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“Silverado”: The North American 70mm Engagements
“Get ready for the ride of your life.”

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Compiled by: Michael CoateDate: 11.10.2020
The following is a reference / historical listing of the 70-millimeter engagements of “Silverado” in the United States and Canada. These were the best cinemas in which to experience this motion picture.

“Silverado” was among twenty-three confirmed first-run films released in 1985 with 70mm prints for selected engagements. Approximately one-hundred 70mm prints were struck for distribution in North America and represented about ten percent of the film’s total initial print run. The Columbia release — directed by Lawrence Kasdan and starring Kevin Kline, Scott Glenn, Rosanna Arquette, John Cleese, Kevin Costner, Brian Dennehy, Danny Glover, Jeff Goldblum, and Linda Hunt — opened July 10th.

Pre-release screenings included the world premiere held July 8th at the Chinese in Los Angeles. Numerous locales ran a sneak preview screening June 29th and/or July 6th.

For the release of “Silverado,” Columbia employed the services of Lucasfilm’s Theatre Alignment Program (TAP) to evaluate and approve the cinemas selected to book a 70mm print.

The 70mm prints of “Silverado” featured full-frame imagery blown up from Super-35 and Six-Track Dolby Stereo (“A” encoded “baby boom” format).

Seventy-millimeter trailers for Columbia’s “Agnes of God,” “The Bride,” “Fright Night,” “Jagged Edge” and “White Nights” circulated during the release of “Silverado” and which the distributor recommended be screened with the presentation. Additional 70mm trailers from other studios circulated during this period as well. Which trailers, if any, seen during the “Silverado” presentations varied by venue and screening.

The duration of the engagements (measured in weeks) has been included in parenthesis following the applicable cinema name.

ALABAMA
Birmingham — Cobb’s Village East Twin (4+)
Huntsville — Cobb’s Madison Square 8-plex (10)

ALBERTA
Calgary — Cineplex Odeon’s North Hill (13)
Calgary — Cineplex Odeon’s Odeon Twin (19) [70mm from Week 2]
Edmonton — Cineplex Odeon’s Capilano (11)
Edmonton — Cineplex Odeon’s Plaza Twin (5)

ARKANSAS
Little Rock — UA’s Heights (8)

ARIZONA
Phoenix — Mann’s Chris-Town 5-plex (5) [THX]
Tucson — Plitt’s El Dorado Twin (8)

BRITISH COLUMBIA
New Westminster — Cineplex Odeon’s Westminster Mall Triplex (12)
Vancouver — Cineplex Odeon’s Oakridge Centre Triplex (12) [THX]
Vancouver — Cineplex Odeon’s Vogue (5)

CALIFORNIA
Costa Mesa — Edwards’ Town Center 4-plex (4)
Daly City — Plitt’s Plaza Twin (13)
Irvine — Edwards’ University 6-plex (10)
Los Angeles — Mann’s Chinese Triplex (5) [THX]
Los Angeles — Mann’s Village (5) [THX]
Oakland — Renaissance Rialto’s Grand Lake 4-plex (11)
Orange — Syufy’s Cinedome 6-plex (11)
Sacramento — Syufy’s Century 6-plex (17)
Sacramento — Syufy’s Cinedome 5-plex (14)
San Diego — Mann’s Cinema 21 (12)
San Francisco — Plitt’s Northpoint (5)
San Jose — Syufy’s Century 22 Triplex (13)

COLORADO
Denver — Commonwealth’s Continental (4+)
Littleton — Commonwealth’s Cooper 7-plex (4+) [HPS-4000]

CONNECTICUT
East Hartford — Redstone’s Showcase 9-plex (2)

DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA
Washington — Circle’s Avalon Twin (June 29th sneak preview only)
Washington — Circle’s Uptown (12)

FLORIDA
Coral Gables — GCC’s Riviera Twin (5)
Coral Springs — GCC’s Coral Square 8-plex (5)
Fort Lauderdale — GCC’s Galleria 4-plex (4)

