.1969

28.10.1969

Warner

WINNING

09.10.1969

21.12.1969

Casino Cinerama

JULIUS CAESAR

01.11.1969

12.11.1969

Empire

70mm Re-issue

“The Dirty Dozen”

13.11.1969

23.11.1969

Empire

70mm Re-issue

GOODBYE, MR. CHIPS

24.11.1969

16.9.1970

Empire

HELLO, DOLLY!

22.12.1969

27.08.1970

Odeon Marble Arch

“Ben-Hur”

26.12.1969

06.05.1970

Casino Cinerama

70mm Re-issue with reformatted flat image

PAINT YOUR WAGON

14.01.1970

22.07.1971

Astoria

“Marooned”

20.01.1970

22.02.1970

Odeon Leicester Square

“Marooned” (Transferred from Odeon Leicester Square)

23.02.1970 14.03.1970 Metropole

“Anne of the Thousand Days”

23.02.1970

23.04.1970

Odeon Leicester Square


 

“Anne of the Thousand Days” (Transferred from Odeon Leicester Square)

24.04.1970 02.06.1971 Odeon St Martins Lane
 

“Airport”

22.04.1970

03.06.1970

Odeon Leicester Square

“Airport” (Transferred from Odeon Leicester Square)

04.06.1970 05.07.1970 Metropole

“Oliver!” (Transferred from Leicester Square Theatre)

11.06.1970 __.__.1970 Columbia

"Patton: Lust for Glory"

07.05.1970

14.10.1970

Casino Cinerama

CROMWELL

17.07.1970

26.08.1970

Odeon Leicester Square

CROMWELL (Transferred from Odeon Leicester Square)

27.08.1970  27.01.1971 Odeon Marble Arch

TOO LATE THE HERO

27.08.1970

23.09.1970

Odeon Leicester Square

“Kelly’s Heroes”

17.09.1970

08.12.1970

Empire

“Darling Lili”

02.10.1970

06.01.1971

Plaza

“Tora! Tora! Tora!”

08.10.1970

11.02.1971

Leicester Square Theatre

“Waterloo”

26.10.1970

02.12.1970

Odeon Leicester Square

“Waterloo” (Transferred from Odeon Leicester Square)

03.02.1970 02.06.1971 Metropole

“Anne of the Thousand Days” (Transferred from Odeon St Martins Lane)

03.06.1971 17.06.1971 Metropole Victoria
 

“Waterloo” (Transferred from Metropole)

03.06.1971 01.09.1971 Columbia

TWO MULES FOR SISTER SARA

15.10.1970

09.12.1970

Casino Cinerama

“Scrooge”

30.11.1970

21.05.1971
 

Dominion

RYAN'S DAUGHTER

09.12.1970

02.02.1972

Empire

“Song of Norway”

10.12.1970

02.02.1972

Casino Cinerama

“The Last Valley”

07.04.1971

02.06.1971

Leicester Square Theatre

LE MANS

15.07.1971

25.08.1971

Odeon Marble Arch

THE HORSEMEN

23.07.1971

07.09.1971

Astoria

THE GREAT BATTLE

08.09.1971

21.10.1971

Astoria

WILD ROVERS

03.11.1971

20.11.1971

ABC Shaftsbury Avenue 1+2

“How the West Was Won”

25.11.1971

27.12.1971
 

Astoria

70mm Re-issue

NICHOLAS AND ALEXANDRA

29.11.1971

29.12.1971

Odeon Leicester Square

“Fiddler on the Roof”

08.12.1971

19.12.1972

Dominion

NICHOLAS AND ALEXANDRA (Transferred from Odeon Leicester Square)

30.12.1971 11.11.1972 Odeon Marble Arch

“Zulu”

03.02.1972

21.03.1972

Casino Cinerama

70mm Re-issue

ANTONY AND CLEOPATRA

02.03.1972

24.05.1972

Astoria

Gala World Premiere
 

“The Cowboys”

