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Coate commented about CineArts at Hyatt on Jul 31, 2017 at 6:10 pm

EmpressDR: It’s highly doubtful you saw “The Empire Strikes Back” at the Hyatt in May 1980 since it is very well documented that “Empire” opened during that timeframe exclusively at the Northpoint in San Francisco (plus one theater in Santa Clara County and one in Marin County). Everyone else in the Bay Area had to wait at least a month before the movie’s release broadened.

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Coate commented about Waikiki 3 on Jul 27, 2017 at 2:40 pm

New Showcase Presentations in Honolulu article includes mention of the numerous 70mm presentations here and at other Honolulu cinemas.

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Coate commented about Waikiki 1 & 2 on Jul 27, 2017 at 2:34 pm

New Showcase Presentations in Honolulu article includes mention of the numerous 70mm presentations here and at other Honolulu cinemas.

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Coate commented about Hawaii Cinerama on Jul 27, 2017 at 2:33 pm

New Showcase Presentations in Honolulu article includes mention of the numerous Cinerama and 70mm presentations here and at other Honolulu cinemas.

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Coate commented about Kuhio 1 & 2 Theatre on Jul 27, 2017 at 2:32 pm

New Showcase Presentations in Honolulu article includes mention of the numerous 70mm and roadshow presentations here and at other Honolulu cinemas.

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Coate commented about Loew's Crescent Theatre on Jul 27, 2017 at 2:07 pm

New Showcase Presentations in Nashville article includes mention of the numerous Cinerama, 70mm and roadshow presentations here and at other Nashville area cinemas.

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Coate commented about Belle Meade Theatre on Jul 27, 2017 at 2:06 pm

New Showcase Presentations in Nashville article includes mention of the numerous 70mm and roadshow presentations here and at other Nashville area cinemas.

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Coate commented about Loews Park Central on Jul 26, 2017 at 6:05 pm

Was Loews Park Central the Dallas venue in which the Spring 1989 Director’s Cut re-release of “Lawrence of Arabia” played?

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Coate commented about Medallion 5 Theatre on Jul 26, 2017 at 6:04 pm

Was the Medallion the Dallas venue in which the Spring 1989 Director’s Cut re-release of “Lawrence of Arabia” played?

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Coate commented about Manor East 3 on Jul 21, 2017 at 3:36 pm

According to a Dolby Labs document dated May 30th, 1977, the Dolby installations in Texas as of that date were, in installation order: (1) Medallion, Dallas; (2) American Star, El Paso; (3) Salem, Victoria; and (4) Garden Oaks, Houston.

According to a Dolby Labs document dated Aug. 9th, 1977, the Dolby installations in Texas as of that date were, in alphabetical theater name order: (1) American Star, El Paso; (2) Century South, San Antonio; (3) Garden Oaks, Houston; (4) Laurel, San Antonio; (5) Manor East, Bryan; (6) Medallion, Dallas; (7) Northwest, San Antonio; (8) Salem, Victoria.

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Coate commented about Manor East 3 on Jul 18, 2017 at 12:31 am

Mark Brack: I wasn’t referring to Dallas. As a “Star Wars” enthusiast and movie technology historian, I’m well aware the Northpark installed a Dolby unit after you did. If you’re curious/interested, all of the country’s Dolby engagements of “Star Wars” are identified in my historical retrospective article (the Manor East is listed on Page 3 of the article).

Anyway, I have copies of Dolby install records from that era and your theater first turns up in them in July (1977), the same month in which your “Star Wars” run commenced. Before any theaters ordered a Dolby unit for “Star Wars” there had already been numerous installs made months earlier for other Dolby releases (such as “A Star is Born”). Therefore, if you guys had your unit months before the “Star Wars” run, then why wouldn’t your theater turn up sooner in the Dolby install documents?

I suspect what is more likely is your theater was the 8th Dolby install in Texas.

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Coate commented about Cooper Theatre on Jul 6, 2017 at 1:27 pm

Does anyone remember if Disney’s “Tron” played here in summer 1982 and/or during its autumn ‘82 re-release?

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Coate commented about Regal Continental Stadium 10 & RPX on Jul 6, 2017 at 1:27 pm

Does anyone remember if Disney’s “Tron” played here in summer 1982 and/or during its autumn ‘82 re-release?

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Coate commented about Century 21 on Jul 6, 2017 at 1:26 pm

Does anyone remember if Disney’s “Tron” played here in summer 1982 and/or during its autumn ‘82 re-release?

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Coate commented about Regal Tara Cinemas 4 on Jun 29, 2017 at 11:02 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 12:49 pm

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 2:22 pm

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 2:21 pm

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 2:17 pm

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 4:06 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 4:04 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 8:03 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 7:23 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 5:38 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.