“There was no way for Spielberg to top himself, and perhaps it is just as well that Last Crusade will indeed be Indy's last film. It would be too sad to see the series grow old and thin, like the James Bond movies.” — Roger Ebert, Chicago Sun-Times
The Digital Bits is pleased to present this retrospective commemorating the silver anniversary of the release of Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade, George Lucas & Steven Spielberg’s third entry in the popular Indiana Jones movie series starring Harrison Ford as everyone’s favorite archaeologist-adventurer.
The Bits celebrates the occasion with this retrospective featuring a compilation of box-office data that places the movie’s performance in context, quotes from well-known movie critics, production and exhibition information, and a list of the 70-millimeter “showcase” presentations.
INDIANA JONES NUMBER$
- 1 = Rank among top-grossing movies during opening weekend
- 1 = Rank among top-grossing movies of 1989 (worldwide)
- 2 = Number of weeks nation’s top-grossing movie
- 2 = Rank among top-grossing movies of 1989 (domestic)
- 2 = Rank among top-grossing movies of 1989 (summer season)
- 3 = Rank among Paramount’s top-grossing movies of all time at close of run
- 9 = Number of months between theatrical release and home-video release
- 9 = Rank among top-grossing movies of the 1980s
- 11 = Rank on all-time list of top-grossing movies at close of original run
- 19 = Number of days to gross $100 million*
- 27.7 = Percentage of second-week decrease in box-office gross
- 99 = Rank on current list of all-time top-grossing movies (domestic, adjusted for inflation)
- 145 = Rank on current list of all-time top-grossing movies (worldwide)
- 155 = Rank on current list of all-time top-grossing movies (domestic)
- 202 = Number of 70mm prints
- 2,327 = Number of theaters showing the movie during opening weekend
- $5.6 million = Opening-day box-office gross
- $11.2 million = Highest single-day gross (May 27)*
- $29.4 million = Opening weekend box-office gross (3-day, May 26-28)*
- $37.1 million = Opening weekend box-office gross (4-day holiday, May 26-29)*
- $46.9 million = Opening week box-office gross (6-day, May 24-29)*
- $50.2 million = Opening week box-office gross (7-day, May 24-30)*
- $55.4 million = Production cost
- $106.3 million = Production cost (adjusted for inflation)
- $115.5 million = Domestic box-office rental (% of gross exhibitors paid to distributor)
- $197.2 million = Domestic box-office gross
- $206.5 million = International box-office rental (% of gross exhibitors paid to distributor)
- $277.0 million = International box-office gross
- $322.0 million = Worldwide box-office rental (% of gross exhibitors paid to distributor)
- $401.3 million = Domestic box-office gross (adjusted for inflation)
- $474.2 million = Worldwide box-office gross
- $528.6 million = International box-office gross (adjusted for inflation)
- $904.9 million = Worldwide box-office gross (adjusted for inflation)
*Established new industry record
A SAMPLING OF MOVIE REVIEWER QUOTES
“Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade is the kind of movie that gives pure no-apologies entertainment a good name. It’s a beautiful machine, thought out and revved up to the last detail, with no other purpose but to delight—and it delights.” — Mick LaSalle, San Francisco Chronicle
“If this new Indiana Jones movie makes a large number of millions at the yahoo box offices, well, then you’ve been had. Every magazine and TV station in the world has been trumpeting stories about this latest epic, which is no more than a well-photographed and not-very-tightly-edited series of fights. Fights on top of tanks, railroads, cliffs, power boats, usually involving Indiana Jones versus a lot of not so funny Nazis. Show me a funny Nazi and I’ll give you five bucks! Depressing and expensive trash hyped to the max.” — Gary Franklin, KABC-TV, Los Angeles
“Did anyone seriously doubt that this would be anything but one of the absolute highlights of the summer?” — Bob Curtwright, The Wichita Eagle-Beacon
“The duet between father and son, and between two actors who always seem to have mischief in their eyes, is the brilliant twist on which the film will live or die. The very idea of Mr. Connery as
“Loud, brutal and infantile, Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade is a declaration of artistic and even moral imbecility. It is all plot without story, all action without life.” — David Elliott, The San Diego Union
“It’s moviemaking in its purest, most spectacular form.” — Jim Verniere, Boston Herald