21.03.1972

03.05.1972

Casino Cinerama

“Mary, Queen of Scots”

27.03.1972

__.__.1972

Odeon Leicester Square

Premiere only in 70mm

THE REVENGERS

31.05.1972

21.06.1972

Casino Cinerama

THE SHOES OF THE FISHERMAN

08.06.1972

21.06.1972

Empire

THE GREAT CARUSO

22.06.1972

13.07.1972

Empire

70mm Re-issue

“The Ten Commandments”

18.07.1972

27.09.1972

Casino Cinerama

70mm Re-issue

SILENT RUNNING

22.09.1972

19.10.1972

Casino Cinerama

Douglas Trumbull's "Silent Running" screens in Bradford
 

THE PROFESSIONALS

12.11.1972

03.12.1972

Odeon Marble Arch

70mm Re-issue

“The Great Waltz”

29.11.1972

09.05.1973

Casino Cinerama

“Man of La Mancha”

20.12.1972

18.04.1973

Dominion

TCHAIKOVSKY

01.02.1973

01.03.1973

Odeon Haymarket

THE TAMING OF THE SHREW

15.02.1973

13.05.1973

Odeon St. Martins Lane

70mm Re-issue

LOST HORIZON

26.03.1973

09.05.1973

Odeon Leicester Square

“Tom Sawyer”

19.04.1973

21.06.1973

Dominion

LOST HORIZON (Transferred from Odeon Leicester Square)

10.05.1973 30.09.1973 Columbia

“The Bridge on the River Kwai”

17.05.1973

20.06.1973

Casino Cinerama

70mm Re-issue

LET THE GOOD TIMES ROLL

02.08.1973

12.09.1973

Dominion

“Jesus Christ Superstar”

23.08.1973

28.11.1973

Plaza

"This is Cinerama"

18.10.1973

16.01.1974

Casino Cinerama

70mm Re-issue

THE LION IN WINTER

18.11.1973

19.12.1973

Odeon Marble Arch

70mm Re-issue

THE LION IN WINTER (Transferred Odeon Marble Arch)

20.12.1973 07.02.1974 Astoria

PAPILLON

11.03.1974

24.07.1974

Leicester Square Theatre

RUN RUN JOE 

11.04.1974

01.05.1974

Casino Cinerama

Last film shown on the Cinerama screen

“That’s Entertainment!”

02.10.1974

19.03.1975

Dominion

“Earthquake”

…in Sensurround “Earth-Shattering” - A new dimension to the motion picture

…in Sensurround - Weltbewegend - Eine neue Dimension für den Film

28.11.1974

11.06.1975

Empire

Casino

“The Towering Inferno”

30.01.1975

05.06.1975

Warner

FUNNY LADY

17.03.1975

09.05.1975

Odeon Leicester Square

FUNNY LADY (Transferred from Odeon Leicester Square)

10.05.1975 24.07.1975 Odeon Marble Arch

THE WIND AND THE LION

26.06.1975

12.09.1975

Dominion

“Rollerball”

02.09.1975

15.10.1975

Odeon Leicester Square

THE WIND AND THE LION (Transferred from Dominion)

13.09.1975 09.10.1975 Columbia

“Lucky Lady”

26.12.1975

04.02.1976

Dominion

“That’s Entertainment, Part II”

20.05.1976

24.06.1976

Empire

“Logan’s Run”

30.09.1976

27.10.1976

Empire

“The Return of a Man Called Horse”

28.10.1976

15.12.1976

Odeon Leicester Square

“The Return of a Man Called Horse” 16.12.1976 __.__.1977 Odeon Marble Arch

“A Star is Born”

29.03.1977
 

24.08.1977

Warner

“A Star is Born”

29.03.1977
 

03.11.1977

ABC Shaftsbury Avenue 1+2

A BRIDGE TOO FAR

03.10.1977

05.01.1978

Odeon Marble Arch

70mm at Odeon Marble Arch only once the Odeon 35mm run had ended
 

"Star Wars"

