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Coate commented about Cine Capri Theatre on Mar 31, 2016 at 6:11 pm

Happy 50th, Cine Capri!

Phoenix’s Cine Capri opened fifty years ago today. To celebrate, I’m re-posting my list of films that played here (this time with improved layout and formatting).

CINE CAPRI, 1966-1998

Compiled by Michael Coate

CINE CAPRI
2323 East Camelback Road
Phoenix, AZ 85016

Ownership Timeline
Arizona Paramount: 1966-1967
Arizona ABC: 1967-1974
Plitt Intermountain: 1974-1987
Cinemark: 1987-1988
Harkins: 1988-1998

The duration of each engagement, measured in weeks, has been included in parenthesis following each title.

Roadshows (i.e. reserved-seat engagements) have been cited in bold.

The list excludes un-promoted and one-off events (trade screenings, test screenings, sneak previews, etc.).

1966-03-31 … THE AGONY AND THE ECSTASY (13 weeks) 70mm
1966-06-28 … THE BLUE MAX (17) stereo
1966-10-26 … THE WRONG BOX (4)
1966-11-23 … HOW TO STEAL A MILLION (4)
1966-12-21 … THE BIBLE (22) 70mm

1967-05-24 … CAPRICE (4)
1967-06-21 … TWO FOR THE ROAD (4)
1967-07-21 … BAREFOOT IN THE PARK (9)
1967-09-22 … A GUIDE FOR THE MARRIED MAN (4)
1967-10-20 … THE FAMILY WAY (3)
1967-11-08 … THE COMEDIANS (6)
1967-12-22 … THE JUNGLE BOOK (8)

1968-02-14 … GUESS WHO’S COMING TO DINNER (17)
1968-06-12 … GUNS FOR SAN SEBASTIAN (2)
1968-06-26 … THE ODD COUPLE (17)
1968-10-23 … SHALAKO (4)
1968-11-20 … THE LEGEND OF LYLAH CLARE (5)
1968-12-25 … FINIAN’S RAINBOW (8) stereo

1969-02-21 … ROMEO & JULIET (14)
1969-05-28 … WHERE EAGLES DARE (5)
1969-07-02 … TRUE GRIT (14)
1969-10-08 … IF… (2)
1969-10-22 … THE ITALIAN JOB (1)
1969-10-29 … TAKE THE MONEY AND RUN (7)
1969-12-18 … HAIL, HERO! (1)
1969-12-25 … PAINT YOUR WAGON (29) stereo

1970-07-15 … THE OUT-OF-TOWNERS (9)
1970-09-18 … CATCH-22 (14)
1970-12-25 … SONG OF NORWAY (19) 70mm

1971-05-07 … A NEW LEAF (10)
1971-07-16 … PLAZA SUITE (8)
1971-09-08 … THE RED TENT (2)
1971-09-22 … THE TENDER WARRIOR (1)
1971-09-29 … WHO IS HARRY KELLERMAN? (2)
1971-10-13 … LET’S SCARE JESSICA TO DEATH (1)
1971-10-20 … FRIENDS (2)
1971-11-03 … THE AFRICAN ELEPHANT (1)
1971-11-10 … KOTCH (7)
1971-12-25 … STAR SPANGLED GIRL (4)

1972-01-19 … TOKLAT (2)
1972-02-02 … HAROLD AND MAUDE (1)
1972-02-11 … POCKET MONEY (6)
1972-03-22 … THE GODFATHER (34)
1972-11-15 … LADY SINGS THE BLUES (5)
1972-12-20 … THE GETAWAY (14)

1973-03-28 … STEELYARD BLUES (1)
1973-04-04 … EFFECT OF GAMMA RAYS ON MAN-IN-THE-MOON MARIGOLDS (1)
1973-04-11 … BROTHER SUN, SISTER MOON (3)
1973-05-04 … BROTHER SUN, SISTER MOON / FRIENDS (4)
1973-06-01 … THIS IS CINERAMA (7) 70mm
1973-07-20 … PAPER MOON (18)
1973-11-21 … THE LEGEND OF JEDEDIAH CARVER (3)
1973-12-12 … THE PYX / A NAME FOR EVIL (1)
1973-12-21 … MIDNIGHT COWBOY / WHERE’S POPPA? (1)
1973-12-25 … JONATHAN LIVINGSTON SEAGULL (6)

