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Michael Coate
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New article on 70mm (and Cinerama and roadshows) in Cincinnati.

Showcase Presentations in Cincinnati

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Showcase Presentations in Cincinnati

A Chronology of Large Format and Roadshow Exhibition, 1954-Present


Compiled by Michael Coate

Part 1: The Cinemas

These Cincinnati area 70mm-equipped cinemas are listed alphabetically by locale and will be described in greater detail in a forthcoming revision.

CINCINNATI (Ohio)
Capitol
Carousel
Emery
Esquire
Grand
International 70
Keith’s
Kenwood
Showcase Cinemas Cincinnati
Showcase Cinemas Eastgate
Twin Drive-In
Valley

ERLANGER (Kentucky)
Showcase Cinemas Erlanger

FLORENCE (Kentucky)
Florence

SPRINGDALE (Ohio)
Princeton
Showcase Cinemas Springdale
Tri-County

Part 2: The Engagements

The roadshows (i.e. reserved-seat engagements) are listed with an asterisk following their title.

IMAX and other special venue presentations have not been included.

YYYY-MM-DD … TITLE … Cinema (duration in weeks) [notes or projection process if other than 70mm]

1954-06-21 … THIS IS CINERAMA* … Capitol (52) [Cinerama]

1955-06-23 … CINERAMA HOLIDAY* … Capitol (50) [Cinerama]

1956-06-07 … SEVEN WONDERS OF THE WORLD* … Capitol (77) [Cinerama]
1956-12-21 … THE TEN COMMANDMENTS* … Grand (19) [35mm]

1957-06-13 … AROUND THE WORLD IN EIGHTY DAYS* … Valley (35)
1957-11-26 … SEARCH FOR PARADISE* … Capitol (48) [Cinerama]

1958-02-13 … OKLAHOMA! … Valley (4)
1958-04-23 … SOUTH PACIFIC* … Valley (42)
1958-06-27 … GIGI* … Grand (6) [35mm]
1958-10-29 … SOUTH SEAS ADVENTURE* … Capitol (50) [Cinerama]

1959-03-26 … SLEEPING BEAUTY … Valley (6)
1959-05-21 … THE DIARY OF ANNE FRANK* … Valley (6) [35mm]
1959-08-19 … AROUND THE WORLD IN EIGHTY DAYS … Twin Drive-In (canceled?)
1959-10-01 … PORGY AND BESS* … Valley (15)
1959-10-14 … WINDJAMMER* … Capitol (19) [Cinerama]

1960-03-15 … BEN-HUR* … Capitol (41)
1960-04-21 … AROUND THE WORLD IN EIGHTY DAYS … Valley (2)
1960-06-23 … CAN-CAN* … Valley (17)
1960-07-20 … WINDJAMMER … Twin Drive-In (3) [Cinemiracle]
1960-12-22 … SPARTACUS* … Grand (13)
1960-12-23 … THE ALAMO* … Valley (13)
1960-12-28 … CIMARRON* … Capitol (5) [35mm]

1961-03-22 … EXODUS* … Valley (13)
1961-09-22 … THE KING AND I … Valley (2)
1961-11-16 … KING OF KINGS* … Capitol (13)
1961-12-21 … EL CID* … Valley (13)

1962-03-22 … WEST SIDE STORY* … Valley (25)
1962-04-18 … OKLAHOMA! … Capitol (2)
1962-05-29 … HOLIDAY IN SPAIN … Capitol (engagement cancelled) [Cinerama]
1962-05-29 … WINDJAMMER … Capitol (3) [Cinerama]
1962-08-08 … THE WONDERFUL WORLD OF THE BROTHERS GRIMM* … Capitol (19) [Cinerama]
1962-11-01 … THE LONGEST DAY* … Grand (15) [35mm]
1962-12-20 … MUTINY ON THE BOUNTY* … Valley (16)

1963-02-14 … THE BEST OF CINERAMA … Capitol (4) [Cinerama]
1963-03-14 … HOW THE WEST WAS WON* … Capitol (36) [Cinerama]
1963-04-11 … LAWRENCE OF ARABIA* … Valley (16)
1963-06-26 … CLEOPATRA* … Grand (42)
1963-12-19 … IT’S A MAD, MAD, MAD, MAD WORLD* … Capitol (28) [“Cinerama”]