27.12.1977

23.11.1978

Dominion

"Star Wars"

27.12.1977

01.03.1978

Leicester Square Theatre

“Close Encounters of the Third Kind”

13.03.1978

12.07.1978

Odeon Leicester Square

“Close Encounters of the Third Kind” (Transferred from Odeon Leicester Square) 13.07.1978 16.11.1978 Odeon Marble Arch
 
“Close Encounters of the Third Kind” (Transferred Odeon Marble Arch) 17.11.1978 12.01.1979 Columbia
 

THE WIZ

04.04.1978

12.07.1979

Dominion

"Dersu Uzula" 15.06.1978 20.09.1978 Curzon Mayfair

“Grease”

14.09.1978

23.12.1978

Empire

“Capricorn One”

11.01.1979

17.03.1979

Classic Haymarket

“The Deer Hunter”

27.02.1979

04.11.1979

ABC Shaftsbury Avenue 1+2

“The Muppet Movie”

31.05.1979

12.07.1979

Leicester Square Theatre

“Days of Heaven”

01.06.1979

12.07.1979

Plaza

THE CHAMP

09.07.1979

29.08.1979

Empire

“Hair”

18.07.1979

11.11.1979

Dominion

“Alien”

06.09.1979

17.12.1979

Odeon Leicester Square

Apocalypse Now

18.12.1979

29.05.1980

ABC Shaftsbury Avenue 1+2

“The Black Hole”

18.12.1979

16.03.1980

Odeon Leicester Square

“The Rose”

07.02.1980

20.03.1980

Leicester Square Theatre

THE ELECTRIC HORSEMAN

13.03.1980

30.4.1980

Empire

“The Black Hole” (Transferred from Odeon Leicester Square)

17.03.1980 10.07.1980 Odeon St Martins Lane

SATURN 3

08.05.1980

12.06.1980

Classic Haymarket

“The Empire Strikes Back”

20.05.1980

27.08.1980

Odeon Leicester Square

“Fame”

23.07.1980

10.09.1980

Empire

“Can’t Stop the Music”

31.07.1980

24.08.1980

ABC Shaftsbury Avenue 1+2

“The Empire Strikes Back” (Transferred from Odeon Leicester Square)

28.08.1980 24.12.1980 Dominion

“The Empire Strikes Back” (Transferred from Odeon Leicester Square)

28.08.1980 05.10.1980 Odeon Marble Arch

CLOSE ENCOUNTERS OF THE THIRD KIND: SPECIAL EDITION

18.09.1980

24.12.1980

Columbia

THE BLUES BROTHERS

23.10.1980

24.12.1980

Empire

“The Blue Lagoon”

16.10.1980

16.12.1980

Odeon Leicester Square

“Raise the Titanic”

12.11.1980

14.01.1981

Leicester Square Theatre

“Divine Madness”

22.01.1981

25.03.1981

Warner

“The Jazz Singer”

30.01.1981

08.04.1981

ABC Shaftsbury Avenue 1+2

"Dance Craze"

Speech for Joe Dunton

Joe Dunton Q/A

“Dance Craze”: The North American 70mm Engagements
 

19.02.1981

07.03.1981

Dominion

TESS

09.04.1981

29.07.1981

 

Empire

“Altered States”

09.07.1981

01.09.1981

Warner

70mm engagement completed, and then transferred to a smaller screen in 35mm
 

“Altered States”

09.07.1981

26.08.1981

ABC Shaftsbury Avenue 1+2

70mm engagement completed, and then transferred to a smaller screen in 35mm
 

TESS (Transferred from Empire)

30.07.1981 26.11.1981 Columbia

“Raiders of the Lost Ark”

30.07.1981

22.10.1981

Empire

“Raiders of the Lost Ark”

30.07.1981

__.__.1982

Plaza

“Outland”

02.08.1981 10.10.1981

ABC Shaftsbury Avenue 1+2

“Outland”

