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Michael Coate
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New/updated article about 70mm (and other large format and roadshow) presentations in Philadelphia. Feedback (and reminiscences) appreciated since this is a work in progress.

Showcase Presentations in Philadelphia

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Showcase Presentations in Philadelphia

A Chronology of Large Format and Roadshow Exhibition, 1953-Present


Compiled by Michael Coate & Vince Young

A work in progress….

Part 1: The Cinemas

PHILADELPHIA (Pennsylvania)
Boyd / SamEric
Cheltenham
Cinema 19 / Sam’s Place
Eric’s Place (see: Trans-Lux)
Fox
Goldman
Leo
Mark I
Midtown
Nesbitt Hall (Drexel University)
Olde City
Orleans
Parkwood / Parkwood Manor
Pilgrim Gardens
Randolph
Regency
Riverview Plaza
SamEric (see: Boyd)
Sam’s Place (see: Cinema 19)
Stanley
309
Trans-Lux / Eric’s Place

BENSALEM (Pennsylvania)
Neshaminy 24
Premiere

CHERRY HILL (New Jersey)
Cherry Hill 24

CLAYMONT (Delaware)
Eric Tri-State Mall

CONCORDVILLE (Pennsylvania)
Eric

FAIRLESS HILLS (Pennsylvania)
Eric
Eric Penn Jersey

FEASTERVILLE (Pennsylvania)
Eric

HAMILTON (New Jersey)
Hamilton 24

KING OF PRUSSIA (Pennsylvania)
Eric
King of Prussia
Plaza

LAWNSIDE (New Jersey)
White Horse Pike Drive-In

LAWRENCEVILLE (New Jersey)
Eric

LEVITTOWN (Pennsylvania)
Fox

MEDIA (Pennsylvania)
Granite Run

MONTGOMERYVILLE (Pennsylvania)
Eric

MOORESTOWN (New Jersey)
Plaza

PENNSAUKEN (New Jersey)
Eric

PRINCETON (New Jersey)
Market Fair

WILLINGBORO (New Jersey)
Fox

Part 2: The Engagements

The (majority of the) titles cited in this section were presented in 70-millimeter and with some flavor of stereophonic sound (typically six-track). Other large format processes (i.e. Cinerama, VistaVision, etc.) are noted in brackets where applicable. The Cinerama-branded 70mm presentations during the 1963-69 period are noted as “Cinerama” (with an emphasis on the quotation marks to signify that it wasn’t the original, genuine 3-panel Cinerama process). Details pertaining to origination format (i.e. 65mm or 35mm blow-up) have not been addressed since the listing is meant to be an exhibition-based chronology.

The “roadshows” have been listed with an asterisk following the applicable titles. These were reserved-seat engagements with advanced pricing and limited, scheduled showtimes (typically ten-per-week or two-a-day). Souvenir programs were usually sold and often the presentations included an overture, intermission, entr’acte, and exit music. Despite a popular misconception, many of the roadshows were screened in a 35mm presentation (rather than in 70mm) and effort has been made to identify these with a “35mm” notation or “format undetermined” whenever the projection process could not be determined or was vaguely or ambiguously addressed in promotional material. Pre-1953 roadshows have not been addressed in this work.

The duration of the engagements (measured in weeks) has been included in parenthesis after each entry.

Note that some of the presentations included in this chronology may have been 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 format switch to 70mm. In these cases, the 35mm portion of the engagement has been included in the duration figure.

IMAX and other special venue presentations have not been included (though they might be added in a future revision).

m/o = a move-over engagement (i.e. a continuation of a booking from another theater)

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

1953-09-24 … THE ROBE* … Fox (reserved seats for premiere screening only) [35mm]
1953-10-05 … THIS IS CINERAMA* … Boyd (72 weeks) [Cinerama]

1955-02-16 … CINERAMA HOLIDAY* … Boyd (63) [Cinerama]
1955-05-05 … STRATEGIC AIR COMMAND … Stanley (4) [VistaVision 8-perf horizontal]
1955-06-16 … THE FAR HORIZONS … Stanley (1) [VistaVision 8-perf horizontal]

1956-03-07 … CAROUSEL … Fox (8) [35mm w/ interlocked 6-track stereo]
1956-04-24 … SEVEN WONDERS OF THE WORLD* … Boyd (68) [Cinerama]
1956-07-12 … THE KING AND I … Fox (11) [35mm w/ interlocked 6-track stereo]
1956-08-29 … OKLAHOMA!* … Midtown (17)
1956-11-20 … THE TEN COMMANDMENTS* … Randolph (31) [35mm]
1956-12-27 … AROUND THE WORLD IN EIGHTY DAYS* … Midtown (53)

1957-01-21 … THRILLARAMA … Fox (1) [Thrillarama]
1957-10-02 … SEARCH FOR PARADISE* … Boyd (21) [Cinerama]

1958-03-26 … SOUTH PACIFIC* … Midtown (46)
1958-06-25 … GIGI* … Boyd (17) [35mm]
1958-10-29 … WINDJAMMER* … Boyd (16) [Cinerama]
1958-11-09 … THE OLD MAN AND THE SEA* … Goldman (6) [35mm]

