70mm motion picture exhibition at Ottawa/Gatineau

1979-2010

 

26 December 2015 REVISE

 

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NOTATIONS

 

*   first advertised 70mm engagement at specified venue

 

**  last advertised 70mm engagement at specified venue

 

#   exhibition of 70mm print NOT explicitly/consistently promoted

 

>   market first-run engagement

 

>>  preview/pre-release screening

 

 

1978------------------------------------------------------

 

Mar 18   Dersu Uzala   NAC OPERA #

 

1979------------------------------------------------------

 

Mar 11   Days of Heaven   NAC OPERA*

        ‘70mm Dolby sound’

 

1980------------------------------------------------------

 

Oct 10  >Fame   NELSON* - to 20nv80

        ‘70mm Dolby stereo(logo)’

 

Nov 21  >Divine Madness   NELSON - to 11de80

 

1981------------------------------------------------------

 

Mar 06   Apocalypse Now   NAC OPERA - & 07mr81

        ‘First Ottawa showing in 70mm Dolby stereo(logo)’

 

Apr 03   Fame   NELSON - to 09ar81

 

May 22  >Outland   NELSON - to 25je81

 

Jun 01  >The Rose   NAC OPERA

 

Jun 11   2001: A Space Odyssey   NAC OPERA

 

Jul 03  >Raiders of the Lost Ark   NELSON - to 04mr82

        (replace ELGIN 35mm engagement opened 12je81)

 

Aug 14   Star Trek   NAC OPERA - & 15au81

 

Aug 28   Close Encounters of the Third Kind-Special Edition

         NAC OPERA - & 29au81

 

Sep 22   Days of Heaven   NAC OPERA

 

Nov 02   Altered States   NAC OPERA

 

Nov 20   Superman   NAC OPERA - & 21nv81

 

Dec 26   West Side Story   NAC OPERA - & 28de81

 

1982------------------------------------------------------

 

Jan 15   Apocalypse Now   NAC OPERA - & 16ja82

 

Jan 23   Doctor Zhivago   NAC OPERA

 

Jan 25   Divine Madness   NAC OPERA

 

Feb 01   Tommy   NAC OPERA

 

Feb 08   Outland   NAC OPERA

 

Mar 05  >Quest For Fire   NELSON - to 20my82

         ($5.00)

 

Mar 29   Superman II   NAC OPERA

 

Apr 08   Ben-Hur   NAC OPERA

        ‘70mm stereo sound’

 

Apr 24   Alien   NAC OPERA

 

Apr 30   Doctor Zhivago   SOMERSET* - to 06my82

        ‘70mm 6 channel Dolby sound’

 

May 07   Gone with the Wind   SOMERSET - to 13my82

 

May 26   Napoleon   NAC OPERA - to 29my82

         roadshow orchestral accompaniment; triptych finale

 

Jun 04  >Star Trek II    NELSON - to 26au82

        ‘70mm Dolby stereo; 70mm prices’ ($5.50)

 

Jun 07   2001: A Space Odyssey   NAC OPERA

 

Jun 18  >Annie   SOMERSET* - to 22se82

        ‘70mm Dolby stereo(logo); 70mm prices’ ($5.25)

 

Sep 10   Fame   NAC OPERA - & 11se82

 

Sep 13   ELGIN 1   venue closed (renovation) - to 16se82

 

Sep 17  >Pink Floyd The Wall   ELGIN 1* - to 04nv82

        ‘70mm Dolby stereo(logo)’ ($5.50)

 

Oct 01   Star Wars + The Empire Strikes Back   NELSON - to 09de82

 

Oct 19   ST LAURENT I   venue closed (renovation) - to 28oc82

 

Dec 17  >The Dark Crystal   SOMERSET - to 27ja83

 

1983------------------------------------------------------

 

Jan 12   Far From the Madding Crowd   NAC OPERA

 

Jan 17   Quest for Fire   NAC OPERA

 

Jan 29  >Gandhi   SOMERSET - to 23my83

 

Feb 11   Star Trek II   NAC OPERA - & 12fe83

 

Mar 04   2001: A Space Odyssey   NAC OPERA

 

Mar 18   Apocalypse Now   NAC OPERA - & 19mr83

 

Mar 18   RIDEAU CENTRE - venue opening engagements (triplex)

 

Apr 05   Fame   NAC OPERA

 

Apr 11   Pink Floyd The Wall   NAC OPERA

 

Apr 22   Apocalypse Now   NELSON - to 28ar83

 

May 06  >Rocky III   NELSON # - to 12my83

 

May 07 >>Blue Thunder   SOMERSET

 

May 13  >Blue Thunder   ST LAURENT I* - to 30je83

 

May 13   Outland   NELSON - to 19my83

        (doublebill with Firefox)

 

May 18   Pink Floyd The Wall   NAC OPERA

 

May 20   Poltergeist   NELSON - to 26my83

 

May 20   Annie (matinees)   NELSON - to 22my83

 