GEORGIA
Atlanta — Plitt’s Phipps Plaza Triplex (12)
College Park — Storey’s National 6-plex (5) [unconfirmed]
Union City — GTC’s Shannon 8-plex (5) [unconfirmed]

ILLINOIS
Calumet City — Plitt’s River Oaks 8-plex (3)
Chicago — Plitt’s Esquire (5)
Niles — Essaness’ Golf Mill Triplex (4)
Schaumburg — Plitt’s Woodfield 9-plex (4)

MANITOBA
Winnipeg — Cineplex Odeon’s Odeon (11)

MARYLAND
Baltimore — Durkee’s Senator (10)
Baltimore — JF’s 5-Star Reisterstown Plaza 5-plex (9)
Catonsville — Einbinder & Brehm’s Westview 8-plex (14)

MASSACHUSETTS
Boston — Sack’s Cinema 57 Twin (3)
Dedham — Redstone’s Showcase 10-plex (3) [70mm during Week 3]
Seekonk — Redstone’s Showcase 7-plex (4+)

MICHIGAN
Dearborn — UA’s The Movies at Fairlane 10-plex (15)
Southfield — NGT’s Americana 5-plex (5) [Cinemagic]
Troy — UA’s The Movies at Oakland 5-plex (5)

MINNESOTA
Roseville — GCC’s Har-Mar 11-plex (6) [THX]

MISSOURI
Kansas City — Commonwealth’s Bannister Mall 5-plex (7)
Sunset Hills — Wehrenberg’s Mark Twain (4)

NEVADA
Las Vegas — Syufy’s Parkway Triplex (13)

NEW JERSEY
Paramus — RKO Century’s Route Four 10-plex (6)
Sayreville — Redstone’s Amboy 11-plex (5)
Secaucus — Loews’ Meadow 6-plex (4)

NEW YORK
Coram — UA’s The Movies at Coram 10-plex (5)
East Meadow — UA’s Meadowbrook 4-plex (5)
Henrietta — Loews’ Towne Triplex (5)
Hicksville — Town & Country’s Mid-Plaza 6-plex (6)
New York (Brooklyn) — RKO Century’s Kingsway 5-plex (5)
New York (Manhattan) — Reade’s 23rd Street West Triplex (6)
New York (Manhattan) — Reade’s Coronet (9)
New York (Manhattan) — Reade’s Ziegfeld (6)
Valley Stream — Redstone’s Sunrise 12-plex (6)

NORTH CAROLINA
Raleigh — Litchfield’s Mission Valley 5-plex (6)

OHIO
Cincinnati — Redstone’s Showcase Eastgate 7-plex (5) [70mm from Week 3]
Springdale — Redstone’s Showcase 8-plex (2)

ONTARIO
Etobicoke — Cineplex Odeon’s Albion Twin (1)
North York — Cineplex Odeon’s Don Mills (5)
Ottawa — Cineplex Odeon Somerset (11)
Toronto — Cineplex Odeon’s Humber Twin (4)
Toronto — Cineplex Odeon’s Showcase (5)
Toronto — Cineplex Odeon’s York Twin (9) [THX]

OREGON
Beaverton — LT’s Westgate Triplex (11)

PENNSYLVANIA
Philadelphia — SamEric’s Sam’s Place Twin (5)
Pittsburgh — Cinemette’s North Hills (5)

QUEBEC
Montreal — Cineplex Odeon’s Place du Canada (5) [opened July 12th]

RHODE ISLAND
Warwick — Redstone’s Showcase 8-plex (4+)

SOUTH CAROLINA
Greenville — Litchfield’s Bijou 8-plex (5)

