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“Young Sherlock Holmes”: The North American 70mm Engagements
“Before a lifetime of adventure, they lived the adventure of a lifetime.”

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

“Young Sherlock Holmes” was among twenty-three confirmed first-run films released in 1985 with 70mm prints for selected engagements. The Amblin Entertainment production and Paramount release — directed by Barry Levinson and starring Nicholas Rowe, Alan Cox and Anthony Higgins — opened December 4th.

Pre-release screenings included an invitational preview held November 25th and December 3rd at the National in Los Angeles.

For the release of “Young Sherlock Holmes,” Paramount 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 “Young Sherlock Holmes” featured pillarboxed imagery (approximately 1.85:1) blown up from spherical 35mm and Six-Track Dolby Stereo (“A” encoded “baby boom” format).

Seventy-millimeter trailers for Paramount’s “April Fool’s Day,” “Clue,” “Gung Ho,” “Pretty in Pink” and “Top Gun” circulated during the release of “Young Sherlock Holmes” 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 “Young Sherlock Holmes” presentations varied by venue and screening.

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

ALASKA
Anchorage — Festival Enterprises’ University 6-plex (4+)

ALBERTA
Calgary — Famous Players’ Palliser Square Twin (8)
Edmonton — Famous Players’ Londonderry Twin (6)
Edmonton — Famous Players’ Westmount Twin (8)

ARIZONA
Mesa — Mann’s Superstition 5-plex (6)
Phoenix — Mann’s Chris-Town 5-plex (5) [THX]
Phoenix — Plitt’s Cine Capri (4)
Scottsdale — Blair’s Kachina (8)
Tucson — Mann’s Buena Vista Twin (2)

ARKANSAS
Little Rock — UA’s Cinema 150 (4)

BRITISH COLUMBIA
Burnaby — Famous Players’ Lougheed Mall Triplex (6)
Vancouver — Famous Players’ Stanley (9) [THX]

CALIFORNIA
Berkeley — Cinerama’s Berkeley (5)
Burlingame — Syufy’s Hyatt Triplex (8)
Corte Madera — Marin’s Cinema (6)
Daly City — Plitt’s Plaza Twin (8)
El Toro — Edwards’ El Toro 5-plex (4) [70mm from Week 3]
Fremont — Syufy’s Cinedome East 7-plex (6)
Hayward — Festival Enterprises’ Festival 6-plex (8)
La Mirada — Pacific’s La Mirada 6-plex (6)
Lakewood — Pacific’s Lakewood Center 4-plex (6)
Los Angeles (Hollywood) — Mann’s Chinese Triplex (6) [THX]
Los Angeles (Northridge) — Pacific’s Northridge 6-plex (4)
Los Angeles (Sherman Oaks) — Pacific’s Galleria 4-plex (5)
Los Angeles (Tarzana) — Mann’s Valley West 6-plex (6)
Los Angeles (Westwood Village) — Mann’s National (6) [THX]
Los Angeles (Woodland Hills) — Pacific’s Topanga Twin (6)
Monrovia — Mann’s Huntington Oaks 6-plex (7)
National City — Pacific’s Sweetwater 6-plex (4+)
Newport Beach — Edwards’ Newport Twin (2)
Orange — Syufy’s Cinedome 6-plex (4)
Riverside — SoCal’s Canyon Crest 9-plex (5)
Sacramento — Syufy’s Century 5-plex (8)
Sacramento — Syufy’s Cinedome 6-plex (5)
San Diego — Mann’s Loma (4)
San Diego — Pacific’s Cinerama (6)
San Francisco — Blumenfeld’s Regency I (2)
San Jose — Syufy’s Century 22 Triplex (4+)
Stanton — Edwards’ Village Center 6-plex (3)
Torrance — Mann’s Old Towne 6-plex (8)

COLORADO
Denver — Mann’s Century 21 (4+) [THX]

DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA
Washington — K-B’s Cinema (9)

FLORIDA
Kendall — AMC’s Town & Country 10-plex (6)
Winter Park — Wometco’s Winter Park Triplex (5)

HAWAII
Honolulu — Consolidated’s Waikiki Twin (2) [HPS-4000]

ILLINOIS
Calumet City — Plitt’s River Oaks 8-plex (5)
Hillside — M&R’s Hillside Square 6-plex (5)
Schaumburg — Plitt’s Woodfield 9-plex (5)
Skokie — M&R’s Old Orchard 4-plex (6)

INDIANA
Indianapolis — Loews’ College Park 6-plex (5)

KANSAS
Overland Park — Dickinson’s Glenwood 4-plex (8)

KENTUCKY
Louisville — Redstone’s Showcase 11-plex (7)

MANITOBA
Winnipeg — Famous Players’ Northstar Twin (8)

MARYLAND
Timonium — Loews’ Timonium Triplex (7)

MASSACHUSETTS
Boston — USA/Sack’s Charles Triplex (8)

MICHIGAN
Southfield — SDT’s Northland Twin (6)

MINNESOTA
Minnetonka — Plitt’s Ridge Square Triplex (6)
Roseville — GCC’s Har-Mar 11-plex (10) [THX]

MISSOURI
Creve Coeur — Wehrenberg’s Creve Coeur Triplex (8)

NEVADA
Las Vegas — Syufy’s Cinedome 6-plex (10)
Reno — Syufy’s Century 6-plex (5)

NEW YORK
New York — Loews’ 34th Street Showplace Triplex (8)
New York — Loews’ 84th Street 6-plex (8)
New York — Loews’ Astor Plaza (8)
New York — Loews’ Orpheum Twin (10)

OHIO
Springdale — Redstone’s Showcase 8-plex (6)
Toledo — Redstone’s Showcase 5-plex (6)

ONTARIO
Mississauga — Famous Players’ Square One 4-plex (6)
North York — Famous Players’ Town & Countrye Twin (6)
Ottawa — Famous Players’ Rideau Centre Triplex (8)
Scarborough — Famous Players’ Cedarbrae 6-plex (6)
Toronto — Famous Players’ University (7)

OREGON
Portland — Moyer’s Bagdad Triplex (9) [70mm from Week 3]

PENNSYLVANIA
Philadelphia — Sameric’s SamEric 4-plex (#1: 6)
Philadelphia — Sameric’s SamEric 4-plex (#2: 3)

QUEBEC
Montreal — United’s Imperial (9) [THX]
Westmount — United’s Westmount Square (9)

TEXAS
Austin — AMC’s Americana (8)
Austin — Presidio’s Arbor 4-plex (7) [THX]
Dallas (?)

UTAH
Salt Lake City — Mann’s Villa (6)
Salt Lake City — Plitt’s Centre (6)

WASHINGTON
Seattle (?)
Tacoma — SRO’s Tacoma Mall Twin (6)

WISCONSIN
Brookfield — GCC’s Brookfield Square Twin (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

1985-12-20 … San Francisco, CA — Blumenfeld’s Regency II (6)

1986-01-17 … Newmarket, ON — Famous Players’ Glenway 5-plex (2)
1986-01-24 … Toronto, ON — Famous Players’ Hollywood Twin (2)
1986-01-31 … Downers Grove, IL — Classic Cinemas’ Tivoli (1)

The information included in this article was principally referenced from film industry trade publications and regional newspaper promotion, with thanks to David Ayers, Bill Kretzel and Monty Marin.

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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