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“The Godfather Part III”: The North American 70mm Engagements
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Compiled by: Michael Coate Date: 03.12.2018
The following is a reference / historical listing of the 70-millimeter presentations of “The Godfather Part III” in North America. These were arguably the best cinemas in which to experience the film.

“The Godfather Part III” was among twenty confirmed first-run films released in 1990 with 70mm prints for selected engagements. The Zoetrope production and Paramount release — directed by Francis Ford Coppola and starring Al Pacino, Diane Keaton, Talia Shire, and Andy Garcia — opened December 25th.

Among the film’s pre-release screenings was the world premiere at the Goldwyn in Beverly Hills on December 20th.

For the release of “The Godfather Part III,” 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 “The Godfather Part III” featured pillarboxed imagery (approximately 1.85:1) blown up from Super-35 and Six-Track Dolby Stereo (dual inventory of “A”- and “SR”-encoded “baby boom” format prints).

Paramount circulated 70mm trailers for “Flight of the Intruder,” “He Said, She Said,” “The Naked Gun 2 1/2,” “The Perfect Weapon” and “Soapdish” during the release of “The Godfather Part III.” As well, other studios circulated 70mm trailers during this period. Ultimately, the 70mm trailers, if any, seen during the 70mm presentations of “The Godfather Part III” varied by venue and screening.

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

BRITISH COLUMBIA
Vancouver — Famous Players’ Stanley (9) [THX]

CALIFORNIA
Corte Madera — Pacific’s Cinema (9)
Los Angeles — Mann’s Bruin (6) [THX] (opened Dec. 27th)
Los Angeles — Mann’s Chinese Triplex (10) [THX]
Los Angeles — Mann’s Village (11) [THX]
Newport Beach — Edwards’ Newport Triplex (4)
Orange — Syufy’s Century Cinedome 8-plex (8)
San Diego — Mann’s Cinema 21 (6)
San Francisco — Blumenfeld’s Regency I (15)
San Jose — Syufy’s Century 21 (6)
Universal City — Cineplex Odeon’s Universal City 18-plex (8) [THX]

DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA
Washington — K-B’s Cinema (11)

NEW YORK
New York — Loews’ 19th Street East 6-plex (11)
New York — Loews’ 34th Street Showplace Triplex (8)
New York — Loews’ 84th Street 6-plex (7)
New York — Loews’ Astor Plaza (7)
New York — Loews’ New York Twin (8)
New York — UA’s East 85th Street (8)

ONTARIO
Toronto — Famous Players’ Eglinton (8) [THX]

QUEBEC
Montreal — Famous Players’ Imperial (9) [THX]

TEXAS
Dallas — UA’s Plaza 8-plex (?) [THX]

WASHINGTON
Seattle — Cineplex Odeon’s Cinerama (6)

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 & SCREENINGS

1991-02-08 … San Jose, CA — Syufy’s Century 24 Twin (1)
1991-02-15 … New York, NY — Guild’s Embassy 1 (4)
1991-04-26 … Downers Grove, IL — Classic Cinemas’ Tivoli (1) [HPS-4000]

1992-03-11 … Toronto, ON — Cinesphere (4 days) [70mm festival]

2007-08-06 … Beverly Hills, CA — AMPAS’ Goldwyn [Great to be Nominated series]

The information included in this article was principally referenced from film industry trade publications, regional newspaper promotion, print enclosures, TAP records, and Dolby records. Special thanks to Bobby Henderson, Bill Kallay, and Bill Kretzel.

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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