“Of all the directors working in the movies today, Steven Spielberg has the truest instincts for keeping an audience visually engaged, plugged in. This is his great gift—to put us inside his movies—and at his best, his natural command of the simple mechanics of storytelling, of editing and camera movements and pacing, enables him to evoke a kind of pop transcendence that comes close to the effect of the higher, classical arts. The greatest of his films are pure, pop epiphanies, exhilarating, innocent and uniquely, indelibly his own. Somehow, though, they are your own, too, and the great disappointment of Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade, the largely irrelevant third and (supposedly) final installment in the hair-raising adventures of the superarcheologist, is that it seems to be neither yours nor his…. The first of Spielberg’s films to make us feel heavy in our seats, the first to leave us sitting, passive and uninvolved, on the outside. Watching it, you feel that nearly anyone could have directed it.” — Hal Hinson, The Washington Post
“This deliberately old-fashioned Saturday matinee yarn has everything money can buy, but never really generates a sense of wonder and excitement. A definite improvement over the second Indiana Jones outing, but it still bears the mark of one too many trips to the well.” — Leonard Maltin, Entertainment Tonight
“What can you say about a movie that is as fine-tuned as an Indianapolis 500 race car and travels at the same speed? You could play the cynic and say it is an outrageous piece of audience manipulation. Or, you could say that it is a thrilling exercise in pure cinema. Why not the latter?” — Bob Thomas, Associated Press
“Although this production is exceedingly well made, save for a rousing ending, I wanted more. More humanity…more wit…more laughs. I wanted more of a film like the original Raiders of the Lost Ark.” — Gene Siskel, Siskel & Ebert & the Movies
“Sean Connery (the original James Bond) simply IS Henry Jones Sr.—the telling glances that pass between the two, their mannerisms and grudging respect for each other make this father-son team believable and hilarious.” — Linda Cook, (Davenport) Quad-City Times
“It wobbles at a great rate of speed over a spectacularly bumpy course of adventure, like an old-fashioned touring car with one wheel slightly out of line, suddenly soars in the air with childlike delight and sometimes crashes, only to explode in laughter.” — Vincent Canby, The New York Times
“The greatest adventure in film history.” — Jack Garner, Gannett News Service
“Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade is a lively, robust entertainment that serves as a fitting way hang up its hero’s fedora and bullwhip. It also proves something director Steven Spielberg that may well be coming to grips with. Movies, even popcorn-poppers like this one, ultimately stay with us in spite of trickery and finesse, and because of character, imagination and style. Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade has state-of-the-art stunts and effects, a smorgasbord of dramatic locations and just about all the Spielbergian bebop you can take. In the end, though, the movie wins you over because Harrison Ford has a, witty partner—the great Sean Connery, in the role of Dr. Henry Jones, Indiana Jones’ single-minded father.” — David Foil, (Baton Rouge) State Times Advocate
“It’s Spielberg’s wide-eyed enthusiasm that turns The Last Crusade into the wildest and wittiest Indy of them all.” — Peter Travers, Rolling Stone
“To say that Paramount’s Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade may be the best film ever made for 12-year-olds is not a backhanded compliment. What was conceived as a child’s dream of a Saturday matinee serial has evolved into a moving excursion into religious myth.” — Joseph McBride, Variety
“Spielberg’s robustly articulate visualization, as well as the film’s magnificently evocative effects are, in Lucasfilm-speak, the ultimate Forces of Good here.” — Duane Byrge, The Hollywood Reporter
“Despite strong acting (the slapstick energy between Ford and Connery is wasted), obligatory chases and stunts and splendid art direction, the virtuoso technique evident in every frame remains formulaic—unaccompanied by revelation, epiphany or surprise.” — TV Guide
“The relaxed and confident Crusade is the first Jones outing to benefit from actual characterizations.” — Mike Clark, USA Today
“The action simply doesn't have the exhilarating, leaping precision that Spielberg gave us in the past. The joyous sureness is missing.” — Pauline Kael, The New Yorker
“Steven Spielberg’s new Indiana Jones opus is highly-recommended for armchair adventurers of all ages. It’s not quite as good or as off-handedly rugged as Raiders of the Lost Ark, but it’s a darn sight better than the forced and overproduced Temple of Doom.” — Glenn Lovell, San Jose Mercury News
“You can't roll monstrous boulders straight at audiences anymore and have a whole theater-full duck and gasp with fright—and pleasure. We may be plumb gasped out. And although Harrison Ford is still in top form and the movie is truly fun in patches, it's a genre on the wane.” — Sheila Benson, Los Angeles Times
“Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade may not heed its hero’s advice about the proper approach to archaeological pursuits, but it’s certainly learned the lessons of the first two pictures well. It may not seem as fresh as Raiders (how can it, eight years later?) or be as visually inventive as Temple of Doom, but Last Crusade has more heart (and we’re not talking about the organ the Grand Poobah pulled from the sacrificial victim’s chest in part two) than either of them.” — Jim Emerson, The Orange County Register
“Indy 3 is the same, different and better. Indiana Jones’ last and best crusade.” — Richard Corliss, Time
“Predictable is the film's simplistic treatment of themes from religion and myth. It's curious that Spielberg and Lucas see these venerated objects not as symbols of divine inspiration but as repositories of a blind, undiscriminating force that can be wielded (like the three wishes from a genie or a magic lamp) by whoever gets their hands on them.” — David Sterritt, The Christian Science Monitor
“The opening sequence of this third Indiana Jones movie is the only one that seems truly original—or perhaps I should say, it recycles images from 1940s pulps and serials that Spielberg has not borrowed before. The rest of the movie will not come as a surprise to students of Indiana Jones, but then how could it? The Jones movies by now have defined a familiar world of death-defying stunts, virtuoso chases, dry humor and the quest for impossible goals in unthinkable places. When Raiders of the Lost Ark appeared, it defined a new energy level for adventure movies; it was a delirious breakthrough. But there was no way for Spielberg to top himself, and perhaps it is just as well that Last Crusade will indeed be Indy's last film. It would be too sad to see the series grow old and thin, like the James Bond movies…. If there is just a shade of disappointment after seeing this movie, it has to be because we will never again have the shock of this material seeming new. Raiders of the Lost Ark, now more than ever, seems a turning point in the cinema of escapist entertainment, and there was really no way Spielberg could make it new all over again. What he has done is to take many of the same elements, and apply all of his craft and sense of fun to make them work yet once again.” — Roger Ebert, Chicago Sun-Times
TRIVIA + PRODUCTION & EXHIBITION INFORMATION
During the week of the film’s release, the leather jacket and fedora worn by Harrison Ford were donated to the Smithsonian’s National Museum of American History.
Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade was the first in the series to be rated PG-13, due at least in part to the controversy surrounding the previous two movies’ PG rating.
Box-office records…. Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade established an opening-weekend box-office record with a gross of $29.4 million (3-day) and $37.1 million (4-day holiday), breaking the 3-day weekend record of $26.3 million set two years earlier by Beverly Hills Cop II and 4-day holiday weekend record of $33.9 set five years earlier by Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom…. Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade established an opening-week box-office record with a gross of $46.9 million (6-day) and $50.2 million (7-day), breaking the 6-day record of $42.3 million and 7-day record of $45.7 set five years earlier by Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom…. Last Crusade was the first movie to gross more than $10 million in a single day, a feat accomplished on its fourth day of release (May 27) and again on its fifth day (May 28)…. Last Crusade broke the record for shortest amount of time to cross the $100 million mark, a feat attained in 19 days (the previous record holder, Return of the Jedi, accomplished the feat in 23 days)…. Last Crusade’s opening-day gross of $5.6 million was the third-highest, falling just short of Return of the Jedi’s $6.2 million record set in 1983 and Rocky IV’s $5.7 million second-highest mark set in 1985…. Last Crusade broke the opening-day house record at the fabled Grauman’s Chinese Theater with a take of $40,317.
Doctor Fantasy’s Magic Caboose, featured in the prologue, is an “appearance” by producer Frank Marshall which continued a pattern established by the two earlier movies in the series. (In Raiders, Marshall played the German Flying Wing pilot, and in Temple of Doom Marshall appeared as a sailor riding a rickshaw during the Shanghai chase scene.)
Indiana Jones’ full name, inspired by series creator George Lucas, was revealed during this film: Henry Walton Jones, Jr. (George Walton Lucas, Jr….)
Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade had a theatrical-to-video “window” of nine months. In comparison, Raiders took 30 months and Temple of Doom took 28 months. (Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull was released to the home-video market in five months.)
