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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).

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Coate commented about Astor Theatre on Jun 13, 2017 at 3:32 pm

Fifty years ago today the James Bond movie “You Only Live Twice” opened here (and at Baronet, Orpheum and Victoria). And here’s the link to a new 50th anniversary retrospective article on the movie.

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Coate commented about AMC Loews Paramus Route 4 Tenplex on Jun 12, 2017 at 1:18 pm

moviebuff82: While “Raiders” did open 36 years ago today, the Route Four actually opened “Raiders” in 35mm. A 70mm print was screened beginning its fourth week. For more tech (and other) details, please see The Great Adventure: Remembering “Raiders of the Lost Ark” On Its 35th Anniversary.

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Coate commented about Cinerama Dome and ArcLight Hollywood on Jun 11, 2017 at 3:16 pm

Steven Spielberg’s “E.T. The Extra-Terrestrial,” the movie industry’s box office champ for over a decade, opened 35 years ago today. In Los Angeles, it opened here at the Cinerama Dome where it played for five weeks as an L.A. County exclusive before expanding city- and county-wide. (It opened in Orange County day and date with the Dome, but all Dome first-run bookings at the time were L.A. exclusives.) And since the Dome played one of the coveted 70m prints made for the release, passing on the link to this “E.T.” tech history article seems appropriate.

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Coate commented about Northpark West 1 & 2 on May 27, 2017 at 5:06 pm

Forty years ago today, “Star Wars” opened at the Northpark (and at nine other cinemas, bringing to 43 the number of opening-weekend bookings). The now-classic movie would go on to play the Northpark for 54 weeks and wound up the 9th top-grossing engagement in the country. And, to celebrate the occasion, here’s the link to a new retrospective article which details the cinemas in which the movie played and many other tidbits about the movie before it became a franchise and merchandising behemoth.

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Coate commented about Regal Tara Cinemas 4 on May 27, 2017 at 4:55 pm

Forty years ago today, “Smokey and the Bandit” opened at the Tara (and nearly 400 other cinemas in the South and Southwest regions of the United States). And here’s the link to a new retrospective article which details the cinemas in which the movie played and many other tidbits about the popular movie.

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Coate commented about Mark Twain Theatre on May 24, 2017 at 9:36 am

New Showcase Presentations in St. Louis article includes a chronology of the 70mm engagements here at the Mark Twain (and other St. Louis area cinemas).

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Coate commented about Creve Coeur Cine' on May 24, 2017 at 9:34 am

New Showcase Presentations in St. Louis article includes a chronology of the 70mm engagements here at the Creve Coeur (and other St. Louis area cinemas).