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“The Untouchables”: The North American 70mm Engagements
“Al Capone. He ruled Chicago with absolute power. No one could touch him. No one could stop him. Until Eliot Ness and a small force of men swore they’d bring him down.”

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Compiled by: Michael Coate Date: 05.06.2022
The following is a reference / historical listing of the 70-millimeter engagements of “The Untouchables” in the United States and Canada. These were the cinemas worth seeking out to experience this motion picture.

“The Untouchables” was among seventeen confirmed first-run films released in 1987 with 70mm prints for selected engagements. Approximately one-hundred ten 70mm prints were reportedly struck for North America representing about ten percent of the total number of first-run bookings. The Paramount release — directed by Brian De Palma (“Casualties of War,” “The Bonfire of the Vanities”) and starring Kevin Costner, Charles Martin Smith, Andy Garcia, Robert De Niro and Sean Connery — opened June 3rd.

Pre-release screenings included an invitational preview held June 1st at the Cinerama Dome in Los Angeles and June 2nd at Astor Plaza in New York.

For the release of “The Untouchables,” Paramount 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 Untouchables” featured Six-Track Dolby Stereo (“A” encoded Baby Boom format) and letterboxed imagery (approximately 2.39:1) blown up from anamorphic 35mm.

Paramount circulated 70mm Six-Track Dolby coming-attraction trailers for “Back to the Beach,” “Fatal Attraction,” “Hamburger Hill” and “Summer School” during the release of “The Untouchables.” Other studios circulated 70mm trailers during this period, as well. Ultimately, any 70mm trailers screened during 70mm presentations of “The Untouchables” varied by venue and screening.

The duration of the engagements (measured in weeks) has been included in parenthesis following the applicable cinema name.

ALBERTA
Calgary — Famous Players’ Palliser Square Twin (15)
Calgary — Famous Players’ Southcentre 7 (9)
Edmonton — Famous Players’ Paramount (8)
Edmonton — Famous Players’ Westmall 5 (12)

ARKANSAS
Little Rock — UA’s Cinema 150 (8)

BRITISH COLUMBIA
Burnaby — Famous Players’ Lougheed Mall Triplex (16)
Vancouver — Famous Players’ Stanley (24) [THX]
Victoria — Famous Players’ Coronet (8)

CALIFORNIA
Carlsbad — SoCal’s Plaza Camino Real 5 (12)
Corte Madera — Marin’s Cinema (8)
Costa Mesa — Edwards’ South Coast Plaza Triplex (9)
Fremont — Syufy’s Cinedome East 8 (9)
Glendale — Pacific’s Roxy (9)
Laguna Hills — Edwards/SoCal’s Laguna Hills Mall Triplex (9) [70mm during Week 8]
La Mesa — Pacific’s Cinema Grossmont (10)
Los Angeles — Mann’s National (7) [THX]
Los Angeles — Pacific’s Cinerama Dome (9)
Montclair — Pacific’s Montclair 5 (9)
Newport Beach — Edwards’ Newport Twin (6)
Orange — Syufy’s Cinedome 8 (9)
Oxnard — Pacific’s Carriage Square 5 (11)
Sacramento — Syufy’s Century 8 (12)
Sacramento — Syufy’s Cinedome 8 (7)
San Francisco — Blumenfeld’s Regency II (1)
San Jose — Syufy’s Town & Country (9)
South San Francisco — Syufy’s Century Plaza 8 (10)

COLORADO
Arvada — Commonwealth’s Cooper 6 (1+)
Aurora — Commonwealth’s Cooper 5 (1+)
Colorado Springs — Mann’s Chapel Hills 9 (8)
Littleton — Mann’s Festival 6 (1+)

CONNECTICUT
East Hartford — Redstone’s Showcase 9 (9)

DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA
Washington — K-B’s Cinema (12)

FLORIDA
Hialeah — Muvico’s Apollo 8 (9)
Kendall — AMC’s Town & Country 10 (11)
North Miami Beach — Loews’ 167th Street Twin (10)
Winter Park — Wometco’s Winter Park Triplex (10)

GEORGIA
Atlanta — Columbia (8)
Atlanta — Plitt’s Phipps Plaza Triplex (7)
Tucker — AMC’s Northlake Festival 8 (11)

HAWAII
Honolulu — Consolidated’s Cinerama (7) [HPS-4000]

ILLINOIS
Belleville — BAC’s Quad 4 (9)
Chicago — Cineplex Odeon/Plitt’s Esquire (8)
Hillside — M&R’s Hillside Square 6 (#1: 7)
Hillside — M&R’s Hillside Square 6 (#2: 4)
Lombard — GCC’s Yorktown 6 (12) [THX]
Norridge — M&R’s Norridge 8 (9)
Skokie — M&R’s Old Orchard 4 (9)

