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Michael Coate
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Sharing new (work-in-progress) article about the Director's Cut re-release of "Lawrence of Arabia." For my generation this was the first opportunity to see this great film in a theater. (I saw it at the sadly-demolished Century Plaza in L.A.)

Article feedback and moviegoing reminiscences encouraged, of course. And, in particular, did anyone attend a screening or project the film in 1989 in any of the locales listed in the "unaccounted for" section at tail end of article?

"Lawrence of Arabia": The Director's Cut -- The 70mm Engagements

quote: Michael Coate/In70mm.com
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“Lawrence of Arabia": The Director’s Cut — The 70mm Engagements

Compiled by Michael Coate

“Newly restored director’s cut in 70mm Dolby Stereo”

The following is a reference / historical listing of the 70-millimeter presentations of “Lawrence of Arabia” in North America during its Director’s Cut re-release. The film’s 70mm prints consisted of full-frame imagery from Super Panavision photography. The audio was Six-Track Dolby Stereo (“SR” encoded “baby boom” format).

The “Lawrence of Arabia” re-release was among two classic re-releases and eighteen confirmed first-run films released in 1989 with 70mm prints for selected engagements. The Sam Spiegel production and Columbia release was directed by David Lean and starred Peter O’Toole, Alec Guinness and Omar Sharif. (The Academy Award-winning film was originally released in 1962.)

Prior to release, the film re-premiered in New York at the Ziegfeld on February 4th; in Washington, DC at the Uptown on February 5th; and in Los Angeles at the Century Plaza on February 12th.

The duration of the engagements (measured in weeks) has for some entries been included in parenthesis following the cinema name.

1989-02-08 … New York, NY — Cineplex Odeon’s Ziegfeld (20)
1989-02-08 … Washington, DC — Cineplex Odeon’s Uptown (10)
1989-02-15 … Los Angeles, CA — Cineplex Odeon’s Century Plaza 4 (#1: 17) [THX]
1989-02-24 … Los Angeles, CA — Cineplex Odeon’s Century Plaza 4 (#2: 2) [H**-4***]

1989-03-03 … Newport Beach, CA — Edwards’ Newport Twin (5)
1989-03-03 … Orange, CA — Syufy’s Century Cinedome 8 (5)
1989-03-03 … Universal City, CA — Cineplex Odeon’s Universal City 18 (3) [THX]
1989-03-17 … Atlanta, GA — Cineplex Odeon’s Phipps Plaza Triplex
1989-03-17 … Boston, MA — USA’s Charles Triplex (17)
1989-03-17 … Chicago, IL — Cineplex Odeon’s McClurg Court Triplex (17) [THX]
1989-03-17 … Dallas, TX — ?
1989-03-17 … Houston, TX — Cineplex Odeon’s Spectrum 9 [THX]
1989-03-17 … Montreal, QC — Cineplex Odeon’s Place du Canada (15)
1989-03-17 … St. Louis Park, MN — Cineplex Odeon’s Cooper Twin (12)
1989-03-17 … Salt Lake City, UT — Cineplex Odeon’s Regency (10)
1989-03-17 … San Diego, CA — Mann’s Cinema 21 (12)
1989-03-17 … San Francisco, CA — Cineplex Odeon’s Northpoint (17)
1989-03-17 … San Jose, CA — Syufy’s Century 22 Triplex
1989-03-17 … Seattle, WA — Cineplex Odeon’s Cinerama
1989-03-17 … Toronto, ON — Cineplex Odeon’s York Twin (9)
1989-03-17 … Vancouver, BC — Cineplex Odeon’s Park (15)

1989-04-07 … Baltimore, MD — Durkee’s Senator (5)
1989-04-07 … Philadelphia, PA — SamEric’s Mark I (8)
1989-04-21 … Phoenix, AZ — Harkins’ Cine Capri (5)
1989-04-?? … Miami, FL — General Cinema’s Miracle Center 10 [THX]