Last Crusade was released on a record seven home-video formats on February 1, 1990: Beta, VHS, Spanish-subtitled VHS, Super-VHS, 8mm, LaserDisc (letterboxed), LaserDisc (pan-and-scan). It was subsequently released on DVD in 2003 and on Blu-ray Disc in 2012.
Last Crusade was Paramount’s first Super-VHS release and their first letterboxed release on the LaserDisc format.
Pat Roach was the only actor aside from Harrison Ford to appear in all three of the ’80s Indiana Jones movies. Roach played a Gestapo in Last Crusade, the Chief Guard in Temple of Doom, and had a dual role in Raiders as the Giant Sherpa in the Nepal sequence and the 1st Mechanic in the Flying Wing sequence.
Last Crusade was the ninth feature film of Spielberg’s scored by John Williams. (Spielberg & Williams are among the most prolific director-composer collaborations, with Williams providing the music to 26 of Spielberg’s 27¼ theatrical feature films plus some television and special interest projects.)
Last Crusade earned composer John Williams his 26th Academy Award nomination and marked the eighth time he was nominated for two films in the same year. As well, Williams earned his 21st Grammy nomination, and won a BMI Film & TV Award.
The first coming attractions trailer for Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade, a teaser featuring behind-the-scenes footage, was issued in November 1988. A second trailer was issued during spring ’89. The trailers issued by Paramount and recommended to be screened with presentations of Indiana Jones were Black Rain, Let it Ride and Star Trek V: The Final Frontier.
Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade was among only 17 first-run movies and three classic re-issues released during 1989 with 70-millimeter prints for selected engagements. The premium-format prints were made at a cost of approximately $10,000 each (compared to approximately $1,500 for a 35mm print). Large-format 70mm presentations were typically superior to conventional 35mm (regardless of origination format) because the larger print allowed a sharper, brighter and steadier projected image and its magnetic soundtrack provided discrete channels of audio with exceptional fidelity.
The movie’s 70mm print order was the third-largest for a North American feature-film release. Only 2010 and Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom had more large-format prints struck for a single release.
Awards…. Last Crusade was nominated for three Academy Awards: Original Score, Sound and Sound Effects Editing, winning the latter. Sean Connery was nominated for a Golden Globe and a BAFTA. Williams’ score was nominated for a Grammy. The movie was nominated for four Saturn Awards and won a Hugo for Best Dramatic Presentation. The DVD release was nominated for three Golden Satellite Awards and two DVD Exclusive Awards.
THE 70MM ENGAGEMENTS
The following is a list of the first-run 70mm Six-Track Dolby Stereo premium-format presentations of Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade in the United States and Canada. These were, arguably, the best theaters in which to experience Indiana Jones and the only way to faithfully hear the original audio mix. Only about ten percent of the film’s print run was in the deluxe 70mm format. The noise-reduction and signal-processing format for the majority of the movie’s large-format prints was Dolby “A,” while a few prints (noted in the list below) were in Dolby “SR” (Spectral Recording). As well, Paramount booked the movie in as many Lucasfilm THX-certified venues as possible.
So, which theaters screened the 70mm version of Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade? Read on….
Note: The list does not include any 70mm mid-run upgrade, move-over, sub-run, re-release or international engagements, nor does it include any of the movie’s thousands of standard 35mm engagements.