KANSAS
Overland Park — Dickinson’s Glenwood 4 (9)

KENTUCKY
Louisville — Redstone’s Showcase 11 (10)

MANITOBA
Winnipeg — Famous Players’ Metropolitan (8)

MARYLAND
Bethesda — K-B’s Montgomery Mall Triplex (9)

MASSACHUSETTS
Boston — USA’s Cheri Triplex (10)

MICHIGAN
Dearborn — UA’s The Movies at Fairlane 10 (17)
Southfield — AMC’s Americana 8 (12)
Troy — UA’s The Movies at Oakland 5 (10)

MISSOURI
Shrewsbury — Wehrenberg’s Kenrick 8 (18) [THX]

NEVADA
Las Vegas — Syufy’s Parkway Triplex (18)
Reno — Syufy’s Century 6 (17) [venue renovated into an 8-plex during run]

NEW MEXICO
Albuquerque — Commonwealth’s Winrock 6 (9) [THX]

NEW YORK
Buffalo (?)
New York — Guild’s Embassy 1 (11)
New York — Loews’ 34th Street Showplace Triplex (12)
New York — Loews’ 84th Street 6 (12)
New York — Loews’ Astor Plaza (June 2nd premiere only)
New York — Loews’ New York Twin (10)
Pittsford — Loews’ Pittsford Triplex (12)

NOVA SCOTIA
Halifax — Famous Players’ Scotia Square (1+)

OHIO
Cincinnati — USA’s Carousel Twin (10)
Cleveland — Colony (9)
Columbus — GCC’s Northland 8 (7) [THX]
North Olmsted — NTC’s Great Northern 7 (12) [THX]

OKLAHOMA
Oklahoma City — AMC’s Memorial Square 8 (13)

ONTARIO
Hamilton — Famous Players’ Tivoli (1+)
London — Famous Players’ Park (1+)
Mississauga — Famous Players’ Sussex Centre 4 (15) [THX]
North York — Famous Players’ Town & Countrye Twin (7)
North York — Famous Players’ Yorkdale 6 (#1: 12)
North York — Famous Players’ Yorkdale 6 (#2: 4)
Ottawa — Famous Players’ Nelson (17)
Scarborough — Famous Players’ Cedarbrae 8 (15)
Toronto — Famous Players’ Capitol (9)
Toronto — Famous Players’ Runnymede Twin (8)
Toronto — Famous Players’ Uptown 5 (#1: 8)
Toronto — Famous Players’ Uptown 5 (#2: 3)

OREGON
Portland — Cineplex Odeon’s 82nd Ave. 6 (#1: 9) [THX]
Portland — Cineplex Odeon’s 82nd Ave. 6 (#2: 2) [THX] (interlock)
Portland — Moyer’s Rose Moyer 6 (9)
Wilsonville — Moyer’s Grand Parkway Triplex (5)

PENNSYLVANIA
Bensalem — AMC’s Premiere Twin (9)
Philadelphia — Budco’s 309 9 (11)
Philadelphia — Budco’s Olde City Twin (10)
Philadelphia — Budco’s Orleans 8 (9)

QUEBEC
Dorval — United’s Dorval Triplex (9)
Laval — United’s Laval 5 (7)
Montreal — United’s Imperial (15) [THX]
Montreal — United’s Versailles 6 (7)

TEXAS
Austin — Presidio’s Arbor 4 (9) [THX]
Dallas — AMC’s Prestonwood 5 (1+)
Dallas — UA’s Cine Twin (12)
El Paso — GCC’s Cielo Vista 10 (6)
Fort Worth — UA’s Hulen 10 (14) [THX]
Houston — AMC’s Meyer Park 14 (9)
Houston — Loews’ Saks Center Twin (9)
Mesquite — AMC’s Towne Crossing 8 (1+)

VIRGINIA
Fairfax — UA’s The Movies at Fair Oaks 8 (10)
McLean — Cineplex Odeon/NTI’s Tysons Center 4 (9)

WASHINGTON
Bellevue — Cineplex Odeon/SRO’s Factoria 8 (1+)
Lynnwood — Cineplex Odeon/SRO’s Grand Alderwood 8 (1+)
Seattle — Cineplex Odeon’s/SRO’s Uptown Triplex (1+)
Spokane — Cineplex Odeon/SRO’s Lyons Avenue 4 (9)