1959-02-17 … SOUTH SEAS ADVENTURE* … Boyd (35) [Cinerama]
1959-03-18 … SLEEPING BEAUTY … Goldman (7)
1959-05-13 … THE DIARY OF ANNE FRANK* … Midtown (6) [35mm]
1959-09-30 … THE BIG FISHERMAN* … Midtown (7)
1959-10-07 … PORGY AND BESS* … Goldman (15)
1959-11-24 … BEN-HUR* … Boyd (62)
1959-12-25 … SOLOMON AND SHEBA … Fox (9)

1960-05-03 … CAN-CAN* … Midtown (25)
1960-10-12 … WINDJAMMER* … Keswick (10) [Cinemiracle]
1960-10-26 … THE ALAMO* … Midtown (13)
1960-11-02 … SPARTACUS* … Goldman (23)
1960-12-30 … CIMARRON* … Stanton (7) [35mm]

1961-02-01 … EXODUS* … Boyd (24)
1961-07-19 … LA DOLCE VITA* … Boyd (13) [35mm]
1961-08-09 … SPARTACUS … Midtown (7)
1961-09-27 … THE KING AND I … Midtown (2)
1961-10-25 … SPARTACUS … Cheltenham (5)
1961-10-26 … KING OF KINGS* … Boyd (17)
1961-11-07 … WEST SIDE STORY* … Midtown (52)
1961-12-20 … EL CID* … Goldman (22)

1962-02-21 … JUDGMENT AT NUREMBURG* … Boyd (17) [35mm]
1962-03-21 … OKLAHOMA! … Cheltenham (3)
1962-04-18 … OKLAHOMA! … Fox Levittown (1)
1962-06-27 … KING OF KINGS … Cheltenham (1)
1962-08-08 … THE WONDERFUL WORLD OF THE BROTHERS GRIMM* … Boyd (30) [Cinerama]
1962-10-10 … THE LONGEST DAY* … Goldman (30) [35mm]
1962-11-15 … MUTINY ON THE BOUNTY* … Stanley (22)
1962-12-21 … LAWRENCE OF ARABIA* … Midtown (40)

1963-03-07 … HOW THE WEST WAS WON* … Boyd (39) [Cinerama]
1963-06-26 … CLEOPATRA* … Stanley (41)
1963-07-17 … 55 DAYS AT PEKING … Orleans (2)
1963-07-31 … MUTINY ON THE BOUNTY … Orleans (3)
1963-10-09 … LAWRENCE OF ARABIA … Cheltenham (3)
1963-10-30 … OKLAHOMA! … Orleans (1)
1963-12-19 … IT’S A MAD, MAD, MAD, MAD WORLD* … Boyd (27) [“Cinerama”]

1964-01-23 … MEDITERRANEAN HOLIDAY … Trent (engagement canceled) [Wonderama]
1964-04-01 … WEST SIDE STORY … Cheltenham (1)
1964-04-08 … THE FALL OF THE ROMAN EMPIRE* … Stanley (11)
1964-04-08 … MEDITERRANEAN HOLIDAY … Trent (4) [Wonderama]
1964-05-27 … WEST SIDE STORY … White Horse Pike Drive-In (1)
1964-06-03 … LAWRENCE OF ARABIA … White Horse Pike Drive-In (1)
1964-06-17 … BECKET* … Cheltenham (10) [35mm]
1964-06-17 … SPARTACUS … Orleans (1)
1964-06-25 … CIRCUS WORLD* … Boyd (9) [“Cinerama”]
1964-07-03 … THE UNSINKABLE MOLLY BROWN … Stanley (8)
1964-07-29 … IT’S A MAD, MAD, MAD, MAD WORLD … Orleans (3)
1964-08-05 … THE UNSINKABLE MOLLY BROWN … Plaza Moorestown (3)
1964-08-19 … IT’S A MAD, MAD, MAD, MAD WORLD … White Horse Pike Drive-In (2)
1964-08-26 … BECKET … Boyd (8)
1964-08-26 … THE FALL OF THE ROMAN EMPIRE … Plaza Moorestown (3)
1964-09-23 … THE FALL OF THE ROMAN EMPIRE / ZULU … White Horse Pike Drive-In (1)
1964-09-30 … BECKET … Eric Fairless Hills (3)
1964-10-14 … THE FALL OF THE ROMAN EMPIRE … Cheltenham (1)
1964-10-14 … THE FALL OF THE ROMAN EMPIRE … Parkwood (1)
1964-10-28 … MEDITERRANEAN HOLIDAY … Cheltenham (1)
1964-10-28 … MY FAIR LADY* … Stanley (53)
1964-11-18 … BECKET … Eric King (1)
1964-11-18 … BECKET … Plaza Moorestown (2)
1964-12-02 … WEST SIDE STORY … Parkwood (1)
1964-12-09 … WEST SIDE STORY … Plaza Moorestown (1)
1964-12-16 … WEST SIDE STORY … Orleans (1)