** shown in 70mm on two screens
*** shown in 70mm on three screens
- Hoover – Cobb GALLERIA 10
- Anchorage – Luxury Theatres FIREWEED 7 <THX>
- Calgary – Famous Players CHINOOK
- Calgary – Famous Players SUNRIDGE 5
- Edmonton – Famous Players LONDONDERRY TWIN
- Edmonton – Famous Players PARAMOUNT <THX>
- Mesa – Mann SUPERSTITION 5
- Phoenix – Harkins CINE CAPRI
- Phoenix – Mann CHRIS-TOWN 5 <THX>
- Tucson – Mann GALLERIA 6 <THX>
- Little Rock – United Artists CINEMA 150
- Burnaby – Famous Players LOUGHEED MALL 3
- Burnaby – Famous Players STATION SQUARE 7 <THX>
- Vancouver – Famous Players STANLEY
- Victoria – Famous Players CAPITOL 6
- Anaheim – SoCal CINEMAPOLIS 10
- Berkeley – Cinerama BERKELEY
- Burlingame – Syufy HYATT 3
- Carlsbad – SoCal PLAZA CAMINO REAL 4
- City of Industry – Mann PUENTE HILLS 6 <THX>
- Corte Madera – Cinerama CINEMA <SR>
- Costa Mesa – Edwards SOUTH COAST PLAZA TRIPLEX
- Daly City – Cineplex Odeon PLAZA TWIN <THX>
- Hayward – Mann FESTIVAL 9 <THX>
- Huntington Beach – Edwards CHARTER CENTRE 5
- La Mesa – Pacific GROSSMONT MALL TRIPLEX
- La Mirada – Pacific LA MIRADA 6
- Laguna Hills – Edwards/SoCal LAGUNA HILLS MALL TRIPLEX
- Lakewood – Pacific LAKEWOOD CENTER 4
- Long Beach – United Artists MOVIES 6
- Los Angeles (Hollywood) – Mann CHINESE TRIPLEX <SR> <THX>
- Los Angeles (North Hollywood) – Syufy CENTURY 7 <THX>
- Los Angeles (Northridge) – Pacific NORTHRIDGE 6
- Los Angeles (Tarzana) – Mann VALLEY WEST 6
- Los Angeles (Westwood Village) – Mann NATIONAL <SR> <THX>
- Los Angeles (Woodland Hills) – Pacific TOPANGA TWIN
- Mission Viejo – Edwards CROWN VALLEY 5
- Montclair – Pacific MONTCLAIR TRIPLEX
- Mountain View – Syufy CENTURY 10
- National City – Pacific SWEETWATER 6
- Newport Beach – Edwards NEWPORT TRIPLEX
- Oakland – Cinerama PIEDMONT 3
- Orange – Syufy CENTURY CINEDOME 8**
- Oxnard – Pacific CARRIAGE SQUARE 5
- Palm Desert – Metropolitan TOWN CENTER 7
- Pasadena – Pacific HASTINGS 5
- Pleasant Hill – Syufy CENTURY 5
- Riverside – SoCal CANYON CREST 9
- Sacramento – Syufy CENTURY 6
- Sacramento – Syufy CENTURY CINEDOME 8
- San Bernardino – Pacific INLAND CENTER 5
- San Diego – Mann 9 AT THE GROVE <THX>
- San Francisco – Blumenfeld REGENCY I
- San Francisco – Blumenfeld REGENCY II
- San Jose – Syufy CENTURY 22 TRIPLEX***
- Santa Barbara – Metropolitan ARLINGTON
- Temple City – Edwards TEMPLE 4
- Torrance – Mann OLD TOWNE 6
- Universal City – Cineplex Odeon UNIVERSAL CITY 18 <THX>
- Aurora – United Artists COOPER 5
- Denver – Mann CENTURY 21 <THX>
- East Hartford – National Amusements SHOWCASE CINEMAS
- Orange – National Amusements SHOWCASE CINEMAS
- Stamford – Trans-Lux RIDGEWAY TWIN
There were no 70mm engagements in Delaware.
DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA
- Washington – Kogod-Burka CINEMA
- Boca Raton – Wometco SHADOWOOD 12 <THX>
- Miami – American Multi-Cinema KENDALL TOWN & COUNTRY 10
- North Miami – Muvico CALIFORNIA CLUB 6 <THX>
- North Miami Beach – Wometco 167TH STREET TWIN
- Orlando – American Multi-Cinema FASHION VILLAGE 8
- St. Petersburg – American Multi-Cinema CROSSROADS 8 <THX>
- Sunrise – Wometco 8 AT WESTON <THX>
- Tampa – Cineplex Odeon HILLSBORO 8 <THX>
- Atlanta – United Artists LENOX SQUARE 6
- Duluth – United Artists THE MOVIES AT GWINNETT PLAZA
- Kennesaw – Storey TOWN 8
- Savannah – United Artists TARA 4
- Tucker – American Multi-Cinema NORTHLAKE FESTIVAL 8
- Honolulu – Consolidated WAIKIKI 3 <HPS-4000>
There were no 70mm engagements in Idaho.