WISCONSIN
Brookfield — GCC’s Brookfield Square Twin (8)
Madison — Marcus’ Eastgate 6 (10)

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 AND SCREENINGS

1987-06-10 … San Francisco, CA — Blumenfeld’s Regency I (8)
1987-07-17 … St. Charles, MO — Wehrenberg’s St. Charles 10 (6) [THX]
1987-08-05 … Los Angeles, CA — Pacific’s Hollywood Pacific Triplex (3)
1987-08-05 … San Francisco, CA — Blumenfeld’s Regency II (3)
1987-08-05 … San Jose, CA — Syufy’s Century 24 Twin (3)
1987-08-28 … Downers Grove, IL — Classic Cinemas’ Tivoli (2) [HPS-4000]
1987-08-28 … San Francisco, CA — Blumenfeld’s Regency III (4)
1987-08-28 … San Jose, CA — Syufy’s Century 25 Twin (1+)
1987-09-04 … Cleveland, OH — Colony (1)
1987-09-11 … Cleveland, OH — Colony (1) [w/ “Apocalypse Now”]
1987-09-25 … Calgary, AB — Famous Players’ Chinook (2)
1987-09-25 … San Francisco, CA — Blumenfeld’s Royal (3)

1988-01-22 … Cleveland, OH — CWRU’s Strosacker [CWRU Film Society series]
1988-02-12 … Toronto, ON — Famous Players’ Uptown 5 (2)
1988-02-19 … New Orleans, LA — Golden Crest’s Kenilworth (1)
1988-05-20 … Edmonton, AB — Cineplex Odeon’s Meadowlark (1)

1989-03-11 … Toronto, ON — Cinesphere (2 days) [70mm festival]

1991-08-30 … Madison, WI — Marcus’ Eastgate 10 (1) [70mm festival]
1991-09-20 … Brookfield, WI — Marcus’ West Point 8 (1)

1992-09-19 … Los Angeles, CA — AMC’s Century 14 [retro festival]
1992-09-23 … Los Angeles, CA — AMC’s Century 14 [retro festival]

1996-01-12 … Los Angeles, CA — Plaza [Fri-Sun midnight]
1996-06-22 … Calgary, AB — Cineplex Odeon’s Eau Claire Market 5 [midnight]

2000-07-13 … Austin, TX — Paramount [70mm festival]
2000-07-14 … Austin, TX — Paramount [70mm festival]

2008-12-21 … Los Angeles, CA — Laemmle’s Royal [Laemmle’s 70th Anniversary series/80s New Classics Day w/ “Top Gun,” “Gremlins” and “Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade”]

2009-02-24 … Seattle, WA — Cinerama [70mm festival]
2009-02-26 … Seattle, WA — Cinerama [70mm festival]
2009-03-01 … Seattle, WA —Cinerama [70mm festival]
2009-03-03 … Seattle, WA — Cinerama [70mm festival]
2009-05-23 … Santa Monica, CA — American Cinematheque’s Aero [70mm festival; w/ “Vertigo”]

2010-04-15 … Santa Monica, CA — American Cinematheque’s Aero [Tax Day + David Mamet Q&A]
2010-09-26 … Ottawa, ON — Cinematheque Canada [festival]

2011-06-19 … Los Angeles, CA – American Cinematheque’s Egyptian [70mm festival; w/ “Blue Thunder”]

2013-01-26 … Austin, TX — Alamo Drafthouse Ritz (3 days)
2013-02-25 … Los Angeles, CA — GCC’s Fallbrook 7 (3 days) [THX]

2014-08-35 … Santa Monica, CA — American Cinematheque’s Aero [Sean Connery Day; w/ DCP “Thunderball”]

2016-06-22 … Chicago, IL — Music Box [Brian DePalma retrospective]
2016-07-09 … Austin, TX — Alamo Drafthouse Ritz (2 days)

2017-03-22 … Tucson, AZ — The Loft [70mm series]
2017-09-05 … Seattle, WA — Cinerama [70mm festival]
2017-09-24 … Somerville, MA — Somerville [70mm & Widescreen fest]

2019-06-15 … Portland, OR — Hollywood [70mm series]
2019-11-02 … Seattle, WA — Cinerama [70mm festival]
2019-11-?? … Portland, OR — Hollywood [70mm series]

2020-03-14 … Chicago, IL — Music Box [70mm festival]
2020-03-17 … Chicago, IL — Music Box [70mm festival]
2020-03-18 … Chicago, IL — Music Box [70mm festival]

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 Don Beelik, Neil S. Bulk, John Emery, Bill Kallay, Bill Kretzel, Mark Lensenmayer and Victor Liorentas.

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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