1964-04-15 … THE FALL OF THE ROMAN EMPIRE* … Grand (11)
1964-05-28 … MEDITERRANEAN HOLIDAY … Valley (3)
1964-07-01 … CIRCUS WORLD* … Capitol (9) [“Cinerama”]
1964-07-22 … BECKET … International 70 (11)
1964-11-09 … MY FAIR LADY* … Valley (33)

1965-03-10 … THE GREATEST STORY EVER TOLD* … Capitol (19) [“Cinerama”]
1965-03-31 … THE SOUND OF MUSIC* … International 70 (79)
1965-06-23 … THOSE MAGNIFICENT MEN IN THEIR FLYING MACHINES* … Valley (15)
1965-12-22 … BATTLE OF THE BULGE* … Capitol (10) [“Cinerama”]

1966-03-02 … THE AGONY AND THE ECSTASY* … Capitol (8)
1966-03-31 … DOCTOR ZHIVAGO* … Valley (34)
1966-04-27 … RUSSIAN ADVENTURE* … Capitol (5) [“Cinerama”]
1966-06-29 … THE BLUE MAX* … Capitol (11) [35mm]
1966-12-22 … IS PARIS BURNING?* … International 70 (9) [35mm]
1966-12-23 … THE BIBLE* … Valley (22)

1967-01-25 … GRAND PRIX* … Capitol (14) [“Cinerama”]
1967-02-14 … HAWAII* … Kenwood (19) [35mm]
1967-02-21 … THE SAND PEBBLES* … International 70 (18) [35mm]
1967-05-09 … ULYSSES* … Grand (3 days) [35mm]
1967-05-25 … THOROUGHLY MODERN MILLIE* … Valley (23) [35mm]
1967-06-21 … THE TAMING OF THE SHREW* … Esquire (12) [35mm]
1967-06-27 … THE BIBLE* … International 70 (12)
1967-10-18 … BECKET … Kenwood (2)
1967-10-19 … THE HAPPIEST MILLIONAIRE* … Princeton (6) [35mm]
1967-11-02 … GONE WITH THE WIND* … Valley (30)
1967-11-08 … CAMELOT* … Kenwood (25)
1967-12-22 … FAR FROM THE MADDING CROWD* … International 70 (7)

1968-02-16 … CUSTER OF THE WEST* … International 70 (5) [“Cinerama”]
1968-05-29 … 2001: A SPACE ODYSSEY* … International 70 (19) [“Cinerama”]
1968-06-19 … DOCTOR DOLITTLE* … Valley (8)
1968-10-30 … FINIAN’S RAINBOW* … Kenwood (16) [35mm]
1968-11-13 … STAR!* … Valley (14)
1968-11-14 … ICE STATION ZEBRA* … International 70 (12) [“Cinerama”]
1968-12-19 … CHITTY CHITTY BANG BANG* … Carousel (10)

1969-02-05 … THE SHOES OF THE FISHERMAN* … International 70 (13) [35mm]
1969-02-19 … FUNNY GIRL* … Kenwood (35) [35mm]
1969-02-19 … THE LION IN WINTER* … Valley (14) [35mm]
1969-03-27 … SWEET CHARITY* … Carousel (9)
1969-07-30 … BEN-HUR* … Valley (7) [35mm]
1969-08-05 … KRAKATOA, EAST OF JAVA … International 70 (6) [“Cinerama”]
1969-08-13 … OLIVER!* … Carousel (12) [35mm]
1969-11-05 … PAINT YOUR WAGON* … Carousel (12) [35mm]
1969-12-17 … GOODBYE, MR. CHIPS* … Valley (10) [35mm]
1969-12-17 … HELLO, DOLLY!* … International 70 (31)

1970-03-04 … PATTON* … 20th Century (15) [35mm]
1970-07-29 … 2001: A SPACE ODYSSEY … International 70 (4)
1970-12-25 … SONG OF NORWAY* … Carousel (12)