27.08.1981

17.10.1981

Warner

70mm engagement completed, and then transferred to a smaller screen in 35mm
 

“Quest for Fire”

08.04.1982

06.07.1982

Odeon Leicester Square

“Annie”

07.07.1982

25.08.1982

Odeon Leicester Square

“Pink Floyd: The Wall”

15.07.1982

22.09.1982

Empire

“Rocky III”

23.07.1982

25.08.1982

Leicester Square Theatre

“Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan”

22.07.1982

29.09.1982

Plaza

“Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan”

22.07.1982

08.09.1982

ABC Shaftsbury Avenue 1+2

“Annie” (Transferred from Odeon Leicester Square)

26.08.1982 14.11.1982 Odeon Marble Arch

“The Thing”

26.08.1982

29.09.1982

Plaza

Blade Runner

09.09.1982

27.10.1982

Warner

70mm engagement completed, and then transferred to a smaller screen in 35mm
 

Blade Runner

09.09.1982 16.12.1982)

ABC Shaftsbury Avenue 1+2

“Heaven’s Gate”

10.09.1981

14.10.1981

Odeon Haymarket

“Poltergeist”

16.09.1982

10.11.1982

Empire

“The Entity”

30.09.1982

21.10.1982

Odeon Leicester Square

"Tron"
 

22.10.1982

01.12.1982

Odeon Leicester Square

“Gandhi”

02.12.1982

09.02.1983

Odeon Leicester Square

“E.T. . The Extra Terrestrial”

10.12.1982

13.04.1983

Empire

“Gandhi” (Transferred from Odeon Leicester Square)

10.02.1983 19.07.1983 Odeon Marble Arch

“Gandhi” (Transferred from Odeon Leicester Square)

10.02.1983 09.06.1983 Warner

“The Dark Crystal”

17.02.1983

20.04.1983

Plaza

“Let’s Spend the Night Together”

24.03.1983

11.05.1983

Classic Shaftsbury Avenue

Formerly Columbia cinema
 

"Return of the Jedi"

02.06.1983

21.09.1983

Leicester Square Theatre
 

"Return of the Jedi"

02.06.1983 29.06.1983

Dominion
 

The Dominion then went to stage shows

"Return of the Jedi"

02.06.1983 09.07.1983

Odeon Marble Arch

“WarGames”

18.08.1983

19.10.1983

Odeon Leicester Square

“Blue Thunder”

25.08.1983

21.09.83

Classic Haymarket

“Staying Alive”

22.09.1983

22.12.1983

Empire

“The Star Chamber”

03.11.1983

30.11.1983

Plaza

70mm engagement completed, and then transferred to a smaller screen in 35mm
 

"Brainstorm"

Douglas Trumbull. A Great Legend Departs

23.12.1983

02.02.84

Empire

“The Right Stuff”

02.03.1984

09.05.84

Warner

GREYSTOKE:THE LEGEND OF TARZAN, LORD OF THE APES

13.04.1984

19.07.1984

Warner

70mm engagement completed, and then transferred to a smaller screen in 35mm
 

“Indiana Jones And The Temple Of Doom”

15.06.1984

20.09.1984

Empire

“Indiana Jones And The Temple Of Doom”

15.06.1984

__.__.1984

Plaza

SUPERGIRL

19.07.1984

05.09.1984

ABC Shaftsbury Avenue 1+2

“Star Trek III: The Search for Spock”

27.07.1984

29.11.1984

Plaza

"Streets of Fire"

21.09.1984

18.10.1984
 

Empire

"Streets of Fire" (Transferred from Empire)

19.10.1984 11.11.1984 Plaza

“Ghostbusters”

07.12.1984

17.01.1985

Odeon Leicester Square

“Gremlins”

07.12.1984

07.02.1985

Warner

70mm engagement completed, and then transferred to a smaller screen in 35mm
 

“The Last Starfighter”

11.12.1984

02.01.1985

Leicester Square Theatre

“Dune”

