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Showcase Presentations in Salt Lake City

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Showcase Presentations in Salt Lake City: A History of Large Format and Roadshow Exhibition, 1956-Present

Compiled by Michael Coate & Grant Smith

This project began as an attempt to create a chronological, easy-to-read reference list of 70-millimeter presentations in Salt Lake City, Utah, but, as with many large-scale research projects, the article evolved into what includes not just genuine 70mm but also the 70mm blow-ups, large-format three-panel processes CineMiracle and Cinerama, and roadshows (i.e. movies shown on a reserved-seat basis with advanced pricing and limited, scheduled showtimes). In the case of the roadshows, these were not limited to titles shot in and/or exhibited in a large-format process (though it continues to be a popular misconception that roadshows and large-format exhibition were mutually exclusive). As well, an overview has been included of the SLC area cinemas in which the subject films played.

PART 1: THE CINEMAS

Centre: A 1,600-seat theater that opened in 1937, with the seating reduced to about 1,200 when 70mm projection (Bauer U2) was installed in 1960. During the 70mm era, the operators were Intermountain (1960-1970), ABC Intermountain (1970-1974), Plitt (1974-1987) and Cineplex Odeon (1987-1989). A Dolby CP100 was installed in 1977.

Century 21: Located in South Salt Lake and operated by Syufy Enterprises (AKA Century Theatres) from 1967 to 1998. The Century 21 originally had 985 seats and 70mm capability (Century JJ). A duplicate building, Century 22, opened in 1969. In 1972, the Century 22 was divided into two auditoriums with one auditorium retaining the Century 22 name and the other becoming Century 23, both 70mm capable. In 1977, the original Century 21 was divided into three auditoriums, the largest of which retained 70mm capability. At this point, the five-screen complex was identified by the auditorium designations 21 through 25. An annex with four small auditoriums was added in 1990. Also known as Century 5, Century 9 and Century Complex. A Dolby CP100 was installed by 1979, with additional units (including at least one CP200) installed during subsequent years.

Cottonwood Mall: Located in the Salt Lake City suburb of Holladay and operated by National General (1968-1973), Mann (1973-1992) and Carmike (1992-2002). Mann split the original 850-seat theater in late 1976, with what became a 550-seat auditorium equipped for 70mm (DP70). An annex with two additional auditoriums was added in early 1977, making the theater a four-plex. A Dolby CP100 was installed in 1983.

Creekside: A three-screen complex operated by Mann (1982-1992) and Carmike (1992-2000). Built as an extension of the Cottonwood Mall theater located a quarter-mile away. One 350-seat screen was equipped for 70mm. A Dolby CP100 or CP200 was installed by 1989 (exact installation date undetermined). Also known as Mann 5-6-7, Cottonwood 5-6-7 and Carmike 5-6-7.

Crossroads: A three-screen complex operated by Plitt (1980-1987) and Cineplex Odeon (1987-2000). The complex’s largest auditorium (558 seats) was equipped for 70mm (make/model undetermined) and Dolby (CP100) upon its opening in 1980.

Holladay Center: Located in Holladay. A six-screen multiplex opened by Cineplex Odeon in 1988. The largest auditorium in the complex was equipped for 70mm (Simplex/Ballantyne) and Dolby (CP200) upon its opening.

Midvalley: Located in Taylorsville. A six-screen multiplex operated by Plitt (1983-1987) and Cineplex Odeon (1987-2000). The largest auditorium in the complex (486 seats) was equipped for 70mm (make/model undetermined) and Dolby (CP100) upon its opening in 1983.

Park-Vu Drive-In: A drive-in—believe it or not—equipped for 70mm projection (a DP70 installed in 1960). It was operated by Sero Amusements (1950-1977).

Regency: An 800-seat single-screen theater operated by ABC Intermountain (1972-74), Plitt (1974-1987) and Cineplex Odeon (1987-1990). Seventy-millimeter projection (DP70) was installed upon its opening in 1972, and a Dolby CP100 was installed in 1976.

South East: A single-screen theater built in 1936 with 70mm projection installed in 1962 (make/model undetermined). During the 70mm era, it was operated by Fox Inter-Mountain (1962-1966), National General (1966-1973) and Mann (1973-1976).