1974-02-06 … SERPICO (8)
1974-04-03 … THE GREAT GATSBY (12)
1974-06-26 … CHINATOWN (6)
1974-08-07 … DEATH WISH (6)
1974-09-18 … THE APPRENTICESHIP OF DUDDY KRAVITZ (4)
1974-10-18 … THE SOUND OF MUSIC (1) 70mm
1974-10-25 … THE GAMBLER (1)
1974-11-01 … THE SAVAGE IS LOOSE (3)
1974-11-22 … LADIES & GENTLEMEN, THE ROLLING STONES (1) stereo
1974-11-27 … THE KLANSMEN (2)
1974-12-13 … WOODSTOCK (2) stereo
1974-12-25 … THE GODFATHER PART II (13)

1975-03-26 … TOMMY (15) Quintaphonic Sound
1975-07-09 … THE DAY OF THE LOCUST (1)
1975-07-16 … ONCE IS NOT ENOUGH (6)
1975-08-27 … NASHVILLE (7)
1975-10-15 … 3 DAYS OF THE CONDOR (10)
1975-12-25 … LUCKY LADY (10)

1976-03-05 … GABLE AND LOMBARD (8)
1976-04-30 … NEXT STOP, GREENWICH VILLAGE (3)
1976-05-19 … THE BLUE BIRD (3)
1976-06-09 … END OF THE GAME (2)
1976-06-23 … LOGAN’S RUN (6)
1976-08-06 … THE MAN WHO FELL TO EARTH (3)
1976-08-25 … TUNNEL VISION (7)
1976-10-15 … THE RITZ (4)
1976-11-12 … BUGSY MALONE (6)
1976-12-22 … SILVER STREAK (18)

1977-04-27 … WIZARDS (4)
1977-05-25 … STAR WARS (60) 70mm-Dolby from Week #17

1978-07-21 … DAMIEN: OMEN II (5)
1978-08-25 … THE SOUND OF MUSIC (6) 70mm
1978-10-05 … THE BOYS FROM BRAZIL (6)
1978-11-17 … BATTLESTAR GALACTICA (5) Sensurround
1978-12-22 … INVASION OF THE BODY SNATCHERS (8) Dolby

1979-02-16 … theater closed (4)
1979-03-14 … NORMA RAE (6)
1979-04-25 … THE LAST WAVE (2)
1979-05-09 … RACQUET (2)
1979-05-25 … ALIEN (20) 70mm-Dolby
1979-10-10 … APOCALYPSE NOW (10) Dolby
1979-12-21 … THE ROSE (10) 70mm-Dolby

1980-02-29 … ALL THAT JAZZ (12)
1980-05-21 … THE EMPIRE STRIKES BACK (30) 70mm-Dolby
1980-12-19 … FLASH GORDON (8) Dolby

1981-02-13 … THE COMPETITION (6) Dolby
1981-03-27 … FANTASIA (4) stereo
1981-04-24 … LION OF THE DESERT (4) Dolby
1981-05-22 … OUTLAND (9) 70mm-Dolby
1981-07-24 … COMIN’ AT YA! (6) Dolby, 3-D
1981-09-04 … ORDINARY PEOPLE / THE ELEPHANT MAN (3)
1981-09-25 … NEW YORK, NEW YORK (3) Uncut, U.S. Premiere Engagement
1981-10-16 … THE FRENCH LIEUTENANT’S WOMAN (9)
1981-12-18 … PENNIES FROM HEAVEN (5)

1982-01-22 … ON GOLDEN POND (26)
1982-07-23 … THE BEST LITTLE WHOREHOUSE IN TEXAS (15) stereo
1982-11-05 … LADY CHATTERLEY’S LOVER (6)
1982-12-17 … STILL OF THE NIGHT (5)

1983-01-21 … SOPHIE’S CHOICE (14)
1983-04-29 … SOMETHING WICKED THIS WAY COMES (4) Dolby
1983-05-27 … TENDER MERCIES (4)
1983-06-22 … THE SURVIVORS (6)
1983-08-05 … GANDHI (2) 70mm-Dolby
1983-08-19 … METALSTORM: THE DESTRUCTION OF JARED-SYN (2) Dolby, 3-D
1983-09-02 … METALSTORM / SPACEHUNTER (1) Dolby, 3-D
1983-09-09 … OKLAHOMA! (3) 70mm
1983-09-30 … BRAINSTORM (10) 70mm-Dolby
1983-12-09 … SCARFACE (8) stereo

1984-02-03 … NEVER CRY WOLF (4) Dolby
1984-03-02 … AGAINST ALL ODDS (6) Dolby
1984-04-13 … SWING SHIFT (4)
1984-05-11 … FOOTLOOSE (1) Dolby
1984-05-16 … THE RIGHT STUFF (1) 70mm-Dolby
1984-05-23 … INDIANA JONES AND THE TEMPLE OF DOOM (17) 70mm-Dolby
1984-09-21 … METROPOLIS (4) Dolby
1984-10-19 … THE RAZOR’S EDGE (4) Dolby
1984-11-16 … GHOSTBUSTERS (1) 70mm-Dolby
1984-11-23 … APOCALYPSE NOW (1) 70mm-Dolby
1984-11-30 … THE RIVER RAT (1)
1984-12-07 … STAR TREK III: THE SEARCH FOR SPOCK (1) 70mm-Dolby
1984-12-14 … ICEMAN / THE LAST STARFIGHTER (1) Dolby
1984-12-21 … PROTOCOL (7) Dolby