1989-05-12 … Moreno Valley, CA — Edwards’ Towngate 8 (4) [THX]
1989-05-12 … Ottawa, ON — Cineplex Odeon’s Somerset (7)
1989-05-19 … Cleveland, OH — Colony (7)
1989-05-26 … Louisville, KY — Loews’ Stony Brook 10 (8)
1989-05-?? … Portland, OR — Luxury Theatres’ Lloyd 10 [THX]

1989-06-02 … Honolulu, HI — Consolidated’s Kapiolani (4)
1989-06-02 … Pittsburgh, PA — Cinema World’s North Hills (4)
1989-06-23 … Orlando, FL — General Cinema’s Colonial Promenade 6 (5)
1989-06-23 … Tucson, AZ — Cineplex Odeon’s El Dorado 6 (14) [THX]
1989-06-28 … Detroit, MI — Fox (5)
1989-06-30 … Creve Coeur, MO — Wehrenberg’s Creve Coeur (8)
1989-06-?? … San Antonio, TX — Santikos’ Embassy 14 [THX]

1989-07-14 … Des Moines, IA — Dubinsky’s River Hills (2)

1989-09-15 … Orem, UT — SCERA (6)
1989-09-15 … Utica, NY — Kallet’s Uptown
1989-09-22 … Cincinnati, OH — National Amusements’ Showcase Cincinnati 12 (8) [THX]
1989-09-22 … Nashville, TN — Carmike’s Belle Meade (9)
1989-09-22 … Santa Barbara, CA — Metropolitan’s Arlington (2)
1989-09-29 … Melbourne, FL — Cobb’s Oaks 10 (3)

1989-10-06 … Little Rock, AR — UA’s Cinema 150 (3)
1989-10-06 … Palm Springs, CA — Metropolitan’s Camelot Triplex (2)

1989-11-03 … Winnipeg, MB — Famous Players’ Portage Place (2)
1989-11-?? … Tampa, FL — UA’s The Movies at Mission Bell 8

1989-12-01 … Indianapolis, IN — Loews’ College Park 10 (3)
1989-12-29 … Canton, OH — Palace (3 days)

SUBSEQUENT 70MM ENGAGEMENTS & SCREENINGS

1989-04-07 … Costa Mesa, CA — Edwards’ Town Center 4 (5)

1989-05-19 … Toronto, ON — Cineplex Odeon’s Canada Square 8 (6) [THX]

1989-06-09 … Minnetonka, MN — Cineplex Odeon’s Ridge Square Triplex (6)
1989-06-09 … San Diego, CA — Mann’s Valley Circle (1)
1989-06-16 … Los Angeles, CA — AMC’s Century 14 (5)
1989-06-16 … Los Angeles, CA — Cineplex Odeon’s Fairfax Triplex (2)
1989-06-23 … Valley Stream, NY — Cineplex Odeon’s Green Acres 6 [THX]
1989-06-30 … New Westminster, BC — Cineplex Odeon’s Westminster Mall Triplex (7)
1989-06-30 … New York, NY — Cineplex Odeon’s Warner Twin [THX]

1989-07-07 … New York, NY — UA’s Gemini Twin
1989-07-14 … Boston, MA — Loews’ Copley Place 11 (1)
1989-07-14 … Downers Grove, IL — Classic Cinemas’ Tivoli (3)

1989-08-04 … Dearborn, MI — UA’s The Movies at Fairlane 10-plex (6)

1989-10-06 … Los Angeles, CA — Cineplex Odeon’s Odeon (1) [THX]
1989-10-06 … Tucson, AZ — Syufy’s Century Park 12 (5) [THX]

1989-11-03 … Phoenix, AZ — Harkins’ Cine Capri (3)
1989-11-24 … Toronto, ON — Cinespehere (3 days) [70mm fest]

1989-12-09 … Ottawa, ON — ByTowne [70mm fest; w/“Blade Runner”]
1989-12-10 … Ottawa, ON — ByTowne [70mm fest; w/“The Abyss” & “Batman”]

…plus in the years since there have been countless more revival engagements and screenings.

