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70mm Presentations in Washington, DC
A Chronology of 70mm Large Format Exhibition, 1956-Present

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The 70mm Newsletter
Compiled by: David Ayers & Michael CoateDate: 02.04.2018
Updated 31.08.2021
Stanley Kubrick’s ‘2001: A Space Odyssey’ world premiere advert, Washington Post, 2nd April 1968

What follows is a chronology of 70-millimeter six-track stereophonic sound feature-film presentations in the Washington, DC region of the USA.

The focus of this work is 5-perf 70mm feature films and the cinemas in which they were exhibited. Short subjects, 8-perf and 15-perf (IMAX, Iwerks, etc.), Special Venue presentations, and some premiere events have not been included (but consideration will be given to adding them in a revision). The Kennedy Center, in particular, held numerous premieres and special screenings, and while the venue was not equipped with 70mm projection, they did screen 35mm prints interlocked with discrete audio print-masters. Such presentations, in this draft at least, have not been included in the chronology.

The emphasis here is on the titles that received publicly promoted, commercial exhibition in 70mm and their playdates. To facilitate an easy-to-reference title- and date-based layout, no details have been provided pertaining to the brand of 70mm (i.e. Todd-AO, Super Panavision, Ultra Panavision, Cinerama, D-150, etc.) or technical particulars of each presentation (i.e. O-neg source, inter-neg source, blow-up, pillarboxed, letterboxed, Dolby A, Dolby SR, five screen channels vs. three, baby boom, split surround, digital sound, etc.).

 
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Part 1: The 70mm-Equipped Cinemas

 
WASHINGTON (District of Columbia)
Apex
Avalon
Cinema
Embassy Circle
Fine Arts
Gallery Place
Jenifer
Kennedy Center (35mm only w/ discrete printmaster interlock capability)
L’Enfant
MacArthur
Ontario
Palace
Tenley Circle
Union Station
Uptown
Warner
Wisconsin Avenue

ALEXANDRIA (Virginia)
Hoffman Center
Mt. Vernon Multiplex Cinemas

ANNANDALE (Virginia)
Annandale
Bradlick

ARLINGTON (Virginia)
Pentagon City
Shirlington

BAILEY’S CROSSROADS (Virginia)
Cinema 7

BETHESDA (Maryland)
Montgomery Mall

CENTREVILLE
Centreville Multiplex Cinemas

FAIRFAX (Virginia)
Fairfax Circle
Fair City Mall
The Movies at Fair Oaks

GAITHERSBURG (Maryland)
Rio

GREENBELT (Maryland)
Academy
Beltway Plaza

MARLOW HEIGHTS (Maryland)
Marlow

McLEAN (Virginia)
Tysons Center
Tysons Corner

MERRIFIELD (Virginia)
Arlington Blvd/Lee Highway Multiplex Cinemas

RESTON (Virginia)
Town Center

SILVER SPRING (Maryland)
AFI Silver Cultural Center

SPRINGFIELD (Virginia)
Springfield Mall

VIENNA (Virginia)
Tysons
Tysons Fairfax Square
Vienna

WOODBRIDGE (Virginia)
Potomac Mills

An overview of each cinema will be provided in a forthcoming revision.
 
 

Part 2: The 70mm Presentations

 
Opening date YYYY-MM-DD … TITLE … Cinema (duration in weeks) [notes]

* Reserved-seat engagement (i.e. roadshow)

m/o = continuation of a booking from another cinema

1956-11-01 … Oklahoma!* … Uptown (23)

1957-04-08 … Around the World in 80 Days* … Uptown (51)

1958-04-01 … SOUTH PACIFIC* … Uptown (32)
1958-12-23 … SOUTH PACIFIC* … Uptown (8)

1959-02-18 … SLEEPING BEAUTY … Uptown (11)
1959-10-07 … THE BIG FISHERMAN* … Warner (10)
1959-10-14 … PORGY AND BESS* … Uptown (12)
1959-12-25 … SOLOMON AND SHEBA … Palace (7)

1960-03-15 … BEN-HUR* … Warner (44)
1960-05-25 … CAN-CAN* … Uptown (19)
1960-12-23 … THE ALAMO* … Uptown (8)

1961-01-18 … SPARTACUS* … Warner (24)
1961-02-20 … EXODUS* … Uptown (18)
1961-06-28 … SPARTACUS … Uptown m/o (11 [35])
1961-11-02 … KING OF KINGS* … Warner (15)
1961-11-14 … WEST SIDE STORY* … Uptown (42)

1962-03-23 … OKLAHOMA! … Palace (2)
1962-06-12 … EL CID … Warner (11)
1962-09-12 … WEST SIDE STORY … Warner (10)
1962-11-20 … MUTINY ON THE BOUNTY* … Warner (22)

1963-02-25 … LAWRENCE OF ARABIA* … Ontario (34)
1963-05-29 … 55 DAYS AT PEKING … Warner (4) [70mm?]
1963-06-26 … CLEOPATRA* … Warner (40)