14.12.1984

24.01.1985

Empire

“Ghostbusters” (Transferred from Odeon Leicester Square)

18.01.1985 10.03.1985

Odeon Marble Arch

“Amadeus”

15.01.1985

13.03.1986

ABC Shaftsbury Avenue 1+2

“Dune” (Transferred from Empire) 25.01.1985 13.03.1985 Plaza

“City Heat”

01.03.1985

21.03.1985

Warner

70mm engagement completed, and then transferred to a smaller screen in 35mm
 

“2010”

05.03.1985

12.05.1985
 

Empire

“Starman”

10.05.1985

09.07.1985

Leicester Square Theatre

“2010” (Transferred from Empire)

13.05.1985 06.06.1985 Plaza

“Return to Oz”

10.07.1985

29.09.1985

Leicester Square Theatre

“Ladyhawke”

09.08.1985

29.09.1985
 

Classic Haymarket

70mm engagement completed, and then transferred to a smaller screen in 35mm
 

“Rambo: First Blood Part II”

30.08.1985

17.10.1985

Warner

70mm engagement completed, and then transferred to a smaller screen in 35mm
 

“Cocoon”

13.09.1985

10.10.1985

Odeon Leicester Square

“Lifeforce” 04.10.1985 04.12.1985 Leicester Square Theatre

“The Black Cauldron”

11.10.1985

31.10.1985

Odeon Leicester Square

“Mad Max Beyond Thunderdome”

18.10.1985

02.02.1986

Warner

70mm engagement completed, and then transferred to a smaller screen in 35mm
 

“The Black Cauldron” (Transferred from Odeon Leicester Square)

01.11.1985 23.01.1986 Odeon Marble Arch

“Santa Claus”

21.11.1985

08.01.1986

Odeon Leicester Square

“Back to the Future”

04.12.1985

24.01.1986

Empire

Royal Premiere on December 3rd before opening to the public on the 4th.
 

“Silverado”

03.01.1986

23.01.1986

Leicester Square Theatre

“A Chorus Line”

09.01.1986

19.03.1986

Odeon Leicester Square

“Year of the Dragon”

10.01.1986

27.02.1986

Warner

70mm engagement completed, and then transferred to a smaller screen in 35mm
 

“Silverado” (Transferred from Leicester Square Theatre)

24.01.1986 06.03.1986 ODEON Marble Arch

“Rocky IV”

24.01.1986

03.04.1986

Leicester Square Theatre

“Revolution”

31.01.1986

21.03.1986

Warner

70mm engagement completed, and then transferred to a smaller screen in 35mm
 

“Spies Like Us”

14.02.1986

08.04.1986

Warner

70mm engagement completed, and then transferred to a smaller screen in 35mm
 

“Out of Africa”

04.03.1986

17.07.1986
 

Empire

“Young Sherlock Holmes”

13.03.1986

08.04.1986

Plaza

70mm engagement completed, and then transferred to a smaller screen in 35mm
 

“A Chorus Line” (Transferred Odeon Leicester Square)

20.03.1986 03.04.1986. Odeon Marble Arch

“White Nights”

20.03.1986

24.04.1986

Odeon Leicester Square

“Bring on the Night”

27.06.1986

08.07.1986
 

Prince Charles

“Cobra” 01.08.1986 11.09.1986 Warner West End 70mm engagement completed, and then transferred to a smaller screen in 35mm
 

“Aliens”

29.08.1986

09.10.1986

Odeon Leicester Square

“Aliens”

29.08.1986

16.10.1986

Odeon Marble Arch

“Top Gun”

03.10.1986

22.01.1987

Empire

“The Mission”

October 24, 1986

09.04.1987

Warner

70mm engagement completed, and then transferred to a smaller screen in 35mm
 

“Big Trouble in Little China”

14.11.1986

12.12.1986

Leicester Square Theatre

“Howard the Duck”

12.12.1986

24.12.1986

Plaza

70mm engagement completed, and then transferred to a smaller screen in 35mm
 

“The Color of Money” 