Unaccounted for markets include:
Albany
Albuquerque
Anchorage
Ann Arbor
Augusta
Austin
Baton Rouge
Beaumont
Birmingham
Boise
Bryan
Buffalo
Calgary
Champaign
Charleston
Charlotte
Chattanooga
Colorado Springs
Columbia
Columbus
Dallas
Dayton
Denver
Edmonton
El Paso
Eugene
Evansville
Fargo
Flint
Fort Lauderdale
Fort Wayne
Fort Worth
Fresno
Grand Rapids
Greensboro
Greenville, NC
Greenville, SC
Halifax
Hartford
Jacksonville
Kansas City
Knoxville
Lansing
Las Vegas
Lexington
Lincoln
Madison
Manitowoc
Memphis
Milwaukee
Modesto
Moline
Monterey
New Haven
New Orleans
Norfolk
Ogden
Oklahoma City
Omaha
Peoria
Providence
Raleigh
Richmond
Rochester
Sacramento
Savannah
Spokane
Springfield, IL
Springfield, MA
Springfield, MO
Stockton
Syracuse
Tulsa
Victoria
Wichita
Worcester
Winston-Salem
Yakima

The information in this article was principally referenced from film industry trade publications and regional newspaper promotion, with thanks to Bill Kretzel.

Additional 70mm prints were screened internationally but have not been accounted for in this article.

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


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By the sound of those crickets you'd think the article was about some obscure indie flick nobody has seen. Sigh...

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"Where is Major Lawrence right now"?

"Major Lawrence is with my army..."

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Updated...

“Lawrence of Arabia”: The North American 70mm Director’s Cut Engagements

quote: Michael Coate/In70mm.com
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“Lawrence of Arabia”: The North American 70mm Director’s Cut Engagements

Compiled by Michael Coate

“Newly restored director’s cut in 70mm Dolby Stereo”

The following is a reference / historical listing of the 70-millimeter presentations of “Lawrence of Arabia” in North America during its Director’s Cut re-release.

The “Lawrence of Arabia” re-release was among three classic re-releases and eighteen confirmed first-run films released in 1989 with 70mm prints for selected engagements. The Sam Spiegel production and Columbia release was directed by David Lean and starred Peter O’Toole, Alec Guinness and Omar Sharif. (The Academy Award-winning film was originally released in 1962.)

The film’s 70mm prints featured full-frame imagery from 65mm photography (Super Panavision 70) and Six-Track Dolby Stereo SR audio.

Prior to release, the film re-premiered in New York at the Ziegfeld on February 4th; in Washington, DC at the Uptown on February 5th; and in Los Angeles at the Century Plaza on February 12th.

The duration of the engagements (measured in weeks) has for some entries been included in parenthesis following the cinema name.

1989-02-08 … New York, NY — Cineplex Odeon’s Ziegfeld (20)
1989-02-08 … Washington, DC — Cineplex Odeon’s Uptown (10)
1989-02-15 … Los Angeles, CA — Cineplex Odeon’s Century Plaza 4 (#1: 17) [THX]
1989-02-24 … Los Angeles, CA — Cineplex Odeon’s Century Plaza 4 (#2: 2) [H**-4***]

1989-03-03 … Newport Beach, CA — Edwards’ Newport Twin (5)
1989-03-03 … Orange, CA — Syufy’s Century Cinedome 8 (5)
1989-03-03 … Universal City, CA — Cineplex Odeon’s Universal City 18 (3) [THX]
1989-03-17 … Atlanta, GA — Cineplex Odeon’s Phipps Plaza Triplex (12)
1989-03-17 … Boston, MA — USA’s Charles Triplex (17)
1989-03-17 … Chicago, IL — Cineplex Odeon’s McClurg Court Triplex (17) [THX]
1989-03-17 … Dallas, TX — AMC’s Glen Lakes 8 (12)
1989-03-17 … Houston, TX — Cineplex Odeon’s Spectrum 9 [THX]
1989-03-17 … Montreal, QC — Cineplex Odeon’s Place du Canada (15)
1989-03-17 … Saint Louis Park, MN — Cineplex Odeon’s Cooper Twin (12)
1989-03-17 … Salt Lake City, UT — Cineplex Odeon’s Regency (10)
1989-03-17 … San Diego, CA — Mann’s Cinema 21 (12)
1989-03-17 … San Francisco, CA — Cineplex Odeon’s Northpoint (17)
1989-03-17 … San Jose, CA — Syufy’s Century 22 Triplex (10?)
1989-03-17 … Seattle, WA — Cineplex Odeon’s Cinerama
1989-03-17 … Toronto, ON — Cineplex Odeon’s York Twin (9)
1989-03-17 … Vancouver, BC — Cineplex Odeon’s Park (15)