1965-03-09 … THE GREATEST STORY EVER TOLD* … Boyd (20) [“Cinerama”]
1965-03-17 … THE SOUND OF MUSIC* … Midtown (93)
1965-05-12 … CHEYENNE AUTUMN … White Horse Pike Drive-In (3)
1965-05-26 … IT’S A MAD, MAD, MAD, MAD WORLD … Plaza Moorestown
1965-06-02 … CLEOPATRA … Cheltenham (1)
1965-06-09 … CHEYENNE AUTUMN … Orleans (1)
1965-06-09 … IT’S A MAD, MAD, MAD, MAD WORLD … Plaza King of Prussia (1)
1965-06-09 … LAWRENCE OF ARABIA … Leo (1)
1965-06-30 … THOSE MAGNIFICENT MEN IN THEIR FLYING MACHINES* … Trans-Lux (19) [35mm]
1965-07-27 … THE HALLELUJAH TRAIL* … Boyd (8) [“Cinerama”]
1965-09-22 … MEDITERRANEAN HOLIDAY … Boyd (4) [“Cinerama”]
1965-11-10 … THE AGONY AND THE ECSTASY* … Goldman (16)
1965-12-22 … BATTLE OF THE BULGE* … Boyd (11) [“Cinerama”]

1966-03-09 … DOCTOR ZHIVAGO* … Boyd (49)
1966-03-30 … MY FAIR LADY … Leo (3)
1966-07-27 … THE BLUE MAX* … Goldman (15) [35mm]
1966-08-31 … THE SOUND OF MUSIC* … Eric Fairless Hills (28)
1966-09-28 … THE GREATEST STORY EVER TOLD … Orleans (1)
1966-10-07 … OKLAHOMA! … Stanley (3)
1966-10-14 … THOSE MAGNIFICENT MEN IN THEIR FLYING MACHINES … Eric King (1)
1966-10-25 … HAWAII* … Stanley (28) [35mm]
1966-11-09 … OKLAHOMA! … Cheltenham (1)
1966-11-09 … OKLAHOMA! … Orleans (1)
1966-11-09 … OKLAHOMA! … Plaza King of Prussia (1)
1966-11-10 … IS PARIS BURNING?* … Goldman (8)
1966-12-14 … ZULU … Eric King (1)

1967-01-26 … THE SAND PEBBLES* … Cheltenham (25) [35mm]
1967-02-01 … GRAND PRIX* … Randolph (37) [“Cinerama”]
1967-02-16 … THE BIBLE* … Boyd (22)
1967-03-14 … ULYSSES* … Town Hall (3 days) [35mm]
1967-03-15 … DOCTOR ZHIVAGO … Eric Fairless Hills (6)
1967-03-15 … DOCTOR ZHIVAGO … Eric King (8)
1967-03-15 … DOCTOR ZHIVAGO … Orleans (10)
1967-03-15 … DOCTOR ZHIVAGO … Plaza Moorestown (8)
1967-03-15 … THE TAMING OF THE SHREW* … Midtown (13) [35mm]
1967-05-10 … THOROUGHLY MODERN MILLIE* … Stanley (26) [35mm]
1967-07-19 … ULYSSES* … Boyd (13) [35mm]
1967-10-18 … GONE WITH THE WIND* … Randolph (31)
1967-10-20 … THE HAPPIEST MILLIONAIRE* … Boyd (13) [35mm]
1967-10-25 … GRAND PRIX … Eric Fairless Hills (2)
1967-10-25 … GRAND PRIX … Orleans (3)
1967-10-25 … GRAND PRIX … White Horse Pike Drive-In (3)
1967-11-01 … FAR FROM THE MADDING CROWD* … Midtown (11)
1967-11-09 … CAMELOT* … Stanley (33)

1968-01-24 … DOCTOR DOLITTLE* … Boyd (29)
1968-03-06 … HALF A SIXPENCE* … Midtown (8) [35mm]
1968-03-13 … FAR FROM THE MADDING CROWD … Eric Penn Jersey (4)
1968-05-22 … 2001: A SPACE ODYSSEY* … Randolph (30) [“Cinerama”]
1968-05-22 … GONE WITH THE WIND* … Midtown m/o (10 [41])
1968-10-03 … FUNNY GIRL* … Goldman (60)
1968-10-23 … FINIAN’S RAINBOW* … Stanley (16)
1968-11-03 … THE LION IN WINTER* … Theatre 1812 (39) [35mm]
1968-11-06 … STAR!* … Boyd (14)
1968-12-18 … GONE WITH THE WIND … Eric Fairless Hills (8)
1968-12-18 … GONE WITH THE WIND … Orleans (8)
1968-12-18 … ICE STATION ZEBRA* … Randolph (10) [“Cinerama”]
1968-12-18 … OLIVER!* … Midtown (42)
1968-12-19 … CHITTY CHITTY BANG BANG* … Cinema 19 (13)