TEXAS
Arlington — AMC’s Green Oaks 8-plex (12) [70mm from Week 6]
Arlington — UA’s Bowen 8-plex (12) [THX]
Austin — Mann’s Fox Triplex (7)
Austin — Presidio’s Arbor 4-plex (12) [THX]
Dallas — AMC’s Prestonwood 5-plex (4+)
Dallas — UA’s Cine Twin (4+)
Dallas — UA’s Skillman 6-plex (4+) [THX]
Dallas — UA’s South 8-plex (4+) [THX]
Fort Worth — UA’s Hulen 6-plex (11) [THX]
Houston — Cineplex’s Windsor Twin (5)
Houston — GCC’s Meyerland Plaza Triplex (10)
Mesquite — UA’s Town East 6-plex (4+) [THX]

UTAH
Holladay — Mann’s Cottonwood Mall 4-plex (8)
Salt Lake City — Plitt’s Crossroads Triplex (11)
South Salt Lake — Syufy’s Century 5-plex (13)
Taylorsville — Plitt’s Midvalley 6-plex (13)

VIRGINIA
Richmond — Litchfield’s Midlothian 6-plex (6)

WASHINGTON
Lynnwood — SRO’s Grand Alderwood 5-plex (4+)
Seattle — SRO’s Cinerama (4+)
Tukwila — SRO’s Lewis & Clark 7-plex (4+)

WISCONSIN
Milwaukee — UA’s Southgate (5)

Note that some of the presentations included in this listing may have been presented in 35mm during the latter week(s) of 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 (or movement out of a branded auditorium) has been included in the duration figure.

SUBSEQUENT 70MM ENGAGEMENTS AND SCREENINGS

1985-08-02 … Boston, MA — Sack’s Copley Place 9-plex (4)
1985-08-30 … Chicago, IL — Plitt’s Carnegie (2)
1985-08-30 … Homewood, IL — Plitt’s Diana 4-plex (4)
1985-08-30 … Oak Brook, IL — Plitt’s Oakbrook Triplex (4)
1985-08-30 … San Francisco, CA — Syufy’s Cinema 21 (2)
1985-08-30 … Skokie, IL — M&R’s Old Orchard 4-plex (3)
1985-09-06 … Chicago, IL — GCC’s Ford City 5-plex (5)
1985-09-06 … Norridge, IL — M&R’s Norridge 7-plex (1)
1985-09-06 … Orland Park, IL — Plitt’s Orland Square 8-plex (3)
1985-09-13 … Mount Prospect, IL — GCC’s Randhurst 4-plex (2)
1985-09-13 … New York, NY — Reade’s Bay (3)
1985-09-13 … Schaumburg, IL — Plitt’s Woodfield 9-plex (4)
1985-09-27 … Northbrook, IL — Center’s Edens Twin (2)
1985-10-02 … Cleveland, OH — Colony (1)
1985-10-04 … Washington, DC — Circle’s Tenley Triplex (1)
1985-10-11 … San Jose, CA — Syufy’s Century 24 Twin (1)
1985-10-11 … Washington, DC — Circle’s MacArthur Triplex (2)
1985-10-18 … Augusta, GA — GTC’s National Hills (1)
1985-10-18 … Los Angeles, CA — Plitt’s Century Plaza Twin (1)
1985-10-18 … San Jose, CA — Syufy’s Century 25 Twin (1)
1985-??-?? … Norfolk, VA — ARF’s Naro (?)

1991-10-18 … Richmond, VA — NTI’s Ridge 7-plex (1) [70mm fest]

1999-08-06 … Los Angeles, CA — Mann’s Plaza (midnight; 3 days)

2000-12-09 … Los Angeles, CA — American Cinematheque’s Egyptian [70mm fest]

2010-03-03 … Santa Monica, CA — American Cinematheque’s Aero [70mm fest w/ 25th anniversary cast & crew reunion and Q&A]

2018-09-23 … Chicago, IL — Music Box [70mm fest]
2018-09-25 … Chicago, IL — Music Box [70mm fest]
2018-09-26 … Chicago, IL — Music Box [70mm fest]

The information included in this article was principally referenced from film industry trade publications and regional newspaper promotion, with thanks to Bill Kretzel, and an extra special thank-you to all of the librarians who helped with this project.

International 70mm engagements of this title 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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