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“Baraka”: The North American 70mm Engagements
“A world beyond words. Photographed in 70mm in 24 countries.”

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Compiled by: Michael Coate Date: 28.06.2022
The following is a reference / historical listing of the 70-millimeter engagements of “Baraka” in the United States and Canada. These were the cinemas worth seeking out to experience the best presentation of this motion picture.

“Baraka” was among eight confirmed first-run films released in 1993 with 70mm prints for selected engagements. The Mark Magidson production and Samuel Goldwyn release was directed by Ron Fricke (”Chronos,” “Samsara”) and opened September 24th following several months of film festival screenings.

For the release of “Baraka,” Samuel Goldwyn 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 “Baraka” featured full-frame imagery sourced from Todd-AO 65mm photography and Six-Track Dolby Stereo. (The films original 70mm prints were Dolby “A” encoded. A new batch of 70mm prints struck circa 2002 were “SR” encoded with a Split Surround playback option.)

Samuel Goldwyn circulated 70mm Six-Track Dolby coming-attraction trailers for “Golden Gate” and “Thirty Two Short Films About Glenn Gould” during the release of “Baraka.” Other studios circulated 70mm trailers during this period, as well. Ultimately, any 70mm trailers screened during 70mm presentations of “Baraka” varied by venue and screening.

Opening date YYYY-MM-DD … locale — cinema (duration in weeks) [notes]

1992-08-30 … Montreal, QC — Imperial [Festival des films du monde] (THX)
1992-08-31 … Montreal, QC — Imperial [Festival des films du monde] (THX)
1992-09-15 … Toronto, ON — Cumberland 4 [Festival of Festivals]
1992-09-18 … Toronto, ON — Uptown 5 [Festival of Festivals]

1993-02-28 … Santa Monica, CA — Criterion 6 [American Film Market] (THX)
1993-04-?? … Cleveland, OH — Tower City 11 [Cleveland International Film Festival]
1993-09-24 … Los Angeles, CA — Showcase (2)
1993-10-01 … New York, NY — Village East 7 (8) [THX]
1993-10-08 … Los Angeles, CA — Fairfax Triplex (7)
1993-10-22 … Royal Oak, MI — Main Art Triplex (3)
1993-10-27 … Washington, DC — Embassy Circle (9)
1993-11-05 … Montreal, QC — Imperial (7) [THX]
1993-11-05 … Seattle, WA — Egyptian (1+)
1993-11-05 … Toronto, ON — Regent (3)
1993-11-26 … Toronto, ON — Cumberland 4 (4)
1993-12-25 … Montreal, QC — Palace 6 (4)
1993-12-31 … Dallas, TX — Cine Twin (1+)
1993-??-?? … Cleveland Heights, OH — Centrum Triplex
1993-??-?? … Seattle, WA — Egyptian [Seattle International Film Festival]

1994-01-21 … Boston, MA — Charles Triplex (2)
1994-02-18 … Atlanta, GA — GSU Cinefest (4 days) [70mm?]
1994-02-27 … Hartford, CT — Cinestudio (3 days)
1994-03-04 … Baltimore, MD — Senator (4)
1994-04-21 … Atlanta, GA — GSU Cinefest (4 days) [70mm?]
1994-04-22 … Dayton, OH — New Neon Movies (2)
1994-07-09 … Toronto, ON — Uptown 5

1995-04-28 … Dayton, OH — New Neon Movies (1)
1995-05-19 … Dayton, OH — New Neon Movies (1)
1995-06-16 … Dayton, OH — New Neon Movies (1)
1995-07-28 … Dayton, OH — New Neon Movies (1)
1995-12-01 … Montreal, QC — Imperial [THX] (w/ “Pink Floyd: The Wall”)
1995-12-08 … Montreal, QC — Imperial [THX]
1995-12-28 … Montreal, QC — Imperial (7) [THX] (w/ “Howards End”)
1995-12-19 … Dayton, OH — New Neon Movies

1996-02-02 … Montreal, QC — Imperial [THX]
1996-02-09 … Montreal, QC — Imperial [THX]
1996-03-08 … Dayton, OH — New Neon Movies (3)
1996-05-03 … Montreal, QC — Imperial [THX]
1996-05-30 … Montreal, QC — Imperial [THX]
1996-07-19 … Dayton, OH — New Neon Movies (2)
1996-12-22 … Hartford, CT — Cinestudio (3 days)

1997-05-27 … Montreal, QC — Imperial [THX]
1997-12-17 … Hartford, CT — Cinestudio (1)

1998-09-06 … Dayton, OH — New Neon Movies

1999-11-06 … Los Angeles, CA — Egyptian [70mm festival]
 
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"Baraka"'s public premiere run took place at the Imperial Bio, Copenhagen, Denmark. 04.06.1993 - 17.06.1993. Picture: Thomas Hauerslev

2001-08-04 … Montreal, QC — Imperial [25 ans de Festival des films du monde]

2002-03-21 … Los Angeles, CA — Egyptian (3 days)
2002-08-27 … Austin, TX — Paramount [70mm festival]
2002-08-29 … Austin, TX — Paramount [70mm festival]
2002-08-30 … San Francisco, CA — Castro (2)
2002-09-27 … Seattle, WA — Egyptian
2002-11-13 … Los Angeles, CA — Egyptian (5 days)
2002-??-?? … Denver, CO — Esquire (?)

