“Tempest”: The North American 70mm Engagements
“Most men dream their fantasies. Phillip decided to live his.”
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|Compiled by: Michael Coate||Date: 21.08.2022|
|The following is a reference / historical listing of the 70-millimeter engagements of “Tempest” in the United States and Canada. These were the cinemas worth seeking out to experience the best presentation of this motion picture.|
“Tempest” was among eighteen confirmed first-run films released in 1982 with 70mm prints for selected engagements. Two 70mm prints of the film were reportedly struck for distribution in North America. The Columbia release — directed by Paul Mazursky (“Down and Out in Beverly Hills”) and starring John Cassavettes, Gena Rowlands, Susan Sarandon, Vittorio Gassman, Raul Julia, and Molly Ringwald — opened August 13th.
Pre-release screenings included the film’s world premiere on August 10th (Chinese, Los Angeles) and an invitational preview August 12th (Directors Guild, Los Angeles).
The 70mm prints of “Tempest” featured Six-Track Dolby Stereo (“A” encoded Baby Boom format) and pillarboxed imagery (approximately 1.85:1) blown up from spherical 35mm.
Columbia circulated 70mm Six-Track Dolby coming-attraction trailers for “Gandhi,” “Tootsie” and “The Toy” during the release of “Tempest.” Other studios circulated 70mm trailers during this period, as well. Ultimately, any 70mm trailers screened during 70mm presentations of “Tempest” varied by venue and screening.
The duration of the engagements (measured in weeks) is included in parenthesis following the cinema name.
Los Angeles — Mann’s Plaza (9)
New York — Loews’ Tower East (7)
The information included in this article was principally referenced from film industry trade publications, regional newspaper promotion, print enclosures, and Dolby records. 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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