1989-04-07 … Baltimore, MD — Durkee’s Senator (5)
1989-04-07 … Costa Mesa, CA — Edwards’ Town Center 4 (5)
1989-04-07 … Philadelphia, PA — SamEric’s Mark I (8)
1989-04-14 … Austin, TX — Presidio’s Arbor 7 (4) [THX]
1989-04-21 … Phoenix, AZ — Harkins’ Cine Capri (5)
1989-04-21 … Washington, DC — Cineplex Odeon’s Avalon Twin (8) [H**-4***]
1989-04-28 … Brookfield, WI — Marcus’ West Point 8 (13)
1989-04-28 … Denver, CO — Landmark’s Esquire
1989-04-28 … Metairie, LA — GCC’s Lakeside 5 (8)
1989-04-28 … Miami, FL — GCC’s Miracle Center 10 [THX]

1989-05-05 … Overland Park, KS — AMC’s Oak Park Plaza 6 (6)
1989-05-12 … Emeryville, CA — UA’s Emery Bay 10 (25) [THX]
1989-05-12 … Moreno Valley, CA — Edwards’ Towngate 8 (4) [THX]
1989-05-12 … Ottawa, ON — Cineplex Odeon’s Somerset (7)
1989-05-19 … Cleveland, OH — Colony (7)
1989-05-19 … Toronto, ON — Cineplex Odeon’s Canada Square 8 (6) [THX]
1989-05-26 … Louisville, KY — Loews’ Stony Brook 10 (8)
1989-05-?? … Portland, OR — LT’s Lloyd 10 [THX]

1989-06-02 … Honolulu, HI — Consolidated’s Kapiolani (4)
1989-06-02 … Pittsburgh, PA — Cinema World’s North Hills (4)
1989-06-09 … Minnetonka, MN — Cineplex Odeon’s Ridge Square Triplex (6)
1989-06-09 … San Diego, CA — Mann’s Valley Circle (1)
1989-06-15 … Arlington, VA — Cineplex Odeon’s Shirlington 7 (18)
1989-06-16 … Los Angeles, CA — AMC’s Century 14 (5)
1989-06-16 … Los Angeles, CA — Cineplex Odeon’s Fairfax Triplex (2)
1989-06-23 … Dallas, TX — UA’s Cine Twin (3)
1989-06-23 … Orlando, FL — GCC’s Colonial Promenade 6 (5)
1989-06-23 … San Antonio, TX — Santikos’ Embassy 14 [THX]
1989-06-23 … Tucson, AZ — Cineplex Odeon’s El Dorado 6 (14) [THX]
1989-06-23 … Valley Stream, NY — Cineplex Odeon’s Green Acres 6 [THX]
1989-06-28 … Detroit, MI — Fox (5)
1989-06-30 … Creve Coeur, MO — Wehrenberg’s Creve Coeur (8)
1989-06-30 … New Orleans, LA — GCC’s Robert E. Lee (5)
1989-06-30 … New Westminster, BC — Cineplex Odeon’s Westminster Mall Triplex (7)
1989-06-30 … New York, NY — Cineplex Odeon’s Warner (5) [THX]

1989-07-07 … Colorado Springs, CO — UA’s Cinema 70 Triplex (5)
1989-07-07 … Edmonton, AB — Cineplex Odeon’s Eaton Centre 9 (5) [THX]
1989-07-07 … New York, NY — UA’s Gemini Twin (2)
1989-07-12 … San Francisco, CA — UA’s Galaxy 4 (4) [THX]
1989-07-14 … Boston, MA — Loews’ Copley Place 11 (1)
1989-07-14 … Des Moines, IA — Dubinsky’s River Hills (2)
1989-07-14 … Downers Grove, IL — Classic Cinemas’ Tivoli (3)
1989-07-14 … Salem, OR — Moyer’s Salem Centre Movieland 7 (2) [THX]