1985-02-08 … WITNESS (7) Dolby
1985-03-29 … KING DAVID (2) Dolby
1985-04-12 … WITNESS (2) Dolby
1985-04-26 … CREATURE (2) Dolby
1985-05-10 … STOP MAKING SENSE (1) Dolby
1985-05-17 … A PASSAGE TO INDIA (1) Dolby
1985-05-22 … BREWSTER’S MILLIONS (5) Dolby
1985-06-28 … BREWSTER’S MILLIONS / THE RIVER (1) Dolby
1985-07-05 … FLETCH (1) Dolby
1985-07-12 … EXPLORERS (2) Dolby
1985-07-26 … EXPLORERS / THE EMERALD FOREST (1) Dolby
1985-08-02 … THE EMERALD FOREST (2) Dolby
1985-08-16 … YEAR OF THE DRAGON (6) Dolby
1985-09-27 … AGNES OF GOD (6) Dolby
1985-11-08 … THAT WAS THEN…THIS IS NOW (2)
1985-11-22 … THAT WAS THEN…THIS IS NOW / TO LIVE AND DIE IN L.A. (2) Dolby
1985-12-04 … YOUNG SHERLOCK HOLMES (4) 70mm-Dolby

1986-01-03 … THE COLOR PURPLE (10) Dolby
1986-03-14 … GUNG HO (7) Dolby
1986-05-02 … BLUE CITY (2)
1986-05-16 … TOP GUN (9) Dolby
1986-07-18 … ALIENS (13) 70mm-Dolby
1986-10-17 … THE NAME OF THE ROSE (9) Dolby
1986-12-19 … THE MOSQUITO COAST (4) Dolby

1987-01-16 … THE MISSION (7) 70mm-Dolby
1987-03-06 … LETHAL WEAPON (5) Dolby
1987-04-10 … RAISING ARIZONA (6) Dolby
1987-05-22 … ERNEST GOES TO CAMP (3) Dolby
1987-06-12 … THE SECRET OF MY SUCCESS (4) Dolby
1987-07-10 … FULL METAL JACKET (10)
1987-09-18 … APOCALYPSE NOW (1) 70mm-Dolby
1987-09-25 … DIRTY DANCING (2) Dolby
1987-10-07 … BABY BOOM (9) Dolby
1987-12-11 … EMPIRE OF THE SUN (10) Dolby

1988-02-19 … CRY FREEDOM (3) 70mm-Dolby
1988-03-11 … SHY PEOPLE (3) Dolby
1988-04-01 … BRIGHT LIGHTS, BIG CITY (3) Dolby
1988-04-22 … THE UNHOLY (2) Dolby
1988-05-06 … DEAD HEAT (2) Dolby
1988-05-20 … WILLOW (8) 70mm-Dolby
1988-07-13 … THE DEAD POOL (4) Dolby
1988-08-12 … TUCKER: THE MAN AND HIS DREAM (8) Dolby
1988-10-07 … IMAGINE: JOHN LENNON (3) Dolby
1988-10-28 … DOMINICK & EUGENE (1) Dolby
1988-11-04 … U2: RATTLE AND HUM (3) Dolby
1988-11-23 … SCROOGED (7) Dolby

1989-01-13 … THE JANUARY MAN (2) Dolby
1989-01-27 … DANGEROUS LIAISONS (12) Dolby
1989-04-21 … LAWRENCE OF ARABIA (5) 70mm-Dolby SR
1989-05-24 … INDIANA JONES AND THE LAST CRUSADE (11) 70mm-Dolby
1989-08-09 … THE ABYSS (10) 70mm-Dolby
1989-10-20 … FAT MAN AND LITTLE BOY (2) Dolby
1989-11-03 … LAWRENCE OF ARABIA (3) 70mm-Dolby SR
1989-11-22 … BACK TO THE FUTURE PART II (6) Dolby

1990-01-05 … BORN ON THE FOURTH OF JULY (8) Dolby
1990-03-02 … THE HUNT FOR RED OCTOBER (12) Dolby
1990-05-25 … BACK TO THE FUTURE PART III (5) Dolby
1990-06-27 … DAYS OF THUNDER (7) 70mm-Dolby
1990-08-17 … WILD AT HEART (3) Dolby
1990-09-07 … LAWRENCE OF ARABIA (1) 70mm-Dolby
1990-09-14 … POSTCARDS FROM THE EDGE (4) Dolby
1990-10-12 … MEMPHIS BELLE (6) 70mm-Dolby
1990-11-21 … THREE MEN AND A LITTLE LADY (5) Dolby
1990-12-25 … THE GODFATHER PART III (8) Dolby