1964-02-19 … IT’S A MAD, MAD, MAD, MAD WORLD* … Uptown (36)
1964-04-01 … THE FALL OF THE ROMAN EMPIRE* … Warner (12)
1964-06-24 … THE UNSINKABLE MOLLY BROWN … Warner (9)
1964-07-08 … SPARTACUS … Beltway Plaza (4 days)
1964-07-08 … SPARTACUS … Bradlick (4 days)
1964-07-09 … BECKET … Ontario (15)
1964-07-15 … EL CID … Beltway Plaza (4 days)
1964-07-19 … LAWRENCE OF ARABIA … Beltway Plaza (3 days)
1964-07-19 … LAWRENCE OF ARABIA … Bradlick (3 days)
1964-10-07 … THE FALL OF THE ROMAN EMPIRE … Annandale (1)
1964-10-28 … CIRCUS WORLD* … Uptown (3)
1964-11-24 … MY FAIR LADY* … Warner (48)

1965-03-03 … BECKET … Beltway Plaza (2)
1965-02-03 … BECKET … Marlow (1)
1965-03-10 … THE GREATEST STORY EVER TOLD* … Uptown (19)
1965-03-11 … LORD JIM* … Apex (12)
1965-03-17 … THE SOUND OF MUSIC* … Ontario (97)
1965-04-07 … IN HARM’S WAY* … Palace (6)
1965-06-30 … THOSE MAGNIFICENT MEN IN THEIR FLYING MACHINES* … Apex (27)
1965-07-20 … THE HALLELUJAH TRAIL* … Uptown (9)
1965-09-22 … MEDITERRANEAN HOLIDAY* … Uptown (6)
1965-11-03 … THE AGONY AND THE ECSTASY* … Uptown (18)

1966-02-02 … DOCTOR ZHIVAGO* … Warner (54)
1966-03-09 … BATTLE OF THE BULGE* … Uptown (15)
1966-06-23 … KHARTOUM* … Uptown (13)
1966-10-26 … THE BIBLE* … Uptown (29)
1966-10-26 … OKLAHOMA! … Cinema 7 (1)
1966-11-22 … IS PARIS BURNING?* … Apex (9) [70mm?]

1967-02-14 … HAWAII* … Warner (22) [70mm?]
1967-01-25 … THE SAND PEBBLES* … Ontario (30)
1967-05-24 … GRAND PRIX* … Uptown (21)
1967-10-19 … FAR FROM THE MADDING CROWD* … Uptown (14)
1967-10-25 … GONE WITH THE WIND* … Apex (51)
1967-11-08 … CAMELOT* … Warner (31)

1968-03-06 … HALF A SIXPENCE* … Ontario (8) [70mm?]
1968-04-02 … 2OO1: A Space Odyssey* … Uptown (52)
1968-05-06 … WAR AND PEACE* … Ontario (12) [70mm?]
1968-06-12 … DOCTOR DOLITTLE* … Warner (14)
1968-10-16 … FINIAN’S RAINBOW* … Apex (15) [70mm?]
1968-10-23 … FUNNY GIRL* … Ontario (19) [70mm?]
1968-11-07 … STAR!* … Warner (13)
1968-11-14 … THE SHOES OF THE FISHERMAN* … L’Enfant (20)
1968-12-18 … GONE WITH THE WIND … Cinema 7 (11)
1968-12-18 … OLIVER!* … MacArthur (43) [70mm?]

1969-01-09 … DOCTOR ZHIVAGO … Tysons (1)
1969-04-02 … BEN-HUR* … L’Enfant (9)
1969-04-02 … ICE STATION ZEBRA* … Uptown (12)
1969-04-09 … DOCTOR ZHIVAGO … Tysons (1)
1969-06-11 … THE SHOES OF THE FISHERMAN … Tysons (2)
1969-06-25 … KRAKATOA, EAST OF JAVA … L’Enfant (7)
1969-06-25 … SWEET CHARITY* … Uptown (13)
1969-10-29 … PAINT YOUR WAGON* … Apex (16)
1969-12-17 … GOODBYE, MR. CHIPS* … MacArthur (13)
1969-12-18 … HELLO, DOLLY!* … Warner (23)

1970-01-16 … GONE WITH THE WIND … Uptown (3)
1970-02-08 … MAROONED* … Uptown (10)
1970-03-03 … PATTON* … Apex (20)
1970-04-22 … 2001: A SPACE ODYSSEY … Uptown (5)
1970-05-27 … HELLO, DOLLY! … Uptown m/o (17 [40])
1970-09-24 … TORA! TORA! TORA!* … Uptown (20)
1970-12-25 … SONG OF NORWAY* … MacArthur (9)

1971-02-24 … MY FAIR LADY … Uptown (6)
1971-04-30 … PATTON … Bradlick (3)
1971-04-30 … PATTON … Vienna (3)
1971-06-02 … MY FAIR LADY … Vienna (1)
1971-07-07 … SONG OF NORWAY … Vienna (2)
1971-07-28 … TORA! TORA! TORA! … Vienna (1)
1971-08-25 … GONE WITH THE WIND … Uptown (4)
1971-10-06 … AROUND THE WORLD IN 80 DAYS / WEST SIDE STORY … Uptown (5)
1971-10-20 … MY FAIR LADY … Bradlick (1)
1971-11-10 … FIDDLER ON THE ROOF* … Uptown (57) [70mm?]
1971-12-08 … THE GREATEST STORY EVER TOLD … Vienna (1)

1972-12-13 … MAN OF LA MANCHA* … Uptown (18) [70mm?]