1989-08-04 … Dearborn, MI — UA’s The Movies at Fairlane 10 (6)
1989-08-11 … Edmonton, AB — Cineplex Odeon’s Meadowlark (8)
1989-08-21 … Atlanta, GA — Fox (2 days) [12th annual summer film festival]

1989-09-01 … Oklahoma City, OK — AMC’s Memorial Square 8 (6)
1989-09-01 … San Francisco, CA — Blumenfeld’s Regency III (2)
1989-09-08 … Madison, WI — Marcus’ Eastgate 10 (5)
1989-09-08 … Mountain View, CA — Syufy’s Century 10 (1)
1989-09-08 … Peoria, IL — GKC’s Beverly (3)
1989-09-15 … Fort Worth, TX — UA’s Hulen 10 (3) [THX]
1989-09-15 … Orem, UT — SCERA (6)
1989-09-15 … Utica, NY — Kallet’s Uptown
1989-09-22 … Cincinnati, OH — National Amusements’ Showcase Cincinnati 12 (8) [THX]
1989-09-22 … Nashville, TN — Carmike’s Belle Meade (9)
1989-09-22 … Santa Barbara, CA — Metropolitan’s Arlington (2)
1989-09-29 … Melbourne, FL — Cobb’s Oaks 10 (3)

1989-10-06 … Fremont, CA — GCC’s Fremont Hub 8 (2) [THX]
1989-10-06 … Little Rock, AR — UA’s Cinema 150 (3)
1989-10-06 … Los Angeles, CA — Cineplex Odeon’s Odeon (1) [THX]
1989-10-06 … Palm Springs, CA — Metropolitan’s Camelot Triplex (2)
1989-10-06 … Tucson, AZ — Syufy’s Century Park 12 (5) [THX]
1989-10-13 … Duluth, GA — UA’s The Movies at Gwinnett 12 (1)
1989-10-20 … Tampa, FL — UA’s The Movies at Mission Bell 8 (7)

1989-11-02 … Whitehall, OH — Chakeres’ Cinema East (2)
1989-11-03 … Arroyo Grande, CA — Festival Enterprises’ Festival 10 (1)
1989-11-03 … Calgary, AB — Cineplex Odeon’s North Hill (3)
1989-11-03 … Phoenix, AZ — Harkins’ Cine Capri (3)
1989-11-03 … Washington, DC — K-B’s Fine Arts (2)
1989-11-03 … Winnipeg, MB — Famous Players’ Portage Place (2)
1989-11-10 … Anderson, IN — Goodrich’s Applewood 9 (3)
1989-11-19 … Durham, NC — Page Auditorium, Duke University (one screening)
1989-11-19 … Hartford, CT — Cinestudio (1)
1989-11-24 … Calgary, AB — Cineplex Odeon’s Northland Village 5 (2) [THX]
1989-11-24 … Toronto, ON — Cinespehere (3 days) [Big Screen Classics fest]

1989-12-01 … Indianapolis, IN — Loews’ College Park 10 (3)
1989-12-09 … Ottawa, ON — ByTowne [70mm fest; w/ “Blade Runner”]
1989-12-10 … Ottawa, ON — ByTowne [70mm fest; w/ “The Abyss” & “Batman”]
1989-12-22 … Dayton, OH — Neon Movies (6)
1989-12-29 … Canton, OH — Palace (3 days)