1969-02-12 … 2001: A SPACE ODYSSEY … Cheltenham (4)
1969-02-12 … 2001: A SPACE ODYSSEY … Fox Willingboro (4)
1969-02-12 … 2001: A SPACE ODYSSEY … Plaza King of Prussia (4)
1969-02-12 … 2001: A SPACE ODYSSEY … Plaza Moorestown (4)
1969-02-12 … 2001: A SPACE ODYSSEY … Orleans (4)
1969-02-21 … DOCTOR ZHIVAGO … Stanley (2)
1969-02-26 … THE SHOES OF THE FISHERMAN* … Randolph (8)
1969-03-19 … SWEET CHARITY* … Stanley (16)
1969-03-26 … WHERE EAGLES DARE … Fox (6)
1969-05-14 … GONE WITH THE WIND … Plaza Moorestown (1)
1969-06-25 … BEN-HUR* … Boyd (9)
1969-06-25 … FINIAN’S RAINBOW … Eric Fairless Hills (2)
1969-06-25 … FINIAN’S RAINBOW … Orleans (3)
1969-06-25 … FINIAN’S RAINBOW … Premiere (3)
1969-07-23 … CLEOPATRA … Randolph (1)
1969-07-29 … KRAKATOA, EAST OF JAVA … Stanley (4)
1969-07-30 … ICE STATION ZEBRA … Plaza King of Prussia (1)
1969-08-06 … 2001: A SPACE ODYSSEY … Eric Penn Jersey (1)
1969-09-10 … GONE WITH THE WIND … Premiere (1)
1969-10-15 … SWEET CHARITY … Plaza King of Prussia (2)
1969-10-15 … SWEET CHARITY … Plaza Moorestown (2)
1969-10-22 … DOCTOR ZHIVAGO … Premiere (1)
1969-10-29 … PAINT YOUR WAGON* … Randolph (13)
1969-11-05 … SWEET CHARITY … Plaza Moorestown (2)
1969-11-12 … GOODBYE, MR. CHIPS* … Boyd (18)

1970-03-11 … PATTON* … Goldman (14)
1970-03-18 … GOODBYE, MR. CHIPS … Eric Penn Jersey (2)
1970-03-25 … HELLO, DOLLY!* … Randolph (28)
1970-04-22 … AIRPORT … Boyd (15)
1970-04-29 … 2001: A SPACE ODYSSEY … Cheltenham (4)
1970-04-29 … 2001: A SPACE ODYSSEY … Eric Fairless Hills (2)
1970-06-17 … 2001: A SPACE ODYSSEY … Plaza King of Prussia (1)
1970-07-08 … 2001: A SPACE ODYSSEY … Orleans (1)
1970-07-15 … PATTON … Orleans (4)
1970-08-12 … AIRPORT … Plaza Moorestown (9)
1970-10-07 … TORA! TORA! TORA!* … Randolph (13)
1970-11-11 … HELLO, DOLLY! … Orleans (6)
1970-11-11 … HELLO, DOLLY! … Plaza King of Prussia (6)
1970-11-11 … HELLO, DOLLY! … Premiere (6)
1970-12-16 … 2001: A SPACE ODYSSEY … Plaza Moorestown (1)
1970-12-25 … SONG OF NORWAY* … Mark I (17)

1971-02-03 … TORA! TORA! TORA! … Eric Fairless Hills (3)
1971-02-03 … TORA! TORA! TORA! … Orleans (3)
1971-02-10 … MY FAIR LADY … Goldman (4)
1971-04-02 … MY FAIR LADY … Orleans (1)
1971-04-09 … MY FAIR LADY … Parkwood Manor (1)
1971-12-14 … FIDDLER ON THE ROOF* … SamEric (27) [format undetermined]

1972-02-02 … NICHOLAS AND ALEXANDRA* … Midtown (16) [35mm]
1972-03-29 … THE CONCERT FOR BANGLADESH … Regency (4)
1972-06-21 … FIDDLER ON THE ROOF … Mark I m/o (14 [41]) [format undetermined]
1972-12-13 … YOUNG WINSTON* … Midtown (9) [35mm]
1972-12-14 … MAN OF LA MANCHA*… Pennsauken (10) [format undetermined]
1972-12-14 … MAN OF LA MANCHA*… SamEric (16) [format undetermined]

1973-03-28 … THE SOUND OF MUSIC … Fox (8)
1973-04-25 … LAST TANGO IN PARIS* … Eric Rittenhouse Square (23) [35mm]

1974-06-26 … THAT’S ENTERTAINMENT! … SamEric (13)
1974-08-21 … 2001: A SPACE ODYSSEY … Eric Fairless Hills (4)
1974-08-21 … 2001: A SPACE ODYSSEY … Eric King (5)
1974-08-21 … 2001: A SPACE ODYSSEY … Eric Pennsauken (5)
1974-08-21 … 2001: A SPACE ODYSSEY … Eric Tri-State Mall (4)
1974-08-21 … 2001: A SPACE ODYSSEY … Mark I (6)
1974-09-25 … 2001: A SPACE ODYSSEY … Plaza Moorestown (2)