Studio: A single-screen theater operated by Intermountain (1965-1970), ABC Intermountain (1970-1974) and Plitt (1974-1983). The 70mm projection capability is unconfirmed; conflicting information exists on whether or not the venue was ever equipped for 70mm presentations. Also known as Stadium and Utah III.

Thanksgiving Point: An 8-screen, stadium-seating complex located in Lehi. All eight screens were equipped with DP70s. Westates opened the complex in 2003. Larry H. Miller took over in 2005. AKA Megaplex 8 at Thanksgiving Point.

Trolley Corners: A three-screen complex operated by Trolley Theaters (1977-1984), Plitt (1984-1987) and Cineplex Odeon (1987-2000). The complex’s largest auditorium (775 seats) was equipped for 70mm (Century JJ) and Dolby (CP100) upon its opening in 1977.

Uptown: A single-screen theater built in 1911 and previously known as the Empress and Paramount. Seventy-millimeter projection was installed in 1966 (DP70). During the 70mm era, it was operated by National General (1966-1971).

Utah: Originally a single-screener built in 1919, and called the Pantages and later the Orpheum, the 1,765-seat Utah was split horizontally in 1968 resulting in an 807-seat auditorium on the lower level (Utah I) and a 624-seat auditorium in the former balcony (Utah II). Seventy-millimeter projection was installed in 1965 (Cinemeccanica Victoria 8), with another 70mm projection system installed upon the twinning. The Utah II was also known as the Utah Penthouse. During the 70mm era, this was operated by Intermountain (1965-1970), ABC Intermountain (1970-1974), Plitt (1974-1987) and Cineplex Odeon (1987-1988).

Utah Penthouse: See Utah (above).

Villa: The 1,000-seat single-screen theater was built in 1949. Seventy-millimeter projection (DP70 and, later, Century JJ) was installed in 1958. CineMiracle was installed in 1960. Cinerama was installed in 1961. A Dolby CP100 was installed in 1978. During the large-format era, this was operated by Fox Inter-Mountain (1958-1966), National General (1966-1973), Mann (1973-1992) and Carmike (1992-2003).

On a related note, the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints ran the Legacy Theater, which was equipped for 70mm presentations, and ran the 70mm production “Legacy” from 1993-2000 and replaced it with the 70mm production “The Testaments of One Fold and One Shepherd” in 2000.

In other parts of Utah, 70mm-equipped theaters included the SCERA (an acronym for Sharon’s Cultural, Educational, Recreational Association) in Orem, which during 1990 played 70mm Utah exclusives of “Dick Tracy” and “The Ten Commandments”; the Cinedome 70 in Riverdale; the Wilshire in South Ogden; the Stadium 8 in Providence; and in St. George the Stadium 8 had two screens 70mm-equipped (DP70s) and the Stadium 10 had four screens 70mm equipped (Century JJs).

It should also be noted that Salt Lake City has had some IMAX and Iwerks large-format special venue theaters, including the Clark Planetarium, the Megaplex 17 at Jordan Commons in Sandy, and the North American Museum of Ancient Life at Thanksgiving Point in Lehi. The special venue presentations, however, have not been included in this article (though they might be added in a future revision).

PART 2: THE ENGAGEMENTS

Most of the titles cited below were presented in 70-millimeter and with some flavor of six-track stereophonic sound. Movies shot and presented in the tri-panel Cinerama and CineMiracle processes are cited as [Cinerama] or [CineMiracle]. The Cinerama-branded 70mm presentations during the 1963-69 period are cited as [“Cinerama”].

The “roadshows” (i.e. reserved-seat engagements) have been listed with an asterisk. Many of the roadshows were shown in 35mm (rather than in 70mm) and effort has been made to identify these with a [35mm] notation.

Movies originated in 35mm (horizontal) large-aperture formats such as VistaVision and Technirama have not been included, except for those few cases where such a film was exhibited in 70mm and/or with a reserved-seat policy. As well, a few movies shot in 35mm for which there is no record of any 70mm prints ever having been made do appear on the list when exhibited with a reserved-seat policy.

And, lastly, the duration of each engagement, measured in weeks, has been included in parenthesis following each title, and these details might prove to be the most fascinating aspect of the article.