1989-??-?? … Anchorage, AK — LT’s Fireweed 7 [THX]
1989-??-?? … Beaumont, TX — UA’s Phelan 6 [THX]
1989-??-?? … Boise, ID — Cineplex Odeon’s 8th St. Market Place Twin
1989-??-?? … Buffalo, NY — ?
1989-??-?? … Charlotte, NC — ?
1989-??-?? … Champaign, IL — GKC’s Virginia
1989-??-?? … Fresno, CA — Festival Enterprises’ Festival 6
1989-??-?? … Halifax, NS — Famous Players’ Park Lane 8
1989-??-?? … Hamilton, ON — Famous Players’ Tivoli
1989-??-?? … Hoover, AL — Cobb’s Galleria 10
1989-??-?? … Jacksonville, FL — Cineplex Odeon’s Mandarin Corners 6
1989-??-?? … Las Vegas, NV — Syufy’s Century Desert 12
1989-??-?? … London, ON — Famous Players’ London Mews 6
1989-??-?? … Manitowoc, WI — Strand
1989-??-?? … Memphis, TN — Malco’s Winchester Court 8 [THX]
1989-??-?? … Modesto, CA — Redwood’s Briggsmore 7
1989-??-?? … Omaha, NE — ?
1989-??-?? … Portage, MI — UA’s The Movies at Crossroads 10
1989-??-?? … Providence, RI — ?
1989-??-?? … Raleigh, NC — ?
1989-??-?? … Richmond, VA — Cineplex Odeon’s Ridge 7
1989-??-?? … Riverdale, UT — Cineplex Odeon’s Cinedome Twin
1989-??-?? … Sacramento, CA — ?
1989-??-?? … Sainte-Foy, QC — Famous Players’ Ste Foy Triplex
1989-??-?? … Savannah, GA — UA’s Tara 4
1989-??-?? … Stockton, CA — Festival Enterprises’ Regency 6

1990-01-20 … Ann Arbor, MI — Michigan (2 days)

1990-02-23 … Austin, TX — GCC’s Highland Mall Twin (1)

1990-03-14 … Toronto, ON — Cinespehere (5 days) [70mm fest]
1990-03-19 … Boston, MA — Wang Center

1990-04-20 … Orinda, CA — Renaissance Rialto’s Orinda (1)

1990-05-02 … Oakland, CA — Renaissance Rialto’s Grand Lake 4 (3)
1990-05-18 … Pleasant Hill, CA — Syufy’s Century 5 (1)
1990-05-25 … Redwood City, CA — Syufy’s Century Park 12 (3)

…plus, in the years since, countless more revival engagements and screenings.

The information in this article was principally referenced from film industry trade publications and regional newspaper promotion, with thanks to Jim Barg, Robert A. Harris, Bill Kretzel, Mark Lensenmayer, Paul Linfesty, and Monty Marin, and an extra special thank-you to all of the librarians who helped with this project.

International 70mm presentations of this title have not been accounted for in this article.

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


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There's a legendary story about what happened to the print of Lawrence that ran at the Hollywood Fairfax Cinema in June of 1989. There was once a Los Angeles based film collector named Al Beardsley who ran the Sunset Screening Room and who traded and sold film prints to other collectors. He had a guy on the line who really wanted a 70mm print of the picture, so on the day after the Fairfax run he put on a generic looking uniform and put a magnetic sign on his van that said "ACME FILM SHIPPING' or somesuch thing. He drove it up to the Fairfax and asked for the print, and they handed it to him, and he sold it to his customer. I won't say where, but I have an idea that a print that I have seen projected within the last few years is the one in question, and it looked great. Beardsley, though, wound up getting involved with O.J. Simpson in a sports memorabilia scam and, like O.J., got put away for awhile.

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I saw the limited engagement of Lawrence in 70mm at the Century 14 in Sacramento (on Arden Way, since torn down for a newer cinema building). Don't remember the date it opened, other than it was in 1989. It was an extra credit assignment for my AP European History class.

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Those of you who are projectionists will have this handily beat. But I can safely say I've seen "Lawrence" in 70mm more in more venues and more than any other movie:
1989 - SamEric in Philadelphia, now gone (sadly) as it was a great first-run house and saw several 70mm releases there while a grad student
c 1990 - a revival screening in Century City, but not sure which screen
c. 1997 - at the Cinerama Dome
2018 - Egyptian from new 4K digital-out negative

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1989-04-21 … Washington, DC — Cineplex Odeon’s Avalon Twin (8) [H**-4***]
Steve G can probably tell you with certainty, but unless 70mm was installed after I left in 1985, the Avalon didn't 70mm.

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Toledo -- Showcase Cinema -- 10/20/89 -- 11/3/89

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