1975-06-25 … GONE WITH THE WIND … SamEric (1)
1975-06-25 … THE WIND AND THE LION … Mark I (7)
1975-07-02 … ROLLERBALL … SamEric (10)
1975-09-10 … 2001: A SPACE ODYSSEY … Eric Fairless Hills (2)
1975-09-10 … 2001: A SPACE ODYSSEY … Eric King (2)
1975-09-10 … 2001: A SPACE ODYSSEY … Eric Lawrenceville (2)
1975-09-10 … 2001: A SPACE ODYSSEY … Eric Pennsauken (2)
1975-09-10 … 2001: A SPACE ODYSSEY … Eric Tri-State Mall (2)
1975-09-10 … 2001: A SPACE ODYSSEY … SamEric (2)
1975-09-24 … GONE WITH THE WIND … Eric Fairless Hills (2)
1975-09-24 … GONE WITH THE WIND … Eric King (3)
1975-09-24 … GONE WITH THE WIND … Eric Lawrenceville (3)
1975-09-24 … GONE WITH THE WIND … Eric Pennsauken (2)
1975-09-24 … GONE WITH THE WIND … Eric Tri-State Mall (3)
1975-09-24 … GONE WITH THE WIND … SamEric (2)

1976-06-18 … THAT’S ENTERTAINMENT, PART 2 … Mark I (6)
1976-06-23 … LOGAN’S RUN … SamEric (6)
1976-08-04 … LOGAN’S RUN / ROLLERBALL … SamEric (1)
1976-10-13 … THE RETURN OF A MAN CALLED HORSE … Eric King (1)
1976-10-13 … THE RETURN OF A MAN CALLED HORSE … Mark I (2)
1976-10-20 … THE RETURN OF A MAN CALLED HORSE … Eric Pennsauken (1)

1977-11-04 … STAR WARS … Mark I (37)
1977-12-14 … CLOSE ENCOUNTERS OF THE THIRD KIND … SamEric (22)

1978-06-02 … CAPRICORN ONE … Fox (5)
1978-07-21 … STAR WARS … Midtown (2)

1979-05-25 … ALIEN … Eric Fairless Hills (10)
1979-05-25 … ALIEN … Eric King (12)
1979-05-25 … ALIEN … Eric Lawrenceville (10)
1979-05-25 … ALIEN … Eric Montgomeryville (13)
1979-05-25 … ALIEN … Eric Pennsauken (18)
1979-05-25 … ALIEN … Eric Tri-State Mall (12)
1979-05-25 … ALIEN … Eric’s Place (21)
1979-06-27 … THE EXORCIST … Parkwood Manor (1)
1979-07-25 … SUPERMAN … Parkwood Manor (2)
1979-08-15 … STAR WARS … Fox (2)
1979-08-18 … DULHAN WAHI JO PIYA MAN BHAAYE … Nesbitt Hall, Drexel University (2 days)
1979-09-26 … SUPERMAN … Parkwood Manor (1)
1979-11-02 … SLEEPING BEAUTY … Eric Feasterville (7)
1979-11-02 … SLEEPING BEAUTY … Eric King (7)
1979-11-02 … SLEEPING BEAUTY … Eric Lawrenceville (6)
1979-11-02 … SLEEPING BEAUTY … Eric Montgomeryville (7)
1979-11-02 … SLEEPING BEAUTY … Eric Pennsauken (7)
1979-11-02 … SLEEPING BEAUTY … Eric Tri-State Mall (6)
1979-11-02 … SLEEPING BEAUTY … Mark I (8)
1979-11-08 … THE ROSE … SamEric (14)
1979-12-21 … THE BLACK HOLE … Midtown (8)

1980-05-21 … THE EMPIRE STRIKES BACK … Eric Lawrenceville (20)
1980-05-21 … THE EMPIRE STRIKES BACK … Eric Plaza King of Prussia (20)
1980-05-21 … THE EMPIRE STRIKES BACK … Eric Plaza Moorestown (22)
1980-05-21 … THE EMPIRE STRIKES BACK … Eric Tri-State Mall (30)
1980-05-21 … THE EMPIRE STRIKES BACK … Premiere (30)
1980-05-21 … THE EMPIRE STRIKES BACK … SamEric (30)
1980-08-01 … CLOSE ENCOUNTERS OF THE THIRD KIND The Special Edition … Sam’s Place (3)
1980-09-26 … DIVINE MADNESS … Eric’s Place (5)

1981-01-16 … ALTERED STATES … Regency (sneak preview screening)
1981-01-23 … ALTERED STATES … Regency (9) [Megasound]
1981-05-22 … OUTLAND … Regency (7) [Megasound]
1981-06-12 … RAIDERS OF THE LOST ARK … SamEric (20)
1981-07-17 … OUTLAND … Parkwood (2)
1981-07-31 … THE EMPIRE STRIKES BACK … Mark I (4)