1973-03-21 … THE SOUND OF MUSIC … MacArthur (14)
1973-04-18 … 2001: A SPACE ODYSSEY … Uptown (8)
1973-10-03 … THIS IS CINERAMA … Uptown (6)

1974-06-26 … THAT’S ENTERTAINMENT! … Uptown (20)
1974-08-28 … 2001: A SPACE ODYSSEY … MacArthur (9)
1974-12-25 … JESUS CHRIST SUPERSTAR … MacArthur (3)

1975-05-23 … 2001: A SPACE ODYSSEY … Uptown (2)
1975-06-06 … GONE WITH THE WIND … Uptown (4)
1975-06-25 … THE WIND AND THE LION … Apex (8)
1975-07-01 … ROLLERBALL … Uptown (9)
1975-08-20 … GONE WITH THE WIND … Apex (1)
1975-09-03 … DOCTOR ZHIVAGO … Apex (1)
1975-09-24 … LAWRENCE OF ARABIA … Apex (1)
1975-10-03 … THE JOLSON STORY … Apex (2)
1975-10-10 … DOCTOR ZHIVAGO … Uptown (2)
1975-11-05 … 2001: A SPACE ODYSSEY … Uptown (1)

1976-03-10 … GONE WITH THE WIND … Uptown (2)
1976-03-31 … GONE WITH THE WIND … Uptown (1)
1976-06-16 … THAT’S ENTERTAINMENT PART II … Uptown (8)
1976-06-23 … LOGAN’S RUN … Apex (7)
1976-12-01 … 2001: A SPACE ODYSSEY … Uptown (2)

1977-04-27 … PANORAMA BLUE … Fairfax Circle (1)
1977-05-04 … 2001: A SPACE ODYSSEY … Uptown (1)
1977-05-25 … STAR WARS … Uptown (55) [70mm from Week 30]

1978-06-16 … CLOSE ENCOUNTERS OF THE THIRD KIND … MacArthur (4)
1978-06-16 … CLOSE ENCOUNTERS OF THE THIRD KIND … Tysons (8)
1978-06-16 … GREASE … Uptown (16) [70mm from Week 11]
1978-10-04 … DAYS OF HEAVEN … Tenley (11)
1978-12-01 … MY FAIR LADY … MacArthur (3)

1979-01-26 … SUPERMAN … Embassy Circle (19)
1979-05-25 … ALIEN … Uptown (19)
1979-10-03 … APOCALYPSE NOW … Uptown (11)
1979-11-16 … SLEEPING BEAUTY … Tenley (5)
1979-11-16 … SLEEPING BEAUTY … Tysons (5)
1979-11-30 … BLACK ORPHEUS … Embassy Circle (3)
1979-12-21 … APOCALYPSE NOW … Embassy Circle (8)
1979-12-21 … THE BLACK HOLE … Uptown (8)

1980-05-21 … THE EMPIRE STRIKES BACK … Cinema (29)
1980-05-21 … THE EMPIRE STRIKES BACK … Springfield Mall (30)
1980-06-18 … THE EMPIRE STRIKES BACK … Cinema 7 (19)
1980-06-18 … THE EMPIRE STRIKES BACK … Tysons (26)
1980-08-01 … CLOSE ENCOUNTERS OF THE THIRD KIND … Tenley (6)
1980-08-01 … RAISE THE TITANIC … Uptown (8)
1980-09-26 … DIVINE MADNESS … Uptown (7)
1980-12-12 … 2001: A SPACE ODYSSEY … Cinema (2)
1980-12-19 … THE JAZZ SINGER … Uptown (5)

1981-01-16 … ALTERED STATES … Springfield Mall (sneak preview)
1981-01-16 … ALTERED STATES … Uptown (sneak preview)
1981-01-23 … ALTERED STATES … Springfield Mall (10)
1981-01-23 … ALTERED STATES … Uptown (10)
1981-02-06 … APOCALYPSE NOW … Cinema (1)
1981-04-10 … STAR WARS … Uptown (2)
1981-04-24 … 2001: A SPACE ODYSSEY … Uptown (1) [fest]
1981-05-01 … CLOSE ENCOUNTERS OF THE THIRD KIND … Uptown (4 days) [fest]
1981-05-05 … APOCALYPSE NOW … Uptown (5 days) [fest]
1981-05-10 … THE SOUND OF MUSIC … Uptown (2 days) [fest]
1981-05-12 … DAYS OF HEAVEN … Uptown (3 days) [fest]
1981-05-15 … PATTON … Uptown (2 days) [fest]
1981-05-17 … THE ROSE … Uptown (2 days) [fest]
1981-05-20 … THE SAND PEBBLES … Uptown (2 days) [fest]
1981-05-22 … OUTLAND … Uptown (4)
1981-06-12 … RAIDERS OF THE LOST ARK … Cinema (25)
1981-06-19 … SUPERMAN II … Springfield Mall (14)
1981-06-19 … SUPERMAN II … Uptown (15)

