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“Marooned”: The North American 70mm Engagements
“The epic adventure of Pruett, Stone, and Lloyd, three American astronauts stranded in the hostile beauty of space while the whole world watched and waited.”

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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 “Marooned” in the United States and Canada. These were the cinemas worth seeking out to experience the best presentation of this motion picture.

The Columbia release was directed by John Sturges (“The Hallelujah Trail,” “Ice Station Zebra”) and starred Gregory Peck, Richard Crenna, David Janssen, James Franciscus and Gene Hackman.

Out of the hundreds of films released during 1969, “Marooned” was among only ten released with 70mm prints (three from 65mm origination and seven blow-ups) and only seven released with a reserved-seat “roadshow” policy.

The 70mm prints of “Marooned” featured discrete six-channel stereophonic sound and full-frame imagery blown up from anamorphic 35mm.

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

1969-12-12 … Los Angeles — Egyptian (23)
1969-12-17 … New York — Ziegfeld (9)
1969-12-18 … Miami Beach — Byron (13)
1969-12-19 … Chicago — Cinestage (13)
1969-12-19 … Dallas — Northpark II (12)
1969-12-19 … Houston — Windsor (13)

1970-02-08 … Washington — Uptown (10)
1970-02-11 … Toronto — Fairlawn (5)
1970-02-18 … San Francisco — Coronet [booking canceled]
 
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SUBSEQUENT 70MM ENGAGEMENTS

1970-02-18 … New York — State 2 (4)

Following poor reviews and low attendance for the initial roadshow engagements, Columbia revised their distribution/exhibition strategy on “Marooned” and issued the film elsewhere as a continuous-performance general release.

The information included in this article was principally referenced from film industry trade publications, regional newspaper promotion, and print enclosures. Special thanks to 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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