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

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

1957-03-07 … THE TEN COMMANDMENTS* … Uptown (12) [35mm]
1957-08-01 … AROUND THE WORLD IN EIGHTY DAYS* … Villa (15) [35mm]

1958-07-31 … SOUTH PACIFIC* … Villa (44)

1959-06-03 … SLEEPING BEAUTY … Villa (9)
1959-10-01 … THE BIG FISHERMAN* … Villa (17)

1960-01-28 … PORGY AND BESS* … Villa (9)
1960-03-02 … BEN-HUR* … Centre (38)
1960-03-23 … SOLOMON AND SHEBA … Park-Vu Drive-In (3)
1960-04-14 … CAN-CAN* … Villa (19)
1960-09-01 … WINDJAMMER* … Villa (16) [CineMiracle]

1961-02-02 … SPARTACUS* … Centre (15)
1961-03-22 … EXODUS* … Villa (15)
1961-07-21 … THIS IS CINERAMA* … Villa (26) [Cinerama]
1961-12-21 … KING OF KINGS* … Centre (10)

1962-01-18 … SEVEN WONDERS OF THE WORLD* … Villa (18) [Cinerama]
1962-03-01 … EL CID* … Centre (14)
1962-03-21 … WEST SIDE STORY* … South East (39)
1962-05-23 … CINERAMA HOLIDAY* … Villa (9) [Cinerama]
1962-07-25 … SEVEN WONDERS OF THE WORLD* … Villa (4) [Cinerama]
1962-08-22 … THE WONDERFUL WORLD OF THE BROTHERS GRIMM* … Villa (25) [Cinerama]
1962-11-01 … THE LONGEST DAY* … Utah (13) [35mm]
1962-12-21 … MUTINY ON THE BOUNTY* … Centre (16)

1963-02-13 … SEARCH FOR PARADISE* … Villa (8) [Cinerama]
1963-03-14 … LAWRENCE OF ARABIA* … South East (22)
1963-04-11 … HOW THE WEST WAS WON* … Villa (39) [Cinerama]
1963-06-26 … CLEOPATRA* … Centre (26)

1964-01-09 … SOUTH SEAS ADVENTURE* … Villa (6) [Cinerama]
1964-02-19 … IT’S A MAD, MAD, MAD, MAD WORLD* … Villa (36) [“Cinerama”]
1964-04-10 … THE FALL OF THE ROMAN EMPIRE* … Centre (11)
1964-06-03 … BECKET* … South East (10)
1964-10-28 … CIRCUS WORLD* … Villa (21) [“Cinerama”]

1965-02-24 … MY FAIR LADY* … Centre (33)
1965-03-24 … MEDITERRANEAN HOLIDAY* … Villa (3) [“Cinerama”]
1965-03-24 … THE SOUND OF MUSIC* … Utah (95)
1965-04-14 … THE GREATEST STORY EVER TOLD* … Villa (25) [“Cinerama”]
1965-06-30 … THOSE MAGNIFICENT MEN IN THEIR FLYING MACHINES* … Studio (26) [35mm]
1965-10-06 … THE HALLELUJAH TRAIL* … Villa (21) [“Cinerama”]

1966-03-02 … THE AGONY AND THE ECSTASY* … Centre (10)
1966-03-02 … BATTLE OF THE BULGE* … Villa (17) [“Cinerama”]
1966-03-30 … DOCTOR ZHIVAGO*… Uptown (60)
1966-06-29 … THE BLUE MAX* … Studio (31) [35mm]
1966-06-29 … KHARTOUM* … Villa (12) [“Cinerama”]
1966-09-21 … RUSSIAN ADVENTURE* … Villa (4) [“Cinerama”]
1966-10-19 … MEDITERRANEAN HOLIDAY* … Villa (4) [“Cinerama”]
1966-11-16 … IS PARIS BURNING?* … Villa (11) [35mm]
1966-12-22 … HAWAII* … Centre (26) [35mm]

1967-01-18 … THE BIBLE* … Utah (26)
1967-02-01 … GRAND PRIX* … Villa (28) [“Cinerama”]
1967-05-24 … THE SAND PEBBLES* … Uptown (24) [35mm]
1967-08-16 … THOROUGHLY MODERN MILLIE* … Villa (36) [35mm]
1967-10-18 … THE HAPPIEST MILLIONAIRE* … Centre (15) [35mm]
1967-11-08 … GONE WITH THE WIND* … Uptown (33)