1982-03-05 … QUEST FOR FIRE … Springfield Mall (4+)
1982-03-05 … QUEST FOR FIRE … Uptown (6)
1982-05-14 … APOCALYPSE NOW … Cinema (11 days) [fest]
1982-05-25 … LAWRENCE OF ARABIA … Cinema (3 days) [fest]
1982-05-28 … CAMELOT … Cinema (3 days) [fest]
1982-05-31 … THE DEER HUNTER … Cinema (4 days) [fest]
1982-06-04 … 2001; A SPACE ODYSSEY … Uptown (2)
1982-06-04 … JESUS CHRIST SUPERSTAR … Cinema (3 days) [fest]
1982-06-04 … POLTERGEIST … Embassy Circle (10)
1982-06-04 … STAR TREK II: THE WRATH OF KHAN … MacArthur (6)
1982-06-07 … DELIVERANCE … Cinema (2 days) [fest]
1982-06-09 … DAYS OF HEAVEN … Cinema (2 days) [fest]
1982-06-11 … E.T. THE EXTRA-TERRESTRIAL … Cinema (26)
1982-06-18 … ANNIE … Uptown (6)
1982-07-16 … RAIDERS OF THE LOST ARK … MacArthur (3)
1982-07-30 … ANNIE / APOCALYPSE NOW … Uptown (2)
1982-08-13 … STAR WARS … Uptown (5)
1982-09-17 … PINK FLOYD: THE WALL … Uptown (4)
1982-10-15 … TRON … Uptown (2)
1982-11-19 … THE EMPIRE STRIKES BACK … Uptown (3)
1982-12-08 … GANDHI … Uptown (27)
1982-12-17 … THE DARK CRYSTAL … MacArthur (8)

1983-02-11 … LET’S SPEND THE NIGHT TOGETHER … MacArthur (2)
1983-05-13 … BLUE THUNDER … Tenley (6)
1983-05-25 … RETURN OF THE JEDI … Jenifer (18)
1983-05-25 … RETURN OF THE JEDI … MacArthur (15)
1983-05-25 … RETURN OF THE JEDI … Springfield Mall (18)
1983-06-03 … WARGAMES … Cinema (16)
1983-06-17 … SUPERMAN III … Uptown (4)
1983-07-15 … STAYING ALIVE … Cinema 7 (6)
1983-07-15 … STAYING ALIVE … Uptown (4)
1983-07-15 … SUPERMAN III … Tenley (2)
1983-07-29 … KRULL … Tenley (2)
1983-09-30 … BRAINSTORM … MacArthur (4)
1983-09-30 … BRAINSTORM … Springfield Mall (6)
1983-10-07 … OKLAHOMA! … Uptown (2)
1983-10-21 … THE RIGHT STUFF … Uptown (7)
1983-12-09 … THE RIGHT STUFF … MacArthur (11)

1984-03-30 … GREYSTOKE: THE LEGEND OF TARZAN … Uptown (9)
1984-05-23 … INDIANA JONES AND THE TEMPLE OF DOOM … Cinema (17)
1984-05-23 … INDIANA JONES AND THE TEMPLE OF DOOM … Cinema 7 (12)
1984-05-23 … INDIANA JONES AND THE TEMPLE OF DOOM … Fair Oaks (20)
1984-05-23 … INDIANA JONES AND THE TEMPLE OF DOOM … Springfield Mall (17)
1984-05-23 … INDIANA JONES AND THE TEMPLE OF DOOM … Tysons Center (16)
1984-06-01 … STAR TREK III: THE SEARCH FOR SPOCK … Fine Arts (7)
1984-06-01 … STREETS OF FIRE … Uptown (1)
1984-06-08 … GHOSTBUSTERS … Uptown (17)
1984-07-13 … THE LAST STARFIGHTER … MacArthur (5)
1984-09-19 … AMADEUS … Cinema (9)
1984-11-21 … AMADEUS … Fine Arts (2)
1984-12-07 … 2010 … Fair Oaks (6)
1984-12-07 … 2010 … Jenifer (9)
1984-12-07 … 2010 … Springfield Mall (7)
1984-12-14 … DUNE … Uptown (5)
1984-12-14 … STARMAN … MacArthur (5)
1984-12-21 … AMADEUS … MacArthur (19) [70mm from Week 6]

1985-01-18 … DUNE … MacArthur (1)
1985-03-29 … RETURN OF THE JEDI … Tysons Center (3)
1985-03-29 … RETURN OF THE JEDI … Uptown (2)
1985-04-12 … AMADEUS … Cinema (1)
1985-04-12 … LADYHAWKE … Uptown (8)
1985-04-12 … RETURN OF THE JEDI … MacArthur (1)
1985-04-26 … THE SOUND OF MUSIC … Cinema (3 days) [fest]
1985-05-08 … OKLAHOMA! … Cinema (3 days) [fest]
1985-06-05 … HELLO, DOLLY! … Cinema (2 days) [fest]
1985-06-07 … THE GOONIES … Avalon (6)
1985-06-21 … COCOON … Fair Oaks (17)
1985-06-21 … COCOON … Fine Arts (7)
1985-06-21 … COCOON … Springfield Mall (15)
1985-06-21 … COCOON … Tysons Center (14)
1985-06-21 … LIFEFORCE … Ontario (3)
1985-06-21 … RETURN TO OZ … Uptown (2)
1985-06-29 … SILVERADO … Avalon (sneak preview)
1985-07-03 … BACK TO THE FUTURE … Avalon (24)
1985-07-03 … RETURN TO OZ / APOCALYPSE NOW … Uptown (1)
1985-07-06 … SILVERADO … Uptown (sneak preview)
1985-07-10 … MAD MAX BEYOND THUNDERDOME … Embassy Circle (5)
1985-07-10 … SILVERADO … Uptown (12)
1985-07-19 … THE BLACK CAULDRON … Jenifer (sneak preview)
1985-07-19 … E.T. THE EXTRA TERRESTRIAL … MacArthur (4)
1985-07-24 … THE BLACK CAULDRON … Jenifer (5)
1985-07-26 … AMADEUS … Cinema (2)
1985-10-04 … SILVERADO … Tenley (1)
1985-10-11 … SILVERADO … MacArthur (2)
1985-12-04 … YOUNG SHERLOCK HOLMES … Cinema (9)
1985-12-06 … WHITE NIGHTS … MacArthur (8)
1985-12-20 … A CHORUS LINE … Avalon (4)
1985-12-20 … OUT OF AFRICA … Uptown (21)