06.03.1987

02.04.1987

Leicester Square Theatre

“Little Shop of Horrors”

27.03.1987

23.07.1987

Warner

70mm engagement completed, and then transferred to a smaller screen in 35mm
 

“Star Trek IV: The Voyage Home”

10.04.1987

26.06.1987

Empire

PLATOON

23.04.1987

04.06.1987

Odeon Leicester Square

“Lethal Weapon”

28.08.1987

22.10.1987

Warner

70mm engagement completed, and then transferred to a smaller screen in 35mm
 

“The Untouchables”

18.09.1987

25.12.1987

Empire

“The Witches of Eastwick”

23.10.1987

11.02.1988

Warner

“Cry Freedom”

26.11.1987

14.04.1988

Empire

“Innerspace”

27.11.1987

04.02.1988

Warner

70mm engagement completed, and then transferred to a smaller screen in 35mm
 

“Spaceballs”

11.12.1987

14.01.1988

Odeon Leicester Square

“Predator”

01.01.1988

07.04.1988

Leicester Square Theatre
 

“Predator”

01.01.1988

25.02.1988

Odeon Marble Arch

“The Last Emperor”

26.02.1988

31.03.1988

Odeon Leicester Square


 

“Stakeout”

26.02.1988

14.04.1988

Odeon Marble Arch

“Empire of the Sun”

22.03.1988

10.06.1988

Warner

Royal Film Performance Odeon Leicester Square 21.03.1988

After 10.06.1988, 70mm engagement completed, and then transferred to a smaller screen in 35mm
 

“Empire of the Sun”

22.03.1988

30.04.1988

ABC Shaftsbury Avenue 1+2

“The Last Emperor” (Transferred from Odeon Leicester Square)

01.04.1988  23.06.1988 Odeon Marble Arch

“Three Men and a Baby”

07.04.1988
 

28.04.1988

Odeon Leicester Square

“Three Men and a Baby” (Transferred from Odeon Leicester Square)

29.04.1988 21.07.1988 Warner 70mm engagement completed, and then transferred to a smaller screen in 35mm
 

 

PATHFINDER

23.09.1988

13.10.1988

Cannon Shaftsbury Avenue 1+2

“The Last Emperor” (Transferred from Odeon Marble Arch)

24.06.1988  04.08.1988 Cannon Shaftsbury Avenue 1+2

“Who Framed Roger Rabbit”

02.12.1988

05.01.1989

Odeon Leicester Square

“Who Framed Roger Rabbit”

__.__.1988

__.__.1989

Warner

“Willow”

06.12.1988

12.01.1989

Empire

"Die Hard"

03.02.1989
 

03.03.1989

 

Odeon West-End

"Die Hard"

03.02.1989
 

16.03.1989
 

Odeon Marble Arch
 

SLIPSTREAM

10.02.1989

02.03.1989

Odeon Leicester Square

“The Big Blue”

24.02.1989

16.04.1989

Lumiere

SLIPSTREAM (Transferred from Odeon Leicester Square)

03.03.1989
 
16.03.1989 Odeon Marble Arch

"Lawrence of Arabia"

26.05.1989

13.06.1989

Odeon Marble Arch
 

70mm Re-issue

Restored Version
 

"Lawrence of Arabia" (Transferred from Odeon Marble Arch)

14.06.1989  11.09.1988 Warner West End Restored Version
 

“Indiana Jones And The Last Crusade”

28.06.1989
 

27.10.1989

Empire

Royal Premiere Empire: 27.06.1989
 

“Indiana Jones And The Last Crusade”

28.06.1989

27.07.1989
 

Plaza
 

“Batman”

11.08.1989

23.11.1989

Warner

70mm engagement completed, and then transferred to a smaller screen in 35mm
 

"Lawrence of Arabia" (Transferred from Warner West End)

12.09.1988 31.09.1989 Cannon Shaftsbury Avenue 1+2 Restored Version
 

“Lethal Weapon 2”