1971-12-14 … FIDDLER ON THE ROOF* … Valley (34) [35mm]

1972-12-13 … MAN OF LA MANCHA* … Valley (12) [35mm]

1973-03-14 … THE SOUND OF MUSIC … Kenwood (10)
1973-05-16 … LAST TANGO IN PARIS* … Studio (7) [35mm]
1973-05-30 … CAMELOT … Valley (4)
1973-10-17 … THIS IS CINERAMA … Carousel (4)

1974-07-24 … THE SOUND OF MUSIC … International 70 (1)
1974-07-24 … THE SOUND OF MUSIC … Kenwood (2)
1974-08-21 … 2001: A SPACE ODYSSEY … Carousel (5)

1975-12-10 … 2001: A SPACE ODYSSEY … Carousel (1)

1976-03-19 … GONE WITH THE WIND … Kenwood (2)
1976-05-05 … FINIAN’S RAINBOW … Kenwood (1)
1976-12-01 … CAMELOT … Carousel (3)

1978-09-15 … THE SOUND OF MUSIC … Carousel (6)

1979-04-06 … CAPRICORN ONE … Carousel (2)
1979-05-11 … THE EXORCIST … Showcase Springdale (5)
1979-05-25 … ALIEN … Carousel (17)
1979-05-25 … ALIEN … Florence (12)

1980-05-21 … THE EMPIRE STRIKES BACK … Showcase Erlanger (36)
1980-05-21 … THE EMPIRE STRIKES BACK … Showcase Springdale (36)
1980-11-26 … SLEEPING BEAUTY … Carousel (3)

1981-06-12 … RAIDERS OF THE LOST ARK … Showcase Springdale (27)

1982-03-19 … QUEST FOR FIRE … Florence (7)
1982-03-19 … QUEST FOR FIRE … Tri-County (8)
1982-06-04 … STAR TREK II: THE WRATH OF KHAN … Tri-County (12)
1982-07-09 … TRON … Tri-County (7)
1982-09-03 … CLOSE ENCOUNTERS OF THE THIRD KIND … Florence (1)
1982-09-03 … CLOSE ENCOUNTERS OF THE THIRD KIND … Tri-County (1)
1982-09-10 … TOMMY … Tri-County (2)
1982-09-17 … PINK FLOYD: THE WALL … Tri-County (7)
1982-09-24 … THE ROAD WARRIOR … Carousel (2)
1982-10-15 … TRON … Carousel (3)

1983-01-28 … BLUE THUNDER … Showcase Springdale (sneak preview screening)
1983-05-25 … RETURN OF THE JEDI … Florence (41)
1983-05-25 … RETURN OF THE JEDI … Tri-County (41)
1983-09-30 … BRAINSTORM … Showcase Erlanger (5)
1983-09-30 … BRAINSTORM … Showcase Springdale (5)
1983-10-21 … THE RIGHT STUFF … Carousel (22)

1984-05-23 … INDIANA JONES AND THE TEMPLE OF DOOM … Showcase Eastgate (11)
1984-05-23 … INDIANA JONES AND THE TEMPLE OF DOOM … Showcase Erlanger (12)
1984-05-23 … INDIANA JONES AND THE TEMPLE OF DOOM … Showcase Springdale (12)
1984-06-01 … STAR TREK III: THE SEARCH FOR SPOCK … Florence (11)
1984-06-01 … STAR TREK III: THE SEARCH FOR SPOCK … Tri-County (16)
1984-12-07 … 2010 … Showcase Eastgate (9)
1984-12-07 … 2010 … Showcase Erlanger (10)
1984-12-07 … 2010 … Showcase Springdale (10)
1984-12-14 … DUNE … Showcase Eastgate (7)
1984-12-14 … DUNE … Showcase Erlanger (7)
1984-12-14 … DUNE … Showcase Springdale (6)
1984-12-14 … STARMAN … Tri-County (15)