1986-02-07 … REVOLUTION … Cinema (2)
1986-02-21 … THE CLAN OF THE CAVE BEAR … Cinema (3)
1986-03-26 … THE MONEY PIT … Tenley (5)
1986-05-02 … APOCALYPSE NOW … Cinema (1)
1986-05-09 … RAIDERS OF THE LOST ARK … Cinema (2)
1986-05-09 … INDIANA JONES AND THE TEMPLE OF DOOM … Cinema (2)
1986-05-19 … TOP GUN … Academy (#1: 30)
1986-05-19 … TOP GUN … Academy (#2: 3) [interlock]
1986-05-19 … TOP GUN … Cinema (10)
1986-05-19 … TOP GUN … Springfield Mall (22)
1986-05-22 … COBRA … Embassy Circle (6)
1986-05-23 … ABSOLUTE BEGINNERS … Uptown (4)
1986-06-06 … SPACECAMP … Jenifer (3)
1986-07-18 … ALIENS … Fine Arts (13)
1986-07-25 … TOP GUN … Jenifer (4)
1986-08-01 … HOWARD THE DUCK … Springfield Mall (3)
1986-08-01 … HOWARD THE DUCK … Uptown (2)
1986-08-15 … MANHUNTER … Uptown (6)
1986-09-26 … MANHUNTER … Tenley (1)
1986-10-17 … THE COLOR OF MONEY … Avalon (10)
1986-10-17 … THE COLOR OF MONEY … Fine Arts (8)
1986-11-14 … THE MISSION … Uptown (9)
1986-11-26 … STAR TREK IV: THE VOYAGE HOME … Fair Oaks (10)
1986-11-26 … STAR TREK IV: THE VOYAGE HOME … Jenifer (11)
1986-11-26 … STAR TREK IV: THE VOYAGE HOME … Montgomery Mall (9)
1986-11-26 … STAR TREK IV: THE VOYAGE HOME … Mt. Vernon (13)
1986-11-26 … STAR TREK IV: THE VOYAGE HOME … Tysons Center (9)
1986-12-19 … LITTLE SHOP OF HORRORS … Tenley (10)

1987-02-13 … THE MISSION … Ontario (4)
1987-03-06 … LETHAL WEAPON … Fine Arts (8)
1987-06-03 … THE UNTOUCHABLES … Cinema (12)
1987-06-03 … THE UNTOUCHABLES … Fair Oaks (10)
1987-06-03 … THE UNTOUCHABLES … Montgomery Mall (9)
1987-06-03 … THE UNTOUCHABLES … Tysons Center (9)
1987-07-01 … INNERSPACE … Tenley (4)
1987-08-05 … STAKEOUT … Avalon (9)
1987-11-05 … CRY FREEDOM … Uptown (7)
1987-11-13 … THE RUNNING MAN … Embassy Circle (5)
1987-12-11 … EMPIRE OF THE SUN … Cinema (8)
1987-12-18 … THE LAST EMPEROR … Jenifer (1)
1987-12-25 … CRY FREEDOM … Jenifer (12)
1987-12-25 … THE LAST EMPEROR … Uptown (21)

1988-01-15 … GOOD MORNING, VIETNAM … Fine Arts (10)
1988-01-15 … GOOD MORNING, VIETNAM … Tenley (13)
1988-05-20 … WILLOW … Uptown (5)
1988-06-22 … WHO FRAMED ROGER RABBIT … Uptown (13)
1988-06-22 … WILLOW … Tenley (3)
1988-07-15 … DIE HARD … Wisconsin Ave (10)
1988-09-23 … GORILLAS IN THE MIST … Uptown (11)
1988-11-23 … COCOON: THE RETURN … Wisconsin Ave (4)