1982-03-19 … QUEST FOR FIRE … Eric Concordville (6)
1982-03-19 … QUEST FOR FIRE … Eric Feasterville (6)
1982-03-19 … QUEST FOR FIRE … Eric Lawrenceville (6)
1982-03-19 … QUEST FOR FIRE … Eric Montgomeryville (6)
1982-03-19 … QUEST FOR FIRE … Eric Plaza King of Prussia (6)
1982-03-19 … QUEST FOR FIRE … Eric Plaza Moorestown (7)
1982-03-19 … QUEST FOR FIRE … Pilgrim Gardens (7)
1982-03-19 … QUEST FOR FIRE … SamEric (7)
1982-04-02 … RAIDERS OF THE LOST ARK … Mark I (4)
1982-04-30 … QUEST FOR FIRE … Eric Tri-State Mall (1)
1982-05-07 … 2001: A SPACE ODYSSEY … Eric King (3)
1982-05-07 … 2001: A SPACE ODYSSEY … Pilgrim Gardens (2)
1982-05-07 … 2001: A SPACE ODYSSEY … Eric Plaza Moorestown (1)
1982-05-07 … 2001: A SPACE ODYSSEY … SamEric (3)
1982-05-14 … 2001: A SPACE ODYSSEY … Eric Pennsauken (1)
1982-05-24 … ROCKY III … SamEric (world premiere screening)
1982-05-28 … ROCKY III … SamEric (17)
1982-06-04 … POLTERGEIST … Eric Feasterville (11)
1982-06-04 … POLTERGEIST … Eric King (11)
1982-06-04 … POLTERGEIST … Eric Pennsauken (15)
1982-06-04 … POLTERGEIST … Eric Tri-State Mall (12)
1982-06-04 … POLTERGEIST … Eric’s Place (15)
1982-06-04 … QUEST FOR FIRE … Premiere (1)
1982-06-04 … STAR TREK II: THE WRATH OF KHAN … Eric Fairless Hills (6)
1982-06-04 … STAR TREK II: THE WRATH OF KHAN … Eric Montgomeryville (11)
1982-06-04 … STAR TREK II: THE WRATH OF KHAN … Eric Plaza King of Prussia (8)
1982-06-04 … STAR TREK II: THE WRATH OF KHAN … Eric Plaza Moorestown (11)
1982-06-04 … STAR TREK II: THE WRATH OF KHAN … Mark I (14)
1982-07-23 … TRON … Regency (5)
1982-09-01 … RAIDERS OF THE LOST ARK … SamEric (1)
1982-09-17 … PINK FLOYD: THE WALL … SamEric (6)
1982-09-17 … POLTERGEIST … Sam’s Place (2)
1982-09-24 … FAME … SamEric (4)
1982-10-01 … POLTERGEIST / STAR TREK II: THE WRATH OF KHAN … Eric’s Place (3)
1982-10-15 … APOCALYPSE NOW … Mark I (1)
1982-10-29 … SUPERMAN II … Regency (1)
1982-11-19 … THE EMPIRE STRIKES BACK … SamEric (5)
1982-11-24 … DOCTOR ZHIVAGO … SamEric (1)
1982-12-03 … FIDDLER ON THE ROOF … SamEric (1)
1982-12-17 … THE DARK CRYSTAL … Regency (6)
1982-12-17 … E.T. THE EXTRA-TERRESTRIAL … Regency (17) [70mm from Week #7]

1983-01-28 … BLUE THUNDER … SamEric (sneak preview screening)
1983-05-25 … RETURN OF THE JEDI … Eric Lawrenceville (21)
1983-05-25 … RETURN OF THE JEDI … Eric Montgomeryville (#1: 28)
1983-05-25 … RETURN OF THE JEDI … Eric Montgomeryville (#2: 2)
1983-05-25 … RETURN OF THE JEDI … Eric Plaza Moorestown (29)
1983-05-25 … RETURN OF THE JEDI … SamEric (#1: 28)
1983-05-25 … RETURN OF THE JEDI … SamEric (#2: 2)
1983-05-25 … RETURN OF THE JEDI … SamEric (#3: 2)
1983-06-03 … WARGAMES … Sam’s Place (#1: 15)
1983-06-03 … WARGAMES … Sam’s Place (#2: 3)
1983-07-15 … STAYING ALIVE … Mark I (12)
1983-09-07 … RAIDERS OF THE LOST ARK … SamEric (1)
1983-09-30 … BRAINSTORM … Eric Concordville (5)
1983-09-30 … BRAINSTORM … Eric Feasterville (4)
1983-09-30 … BRAINSTORM … Eric Lawrenceville (5)
1983-09-30 … BRAINSTORM … Eric Montgomeryville (4)
1983-09-30 … BRAINSTORM … Eric Pennsauken (7)
1983-09-30 … BRAINSTORM … Eric Pilgrim Gardens (7)
1983-09-30 … BRAINSTORM … Eric Plaza King of Prussia (4)
1983-09-30 … BRAINSTORM … Sam’s Place (7)
1983-10-15 … THE RIGHT STUFF … Eric King (sneak preview screening)
1983-10-15 … THE RIGHT STUFF … Eric Plaza Moorestown (sneak preview screening)
1983-10-15 … THE RIGHT STUFF … Eric Tri-State Mall (sneak preview screening)
1983-10-15 … THE RIGHT STUFF … SamEric (sneak preview screening)
1983-10-21 … THE RIGHT STUFF … Eric King (8)
1983-10-21 … THE RIGHT STUFF … Eric Plaza Moorestown (8)
1983-10-21 … THE RIGHT STUFF … Eric Tri-State Mall (8)
1983-10-21 … THE RIGHT STUFF … SamEric (9)