15.09.1989

23.11.1989

Warner

70mm engagement completed, and then transferred to a smaller screen in 35mm
 

“The Bear” /  “L’Ours”

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

22.09.1989

19.10.1989

Odeon West-End

“The Abyss”

13.10.1989

09.11.1989

Odeon Leicester Square

Young Einstein

13.10.1989

20.10.1989

Warner
 

Was in 70mm at the Warner for a week. Transferred to a smaller screen in 35mm

 

“Star Trek V: The final Frontier”

20.10.1989

24.11.1989

Plaza

“Back to the Future Part II”

24.11.1989

25.01.1990

Empire

“Casualties of War”

26.01.1990

22.02.1990

Warner

70mm engagement completed, and then transferred to a smaller screen in 35mm
 

“Black Rain”

26.01.1990

01.03.1990

Empire

“Born on the Fourth of July”

02.03.1990

16.04.1990

Empire

“Glory”

02.03.1990

05.04.1990

Cannon Shaftsbury Avenue 1+2

“Always”

20.031990

26.04.1990

Plaza

Odeon Leicester Square 19.03.1990 Royal Film Performance only

70mm engagement completed, and then transferred to a smaller screen in 35mm
 

“The Hunt for Red October”

17.04.1990

01.06.1990

Empire

“Mountains of the Moon”

20.04.1990

10.05.1990

Odeon Leicester Square

“Dick Tracy”

06.07.1990

16.08.1990

Odeon Leicester Square

“Back to the Future Part III”

11.07.1990

09.08.1990

Empire

“Back to the Future Part III”

11.07.1990

__.__.1990

Plaza

“Total Recall”L

27.07.1990
 

30.08.1990

Odeon West-End

“Total Recall”

27.07.1990
 

30.08.1990

Odeon Marble Arch

“Gremlins 2: The New Batch”

27.07.1990

14.09.1990

Warner

70mm engagement completed, and then transferred to a smaller screen in 35mm
 

 

“Gremlins 2: The New Batch”

27.07.1990

23.08.1990

Cannon Shaftsbury Avenue 1+2

“Days of Thunder”

10.08.1990

20.09.1990

Empire

“Total Recall” (Transferred from Odeon Marble Arch)

31.08.1990 20.09.1990 Cannon Shaftsbury Avenue 1+2

“Memphis Belle”

07.09.1990

11.10.1990

Warner

70mm engagement completed, and then transferred to a smaller screen in 35mm
 

“The Sheltering Sky”

30.11.1990

03.01.1991

Odeon Leicester Square

“Flatliners”

09.11.1990

23.11.1990

Odeon West-End

“Flatliners” (Transferred from Odeon West-End)

24.11.1990 20.12.1990 Cannon Shaftsbury Avenue 1+2

“Air America”

04.01.1991

24.01.1991

Odeon West End

“Arachnophobia”

03.01.1991

24.01.1991

Odeon Leicester Square

“Air America” (Transferred from Odeon West End)

25.01.1991 14.02.1991 Cannon Shaftsbury Avenue 1+2

“Havana”

25.01.1991

02.02.1991

Empire

“Havana” (Transferred from Empire)

03.02.1991 21.02.1991 Plaza 70mm engagement completed, and then transferred to a smaller screen in 35mm
 

“The Godfather Part III”

08.03.1991

02.05.1991

Empire

“The Doors”

29.04.1991

06.06.1991

Odeon Marble Arch

“Edward Scissorhands”

26.07.1991

15.08.1991

Odeon Leicester Square

“Backdraft”

02.08.1991

19.09.1992

Empire

“The Rocketeer”

02.08.1991

26.09.1991

Odeon Marble Arch

“Terminator 2: Judgment Day”

16.08.1991

12.09.1991

Odeon Leicester Square

"Spartacus"

01.11.1991

12.12.1991

Odeon Marble Arch

70mm Re-issue

Restored Version

“Star Trek VI: The Undiscovered Country”