1991-02-14 … THE SILENCE OF THE LAMBS (11) Dolby
1991-05-03 … SPARTACUS (4) Dolby
1991-05-31 … CITIZEN KANE (2)
1991-06-14 … ROBIN HOOD: PRINCE OF THIEVES (10) Dolby
1991-08-23 … DEAD AGAIN (5) Dolby
1991-09-27 … FANTASIA (2) 70mm-Dolby
1991-10-11 … FRANKIE & JOHNNY (3) Dolby
1991-11-01 … BILLY BATHGATE (3) Dolby
1991-11-22 … THE ADDAMS FAMILY (4) Dolby
1991-12-20 … JFK (6) Dolby

1992-01-31 … SHINING THROUGH (3) Dolby
1992-02-21 … RADIO FLYER (2) Dolby
1992-03-06 … HEARTS OF DARKNESS (2)
1992-03-20 … THE INNER CIRCLE (1) Dolby
1992-03-27 … THE POWER OF ONE (6) Dolby
1992-05-08 … CASABLANCA (2)
1992-05-22 … FAR AND AWAY (4) 70mm-Dolby
1992-06-19 … BATMAN RETURNS (6) Dolby SR
1992-07-31 … DEATH BECOMES HER (1) Dolby SR
1992-08-07 … UNFORGIVEN (5) Dolby
1992-09-11 … BLADE RUNNER “The Director’s Cut” (3) Dolby
1992-10-02 … HERO (3) Dolby SR
1992-10-23 … A RIVER RUNS THROUGH IT (7) Dolby SR
1992-12-11 … A FEW GOOD MEN (8) Dolby SR

1993-02-05 … STAR WARS (1) Dolby
1993-02-12 … THE CEMETERY CLUB (3) Dolby
1993-03-05 … MAD DOG AND GLORY (1) Dolby
1993-03-12 … A FAR OFF PLACE (1) Dolby
1993-03-19 … RICH IN LOVE (1) Dolby
1993-03-26 … UNFORGIVEN (2) Dolby
1993-04-09 … INDOCHINE (2) Dolby
1993-04-23 … THIS BOY’S LIFE (2) Dolby
1993-05-07 … MY FAIR LADY (1)
1993-05-14 … LOST IN YONKERS (2) Dolby SR
1993-05-28 … SUPER MARIO BROS. (3) Dolby SR
1993-06-18 … LAST ACTION HERO (3) 70mm-Dolby
1993-07-09 … JURASSIC PARK (4) DTS
1993-08-06 … THE FUGITIVE (6) Dolby SR
1993-09-17 … THE AGE OF INNOCENCE (4) Dolby SR
1993-10-15 … EL CID (1) Dolby
1993-10-22 … THE NIGHMARE BEFORE CHRISTMAS (5) Dolby Digital
1993-11-24 … SHORT CUTS (2) Dolby
1993-12-10 … GERONIMO: AN AMERICAN LEGEND (2) Dolby SR
1993-12-25 … HEAVEN & EARTH (4) Dolby Digital

1994-01-21 … WRESTLING ERNEST HEMINGWAY (2) Dolby
1994-02-04 … STAR WARS / EMPIRE / JEDI (1) Dolby
1994-02-11 … THE GETAWAY (1) DTS
1994-02-18 … BODY SNATCHERS (1) Dolby SR
1994-02-25 … THE REMAINS OF THE DAY (1) 70mm-Dolby
1994-03-04 … ANGIE (1) Dolby
1994-03-11 … THE REF (2) Dolby
1994-03-25 … THE HUDSUCKER PROXY (8) Dolby Digital
1994-05-20 … MAVERICK (4) Dolby SR
1994-06-17 … theater closed
1994-06-24 … THE LION KING (12) Dolby Digital
1994-09-16 … WOODSTOCK “The Director’s Cut” (1) Dolby Digital
1994-09-23 … THE SHAWSHANK REDEMPTION (4) Dolby
1994-10-21 … LOVE AFFAIR (2) Dolby Digital
1994-11-04 … MARY SHELLEY’S FRANKENSTEIN (2) Dolby SR
1994-11-18 … STAR TREK: GENERATIONS (5) Dolby Digital
1994-12-25 … I.Q. (3) Dolby Digital

