“Who’s That Girl”: The North American 70mm Engagements
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The following is a reference / historical
listing of the 70-millimeter presentations of “Who’s That Girl” in North
America. These were the cinemas worth seeking out to experience this motion
“Who’s That Girl” was among seventeen confirmed first-run films released in
1987 with 70mm prints for selected engagements. The Warner Bros. release —
directed by James Foley and starring Madonna and Griffin Dunne — opened
For the release of “Who’s That Girl,” Warner Bros. 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 “Who’s That Girl” featured Six-Track Dolby Stereo (“A”
encoded “baby boom” format) and pillarboxed imagery (approximately 1.85:1)
blown up from spherical 35mm.
Warner Bros. circulated 70mm Six-Track Dolby coming-attraction trailers for
“Disorderlies” and “Nuts” during the release of “Who’s That Girl.” Other
studios circulated 70mm trailers during this period, as well. Ultimately,
any 70mm trailers screened during 70mm presentations of “Who’s That Girl”
varied by venue and screening.
The duration of the engagements (measured in weeks) has been included in
parenthesis following the cinema name.
Los Angeles — Mann’s Chinese Triplex (2) [THX]
Los Angeles — Mann’s Regent (2)
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
and Bill Kretzel.
International 70mm presentations 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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