“The Last of the Mohicans”: The North American
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following is a reference / historical listing of the 70-millimeter
presentations of “The Last of the Mohicans” in North America. These were the
cinemas worth seeking out to experience this motion picture.
“The Last of the Mohicans” was among ten confirmed first-run films released
in 1992 with 70mm prints for selected engagements. The 20th Century Fox
release — directed by Michael Mann and starring Daniel Day-Lewis and
Madeleine Stowe — opened September 25th.
Pre-release screenings included the U.S. premiere held September 24th at the
Chinese in Los Angeles.
For the release of “The Last of the Mohicans,” Fox 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 Last of the Mohicans” featured full-frame imagery
blown up from anamorphic 35mm and Six-Track Dolby Stereo (SR-encoded Baby
Fox circulated 70mm Six-Track Dolby coming-attraction trailers for “Hoffa,”
“Home Alone 2,” “Love Potion #9,” “Night and the City,” “Toys” and “Used
People” during the release of “The Last of the Mohicans.” Other studios
circulated 70mm trailers during this period, as well. Ultimately, any 70mm
trailers screened during 70mm presentations of “The Last of the Mohicans”
varied by venue and screening.
The duration of the engagements (measured in weeks) has been included in
parenthesis following the applicable cinema name.
Los Angeles — Cineplex Odeon’s Century Plaza 4 (11) [THX]
Los Angeles — GCC’s Avco Center Triplex (13) [THX]
San Francisco — UA’s Galaxy 4 (12) [THX]
DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA
Washington — Cineplex Odeon’s Uptown (7)
Chicago — Cineplex Odeon’s McClurg Court Triplex (7) [THX]
Boston — Loews’ Cheri 4 (11)
New York — Crown’s Gotham (13)
Toronto — Cineplex Odeon’s Hyland Twin (8)
Dallas — GCC’s Northpark West Twin (10) [THX]
Houston — Cineplex Odeon’s Spectrum 9 (11) [THX]
Seattle — Cineplex Odeon’s Cinerama (11)
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
1992-11-13 … Chicago, IL — Cineplex Odeon’s 900 N. Michigan Twin (5)
1992-11-20 … Glendale, CA — GCC’s Glendale Central 5 (2) [THX]
1992-11-25 … San Antonio, TX — Rivercenter IMAX (1+)
1992-12-18 … Casper, WY — Movie Palaces’ America (5)
1992-12-18 … Downers Grove, IL — Classic Cinemas’ Tivoli (1)
1992-12-25 … Cincinnati, OH — American Cinemas’ Carousel Twin (6)
1993-01-15 … Los Angeles, CA — UA’s Coronet Triplex (4) [THX]
1993-02-17 … Toronto, ON — Cinesphere (5 days) [70mm festival]
1993-04-11 … Galveston, TX — Moody Gardens IMAX (1)
1996-11-08 … Los Angeles, CA — Mann’s Plaza [Fri-Sat midnight]
1997-02-21 … Cincinnati, OH — ATOS’s Emery (2 days)
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 David Ayers,
Bill Kallay and Bill Kretzel.
International 70mm engagements of this title have not been accounted for in
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