1968-02-14 … CAMELOT* … Centre (40)
1968-03-26 … FAR FROM THE MADDING CROWD* … Century 21 (4)
1968-06-12 … 2001: A SPACE ODYSSEY* … Villa (21) [“Cinerama”]
1968-06-12 … DOCTOR DOLITTLE* … Utah (14)
1968-10-30 … FINIAN’S RAINBOW* … Utah (13) [35mm]
1968-11-06 … FUNNY GIRL* … Century 21 (29) [35mm]
1968-11-13 … ICE STATION ZEBRA* … Villa (23) [“Cinerama”]
1968-12-19 … STAR!* … Centre (10)
1968-12-20 … CHITTY CHITTY BANG BANG* … Cottonwood Mall (15) [35mm]

1969-02-14 … THE LION IN WINTER* … South East (23) [35mm]
1969-02-19 … OLIVER!* … Uptown (31) [35mm]
1969-03-26 … BEN-HUR* … Utah Penthouse (12)
1969-04-02 … THE SHOES OF THE FISHERMAN* … Cottonwood Mall (7)
1969-04-23 … WAR AND PEACE: PART I* … Villa (1) [35mm]
1969-04-30 … WAR AND PEACE: PART II* … Villa (1) [35mm]
1969-05-07 … WAR AND PEACE: PART I* … Villa (1) [35mm]
1969-05-14 … WAR AND PEACE: PART II* … Villa (1) [35mm]
1969-05-22 … SWEET CHARITY* … Villa (11)
1969-08-07 … KRAKATOA, EAST OF JAVA … Villa (20) [“Cinerama”]
1969-09-24 … OLIVER!* … South East m/o (12 [43]) [35mm]
1969-11-11 … PAINT YOUR WAGON* … Century 22 (33)
1969-12-17 … GOODBYE, MR. CHIPS* … Utah (12) [35mm]
1969-12-17 … HELLO, DOLLY!* … Century 21 (20)

1970-03-04 … PATTON* … Centre (19)
1970-05-08 … AIRPORT* … Century 21 (21) [35mm]
1970-08-07 … ON A CLEAR DAY YOU CAN SEE FOREVER* … Century 22 (15) [35mm]
1970-09-30 … IT’S A MAD, MAD, MAD, MAD WORLD* … Century 21 (6) [35mm]
1970-11-18 … JULIUS CAESAR* … Century 22 (5) [35mm]
1970-12-23 … SONG OF NORWAY* … Centre (15)

1971-02-03 … CROMWELL* … Century 21 (4) [35mm]
1971-02-24 … RYAN’S DAUGHTER* … Century 22 (18) [35mm]
1971-03-31 … MY FAIR LADY … Villa (8)
1971-05-12 … 2001: A SPACE ODYSSEY … Century 21 (2)
1971-12-14 … FIDDLER ON THE ROOF* … Century 21 (52) [35mm]

1972-06-28 … NICHOLAS AND ALEXANDRA* … Villa (14) [35mm]
1972-12-13 … YOUNG WINSTON* … Regency (18) [35mm]
1972-12-14 … FIDDLER ON THE ROOF* … Century 23 m/o (14 [66]) [35mm]
1972-12-14 … MAN OF LA MANCHA* … Century 21 (16) [35mm]
1972-12-22 … THE GREAT WALTZ* … Centre (12) [35mm]

1973-03-14 … THE SOUND OF MUSIC* … Centre (15)
1973-04-03 … LOST HORIZON … Century 21 (15)
1973-05-23 … CAMELOT … Villa (5)
1973-07-17 … TOM SAWYER … Century 21 (9) [70mm from Week #5]
1973-09-19 … FIDDLER ON THE ROOF … Villa (1)
1973-09-28 … THIS IS CINERAMA … Villa (3)

1974-06-19 … THE SOUND OF MUSIC … Centre (3)
1974-08-21 … 2001: A SPACE ODYSSEY … Villa (9)

1975-05-16 … THE SOUND OF MUSIC … Centre (1)
1975-09-17 … GONE WITH THE WIND … Villa (4)
1975-10-29 … DOCTOR ZHIVAGO … Cottonwood Mall (1)

