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A year-by-year, film-by-film history of 70-millimeter wide gauge exhibition in New York City & Vicinity


 Compiled by Michael Coate and William Kallay





The information contained in this article and historical filmography has been principally referenced from advertisments that appeared in the following daily newspapers archived on microfilm:


Advocate, The (Stamford, CT)

Asbury Park Press, The

Bridgeport Post, The

Daily News (New York, NY)

Journal-News, The (Nyack, NY/Rockland County)

Long Island Daily Press

New York Times, The

New Haven Register, The

Newark Star-Ledger, The / The Star-Ledger

Newsday (Melville, NY/Long Island)

Poughkeepsie Journal
Telegram, The (Bridgeport, CT)

Village Voice, The


In addition, certain data has been referenced from the following:


“Back To The Land: Woodstock Cinematographer Returns For A Filmic Look Back.”  In Camera.  April 1999.

Belton, John.  “The Rivoli.”  ..In 70mm: The 70mm Newsletter.  Issue 59, December 1999, Vol 12. 


Belton, John.  “Widescreen Cinema.”  Cambridge, MA: Harvard University Press.  1992.


Beyer, Walter.  “35mm To 70mm Print-Up: ASC Recommendations #15, #16 and #17.” American Cinematographer.  January 1968.


Boxoffice.  Selected issues.


Canby, Vincent.  "Screen: Woodstock Ecstasy Caught On Film."  The New York Times.  March 27, 1970.


Carr, Robert E. and R.M. Hayes.  “Wide Screen Movies: A History and Filmography of Wide Gauge Filmmaking.”  Jefferson, NC: McFarland.  1988.


Coate, Michael and William Kallay.  “70mm In L.A.”


Coate, Michael and William Kallay.  “Presented In 70mm,” Widescreen Review Presents The Ultimate Widescreen DVD Movie Guide.  Volume 1, Number 1, 2001.


Crane, Peter.  “Winning An Oscar In The Pre-IMAXian Era.”  LF Examiner.  May 2003.


“Dolby Stereo Equipped Theatres.”  Dolby Laboratories, Inc.  Selected issues 1977 – 1987.

Endres, Bob.  “Radio City Music Hall: 70mm Film Presentations.”  ..In 70mm: The 70mm Newsletter.  Issue 58, September 1999, Vol. 12.


Fisher, Bob.  "Creating Another Miracle On 34th Street."  American Cinematgrapher.  March 1995.   


Galbraith IV, Stuart.  “The Emperor And The Wolf: The Lives And Films Of Akira Kurosawa And Toshiro Mifune.”  New York: Faber and Faber.  2001.

Galbraith IV, Stuart.  “Motor City Marquees: A Comprehensive, Illustrated Reference To Motion Picture Theaters In The Detroit Area, 1906 – 1992.”  Jefferson, NC: McFarland Classics.  2001.


Haines, Richard W.  “The Moviegoing Experience, 1968-2001.”  Jefferson, NC: McFarland.  2003.

Hartl, John.  “Reel: Cinedome Is Left Holding Bat-bag.”  The Seattle Times.  June 19, 1992.

Hauerslev, Thomas (editor).  “DP70s In The US.” 


“Have You Heard Any Good Movies Lately?”  Dolby Laboratories, Inc.  Selected issues 1979 – present.

Hayes, R.M.  “3-D Movies: A History And Filmography Of Stereoscopic Cinema.”  Jefferson, NC: McFarland.  1998.


Hayes, R. Michael.  “Roadshow Movies: A Review Of Disc Versions Of Hard Ticket Features.”  Widescreen Review Presents Laser Magic 1998.  1998.

Kelly, Joe. 
“Cinerama & Todd-AO at The Syosset.” 


Kinerk, Michael D. and Dennis W. Wilhelm.  “Popcorn Palaces: The Art Deco Movie Theatre Paintings Of Davis Cone.”  New York: Abrams.  2001

Limbacher, James L.  “Four Aspects Of The Film.”  1968.


Lobban, Grant.  “In The Splendor Of 70mm.”  ..In 70mm: The 70mm Newsletter.  Issue 67, March 2002. 

Loring, Charles.  “Breakthrough In 35mm-To-70mm Print-Up Process.”  American Cinematographer.  April 1964.

Marshall, Scott.  “Pocahontas…In The Park…In 70mm.”  Wide Gauge Film And Video Newsletter.  January 1, 1996, Volume 1, Number 2.


Motion Picture Exhibitor.  Selected issues.


Motion Picture Herald.  Selected issues.

Norwood, Scott (editor).  “US 70mm Capable Theatre Listing.” 


Sammon, Paul M.  “Future Noir: The Making Of Blade Runner.”  New York: Harper.  1996.


Variety / Daily Variety.  Selected issues.




Martin Brooks

Rhett Butler
Joe Dunton, BSC
Bob Endres

Bill Gabel

Robert A. Harris

Bill Huelbig
Joe Kelly

Paul Linfesty

Tina Milani
Gary Palmucci
Bob Throop

David R. Smith

Robert Weisgerber
Vince Young



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