“Shining Through”: The North American 70mm Engagements
“He needed to trust her with his secret. She had to trust him with her life.”
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following is a reference / historical listing of the 70-millimeter
presentations of “Shining Through” in North America. These were arguably the
best cinemas in which to experience the film.
“Shining Through” was among ten confirmed first-run films released in 1992
with 70mm prints for selected engagements. The 20th Century Fox release —
directed by David Seltzer and starring Michael Douglas and Melanie Griffith
— opened January 31st
The 70mm prints of “Shining Through” featured full-frame imagery from
anamorphic 35mm and Six-Track Dolby Stereo (SR-encoded Baby Boom format with
a split surround playback option).
For the release of “Shining Through,” Fox employed the services of
Lucasfilm’s Theatre Alignment Program (TAP) to evaluate and approve the
cinemas selected to book a 70mm print.
Fox circulated 70mm trailers for “Alien 3,” “My Cousin Vinny,” “This is My
Life” and “White Men Can’t Jump” during the release of “Shining Through.” As
well, other studios circulated 70mm trailers during this period. Ultimately,
the 70mm trailers, if any, seen during the 70mm presentations of “Shining
Through” varied by venue and screening.
The duration of the engagements (measured in weeks) has been included in
parenthesis following the cinema name.
Los Angeles — GCC’s Avco Center Triplex (8) [THX]
New York — Cineplex Odeon’s Ziegfeld (3)
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 Bill Kallay.
International 70mm engagements of this title have not been accounted for in
If you believe this article contains any errors or omissions, please
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