- Chicago – Cineplex Odeon BIOGRAPH 3
- Evanston – Marks & Rosenfield EVANSTON 5
- Hillside – Marks & Rosenfield HILLSIDE SQUARE 6
- Lansing – Marks & Rosenfield RIVER RUN 8
- Lombard – General Cinema Corporation YORKTOWN 6 <THX>
- Niles – Cineplex Odeon GOLF MILL 3
- Norridge – Marks & Rosenfield NORRIDGE 10
- Northbrook – Cineplex Odeon EDENS 2
- Schaumburg – Cineplex Odeon WOODFIELD 9
- Woodbridge – General Cinema Corporation WOODGROVE FESTIVAL 6 <THX>
- Indianapolis – Loews COLLEGE PARK 8
There were no 70mm engagements in Iowa.
- Overland Park – American Multi-Cinema OAK PARK PLAZA 6
- Louisville – National Amusements SHOWCASE CINEMAS
There were no 70mm engagements in Louisiana.
There were no 70mm engagements in Maine.
- Winnipeg – Famous Players PORTAGE PLACE 3
- Baltimore – Durkee SENATOR
- Bethesda – Kogod-Burka MONTGOMERY MALL 3
- Woodlawn – General Cinema Corporation SECURITY SQUARE 8 <THX>
- Boston – Loews CHERI TRIPLEX
- Seekonk – National Amusements SHOWCASE CINEMAS
- West Springfield – National Amusements SHOWCASE CINEMAS
- Worcester – National Amusements SHOWCASE CINEMAS
- Dearborn – United Artists THE MOVIES AT FAIRLANE**
- Harper Woods – American Multi-Cinema EASTLAND 2
- Lansing – United Artists SPARTAN TRIPLEX
- Southfield – American Multi-Cinema AMERICANA 8
- Sterling Heights – National Amusements SHOWCASE CINEMAS
- Ypsilanti – National Amusements SHOWCASE CINEMAS ANN ARBOR
- Edina – Cineplex Odeon EDINA 4 <THX>
- Roseville – General Cinema Corporation HAR-MAR 11 <THX>
There were no 70mm engagements in Mississippi.
- Chesterfield – Wehrenberg CLARKSON 6 <THX>
- Independence – Mid-America BLUE RIDGE EAST 5
- St. Louis – Wehrenberg UNION STATION 10 <THX>
- Shrewsbury – Wehrenberg KENRICK 8 <THX>
- Springfield – Dickinson CENTURY 21
There were no 70mm engagements in Montana.
There were no 70mm engagements in Nebraska.
- Las Vegas – Syufy CENTURY DESERT 12 <THX>
- Las Vegas – Syufy CENTURY CINEDOME 6
There were no 70mm engagements in New Brunswick.
There were no 70mm engagements in New Hampshire.
- Bridgewater – General Cinema Corporation BRIDGEWATER COMMONS 7 <THX>
- Paramus – Cineplex Odeon ROUTE 4 TENPLEX
- Pennsauken – SamEric ERIC 5 PENNSAUKEN
- Ridgefield Park – Loews RIDGEFIELD PARK 10
- Sayreville – National Amusements AMBOY MULTIPLEX CINEMAS
- Secaucus – Loews MEADOW 6
- Wayne – Loews WAYNE 6
- West Orange – General Cinema Corporation ESSEX GREEN 3 <THX>
There were no 70mm engagements in New Mexico.
- Amherst – General Cinema Corporation UNIVERSITY 8 <THX>
- Cheektowaga – Hoyts WALDEN GALLERIA 12
- Commack – National Amusements COMMACK MULTIPLEX CINEMAS
- Garden City – Loews ROOSEVELT FIELD 8
- Greece – Jo-Mor STONERIDGE PLAZA 3
- Hicksville – Town & Country MID-PLAZA CINEMA 6
- Levittown – Loews NASSAU 6
- Medford – National Amusements BROOKHAVEN MULTIPLEX CINEMAS <THX>
- New York (Bronx) – National Amusements WHITESTONE MULTIPLEX CINEMAS
- New York (Manhattan) – Loews 34TH STREET SHOWPLACE TRIPLEX <SR>
- New York (Manhattan) – Loews 84TH STREET 6
- New York (Manhattan) – Loews ASTOR PLAZA <SR>
- New York (Manhattan) – Loews ORPHEUM TWIN
- New York (Manhattan) – United Artists GEMINI TWIN
- New York (Queens) – Cineplex Odeon FRESH MEADOWS 7
- Pittsford – Loews PITTSFORD TRIPLEX
- Rockville Centre – Cineplex Odeon FANTASY 5
- Valley Stream – National Amusements SUNRISE MULTIPLEX CINEMAS
- Webster – Loews WEBSTER 12
There were no 70mm engagements in Newfoundland.
