“Seven Brides for Seven Brothers”: The North American 70mm Engagements
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|Compiled by: Michael Coate||Date: 20.08.2022|
|The following is a reference / historical listing of the 70-millimeter re-release engagements of “Seven Brides for Seven Brothers” in the United States and Canada.|
The MGM release was directed by Stanley Donen (“Lucky Lady,” “Saturn 3”) and starred Jane Powell and Howard Keel. “Seven Brides” originally was released in 1954 in 35mm CinemaScope and four-track magnetic stereo. The 70mm six-track blow-up re-issue in 1968, inspired by the successful 70mm “Gone with the Wind” re-issue, was initially intended for international territories and by 1971 print(s) turned up for domestic bookings.
Opening date YYYY-MM-DD … city — venue (duration in weeks) [notes]
1971-02-03 … Detroit, MI — Mercury (1)
1971-05-19 … Bloomington, MN — Southtown (1) [MGM Showcase]
1971-08-18 … Wichita, KS — Sunset (1) [70mm series]
1971-09-15 … Milwaukee, WI — Southgate (1) [MGM Showcase]
1971-10-07 … Dallas, TX — Inwood (1)
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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