May 25  >Return of the Jedi   SOMERSET - to 29se83

 

May 30   Quest for Fire   NAC OPERA

 

Jun 03   Around the World in 80 Days   NELSON # - to 09je83

 

Jun 10   Fame + The Rose   NELSON - to 16je83

 

Jun 10   Let’s Spend the Night Together   NAC OPERA - & 11je83

 

Jun 17  >Superman III   NELSON - to 11au83

 

Jul 15  >Staying Alive   RIDEAU CENTRE* - to 29se83

 

Jul 29  >Krull   ST LAURENT I - to 01se83

 

Sep 27   Raider of the Lost Ark   NAC OPERA - & 28se83

 

Sep 30  >Brainstorm   RIDEAU CENTRE - to 03nv83

 

Nov 04   2001: A Space Odyssey   SOMERSET - to 10nv83

        (‘Classic 70mm Series’)

 

Nov 11   Gone with the Wind   SOMERSET - to 17nv83

 

Nov 18   Doctor Zhivago   SOMERSET - to 24nv83

 

Nov 25   Annie   SOMERSET - to 01de83

 

Dec 02   Apocalypse Now   SOMERSET - to 08de83

 

1984------------------------------------------------------

 

Feb 27   Gandhi   NAC OPERA

 

May 18 >>Gremlins   NELSON #

 

May 23  >Indiana Jones and The Temple of Doom   ELGIN 1 - to 04oc84

 

Jun 01  >Star Trek III   RIDEAU CENTRE - to 16au84

 

Jun 08  >Ghostbusters   ST LAURENT I - to 11oc84

 

Jun 08  >Gremlins   NELSON - to 27se84

 

Jul 13  >The Last Starfighter   SOMERSET - to 30au84

 

Nov 30   The Road Warrior + Blade Runner   NELSON # - to 06de84

 

Dec 07  >2010   ELGIN 1 - to 13fe85

 

Dec 07   Indiana Jones the the Temple of Doom   NELSON - to 13de84

 

Dec 14  >Dune   NELSON - to 31ja85

 

Dec 14  >Starman   RIDEAU CENTRE - to 21mr85

 

1985------------------------------------------------------

 

Mar 29   Return of the Jedi   ELGIN 1 - to 18ar85

 

Jun 21  >Cocoon   ELGIN 1 - to 10oc85

 

Jul 08   Return of the Jedi   NAC OPERA - & 09jl85

 

Jul 10  >Silverado   SOMERSET - to 26se85

 

Jul 12  >The Goonies   RIDEAU CENTRE - to 15au85

 

Jul 19 >>The Black Cauldron   RIDEAU CENTRE

 

Jul 20   2010   NAC OPERA

 

Jul 24  >The Black Cauldron   NELSON - to 12se85

 

Nov 27  >Rocky IV   ELGIN 1 - to 30ja86

 

Dec 04  >Young Sherlock Holmes   RIDEAU CENTRE - to 30ja86

 

Dec 20  >A Chorus Line   SOMERSET - to 06fe86

 

1986------------------------------------------------------

 

Jan 31   Rocky IV   NELSON - to 06fe86

 

Feb 07   Cocoon   NELSON - to 13fe86

 

Feb 07   Carmen   NAC OPERA - to 08fe86

 

Feb 14   Revolution   NELSON - to 20fe86

 

Apr 25   Amadeus   NELSON - to 01my86

 

May 10 >>Top Gun   ELGIN

 

May 16  >Top Gun   ELGIN - to 16oc86

 

May 22  >Cobra   NELSON - to 26je86

 

Jul 02  >Big Trouble in Little China   RIDEAU CENTRE - to 24jl86

 

Jul 18  >Aliens   NELSON - to 02oc86

 

Nov 26  >Star Trek IV   NELSON - to 02ar87

 

1987------------------------------------------------------

 

Jan 15  >The Mission   RIDEAU CENTRE - to 23ar87

 

Jan 16   Amadeus   NAC OPERA - & 17ja87

 

Jun 03  >The Untouchables   NELSON - to 01oc87

 

Jul 01  >Innerspace   RIDEAU CENTRE - to 30jl87

 

Aug 05  >Stakeout   ELGIN - to 19nv87

 

Aug 05   Star Trek   NAC OPERA

 

Aug 08   Star Trek II   NAC OPERA

 

Aug 18   Star Trek III   NAC OPERA

 

Aug 27   Star Trek IV   NAC OPERA

 

Nov 08 >>Cry Freedom   ST LAURENT #

 

Dec 11  >Empire of the Sun   ELGIN - to 25fe88

 

1988------------------------------------------------------

 

Jan 16  >Three Men and a Baby   RIDEAU CENTRE - to 10mr88

        (replaced 35mm print opened 25nv87)

 

Jan 26   Carmen   NAC OPERA - & 27ja88

 

Jan 28   Amadeus   NAC OPERA** - & 29ja88

 

Feb 19  >Cry Freedom   ST LAURENT** - to 10mr88

 