14.02.1992

05.03.1992

Empire

“Hook”

10.04.1992

07.05.1992

Odeon Leicester Square

“Howards End”

01.05., 1992

31.12.1992

Curzon Mayfair

“Far and Away”

30.70.1992

24.09.1992

Empire

“Lethal Weapon 3”

14.08.1992

17.09.1992

MGM Trocadero
 

70mm engagement completed, and then transferred to a smaller screen in 35mm
 

“Lethal Weapon 3”

14.08.1992

24.09.1992

MGM Haymarket
 

70mm engagement completed, and then transferred to a smaller screen in 35mm
 

“Lethal Weapon 3”

14.08.1992

24.09.1992

Odeon Marble Arch

“Alien 3”

21.08.1992

10.09.1992

Odeon Leicester Square

“Patriot Games”

25.09.1992

22.10.1992

Empire

“Beauty and the Beast”

09.10.1992

12.11.1992

Odeon West-End

"Baraka"

16.07.1993

12.08.1992

MGM Haymarket

Gala Premiere 15.07.1993

“Last Action Hero”

30.07.1993

26.08.1993

Odeon Leicester Square

“The Remains of the Day”

12.11.1993

31.03.1984

Curzon Mayfair

LITTLE BUDDHA

29.04.1994

25.05.1994

Lumiere

“Gettysburg”

23.09.1994

13.10.1994

MGM Shaftsbury Avenue

"My Fair Lady" __.11.1994 __.__.1994 MGM Shaftsbury Avenue 70mm Re-issue

Restored Version

"Hamlet"
 

14.02.1997

03.04.1997

Curzon Mayfair

“Vertigo”

Restoration of "Vertigo"
 

25.04.1997

22.05.1997

Lumiere

70mm Re-issue

“Titanic”

That Sinking Feeling......

23.01.1998

16.03.1998
 

Odeon Leicester Square

Royal Film Performance at the Empire 18.11.1997

ARMAGEDDON

05.08.1998

27.08.1998

Odeon Leicester Square

2OO1: A Space Odyssey 30.03.2001 __.__.2001 Curzon Mayfair 70mm Re-issue
"The Master" 02.11.2012 __.__.2012 Odeon West End Exclusive 70mm run.

Substandard format versions opens after 16. November
 
"Interstellar" 06.11.2014 20.11.2014 Odeon Leicester Square
"Interstellar" (Transferred from Odeon Leicester Square) 21.11.2014 24.12.2014 Odeon West-End Replaced by a Digital print.

Until the cinema closed 2 weeks later, this was the last film shown in Screen 2
"The Hateful Eight" 08.01.2016 04.02.2016 Odeon Leicester Square
"Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice"
 
25.03.2016 14.04.2017 Odeon Leicester Square
"Dunkirk"
 
21.07.2017 14.09.2017 Odeon Leicester Square
"Murder on the Orient Express"
 
03.11.2017 13.12.2017 Odeon Leicester Square
"Phantom Thread"
 
02.02.2018 01.03.2018 Picturehouse Central
 
2OO1: A Space Odyssey 18.05.2018 __.__.2018 Picturehouse Central 70mm Re-issue
"Roma" 28.01.2019 14.02.2019 BFI NFT1
"Joker" 11.10.2019 __.__.2019 Picturehouse Central
“The Aeronauts” 04.11.2019 __.__.2019 Picturehouse Central
"Tenet" 26.08.2020 22.10.2020 Odeon Leicester Square Selected showings in 70mm then Transferred to a smaller screen.

 
"Licorice Pizza" 01.01.2022

 
16.01.2022 Picturehouse Central Played selected performances only, then run continued with Digital print.
 
"Death on the Nile" 11.02.2022

 
01.03.2022
 
Odeon Leicester Square Run continued in a smaller screen with digital print.
 
"Oppenheimer" 21.07.2023 __.__.2023 Odeon Leicester Square
 
   
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