1976-06-30 … LOGAN’S RUN … Centre (5)
1976-09-15 … 2001: A SPACE ODYSSEY … Century (1)
1976-11-03 … DR. COPPELIUS … Regency (1)

1977-05-25 … STAR WARS … Centre (54) [70mm from Week #11]
1977-12-14 … CLOSE ENCOUNTERS OF THE THIRD KIND … Regency (27)

1978-04-26 … THE MANITOU … Trolley Corners (7)
1978-05-19 … CAMELOT … Villa (2)
1978-07-26 … THE SOUND OF MUSIC … Trolley Corners (6)
1978-09-13 … CAMELOT … Villa (1)
1978-09-13 … SOUTH PACIFIC … Trolley Corners (3)
1978-09-20 … MY FAIR LADY … Villa (2)

1979-02-23 … DAYS OF HEAVEN … Trolley Corners (3)
1979-05-25 … ALIEN … Centre (20)
1979-08-15 … STAR WARS … Trolley Corners (4)
1979-09-14 … THE SOUND OF MUSIC … Villa (3)
1979-10-05 … BEN-HUR … Regency (1)
1979-12-14 … 1941 … Villa (14)
1979-12-21 … APOCALYPSE NOW … Century (8)
1979-12-21 … THE ROSE … Centre (10)

1980-05-21 … THE EMPIRE STRIKES BACK … Centre (30)
1980-06-13 … THE ISLAND … Century (5)
1980-08-01 … RAISE THE TITANIC … Regency (8)
1980-10-10 … THE SOUND OF MUSIC … Regency (2)
1980-11-21 … 2001 / CLOSE ENCOUNTERS … Century (2)

1981-02-06 … ALTERED STATES … Villa (6)
1981-04-24 … SLEEPING BEAUTY … Villa (1)
1981-05-22 … OUTLAND … Regency (8)
1981-06-12 … RAIDERS OF THE LOST ARK … Villa (53) [70mm from Week #6]
1981-10-02 … FUNNY GIRL / A STAR IS BORN … Trolley Corners (1)
1981-10-23 … SUPERMAN II … Crossroads (2) [”First time in 70mm Dolby Stereo in Utah!”]

1982-03-03 … THE ROSE … Centre (2 days)
1982-03-05 … QUEST FOR FIRE … Centre (11)
1982-05-20 … BLADE RUNNER … Utah (sneak preview screening) [format undetermined]
1982-06-04 … STAR TREK II: THE WRATH OF KHAN … Centre (17)
1982-06-11 … E.T. THE EXTRA-TERRESTRIAL … Century (51)
1982-06-11 … E.T. THE EXTRA-TERRESTRIAL … Crossroads (48)
1982-06-18 … ANNIE … Villa (13)
1982-10-15 … TRON … Regency (3)

1983-01-28 … GANDHI … Centre (17)
1983-02-11 … LET’S SPEND THE NIGHT TOGETHER … Century (4)
1983-04-29 … BLUE THUNDER … Cottonwood Mall (sneak preview screening)
1983-05-25 … GANDHI … Crossroads m/o (1 [18])
1983-05-25 … RETURN OF THE JEDI … Centre (1)
1983-05-25 … RETURN OF THE JEDI … Century (#1: 43)
1983-05-25 … RETURN OF THE JEDI … Century (#2: 8) [70mm from Week #2]
1983-06-03 … RETURN OF THE JEDI … Regency m/o (2)
1983-06-17 … RETURN OF THE JEDI … Centre m/o (18 [21])
1983-09-30 … BRAINSTORM … Century (7)
1983-09-30 … BRAINSTORM … Cottonwood Mall (6)
1983-09-30 … BRAINSTORM … Trolley Corners (9)
1983-10-21 … THE RIGHT STUFF … Centre (24)

