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Coate commented about Regal Tara Cinemas 4 on Jun 29, 2017 at 8:02 am

Forty years ago today, “Star Wars,” after five weeks of playing in other markets around the country, finally arrived in Atlanta, opening here at the Tara (and at three suburban locales). The movie would go on to play at the Tara for 25 weeks. Any Cinema Treasures members see it here?

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Coate commented about Remembering Cinerama (Part 46: Seattle) on Jun 27, 2017 at 9:49 am

crichardson: “It’s a Mad, Mad, Mad, Mad World” was playing the Cinerama on February 12th, 1965. (“Mad World” played there from April ‘64 through March '65.)

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Coate commented about Cooper Theatre on Jun 26, 2017 at 11:22 am

New Showcase Presentations in Minneapolis article includes mention of the numerous Cinerama and 70mm presentations here and other Twin Cities area cinemas.

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Coate commented about Goodale Theatre on Jun 26, 2017 at 11:21 am

New Showcase Presentations in Minneapolis article includes mention of the numerous 70mm (and roadshow) engagements here and other Twin Cities area cinemas.

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Coate commented about Pantages Theater on Jun 26, 2017 at 11:17 am

New Showcase Presentations in Minneapolis article includes mention of the numerous 70mm (and roadshow) engagements here at the Mann and other Twin Cities area cinemas.

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Coate commented about Hollywood Theatre on Jun 24, 2017 at 1:06 pm

Forty years ago today, the Hollywood zone booking of “Star Wars” was forced out (no pun intended) of Mann’s Chinese Theater because of a previously-scheduled booking (“Sorcerer”) and moved over to this theater, where it played temporarily for six weeks before returning to the Chinese.

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Coate commented about Hollywood Theatre on Jun 24, 2017 at 1:04 pm

moviebuff82: “Sinbad and the Eye of the Tiger” replaced “Star Wars” at this theater on August 3rd, 1977.

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Coate commented about West Esplanade 8 Cinema on Jun 20, 2017 at 5:03 pm

This was opened by UA. Its name in its early life was, simply, The United Artists.

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Coate commented about Regal Crossroads 8 on Jun 20, 2017 at 4:23 pm

MotoFox: Did you not see my post from yesterday??? I mentioned the Dolby Digital thing and posted a link to the very same article.

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Coate commented about Egyptian Theatre on Jun 20, 2017 at 2:38 pm

moax429 and vindanpar: The original “Star Wars” first run was at the Chinese. The only time I’m aware of the original “Star Wars” playing the large, main screen of the Egyptian was during a one-time-only charity triple feature on March 28th, 1985. A brief re-release run in one of the Egyptian’s smaller auditoriums took place in August 1978 and September 1982.

The 1980 first run of “Empire” and 1983 first run of “Jedi” were at the Egyptian.

As many of you are no doubt aware, I’ve written extensively about the “Star Wars” release history. Here’s the link to my latest retrospective on the subject which includes mention of the Chinese run (two of them, actually) and a whole lot more.

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Coate commented about AMC Loews Village 7 on Jun 19, 2017 at 2:44 pm

The Loews Village VII was among just eleven theaters in the United States that installed the then-new Dolby Digital sound system for their engagement of “Batman Returns” which opened twenty-five years ago today. And here’s the link to a retrospective article that commemorates the occasion.

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Coate commented about United Artists 64th & Second on Jun 19, 2017 at 2:43 pm

The Gemini Twin was among just eleven theaters in the United States that installed the then-new Dolby Digital sound system for their engagement of “Batman Returns” which opened twenty-five years ago today. And here’s the link to a retrospective article that commemorates the occasion.

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Coate commented about Criterion Theatre on Jun 19, 2017 at 2:42 pm

The Criterion was among just eleven theaters in the United States that installed the then-new Dolby Digital sound system for their engagement of “Batman Returns” which opened twenty-five years ago today. And here’s the link to a retrospective article that commemorates the occasion.

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Coate commented about Regal Crossroads 8 on Jun 19, 2017 at 2:41 pm

Crossroads was among just eleven theaters in the United States that installed the then-new Dolby Digital sound system for their engagement of “Batman Returns” which opened twenty-five years ago today. And here’s the link to a retrospective article that commemorates the occasion.

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Coate commented about Northpark West 1 & 2 on Jun 19, 2017 at 2:40 pm

The Northpark (“West” / I & II) was among just eleven theaters in the United States that installed the then-new Dolby Digital sound system for their engagement of “Batman Returns” which opened twenty-five years ago today. And here’s the link to a retrospective article that commemorates the occasion.

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Coate commented about Coronet Theatre on Jun 19, 2017 at 2:39 pm

The Coronet was among just eleven theaters in the United States that installed the then-new Dolby Digital sound system for their engagement of “Batman Returns” which opened twenty-five years ago today. And here’s the link to a retrospective article that commemorates the occasion.

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Coate commented about Cinedome Theatres on Jun 19, 2017 at 2:38 pm

The Cinedome was among just eleven theaters in the United States that installed the then-new Dolby Digital sound system for their engagement of “Batman Returns” which opened twenty-five years ago today. And here’s the link to a retrospective article that commemorates the occasion.

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Coate commented about Edwards Big Newport 6 on Jun 19, 2017 at 2:38 pm

Big Newport was among just eleven theaters in the United States that installed the then-new Dolby Digital sound system for their engagement of “Batman Returns” which opened twenty-five years ago today. And here’s the link to a retrospective article that commemorates the occasion.

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Coate commented about Regency Village Theatre on Jun 19, 2017 at 2:35 pm

The Village was among just eleven theaters in the United States that installed the then-new Dolby Digital sound system for their engagement of “Batman Returns” which opened twenty-five years ago today. And here’s the link to a retrospective article that commemorates the occasion.

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Coate commented about TCL Chinese Theatre on Jun 19, 2017 at 2:35 pm

The Chinese was among just eleven theaters in the United States that installed the then-new Dolby Digital sound system for their engagement of “Batman Returns” which opened twenty-five years ago today. And here’s the link to a retrospective article that commemorates the occasion.

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Coate commented about Lakewood Center 16 on Jun 19, 2017 at 2:33 pm

Lakewood Center was among just eleven theaters in the United States that installed the then-new Dolby Digital sound system for their engagement of “Batman Returns” which opened twenty-five years ago today. And here’s the link to a retrospective article that commemorates the occasion.

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Coate commented about Heights Theatre on Jun 14, 2017 at 10:33 pm

^ Gee, I wonder where you read that. ;–)

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Coate commented about St. Anthony Main Theatre on Jun 14, 2017 at 2:36 pm

Did this theater run any 70mm prints during the period of time they were equipped to do so?

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Coate commented about Barstow Cinema 1 & 2 on Jun 13, 2017 at 3:58 pm

I can confirm the Barstow Cinema was twinned in 1976.

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Coate commented about UA Cinema City 7 on Jun 13, 2017 at 3:46 pm

In response to Joe Vogel’s comment above, I can confirm the quad that UA opened at Breckenridge Village was indeed the Cinema City (although it didn’t actually open until February 1976).