1995-01-13 … LEGENDS OF THE FALL (8) Dolby SR
1995-03-10 … OUTBREAK (3) Dolby Digital
1995-03-31 … THE WILD BUNCH “The Director’s Cut” (2) 70mm-Dolby
1995-04-12 … ROB ROY (4) DTS
1995-05-12 … DOCTOR ZHIVAGO (2) DTS
1995-05-24 … BRAVEHEART (4) Dolby Digital
1995-06-23 … POCAHONTAS (5) Dolby Digital
1995-07-28 … THE NET (4) SDDS
1995-08-25 … BEYOND RANGOON (2) SDDS
1995-09-08 … BELLE DE JOUR (1)
1995-09-15 … BRAVEHEART (4) Dolby Digital
1995-10-13 … THE SCARLET LETTER (2) Dolby Digital
1995-10-27 … COPYCAT (5) Dolby Digital
1995-11-22 … TOY STORY (4) Dolby Digital
1995-12-20 … NIXON (3) Dolby Digital

1996-01-12 … TOY STORY (1) Dolby Digital
1996-01-19 … MR. HOLLAND’S OPUS (10) Dolby Digital
1996-03-29 … BRAVEHEART (1) Dolby Digital
1996-04-03 … PRIMAL FEAR (5) Dolby Digital
1996-05-10 … TWISTER (2) Dolby Digital
1996-05-22 … MISSION: IMPOSSIBLE (6) Dolby Digital
1996-07-03 … INDEPENDENCE DAY (11) Dolby Digital
1996-09-20 … THE FIRST WIVES CLUB (4) Dolby Digital
1996-10-18 … SLEEPERS (5) Dolby Digital
1996-11-22 … STAR TREK: FIRST CONTACT (3) Dolby Digital
1996-12-13 … MARS ATTACKS! (3) Dolby Digital

1997-01-01 … EVITA (4) Dolby Digital
1997-01-31 … STAR WARS “Special Edition” (3) Dolby Digital
1997-02-21 … THE EMPIRE STRIKES BACK “Special Edition” (3) Dolby Digital
1997-03-14 … RETURN OF THE JEDI “Special Edition” (5) Dolby Digital
1997-04-18 … DAS BOOT “The Director’s Cut” (2) SDDS
1997-05-02 … ANNA KARENINA (1) Dolby Digital
1997-05-09 … FATHERS’ DAY (2) Dolby Digital
1997-05-23 … ADDICTED TO LOVE (4) Dolby Digital
1997-06-20 … BATMAN & ROBIN (3) Dolby Digital
1997-07-11 … CONTACT (10) Dolby Digital
1997-09-19 … L.A. CONFIDENTIAL (4) Dolby Digital
1997-10-17 … THE DEVIL’S ADVOCATE (3) Dolby Digital
1997-11-07 … STARSHIP TROOPERS (6) SDDS
1997-12-19 … TITANIC (3) Dolby Digital

1998-01-05 … theater closed

The references for this filmography included various issues of Boxoffice, The Arizona Republic, Variety, and Dolby sound system installation records.

Coate
Coate commented about Petite 3 Theatre on Mar 15, 2016 at 4:15 pm

One of the prior comments indicated this opened as a Dubinsky operation. However, I’ve come across trade reports indicating it opened under a company called Petite Amusement. Can anyone clarify the ownership timeline?

Coate
Coate commented about UA Cinema City 7 on Mar 15, 2016 at 4:12 pm

This opened well before 1980, and I doubt it opened with seven screens. Does anyone know the screen-count timeline?

Coate
Coate commented about Sun-Ray Cinema on Mar 7, 2016 at 6:38 pm

I’ve had a chance to research the release of “The Godfather” (1972) and can state that the 5 Points did NOT have the longest run of that film in the United States as claimed in the intro above (“It is reported to have been the home for the 1972 run of “The Godfather” that had the longest run of any theatre in the USA.”). It’s not even close! I’ve found “The Godfather” ran at 5 Points for 18 weeks, which is a lengthy run, for sure, but nowhere near the long-run record holders. It’s not even the long-run record holder for the venue (which probably belongs to “The Sound of Music” with its 31-week roadshow run in 1965). At this time I cannot state with certainty which city/theater had the longest run of “The Godfather, but I’m aware of several in the 26-ish-week range and at least two that were in the 30+ week range. So, it’s a bit infuriating to learn that someone did such shoddy research (mistaken recollection? trolling?) on this "Godfather”/5 Points matter, especially since I’ve seen the claim repeated elsewhere including in some major newspapers.

Coate
Coate commented about Sheridan Theatre on Feb 12, 2016 at 5:59 pm

[With apologies for dragging this further off topic…]

patryan6019… Was there a run of “Circus World” in Cuyahoga Falls that interrupted “Mary Poppins”? No, the Cuyahoga Falls/Akron entry on my “Circus World” Cinerama list is an error.