There were no 70mm engagements in North Carolina.
There were no 70mm engagements in North Dakota.
- Halifax – Famous Players PARK LANE 8
- Cincinnati – Loews KENWOOD TWIN
- Columbus – Loews CONTINENT 9
- Dayton – National Amusements DAYTON MALL 8
- North Olmsted – National Theatre Corporation GREAT NORTHERN 7 <THX>
- South Euclid – Loews CEDAR CENTER TWIN
- Toledo – National Amusements SHOWCASE CINEMAS
- Oklahoma City – American Multi-Cinema MEMORIAL SQUARE 8
- Gloucester – Famous Players GLOUCESTER 5
- Hamilton – Famous Players TIVOLI
- London – Famous Players LONDON MEWS 6
- Mississauga – Famous Players SUSSEX CENTRE 4 <THX>
- Newmarket – Famous Players GLENWAY 5
- North York – Famous Players TOWNE & COUNTRYE 2
- Ottawa – Famous Players ELGIN 2
- Toronto – Famous Players EGLINTON <THX>
- Toronto – Famous Players SHERATON CENTRE 2
- Toronto – Famous Players VICTORIA TERRACE 6
- Portland – Cineplex Odeon 82ND AVENUE 6 <THX>
- Portland – Luxury Theatres LLOYD 10 <THX>
- Tigard – Luxury Theatres TIGARD 5 <THX>
- Philadelphia – American Multi-Cinema ORLEANS 8
- Philadelphia – SamEric SAMERIC 4
PRINCE EDWARD ISLAND
There were no 70mm engagements in Prince Edward Island.
- Dorval – Famous Players DORVAL 4
- Laval – Famous Players LAVAL 5
- Montreal – Famous Players IMPERIAL <THX>
- Sainte-Foy – Famous Players STE FOY 3
- Warwick – National Amusements SHOWCASE CINEMAS
There were no 70mm engagements in Saskatchewan.
There were no 70mm engagements in South Carolina.
There were no 70mm engagements in South Dakota.
- Memphis – Malco WINCHESTER COURT 8 <THX>
- Nashville – American Multi-Cinema FOUNTAIN SQUARE 14
- Nashville – Carmike BELLE MEADE
- Addison – United Artists PRESTONWOOD CREEK 5 <THX>
- Austin – Presidio ARBOR 4 <THX>
- Bedford – United Artists BEDFORD 10 <THX>
- Dallas – United Artists THE UNITED ARTISTS 8 <THX>
- Fort Worth – United Artists HULEN 10 <THX>
- Houston – Loews SAKS CENTER TWIN
- San Antonio – Santikos GALAXY 14 <THX>
- San Antonio – Santikos NORTHWEST 14 <THX>
- Webster – Loews BAY AREA 6
- Salt Lake City – Cineplex Odeon TROLLEY CORNERS 3
- Salt Lake City – Mann VILLA
There were no 70mm engagements in Vermont.
- Alexandria – National Amusements MOUNT VERNON MULTIPLEX CINEMAS <THX>
- Baileys Crossroads – Kogod-Burka CINEMA 7
- Fairfax – United Artists THE MOVIES AT FAIR OAKS
- McLean – Cineplex Odeon TYSONS CORNER CENTER 4
- Merrifield – National Amusements LEE HIGHWAY MULTIPLEX CINEMAS <THX>
- Richmond – Cineplex Odeon RIDGE 7
- Springfield – General Cinema Corporation SPRINGFIELD MALL 10 <THX>
- Bellevue – Cineplex Odeon JOHN DANZ
- Lynnwood – Luxury Theatres ALDERWOOD 7 <THX>
- Seattle – Cineplex Odeon CINERAMA
- Seattle – Cineplex Odeon OAK TREE 6 <THX>
- Tacoma – Cineplex Odeon TACOMA MALL TWIN
There were no 70mm engagements in West Virginia.
- Greenfield – United Artists SPRING MALL 4
- Milwaukee – Marcus NORTHTOWN 6
There were no 70mm engagements in Wyoming.