1989-01-12 … BEACHES … Cinema (4)
1989-02-08 … LAWRENCE OF ARABIA … Uptown (10)
1989-04-21 … LAWRENCE OF ARABIA … Avalon (8)
1989-05-24 … INDIANA JONES AND THE LAST CRUSADE … Cinema (12)
1989-05-24 … INDIANA JONES AND THE LAST CRUSADE … Cinema 7 (17)
1989-05-24 … INDIANA JONES AND THE LAST CRUSADE … Fair Oaks (20)
1989-05-24 … INDIANA JONES AND THE LAST CRUSADE … Lee Hwy (10)
1989-05-24 … INDIANA JONES AND THE LAST CRUSADE … Montgomery Mall (12)
1989-05-24 … INDIANA JONES AND THE LAST CRUSADE … Mt. Vernon (8)
1989-05-24 … INDIANA JONES AND THE LAST CRUSADE … Springfield Mall (10)
1989-05-24 … INDIANA JONES AND THE LAST CRUSADE … Tysons Center (12)
1989-06-09 … STAR TREK V: THE FINAL FRONTIER … Wisconsin Ave (5)
1989-06-15 … LAWRENCE OF ARABIA … Shirlington (18)
1989-06-22 … BATMAN … Fine Arts (7)
1989-06-22 … BATMAN … Lee Hwy (12)
1989-06-22 … BATMAN … Wisconsin Ave (8)
1989-07-07 … LETHAL WEAPON 2 … Cinema 7 (15)
1989-07-07 … LETHAL WEAPON 2 … Embassy Circle (5)
1989-07-07 … LETHAL WEAPON 2 … Lee Hwy (14)
1989-07-07 … LETHAL WEAPON 2 … Tenley (12)
1989-08-09 … THE ABYSS … Fine Arts (5)
1989-08-09 … THE ABYSS … Wisconsin Ave (5)
1989-11-03 … LAWRENCE OF ARABIA … Fine Arts (2)
1989-11-16 … THE TEN COMMANDMENTS … Cinema (2)
1989-11-22 … BACK TO THE FUTURE PART II … Uptown (6)

1990-01-05 … BACK TO THE FUTURE PART II … Jenifer (1)
1990-01-05 … BORN ON THE FOURTH OF JULY … Uptown (11)
1990-01-12 … GLORY … Cinema (7)
1990-03-02 … THE HUNT FOR RED OCTOBER … Cinema (14)
1990-03-23 … MOUNTAINS OF THE MOON … Uptown (8)
1990-05-18 … MOUNTAINS OF THE MOON … Tenley (6)
1990-06-15 … DICK TRACY … Fine Arts (6)
1990-06-15 … DICK TRACY … Lee Hwy (7)
1990-06-15 … DICK TRACY … Montgomery Mall (9)
1990-06-15 … DICK TRACY … Pentagon City (9)
1990-06-15 … DICK TRACY … Springfield Mall (6)
1990-06-15 … DICK TRACY … Union Station (5)
1990-06-15 … GREMLINS 2: THE NEW BATCH … Wisconsin Ave. (5)
1990-06-29 … MOUNTAINS OF THE MOON … Jenifer (2)
1990-07-03 … DIE HARD 2 … Uptown (10)
1990-07-06 … MOUNTAINS OF THE MOON … Avalon (2)
1990-07-18 … ARACHNOPHOBIA … Lee Hwy (3)
1990-07-18 … ARACHNOPHOBIA … Union Station (3)
1990-10-05 … FANTASIA … Avalon (11)
1990-12-12 … HAVANA … Wisconsin Ave (3)
1990-12-14 … EDWARD SCISSORHANDS … Wisconsin Ave (5)
1990-12-25 … THE GODFATHER PART III … Cinema (11)

1991-04-26 … SPARTACUS … Uptown (4)
1991-05-24 … BACKDRAFT … Uptown (4)
1991-07-02 … TERMINATOR 2: JUDGMENT DAY … Fine Arts (4)
1991-07-02 … TERMINATOR 2: JUDGMENT DAY … Lee Hwy (8)
1991-07-02 … TERMINATOR 2: JUDGMENT DAY … Reston Town Center (4)
1991-07-19 … 2001: A SPACE ODYSSEY … Uptown (1) [fest]
1991-07-26 … 2010 … Uptown (1) [fest]
1991-08-02 … BLADE RUNNER … Uptown (1) [fest]
1991-08-09 … BEN-HUR … Uptown (1) [fest]
1991-08-16 … THE SOUND OF MUSIC … Uptown (1) [fest]
1991-08-23 … THE BRIDGE ON THE RIVER KWAI … Uptown (1) [fest]
1991-08-30 … ALIEN … Uptown (1) [fest]
1991-09-06 … DAYS OF HEAVEN … Uptown (1) [fest]
1991-09-13 … CLOSE ENCOUNTERS OF THE THIRD KIND … Uptown (1) [fest]
1991-09-20 … FANTASIA … Uptown (1) [fest]
1991-09-27 … DOCTOR ZHIVAGO … Uptown (1) [fest]
1991-10-04 … FIDDLER ON THE ROOF … Uptown (1) [fest]
1991-10-11 … WEST SIDE STORY … Uptown (1) [fest]
1991-10-18 … AMADEUS … Uptown (1) [fest]
1991-10-25 … GONE WITH THE WIND … Uptown (1) [fest]
1991-11-01 … LAWRENCE OF ARABIA … Uptown (1) [fest]
1991-11-27 … FOR THE BOYS … Uptown (3)
1991-12-10 … HOOK … Fine Arts (4)