What does a not quite complete list of “Circus World” engagements have to do with the Uptown specifically? It’s related, in my opinion, since the Uptown was one of the venues in which it played, and I thought that by posting the (mostly) full list provided a more informative answer for the guy who had asked the question. (Though I wasn’t prepared for the guy’s obsession with dwelling on how short the Uptown’s run was!)

Returning the conversation back to the Sheridan… here’s the link to my “Gone With the Wind” article that cites the Sheridan run.

Coate
Coate commented about Park Mall Theatres 1,2,3, 4 on Feb 12, 2016 at 4:40 pm

I’m still curious about dallasmovietheaters' source for the “Jaws” playing on two screens claim. The newspaper advertising during the film’s second week, contrary to his claim, indicated four different movies were playing.

Coate
Coate commented about Warner Theatre on Feb 12, 2016 at 4:33 pm

The tri-plexing of the Warner took place between 1973 and 1977. Does anyone have a more precise date?

Coate
Coate commented about Flatirons Theater on Feb 12, 2016 at 4:30 pm

^ …and for a lengthy 27-week engagement. (I’ve got to wonder if that is the long-run record for the Flatirons and/or the city of Boulder?) On a related note, here’s a link to one of my retrospective articles that includes mention of the Flatirons run of “Star Wars” (and hundreds of others).

Coate
Coate commented about Uptown Theater on Jan 14, 2016 at 1:58 pm

My unaccounted for engagements of “Russian Adventure” are Akron (Falls), Birmingham (Eastwood Mall), Chattanooga (Brainerd), Jacksonville (5 Points), Louisville (Showcase), Norfolk (Rosna), and Providence (Cinerama). Is the “unique” engagement you’re referring to, patryan6019, one of these?

Coate
Coate commented about Uptown Theater on Jan 13, 2016 at 12:58 pm

bigjoe59….

Regarding “Russian Adventure,” I find nothing odd about my claim of that film not playing Washington, DC since it was essentially a “filler” release. Washington, DC wasn’t the only Cinerama market in which it did not play. (I’m assuming, of course, I researched the matter thoroughly and that it did in fact not play in DC.) I’ve found that at least two dozen markets that ran Cinerama-branded releases did NOT play “Russian Adventure.”

If you’re curious, here are the North American markets that DID play “Russian Adventure”:

I should note that at least a couple bookings might be missing from my listing in its current state. Providence played it, for sure, and possibly a couple others not cited, but, as previously stated, several markets clearly did not play it, so don’t be alarmed by how short the list is compared to other Cinerama releases.

1966-03-29 … Chicago, IL — McVickers (11 weeks)
1966-03-30 … Denver, CO — International 70 (5)
1966-03-31 … San Francisco, CA — Golden Gate (7)
1966-03-31 … Toronto, ON — Glendale (10)

1966-04-01 … Atlanta, GA — Georgia Cinerama (6)
1966-04-01 … Detroit, MI — Music Hall (12)
1966-04-01 … St. Louis, MO — Martin Cinerama (12)
1966-04-01 … Seattle, WA — Martin Cinerama (13)
1966-04-06 … Nashville, TN — Crescent (12)
1966-04-09 … Milwaukee, WI — Southgate (10)
1966-04-13 … New York, NY — Warner (13)
1966-04-26 … Pittsburgh, PA — Warner (6)
1966-04-27 … Cincinnati, OH — Capitol (5)
1966-04-27 … Toledo, OH — Showcase 1 (4)
1966-04-29 … New Orleans, LA — Martin Cinerama (8)

1966-05-03 … Los Angeles, CA — Warner Hollywood (13)
1966-05-11 … San Diego, CA — Center (6)

1966-08-17 … Dallas, TX — Capri (1)
1966-08-24 … Portland, OR — Hollywood (4)

1966-09-21 … Kansas City, MO — Empire (7)
1966-09-21 … Salt Lake City, UT — Villa (4)
1966-09-28 … Boston, MA — Boston (7)

1966-11-02 … Minneapolis (St. Louis Park), MN — Cooper (7)
1966-11-02 … Montreal, QC — Imperial (29)

1967-01-18 … Columbus, OH — Grand (4)
1967-01-25 … Wichita, KS — Uptown (5)

1967-02-08 … Newark (Montclair), NJ — Clairidge (6)

1967-09-20 … Hartford, CT — Cinerama (6)

1968-10-23 … Fresno, CA — Warnor (6)


Coate
Coate commented about Uptown Theater on Jan 8, 2016 at 5:37 pm

Can’t you guys at least comment on the recently-posted 1980s listing before asking new questions??!! <sigh…>

Anyway, bigjoe59… Scroll up to the right margin of this page and find the section News About This Theater. Find the link to the 2008 “Remembering Cinerama (Part V)” story and there you’ll find your answer.

