USA Star Wars "UA 150 Theatre" Triple Bill One-Sheet

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USA Star Wars "UA 150 Theatre" Triple Bill One-Sheet
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Other Info: On November 17-18, 1984 in Canada (for a United Way Benefit) and on March 28, 1985, in the United States, there was one complete, uncut showing of the original Star Wars trilogy at nine participating theaters. These nine theaters were each given two personalized posters for the promotion of this event at their theatre, creating one of the rarest and quite possibly the most valuable one-sheets ever produced for the Star Wars Saga (only the unproduced Teac&Tascam advance Star Wars one-sheets are rarer). These black and white, "photographically enlarged" posters, were created from the original local newspaper advertisements, with a few minor changes, and each one measures approximately 27" x 41", while the Canadian version is slightly larger at 27½" x 41½". These heavy stock posters have an embossed, textured feel to them, and they contain the three movie logos, along with the theater's name, box office information, and any sound system logo (eg. THX) that applied to that individual theater. The American versions of this poster contain text at the top that proclaims - "For the first time in America, The Star Wars Trilogy", while the Canadian version says, "Special Showing, One Performance Only, The Star Wars Trilogy." In America - this special performance benefited the Corporation for Public Broadcasting. In Canada - the proceeds went to the Canadian Children's Foundation. (The poster pictured above is the United States triple bill one-sheet from the UA 150 Theatre in Seattle, WA. (Owned by United Artists Theater Circuit Inc. at the time of the trilogy showing) This twin screen theater, which opened in 1969, was originally outfitted with the Dimension 150 process in the main auditorium and mono sound and a flat screen in the Cinema 70 auditorium. The original idea by United artists was that Cinema 150 would show Dimension 150 films and the Cinema 70 would be equipped for 70mm films. In point of fact, the Dimension 150 process used 70mm film but had amazing asymmetrical lenses for the left and right projectors, which were each over 2ft long. The lenses were manufactured by the Kollmorgen Company of Northampton, MA. The UA 150 was well known locally as the main theater that showed "Star Wars" for a year in 1977/78. The interior of the main auditorium was a large wooden framed roof with an equally massive screen. In the mid-1990’s it was a second run house that had revival screenings on weekend midnights. UA let the theater get very run down and ultimately closed the doors in 1998. The theater was demolished in 2002 and the only thing remaining was the marquee (which has now also gone). An apartment complex is now on the site. “It’s a shame Paul Allen couldn’t have also saved this theater and restored it to it’s glory. Ironically it was just a few blocks from the restored Cinerama”.) *Theatre info from Cinematreasures.org

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Trilogy button handed out at the event.
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Official Star Wars Fan Club letter about the Triple Bill event.