May 20  >Willow   ELGIN 1 - to 28jl88

 

Sep 19   NELSON   venue closed

         02oc88 - reopen/rename: BYTOWNE; commence repertory programming

 

Nov 11   GLOUCESTER 5   venue opening engagements

 

Nov 23  >Cocoon The Return   SOMERSET - to 20de88

 

1989------------------------------------------------------

 

May 12  >Lawrence of Arabia   SOMERSET - to 29je89

 

May 24  >Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade

         ELGIN - to 19oc89 / GLOUCESTER 5* - to 20jl89

 

Jul 07  >Lethal Weapon 2   RIDEAU CENTRE - to 21se89

 

Aug 09  >The Abyss   SOMERSET - to 05oc89

 

Dec 08   The Mission / Batman   BYTOWNE  (‘70mm Festival’)

 

Dec 09   Lawrence of Arabia / Blade Runner   BYTOWNE

 

Dec 10   Lawrence of Arabia / The Abyss / Batman   BYTOWNE

 

Dec 15  >The Little Mermaid   RIDEAU CENTRE - to 08fe90

 

1990------------------------------------------------------

 

Feb 07   Gorillas in the Mist / 2001: A Space Odyssey   BYTOWNE

 

Feb 08   Lawrence of Arabia   BYTOWNE

 

Mar 02  >The Hunt For Red October   ELGIN - to 14je90

 

Apr 03   Lawrence of Arabia   BYTOWNE

 

Apr 04   The Bear / Tommy   BYTOWNE

 

Apr 05   Ben-Hur   BYTOWNE

 

Jun 05   Lawrence of Arabia   BYTOWNE

 

Jun 06   Glory / Valmont   BYTOWNE

 

Jun 07   Doctor Zhivago   BYTOWNE

 

Jun 15  >Gremlins 2: The New Batch   GLOUCESTER 5** - to 12jl90

 

Jun 15  >Dick Tracy   ELGIN - to 26jl90

 

Jun 27  >Days of Thunder   RIDEAU CENTRE - to 02au90

 

Oct 05  >Fantasia   RIDEAU CENTRE - to 15nv90

 

Oct 05   Lawrence of Arabia   BYTOWNE - to 06oc90

 

1991------------------------------------------------------

 

Feb 23   Rainbow War #   MUSEUM-THEATRE - to 01ar91

        (Canadian Museum of Civilization, Gatineau)

 

Jun 21  >The Rocketeer   RIDEAU CENTRE** - to 25jl91

 

Jul 11   ST LAURENT   venue closed (5-plex conversion)

         25de91 - reopen; 70mm capability advertised

 

Aug 20   Lawrence of Arabia   BYTOWNE

 

Aug 21   Days of Heaven / The Sheltering Sky   BYTOWNE**

 

Dec 06  >Star Trek VI   ELGIN - to 06fe92

 

1992------------------------------------------------------

 

May 09 >>Far and Away   SOMERSET - & 16my92

 

May 22  >Far and Away   SOMERSET - to 30je92

 

Jun 05  >Patriot Games   ELGIN** - to 17se92

 

Jul 11   2001: A Space Odyssey   MUSEUM-THEATRE*

        ‘70mm Saturdays’ (Cinémathèque Canada/Canadian Film Institute)

 

Jul 18   Pink Floyd The Wall   MUSEUM-THEATRE

 

Jul 25   Terminator 2   MUSEUM-THEATRE

 

Aug 01   Days of Heaven   MUSEUM-THEATRE

 

Aug 15   The Bear   MUSEUM-THEATRE

 

1993------------------------------------------------------

 

Nov 05  >The Remains of the Day   SOMERSET** - to 13ja94

        (70mm not advertised prior to 24de93)

 

1994------------------------------------------------------

 

Nov 18   ELGIN   venue closed

 

1996------------------------------------------------------

 

Dec 07   Shooting Star   MUSEUM-THEATRE - to 07se97

        (dual-print stereoscopic 70mm + laser effects)

 

2000------------------------------------------------------

 

Oct 20   SOMERSET   venue closed

 

2001------------------------------------------------------

 

Feb 16   ST LAURENT   venue closed

         29ja05 - reopen (Rainbow Cinemas)

 

Mar 19   GLOUCESTER 5   venue closed

 

2010------------------------------------------------------

 

Sep 24   A Place to Stand / Baraka / Star Trek VI / Vertigo

         MUSEUM-THEATRE

        ‘The Lost Dominion 70mm Film Festival’

 

Sep 25   Chitty Chitty Bang Bang / Lawrence of Arabia /

         Spartacus   MUSEUM-THEATRE

 

Sep 26   A Place to Stand / Baraka / Festival /

         Lawrence of Arabia / Multiple Man /

         Seasons in the Mind / The Untouchables /

         Where the North Begins   MUSEUM-THEATRE**

 

2013------------------------------------------------------

 

Mar 21   RIDEAU CENTRE   venue closed (Empire)