Coate
Coate commented about Westgate Cinema IV on Jan 7, 2016 at 7:26 pm

nmc2233…. Perhaps this is the “comparable” article you’re seeking? You’re welcome. ;–)

Coate
Coate commented about Uptown Theater on Jan 6, 2016 at 12:00 am

Happy New Year! As requested, here is a listing of the Uptown’s bookings for the decade of the 1980s.

First a few notes…. Only the commercial/public bookings have been cited here; the list excludes premieres and special screenings, of which there were many. Also, there might be a missing engagement and/or a “dark” week or two in the autumn 1981 period preceding the run of “Ragtime.” There might be a couple of Wednesday vs. Friday opening-date discrepancies. The data listed in parenthesis following each title is the duration of the engagement, measured in weeks (except in a few cases where days are noted). And, lastly, the 70mm presentations have been listed in bold.

Have fun reminiscing about what you saw at this venue during the ‘80s!

1979-12-21 … THE BLACK HOLE (8)

1980-02-15 … ALL THAT JAZZ (17)
1980-06-13 … THE SHINING (7)
1980-08-01 … RAISE THE TITANIC (8)
1980-09-26 … DIVINE MADNESS (7)
1980-11-14 … FANTASIA (5)
1980-12-19 … THE JAZZ SINGER (5)

1981-01-23 … ALTERED STATES (10)
1981-04-03 … BLACK AND BLUE (1)
1981-04-10 … STAR WARS (2)
1981-04-24 … 2001: A SPACE ODYSSEY (1)
1981-05-01 … CLOSE ENCOUNTERS OF THE THIRD KIND (4 days)
1981-05-05 … APOCALYPSE NOW (5 days)
1981-05-10 … THE SOUND OF MUSIC (2 days)
1981-05-12 … DAYS OF HEAVEN (3 days)
1981-05-15 … PATTON (2 days)
1981-05-17 … THE ROSE (2 days)
1981-05-20 … THE SAND PEBBLES (2 days)
1981-05-22 … OUTLAND (4)
1981-06-19 … SUPERMAN II (15)
1981-10-02 … PRINCE OF THE CITY (6)
1981-11-13 … THE PURSUIT OF D.B. COOPER (?)
1981-12-18 … RAGTIME (11)

1982-03-05 … QUEST FOR FIRE (6)
1982-04-16 … FANTASIA (5)
1982-05-21 … AC/DC: LET THERE BE ROCK (2)
1982-06-04 … 2001: A SPACE ODYSSEY (2)
1982-06-18 … ANNIE (6)
1982-07-30 … ANNIE / APOCALYPSE NOW (2)
1982-08-13 … STAR WARS (5)
1982-09-17 … PINK FLOYD: THE WALL (4)
1982-10-15 … TRON (2)
1982-10-29 … FANTASIA (3)
1982-11-19 … THE EMPIRE STRIKES BACK (3)
1982-12-08 … GANDHI (27)

1983-06-17 … SUPERMAN III (4)
1983-07-15 … STAYING ALIVE (4)
1983-08-12 … CUJO (2)
1983-08-26 … A STAR IS BORN (4)
1983-09-23 … KOYAANISQATSI (2)
1983-10-07 … OKLAHOMA! (2)
1983-10-21 … THE RIGHT STUFF (7)
1983-12-09 … YENTL (9)

1984-02-10 … UNFAITHFULLY YOURS (4)
1984-03-09 … FANTASIA (3)
1984-03-30 … GREYSTOKE: THE LEGEND OF TARZAN (9)
1984-06-01 … STREETS OF FIRE (1)
1984-06-08 … GHOSTBUSTERS (17)
1984-10-05 … COUNTRY (7)
1984-11-21 … SUPERGIRL (3)
1984-12-14 … DUNE (5)

1985-01-18 … A PASSAGE TO INDIA (10)
1985-03-29 … RETURN OF THE JEDI (2)
1985-04-12 … LADYHAWKE (8)
1985-06-07 … FANTASIA (2)
1985-06-21 … RETURN TO OZ (2)
1985-07-03 … RETURN TO OZ / APOCALYPSE NOW (1)
1985-07-10 … SILVERADO (12)
1985-10-04 … JAGGED EDGE (11)
1985-12-20 … OUT OF AFRICA (21)

1986-05-16 … SWEET LIBERTY (1)
1986-05-23 … ABSOLUTE BEGINNERS (4)
1986-06-20 … LEGAL EAGLES (6)
1986-08-01 … HOWARD THE DUCK (2)
1986-08-15 … MANHUNTER (6)
1986-09-26 … THE NAME OF THE ROSE (7)
1986-11-14 … THE MISSION (9)

