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Michael Coate
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HAPPY 50th, “WEST SIDE STORY” – THE ROADSHOW ENGAGEMENTS

Compiled by Michael Coate

Presented here to commemorate the 50th anniversary of the premiere of WEST SIDE STORY is a list of (most of) the classic, award-winning film’s North American “roadshow” engagements. These were the cities and theaters that exclusively played the film with reserved seats before it was given a general release. The majority of these engagements were presented in 70-millimeter and six-track stereophonic sound.

10.18.1961 … New York, NY – Rivoli (77 weeks)

11.01.1961 … Boston, MA – Gary (48 weeks)
11.07.1961 … Philadelphia, PA – Midtown (52 weeks)
11.14.1961 … Washington, DC – Uptown (42 weeks)

12.13.1961 … Los Angeles, CA – Chinese (58 weeks)
12.14.1961 … Miami Beach, FL – Sheridan (52 weeks)
12.14.1961 … San Francisco, CA – United Artists (46 weeks)

01.18.1962 … Honolulu, HI – Kuhio (? weeks)

02.08.1962 … Pittsburgh, PA – Nixon (32 weeks)
02.13.1962 … Cleveland, OH – Ohio (19 weeks)
02.14.1962 … Baltimore, MD – Mayfair (17 weeks)
02.14.1962 … Detroit, MI – Madison (36 weeks)
02.14.1962 … San Diego, CA – Capri (36 weeks)
02.15.1962 … Dallas, TX – Esquire (20 weeks)
02.16.1962 … Minneapolis, MN – Mann (28 weeks)
02.19.1962 … Seattle, WA – Music Box (40 weeks)
02.20.1962 … Chicago, IL – Michael Todd (38 weeks)
02.22.1962 … Montreal, QC – Alouette (31 weeks)

03.01.1962 … St. Louis, MO – Mid-City (17 weeks)
03.14.1962 … Milwaukee, WI – Strand (31 weeks)
03.14.1962 … Portland, OR – Music Box (36 weeks)
03.15.1962 … Buffalo, NY – Teck (15 weeks)
03.21.1962 … Kansas City, MO – Plaza (13 weeks)
03.21.1962 … Salt Lake City, UT – South East (39 weeks)
03.21.1962 … Vancouver, BC – Stanley (29 weeks)
03.22.1962 … Cincinnati, OH – Valley (25 weeks)
03.28.1962 … Scottsdale, AZ – Kachina (15 weeks)
03.29.1962 … Atlanta, GA – Rhodes (23 weeks)

04.04.1962 … Albany, NY – Hellman (10 weeks)
04.04.1962 … New Orleans, LA – Civic (10 weeks)
04.04.1962 … Tampa, FL – Florida (11 weeks)
04.05.1962 … DeWitt, NY – Shoppingtown (16 weeks)
04.05.1962 … Rochester, NY – Riviera (26 weeks)
04.11.1962 … Des Moines, IA – Capri (? weeks)
04.11.1962 … Hartford, CT – Strand (21 weeks)
04.11.1962 … New Haven, CT – Whalley (26 weeks)
04.11.1962 … Omaha, NE – Admiral (15 weeks)
04.11.1962 … Providence, RI – Elmwood (15 weeks)
04.11.1962 … Toledo, OH – Esquire (10 weeks)
04.13.1962 … Asbury Park, NJ – St. James (24 weeks)
04.13.1962 … Syosset, NY – Syosset (? weeks)
04.13.1962 … Upper Montclair, NJ – Bellevue (36 weeks)
04.13.1962 … Youngstown, OH – State (10 weeks)
04.19.1962 … Oklahoma City, OK – State (13 weeks)

05.02.1962 … Denver, CO – Denham (28 weeks)
05.02.1962 … Tucson, AZ – Catalina (10 weeks)
05.17.1962 … Toronto, ON – Tivoli (31 weeks)

06.21.1962 … Columbus, OH – Cinestage (25 weeks)
06.27.1962 … Indianapolis, IN – Lyric (? weeks)
06.28.1962 … Dayton, OH – McCook (? weeks)
06.28.1962 … Nanuet, NY – Route 59 (19 weeks)

UNCONFIRMED
??.??.1962 … Houston, TX – Tower
??.??.1962 … Louisville, KY – ?
??.??.1962 … Richmond, VA – Willow Lawn

Sources: This article was compiled primarily by referencing archived WEST SIDE STORY coverage in film industry trade publications and regional newspaper promotion.

Special Thanks: Jerry Alexander, Jim Barg, Raymond Caple, Nick DiMaggio, Bill Huelbig, Bill Kretzel, Mark Lensenmayer, Stan Malone, Gabriel Neeb, Vince Young.

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You are invited to share any memories you have of seeing WEST SIDE STORY or any thoughts you may have pertaining to this retrospective article.

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Mark Lensenmayer
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70mm Screening in Columbus, OH on April 12 & 13, 2012 at Wexner Center for the Arts on the Ohio State University campus.

Admission is $7. Parking is usually $5 at the garage next door.

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Todd Erwin
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If you purchased the recent "restored" version on Blu-ray, Fox and MGM have agreed to ship replacements with the corrected opening titles sequence. You can get details at either thedigitalbits.com or hometheaterforum.com.

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