1992-05-09 … FAR AND AWAY … Uptown (sneak preview)
1992-05-16 … FAR AND AWAY … Lee Hwy (sneak preview)
1992-05-16 … FAR AND AWAY … Reston Town Center (sneak preview)
1992-05-16 … FAR AND AWAY … Wisconsin Ave (sneak preview)
1992-05-22 … FAR AND AWAY … Lee Hwy (7)
1992-05-22 … FAR AND AWAY … Pentagon City (4)
1992-05-22 … FAR AND AWAY … Reston Town Center (4)
1992-05-22 … FAR AND AWAY … Uptown (6)
1992-06-05 … PATRIOT GAMES … Cinema (9)
1992-09-25 … THE LAST OF THE MOHICANS … Uptown (7)
1992-10-09 … 1492: CONQUEST OF PARADISE … Cinema (6)
1992-12-25 … HOFFA … Lee Hwy (3)
1992-12-25 … HOFFA … Reston Town Center (3)
1992-12-25 … HOFFA … Rio (4)
1992-12-25 … HOFFA … Shirlington (3)
1992-12-25 … HOFFA … Tysons Fairfax Square (4)
1992-12-25 … HOFFA … Uptown (4)

1993-04-01 … 2001: A SPACE ODYSSEY … Uptown (1)
1993-06-17 … LAST ACTION HERO … Wisconsin Ave (2)
1993-10-08 … GETTYSBURG … Uptown (2)
1993-10-22 … GETTYSBURG … Wisconsin Ave (3)
1993-10-22 … SHORT CUTS … Uptown (2)
1993-10-27 … BARAKA … Embassy Circle (9)
1993-11-05 … THE REMAINS OF THE DAY … Uptown (6)

1994-07-15 … TRUE LIES … Uptown (6)
1994-09-23 … MY FAIR LADY … Uptown (1)
1994-09-30 … MY FAIR LADY … Wisconsin Ave (1)
1994-10-07 … MY FAIR LADY … MacArthur (2)

1995 (?)

1996-10-08 … VERTIGO … Uptown (4)
1996-11-08 … VERTIGO … Wisconsin Ave (2)

1997-01-24 … HAMLET … Avalon (8)
1997-12-16 … TITANIC … Uptown [premiere only]

1998 (?)

1999 (?)

2000 (?)

2001-03-30 … RAIDERS OF THE LOST ARK … Uptown (1)
2001-11-02 … 2001: A SPACE ODYSSEY … Uptown (2)

2002-11-01 … LAWRENCE OF ARABIA … Uptown (2)

2003-12-19 … IT’S A MAD, MAD, MAD, MAD WORLD … Silver (2)

2004-01-04 … DAYS OF THUNDER … Silver [Nicole Kidman series]
2004-01-07 … FAR AND AWAY … Silver [Nicole Kidman series]

2005 (?)

2006 (?)

2007-02-16 … 2001: A SPACE ODYSSEY … Silver (3 days) [Kubrick retrospective]
2007-??-?? … BARAKA … Silver
2007-??-?? … HELLO, DOLLY! … Silver
2007-??-?? … IT’S A MAD, MAD, MAD, MAD WORLD … Silver
2007-??-?? … PLAYTIME … Silver

2008-04-25 … 2001: A SPACE ODYSSEY … Silver (1)
2008-??-?? … LAWRENCE OF ARABIA … Silver

2009 (?)

2010-03-20 … PLAYTIME … Silver
2010-03-21 … PLAYTIME … Silver

2011-02-11 … WEST SIDE STORY … Silver
2011-02-12 … WEST SIDE STORY … Silver
2011-02-13 … WEST SIDE STORY … Silver
2011-07-01 … TRON … Silver [70mm fest]
2011-08-26 … LIFEFORCE … Silver [70mm fest]

2012-03-24 … HELLO, DOLLY! … Silver
2012-06-29 … 2001: A SPACE ODYSSEY … Silver [70mm fest]
2012-06-30 … 2001: A SPACE ODYSSEY … Silver [70mm fest]
2012-07-01 … 2001: A SPACE ODYSSEY … Silver [70mm fest]
2012-07-04 … 2001: A SPACE ODYSSEY … Silver [70mm fest]
2012-07-07 … VERTIGO … Silver [70mm fest]
2012-07-08 … VERTIGO … Silver [70mm fest]
2012-07-14 … CHITTY CHITTY BANG BANG … Silver [70mm fest]
2012-07-15 … CHITTY CHITTY BANG BANG … Silver [70mm fest]
2012-07-18 … WEST SIDE STORY … Silver [70mm fest]
2012-07-20 … WEST SIDE STORY … Silver [70mm fest]
2012-07-21 … WEST SIDE STORY … Silver [70mm fest]
2012-07-22 … WEST SIDE STORY … Silver [70mm fest]
2012-07-28 … SPARTACUS … Silver [70mm fest]
2012-07-29 … SPARTACUS … Silver [70mm fest]
2012-08-03 … BARAKA … Silver [70mm fest]
2012-08-04 … BARAKA … Silver [70mm fest]
2012-08-05 … BARAKA … Silver [70mm fest]
2012-08-11 … THOSE MAGNIFICENT MEN IN THEIR FLYING MACHINES … Silver [70mm fest]
2012-08-12 … THOSE MAGNIFICENT MEN IN THEIR FLYING MACHINES … Silver [70mm fest]
2012-08-18 … IT’S A MAD, MAD, MAD, MAD WORLD … Silver [70mm fest]
2012-08-19 … IT’S A MAD, MAD, MAD, MAD WORLD … Silver [70mm fest]
2012-08-25 … KHARTOUM … Silver [70mm fest]
2012-08-26 … LORD JIM … Silver [70mm fest]
2012-08-27 … LORD JIM … Silver [70mm fest]
2012-08-28 … KHARTOUM … Silver [70mm fest]
2012-08-29 … LORD JIM … Silver [70mm fest]
2012-08-30 … KHARTOUM … Silver [70mm fest]
2012-08-31 … TRON … Silver [70mm fest]
2012-09-01 … TRON … Silver [70mm fest]
2012-09-02 … PORGY AND BESS … Silver [70mm fest] (canceled)
2012-09-02 … 2001: A SPACE ODYSSEY … Silver [70mm fest] (substitution)
2012-09-02 … TRON … Silver [70mm fest]
2012-09-03 … TRON … Silver [70mm fest]
2012-09-03 … PORGY AND BESS … Silver [70mm fest] (canceled)
2012-09-03 … 2001: A SPACE ODYSSEY … Silver [70mm fest] (substitution)
2012-09-15 … SOUTH PACIFIC … Silver [70mm fest]
2012-09-16 … SOUTH PACIFIC … Silver [70mm fest]
2012-09-21 … THE MASTER … Silver (7)