1985-06-21 … COCOON … Carousel (14)
1985-06-21 … RETURN TO OZ … Tri-County (5)
1985-06-29 … SILVERADO … Showcase Erlanger (sneak preview screening)
1985-06-29 … SILVERADO … Showcase Springdale (sneak preview screening)
1985-07-10 … SILVERADO … Showcase Eastgate (5) [70mm from Week #3]
1985-07-10 … SILVERADO … Showcase Springdale (2)
1985-07-19 … THE BLACK CAULDRON … Showcase Springdale (sneak preview screening)
1985-07-24 … THE BLACK CAULDRON … Showcase Springdale (4)
1985-12-04 … YOUNG SHERLOCK HOLMES … Showcase Springdale (6)

1986-05-10 … TOP GUN … Showcase Springdale (sneak preview screening)
1986-05-16 … TOP GUN … Showcase Springdale (38)
1986-07-18 … ALIENS … Carousel (13)
1986-11-26 … STAR TREK IV: THE VOYAGE HOME … Carousel (7)
1986-11-26 … STAR TREK IV: THE VOYAGE HOME … Florence (16) [70mm from Week #8]
1986-12-25 … THE MISSION… Kenwood (10)

1987-06-03 … THE UNTOUCHABLES … Carousel (10)
1987-08-28 … APOCALYPSE NOW … Showcase Springdale (1)

1988-07-15 … DIE HARD … Kenwood (11)
1988-11-23 … COCOON: THE RETURN … Kenwood (7)

1989-05-24 … INDIANA JONES AND THE LAST CRUSADE … Kenwood (11)
1989-06-22 … BATMAN … Showcase Springdale (#1: 17)
1989-06-22 … BATMAN … Showcase Springdale (#2: 6)
1989-09-22 … LAWRENCE OF ARABIA … Showcase Cincinnati (8)
1989-12-22 … THE TEN COMMANDMENTS … Showcase Cincinnati (2)

1990-06-15 … DICK TRACY … Kenwood (9)
1990-06-15 … DICK TRACY … Tri-County (10)

1991-05-10 … THE SOUND OF MUSIC … Carousel (2)
1991-11-15 … TERMINATOR 2: JUDGMENT DAY … Carousel (5)

1992-05-09 … FAR AND AWAY … Kenwood (sneak preview screening)
1992-05-16 … FAR AND AWAY … Kenwood (sneak preview screening)
1992-05-22 … FAR AND AWAY … Kenwood (6)
1992-08-07 … FAR AND AWAY … Carousel (2)
1992-08-21 … LETHAL WEAPON 3 … Carousel (5)
1992-12-25 … HOFFA … Showcase Cincinnati (6)
1992-12-25 … HOFFA … Showcase Springdale (5)
1992-12-25 … THE LAST OF THE MOHICANS … Carousel (6)

1997-02-14 … THE REMAINS OF THE DAY … Emery (2 days)
1997-02-21 … THE LAST OF THE MOHICANS … Emery (2 days)
1997-02-28 … LAWRENCE OF ARABIA … Emery (2 days)

Note that some of the 70mm presentations included in this listing were presented in 35mm during the latter weeks of engagement due to print damage and the distributor’s unwillingness to supply a 70mm replacement print or because the booking was moved to a smaller, 35mm-only auditorium within a multiplex. As well, the reverse may have been true in some cases whereas a booking began with a 35mm print because the lab was unable to complete the 70mm print order in time for an opening-day delivery or the exhibitor negotiated a mid-run switch to 70mm. In these cases, the 35mm portion of the engagement has been included in the stated duration figure.

References: Various issues of Boxoffice, The Cincinnati Enquirer and Variety; plus Dolby sound system installation records and projector and sound system trade advertisements.

Special Thanks: Mark Lensenmayer, Ashley Ward and Vince Young.

If you believe this article contains any errors or omissions, please consider emailing the author or editor.

Dedicated to Rick Mitchell, 1946-2011


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Dennis Benjamin
Phenomenal Film Handler

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quote:
Showcase Cinemas Cincinnati
Proud to say I was projection booth manager at this location for a period of time. I also learned to work with 70mm at this location.

This was one of the locations that National Amusements used for training all of thier managers in projection operations.

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Jarod Reddig
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Fantastic list! Well done.

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