1984-03-02 … OKLAHOMA! … Crossroads (2)
1984-05-23 … INDIANA JONES AND THE TEMPLE OF DOOM … Centre (19)
1984-05-23 … INDIANA JONES AND THE TEMPLE OF DOOM … Villa (19)
1984-06-01 … STAR TREK III: THE SEARCH FOR SPOCK … Century (7)
1984-06-01 … STAR TREK III: THE SEARCH FOR SPOCK … Cottonwood Mall (7)
1984-06-01 … STAR TREK III: THE SEARCH FOR SPOCK … Crossroads (7)
1984-06-08 … GHOSTBUSTERS … Midvalley (20)
1984-12-07 … 2010 … Century (10)
1984-12-07 … 2010 … Cottonwood Mall (7)
1984-12-07 … 2010 … Crossroads (6)
1984-12-14 … DUNE … Century (7)
1984-12-14 … DUNE … Trolley Corners (6)

1985-06-21 … COCOON … Centre (8)
1985-06-21 … COCOON … Villa (8)
1985-06-21 … RETURN TO OZ … Crossroads (3)
1985-07-10 … SILVERADO … Century (13)
1985-07-10 … SILVERADO … Cottonwood Mall (8)
1985-07-10 … SILVERADO … Crossroads (11)
1985-07-10 … SILVERADO … Midvalley (13)
1985-07-19 … THE BLACK CAULDRON … Centre (sneak preview screening)
1985-07-24 … THE BLACK CAULDRON … Trolley Corners (9)
1985-12-04 … YOUNG SHERLOCK HOLMES … Centre (6)
1985-12-04 … YOUNG SHERLOCK HOLMES … Villa (6)

1986-05-10 … TOP GUN … Centre (sneak preview screening)
1986-05-10 … TOP GUN … Villa (sneak preview screening)
1986-05-16 … TOP GUN … Centre (20)
1986-05-16 … TOP GUN … Villa (20)
1986-07-18 … ALIENS … Century (13)
1986-07-18 … ALIENS … Crossroads (11)
1986-08-01 … HOWARD THE DUCK … Trolley Corners (2)
1986-10-03 … ALIENS … Regency m/o (1 [12])
1986-10-03 … TOP GUN … Century m/o (4 [24])
1986-11-26 … STAR TREK IV: THE VOYAGE HOME … Century (13)

1987-01-16 … THE MISSION … Crossroads (5)
1987-02-20 … THE MISSION … Trolley Corners m/o (9 [14])
1987-08-05 … STAKEOUT … Trolley Corners (12)
1987-08-05 … STAKEOUT … Villa (6)
1987-12-11 … EMPIRE OF THE SUN … Trolley Corners (5)

1988-01-15 … EMPIRE OF THE SUN … Crossroads m/o (4 [9])
1988-05-20 … WILLOW … Centre (10)
1988-11-23 … COCOON: THE RETURN … Regency (11)

1989-03-17 … LAWRENCE OF ARABIA … Regency (10)
1989-05-24 … INDIANA JONES AND THE LAST CRUSADE … Trolley Corners (11)
1989-05-24 … INDIANA JONES AND THE LAST CRUSADE … Villa (17)
1989-06-22 … BATMAN … Cottonwood Mall (7)
1989-08-09 … BATMAN … Creekside m/o (7 [14])
1989-11-17 … THE LITTLE MERMAID … Villa (8)

1990-01-12 … THE LITTLE MERMAID … Century m/o (4 [12])
1990-05-25 … BACK TO THE FUTURE PART III … Crossroads (6) [70mm from Week #6]
1990-06-27 … DAYS OF THUNDER … Villa (6)
1990-10-05 … FANTASIA … Villa (6)

1991-11-22 … BEAUTY AND THE BEAST … Villa (11)

1992-02-07 … BEAUTY AND THE BEAST … Creekside m/o (1 [12])
1992-05-09 … FAR AND AWAY … Trolley Corners (sneak preview screening)
1992-05-16 … FAR AND AWAY … Trolley Corners (sneak preview screening)
1992-05-22 … FAR AND AWAY … Century (7)
1992-05-22 … FAR AND AWAY … Trolley Corners (4)
1992-06-19 … FAR AND AWAY … Crossroads m/o (8 [12])
1992-12-25 … HOFFA … Trolley Corners (5)

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 a 70mm print order in time for an opening-day delivery or because 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: Dolby sound system installation records, utahtheaters.info, and various issues of Boxoffice, Deseret News, Ogden Standard-Examiner, The (Provo) Daily Herald, The Salt Lake Tribune, and Variety.

Special Thanks: Greg Anderson, Mark Gulbrandsen.

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


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