2013-07-04 … LAWRENCE OF ARABIA … Silver [70mm fest]
2013-07-06 … LAWRENCE OF ARABIA … Silver [70mm fest]
2013-07-07 … LAWRENCE OF ARABIA … Silver [70mm fest]
2013-07-09 … LAWRENCE OF ARABIA … Silver [70mm fest]
2013-07-10 … LAWRENCE OF ARABIA … Silver [70mm fest]
2013-07-11 … LAWRENCE OF ARABIA … Silver [70mm fest]
2013-07-13 … PATTON … Silver [70mm fest]
2013-07-14 … STAR! … Silver [70mm fest]
2013-07-19 … LIFEFORCE … Silver [70mm fest]
2013-07-20 … LIFEFORCE … Silver [70mm fest]
2013-07-21 … LIFEFORCE … Silver [70mm fest]
2013-07-27 … SOUND OF MUSIC … Silver [70mm fest]
2013-07-28 … SOUND OF MUSIC … Silver [70mm fest]
2013-08-24 … THE MASTER … Silver [70mm fest]
2013-08-25 … THE MASTER … Silver [70mm fest]
2013-10-31 … GHOSTBUSTERS … Silver [Halloween series]
2013-11-02 … GHOSTBUSTERS … Silver [Halloween series]
2013-11-03 … GHOSTBUSTERS … Silver [Halloween series]

2014-08-03 … HAMLET … Silver [70mm fest]
2014-08-16 … THE AGONY AND THE ECSTASY … Silver [70mm fest]
2014-08-17 … THE AGONY AND THE ECSTASY … Silver [70mm fest]
2014-08-29 … RYAN’S DAUGHTER … Silver [70mm fest]
2014-08-29 … CHEYENNE AUTUMN … Silver [70mm fest]
2014-08-31 … AROUND THE WORLD IN 80 DAYS … Silver [70mm fest]
2014-09-01 … RYAN’S DAUGHTER … Silver [70mm fest]
2014-09-02 … CHEYENNE AUTUMN … Silver [70mm fest]
2014-??-?? … LAWRENCE OF ARABIA … Silver [70mm fest]
2014-??-?? … WEST SIDE STORY … Silver [70mm fest]

2015-12-25 … The Hateful Eight … Gallery Place (2)
2015-12-25 … THE HATEFUL EIGHT … Hoffman Center (2)
2015-12-25 … THE HATEFUL EIGHT … Potomac Mills (2)
2015-12-25 … THE HATEFUL EIGHT … Silver (2+)
2015-12-25 … THE HATEFUL EIGHT … Tysons Corner (2)

2016-??-?? … 2001: A SPACE ODYSSEY … Silver (2)

2017-07-21 … Dunkirk … Gallery Place (3)
2017-07-21 … DUNKIRK … Hoffman Center (1)
2017-07-21 … DUNKIRK … Silver (7)
2017-07-21 … DUNKIRK … Tysons Corner (1)

2018-01-12 … PHANTOM THREAD … Silver (3)
2018-07-05 … 2001: A SPACE ODYSSEY … Silver (1)

2019-10-03 … JOKER … Silver (3)

2020 (?)

2021 (?)
 

 
Note that some of the titles included in this chronology were presented in 35mm (or, recently, DCP) during the latter week(s) of their engagement due to contractual terms or print damage (and the distributor’s unwillingness to supply a 70mm replacement print) or because the booking was moved to a non-70mm-equipped auditorium within a multiplex. As well, the reverse may have been true in some cases whereas a booking began with a 35mm print because the lab was unable to complete the 70mm print order in time for an opening-day delivery or the exhibitor negotiated a mid-run switch to 70mm. In these cases, any 35mm portion of the engagement has been included in the duration figure.

During the roadshow era, the reserved-seat policy, in some instances, was relaxed during the summer and/or latter weeks of the run. Any non-roadshow portion of such an engagement has been included in the applicable duration figure.

References: Various issues of Boxoffice, The Hollywood Reporter, Motion Picture Exhibitor, The Washington Post, The Washington Times, and Variety; projection and sound system trade advertisements and installation records.

Special Thanks: American Film Institute (Todd Hitchcock), Bob Collins, Jonathan Goeldner, Steven Guttag, Howard B. Haas, Library of Congress, Scott Norwood, and Joe Odenthal.

If you believe this article contains any errors or omissions, please consider emailing the author or editor.
 
 
  
  
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