1984-05-23 … INDIANA JONES AND THE TEMPLE OF DOOM … Eric Pennsauken (#1: 19)
1984-05-23 … INDIANA JONES AND THE TEMPLE OF DOOM … Eric Pennsauken (#2: 4)
1984-05-23 … INDIANA JONES AND THE TEMPLE OF DOOM … Eric Pennsauken (#3: 2)
1984-05-23 … INDIANA JONES AND THE TEMPLE OF DOOM … SamEric (#1: 19)
1984-05-23 … INDIANA JONES AND THE TEMPLE OF DOOM … SamEric (#2: 7)
1984-05-23 … INDIANA JONES AND THE TEMPLE OF DOOM … SamEric (#3: 4)
1984-06-01 … STAR TREK III: THE SEARCH FOR SPOCK … Eric Plaza Moorestown (9)
1984-06-01 … STAR TREK III: THE SEARCH FOR SPOCK … Mark I (7)
1984-06-08 … GHOSTBUSTERS … Eric’s Place (20)
1984-07-13 … THE LAST STARFIGHTER … SamEric (5)
1984-09-19 … AMADEUS … Olde City (13)
1984-12-07 … 2010 … Eric Concordville (#1: 7)
1984-12-07 … 2010 … Eric Concordville (#2: 2)
1984-12-07 … 2010 … Eric Fairless Hills (6)
1984-12-07 … 2010 … Eric Feasterville (#1: 7)
1984-12-07 … 2010 … Eric Feasterville (#2: 1)
1984-12-07 … 2010 … Eric Lawrenceville (7)
1984-12-07 … 2010 … Eric Montgomeryville (6)
1984-12-07 … 2010 … Eric Pennsauken (#1: 7)
1984-12-07 … 2010 … Eric Pennsauken (#2: 1)
1984-12-07 … 2010 … Eric Plaza King of Prussia (6)
1984-12-07 … 2010 … SamEric (#1: 7)
1984-12-07 … 2010 … SamEric (#2: 1)
1984-12-07 … 2010 … SamEric (#3: 1)
1984-12-14 … DUNE … Mark I (6)
1984-12-14 … STARMAN … Eric Pilgrim Gardens (8)
1984-12-14 … STARMAN … Eric Plaza King of Prussia (6)
1984-12-14 … STARMAN … Sam’s Place (8)

1985-01-11 … AMADEUS … SamEric (10) [70mm from Week #2]
1985-03-29 … RETURN OF THE JEDI … Orleans (3)
1985-03-29 … RETURN OF THE JEDI … Premiere (3)
1985-03-29 … RETURN OF THE JEDI … Regency (3)
1985-06-21 … COCOON … Olde City (10+)
1985-06-21 … COCOON … Orleans (10+)
1985-06-21 … COCOON … Premiere (10+)
1985-06-21 … RETURN TO OZ … Eric Plaza King of Prussia (3)
1985-06-21 … RETURN TO OZ … Eric Plaza Moorestown (4)
1985-06-21 … RETURN TO OZ … SamEric (4)
1985-06-29 … SILVERADO … SamEric (sneak preview screening)
1985-07-10 … SILVERADO … Sam’s Place (5)
1985-07-19 … THE BLACK CAULDRON … Eric Plaza Moorestown (sneak preview screening)
1985-07-19 … THE BLACK CAULDRON … SamEric (sneak preview screening)
1985-07-24 … THE BLACK CAULDRON … Eric Plaza Moorestown (3)
1985-07-24 … THE BLACK CAULDRON … SamEric (4)
1985-11-27 … ROCKY IV … SamEric (#1: 13)
1985-11-27 … ROCKY IV … SamEric (#2: 5)
1985-12-04 … YOUNG SHERLOCK HOLMES … SamEric (#1: 6)
1985-12-04 … YOUNG SHERLOCK HOLMES … SamEric (#2: 3)
1985-12-20 … A CHORUS LINE … Olde City (6)
1985-12-20 … OUT OF AFRICA … Mark I (12)

1986-05-10 … TOP GUN … Orleans (sneak preview screening)
1986-05-10 … TOP GUN … Sam’s Place (sneak preview screening)
1986-05-10 … TOP GUN … 309 (sneak preview screening)
1986-05-16 … TOP GUN … Orleans (25)
1986-05-16 … TOP GUN … Sam’s Place (6)
1986-05-16 … TOP GUN … 309 (25)
1986-07-18 … ALIENS … Orleans (13)
1986-07-18 … ALIENS … Premiere (10)
1986-07-18 … ALIENS … Regency (12)
1986-07-18 … ALIENS … 309 (14)
1986-08-01 … HOWARD THE DUCK … Sam’s Place (3)
1986-11-26 … STAR TREK IV: THE VOYAGE HOME … Mark I (9)
1986-11-26 … STAR TREK IV: THE VOYAGE HOME … Orleans (12)
1986-11-26 … STAR TREK IV: THE VOYAGE HOME … 309 (15)
1986-12-19 … LITTLE SHOP OF HORRORS … Regency (8)
1986-12-25 … THE MISSION… Olde City (9)