1987-01-16 … PLATOON (16)
1987-05-08 … GARDENS OF STONE (5)
1987-06-10 … THE BELIEVERS (2)
1987-06-26 … FULL METAL JACKET (7)
1987-08-14 … NO WAY OUT (8)
1987-10-09 … THE PRINCESS BRIDE (4)
1987-11-05 … CRY FREEDOM (7)
1987-12-25 … THE LAST EMPEROR (21)

1988-05-20 … WILLOW (5)
1988-06-22 … WHO FRAMED ROGER RABBIT (13)
1988-09-23 … GORILLAS IN THE MIST (11)
1988-12-09 … MISSISSIPPI BURNING (9)

1989-02-08 … LAWRENCE OF ARABIA (10)
1989-04-21 … FIELD OF DREAMS (12)
1989-07-12 … WHEN HARRY MET SALLY… (9)
1989-09-15 … SEA OF LOVE (10)
1989-11-22 … BACK TO THE FUTURE PART II (4)
1989-12-20 … BORN ON THE FOURTH OF JULY (?)

I’m not planning to compile a similar list for the 1990s, so someone else ought to consider tackling that period.

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Coate commented about Loew's State Theatre on Dec 22, 2015 at 5:46 pm

Ennis… Here is the link to a “Gone With the Wind” article I put together that includes an entry for the Houston run at Loew’s State. As you’ll see it played a 4-week run in February-March 1940, no where close to the year+ claim others are making.

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Coate commented about Broadway Theatre on Nov 13, 2015 at 12:25 pm

Walt Disney’s “Fantasia” premiered here on this date in 1940. Happy 75th! And here’s a retrospective article to mark the occasion. Included is a historian interview and a breakdown of where the film played in its initial roadshow release.

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Coate commented about Criterion Theatre on Nov 4, 2015 at 1:29 pm

Given all of the recent chatter here about “My Fair Lady,” I suppose I ought to pass along the link to a recently-published historical article on “My Fair Lady,” which includes an overview of its roadshow release, headed, of course, by the lengthy run at the Criterion. Do give the article a peek if you’re a fan of the film and/or of the roadshow era.

Still Loverly: Remembering “My Fair Lady” On Its 50th Anniversary

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Coate commented about Park Mall Theatres 1,2,3, 4 on Oct 14, 2015 at 3:27 am

I don’t see any evidence “Jaws” played here on two screens at any point during the first couple of months of its release. What’s your source that it did, dallasmovietheaters?

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Coate commented about AMC El Con 6 Theatres on Oct 14, 2015 at 3:22 am

This opened in August 1979. Original owner was TM Theatres.

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Coate commented about Cinema Grossmont on Oct 9, 2015 at 4:40 am

Logan5… The May 7th, 1976 sneak preview screening of “Logan’s Run” was held at the Valley Circle.

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Coate commented about TCL Chinese Theatre on Oct 7, 2015 at 5:18 pm

bigjoe59…. Perhaps “neighborhood house” wasn’t the ideal term to use, but, as member macoco has already (and nicely) explained, what I was referring to was the period of time when the Chinese, instead of exclusives, was running a lot of one-and two-week double features and day-and-date bookings with other Southern California theaters.

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Coate commented about TCL Chinese Theatre on May 24, 2015 at 5:07 pm

The Chinese was a neighborhood house, too, for much of its early life.

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Coate commented about TCL Chinese Theatre on May 24, 2015 at 4:41 pm

I believe the Village and Bruin were, essentially, “neighborhood” houses during the initial decades of their existence. I don’t think they became “first-run” (depending on how one defines such) until the 1970s when the prime L.A. booking zones shifted from downtown & Beverly Hills to Hollywood & Westwood/Century City.

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Coate commented about Cinema East on May 15, 2015 at 2:35 pm

buckohio1165…

“Superman” didn’t play at Cinema East (not first-run, anyway). There’s a listing of the first-run theaters where it played in this retrospective article I put together a couple of years ago. Scroll down to the Ohio section. I hope the article brings back wonderful memories of seeing “Superman” when it was new.

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Coate commented about Sun-Ray Cinema on May 10, 2015 at 12:13 am

It has been said that this theater hosted the longest run of “The Godfather.” I’ve never vetted this, so I can’t say if it’s an accurate claim or not.

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Coate commented about Holiday Six Theatres on Apr 23, 2015 at 6:13 pm

If there was another operator between Holiday and AMC, it would’ve been brief. Holiday, I believe, operated the theater through at least 1980, and AMC took over no later than 1984. If anyone has a more precise ownership timeline, please post.