2003-01-10 … Chicago, IL — Music Box (1)
2003-01-23 … Austin, TX — Paramount [70mm festival]
2003-01-24 … Austin, TX — Paramount [70mm festival]
2003-01-25 … Austin, TX — Paramount [70mm festival]
2003-09-12 … Silver Spring, MD — AFI Silver
2003-09-13 … Silver Spring, MD — AFI Silver
2003-09-14 … Silver Spring, MD — AFI Silver
2003-09-15 … Silver Spring, MD — AFI Silver
2003-09-16 … Silver Spring, MD — AFI Silver
2003-09-17 … Silver Spring, MD — AFI Silver
2003-12-17 … Hartford, CT — Cinestudio (1)

2004-04-24 … Baltimore, MD — Senator [Earth Day/Belvedere Springfest]
2004-07-08 … Los Angeles, CA — Egyptian
2004-07-09 … Los Angeles, CA — Egyptian
2004-07-10 … Los Angeles, CA — Egyptian [w/ Mark Magidson Q&A]
2004-09-24 … Austin, TX — Paramount [70mm festival]
2004-09-25 … Austin, TX — Paramount [70mm festival]

2005-01-28 … Santa Monica, CA — Aero [70mm festival]
2005-02-04 … Santa Monica, CA — Aero [70mm festival]

2006-08-16 … San Francisco, CA — Castro [70mm festival]
2006-08-17 … San Francisco, CA — Castro [70mm festival]
2006-08-31 … Austin, TX — Paramount [Summer Classics series]
2006-09-01 … Austin, TX — Paramount [Summer Classics series]
2006-09-02 … Austin, TX — Paramount [Summer Classics series]

2007-04-06 … Los Angeles, CA — Egyptian [70mm festival]
2007-09-14 … Santa Monica, CA — Aero [70mm festival]
2007-12-19 … Hartford, CT — Cinestudio (5 days)
2007-??-?? … Silver Spring, MD — AFI Silver [series?]

2008-08-22 … Austin, TX — Paramount [Summer Classics series]
2008-08-23 … Austin, TX — Paramount [Summer Classics series]
2008-08-24 … Austin, TX — Paramount [Summer Classics series]
2008-12-20 … Hartford, CT — Cinestudio

2009-04-26 … Champaign, IL — Virginia [EbertFest]

2010-04-22 … Santa Monica, CA — Aero [Earth Day]
2010-06-09 … Los Angeles, CA — Egyptian

2011-06-29 … Los Angeles, CA — Egyptian [70mm festival]
2011-10-?? … Seattle, WA — Cinerama [70mm & Cinerama festival]
2011-12-14 … Hartford, CT — Cinestudio

2012-03-18 … Los Angeles, CA — Egyptian [20th anniversary w/ Mark Magidson Q&A]
2012-08-03 … Silver Spring, MD — AFI Silver [70mm festival]
2012-08-04 … Silver Spring, MD — AFI Silver [70mm festival]
2012-08-05 … Silver Spring, MD — AFI Silver [70mm festival]
2012-08-06 … Los Angeles, CA — Egyptian [w/ “Samsara” (DCP)]
2012-09-07 … Austin, TX — Alamo Drafthouse Ritz (1)
2012-12-22 … New York, NY — Lincoln Center [20th anniversary]

2013-02-17 … Los Angeles, CA — Egyptian [70mm festival]
2013-08-22 … Santa Monica, CA — Aero [70mm festival; w/ producer Q&A]
2013-09-13 … Seattle, WA — Cinerama [70mm & Cinerama festival]
2013-09-22 … Seattle, WA — Cinerama [70mm & Cinerama festival]
2013-09-24 … Seattle, WA — Cinerama [70mm & Cinerama festival]

2014-02-01 … Los Angeles, CA — Egyptian [w/ “Samsara” (DCP)]
2014-05-22 … Santa Monica, CA — Aero

2015-06-05 … Los Angeles, CA — Paramount Studios/Sherry Lansing [Cine Gear LA]
2015-12-18 … Hartford, CT — Cinestudio

2016-04-22 … Portland, OR — Hollywood [70mm festival]
2016-04-23 … Portland, OR — Hollywood [70mm festival]
2016-04-24 … Portland, OR — Hollywood [70mm festival]
2016-09-12 … Seattle, WA — Cinerama [70mm & Cinerama festival]
2016-10-12 … Coral Gables, FL — Coral Gables Art [70mm festival]
2016-10-13 … Coral Gables, FL — Coral Gables Art [70mm festival]
2016-12-16 … Hartford, CT — Cinestudio (2 days)

2017-08-17 … Santa Monica, CA — Aero [25th anniversary]
2017-08-28 … Seattle, WA — Cinerama [70mm & Cinerama festival]

2018-09-10 … Seattle, WA — Cinerama [70mm & Cinerama festival]

2019-06-09 … Santa Monica, CA — Aero [National Geographic: Eyes on the Planet]

2020-01-03 … Portland, OR — Hollywood [70mm festival]

2022-07-03 … Santa Monica, CA — Aero [70mm festival]

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.

The information included in this article was principally referenced from film industry trade publications and regional newspaper promotion, with thanks to David Ayers, Herbert Born, Jeffry Johnson, Bill Kallay, Bill Kretzel, Mark Lensenmayer and Mark Magidson.

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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