1987-06-03 … THE UNTOUCHABLES … Olde City (10)
1987-06-03 … THE UNTOUCHABLES … Orleans (9)
1987-06-03 … THE UNTOUCHABLES … Premiere (9)
1987-06-03 … THE UNTOUCHABLES … 309 (11)
1987-07-01 … INNERSPACE … Granite Run (5)
1987-08-05 … STAKEOUT … Eric Feasterville (9)
1987-08-05 … STAKEOUT … Eric Pennsauken (11)
1987-08-05 … STAKEOUT … Eric Plaza King of Prussia (11)
1987-08-05 … STAKEOUT … Sam’s Place (9)

1988-05-20 … WILLOW … Mark I (7)
1988-07-15 … DIE HARD … SamEric (16)

1989-04-07 … LAWRENCE OF ARABIA … Mark I (8)
1989-05-24 … INDIANA JONES AND THE LAST CRUSADE … Eric Pennsauken (#1: 12)
1989-05-24 … INDIANA JONES AND THE LAST CRUSADE … Eric Pennsauken (#2: 5)
1989-05-24 … INDIANA JONES AND THE LAST CRUSADE … Orleans (12)
1989-05-24 … INDIANA JONES AND THE LAST CRUSADE … SamEric (#1: 12)
1989-05-24 … INDIANA JONES AND THE LAST CRUSADE … SamEric (#2: 5)
1989-06-09 … STAR TREK V: THE FINAL FRONTIER … Olde City (5)
1989-08-09 … THE ABYSS … Sam’s Place (6)

1990-06-01 … TOTAL RECALL … Sam’s Place (5)
1990-06-08 … TOTAL RECALL … Sam’s Place (#2: 3)
1990-06-15 … DICK TRACY … Granite Run (9)
1990-06-15 … DICK TRACY … Olde City (9)
1990-06-15 … DICK TRACY … Orleans (8)
1990-06-15 … DICK TRACY … Premiere (9)
1990-06-15 … DICK TRACY … 309 (10)
1990-10-05 … FANTASIA … Olde City (7)

1991-05-24 … BACKDRAFT … SamEric (6)
1991-07-02 … TERMINATOR 2: JUDGMENT DAY … SamEric (#1: 14)
1991-07-02 … TERMINATOR 2: JUDGMENT DAY … SamEric (#2: 3)
1991-12-11 … HOOK … Riverview Plaza (#1: 13)
1991-12-11 … HOOK … Riverview Plaza (#2: 4)

1992-05-09 … FAR AND AWAY … Riverview Plaza (sneak preview screening)
1992-05-16 … FAR AND AWAY … Riverview Plaza (sneak preview screening)
1992-05-22 … FAR AND AWAY … Riverview Plaza (7)
1992-12-25 … HOFFA … Market Fair (#1: 7)
1992-12-25 … HOFFA … Market Fair (#2: 3)
1992-12-25 … HOFFA … Plaza Moorestown (canceled due to theater fire)
1992-12-25 … HOFFA … Riverview Plaza (6)

1993-06-17 … LAST ACTION HERO … SamEric (5)
1993-10-08 … GETTYSBURG … Riverview Plaza (5)
1993-11-12 … GETTYSBURG … SamEric (2)

1994-09-23 … MY FAIR LADY … Riverview Plaza (2) [format undetermined]

1997-01-06 … HAMLET … Riverview Plaza (trade screening)

2015-12-25 … THE HATEFUL EIGHT … AMC Cherry Hill 24
2015-12-25 … THE HATEFUL EIGHT … AMC Hamilton 24
2015-12-25 … THE HATEFUL EIGHT … AMC Neshaminy 24
2015-12-25 … THE HATEFUL EIGHT … UA King of Prussia 16 & IMAX (4)
2015-12-25 … THE HATEFUL EIGHT … UA Riverview Plaza Stadium 17 & RPX (5)

2017-07-21 … DUNKIRK … AMC Cherry Hill 24
2017-07-21 … DUNKIRK … AMC Hamilton 24
2017-07-21 … DUNKIRK … AMC Neshaminy 24

References: Various issues of Boxoffice, Philadelphia Daily News, The Philadelphia Inquirer and Variety, plus Dolby sound system installation records, projector and sound system trade advertisements, and the book “Popcorn Palaces: The Art Deco Movie Theatre Paintings of Davis Cone” (Michael D. Kinerk and Dennis W. Wilhelm; Harry N. Abrams, Inc.; 2001).

Special Thanks: Neil S. Bulk, James D’Arcy, Allen Hause, Mark Marshall, Jim Perry, Joe Tommassello.

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


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