World Premiere Engagement
Sunday, December 19, 1976 - Thursday, February 24, 1977 (10 Weeks)
A Star is Born
Starring Barbra Streisand and Kris Kristofferson
Directed by Frank Pierson
A First Artists Presentation
A Warner Bros. Release
Presented in 70mm, Dolby System Stereophonic Sound
139 Minutes / Rated R
Daily at: 12:30, 3:00, 5:30, 8:00 and 10:30 PM

Day and Date:
Village Theatre, Westwood
Van Nuys Drive-In Theatre, Van Nuys

Added Saturday, December 25, 1976
Edwards Cinema, Costa Mesa
Century 21 Theatre, Anaheim

Day and Date, Friday, February 8, 1977
Fox Wilshire Theatre, Beverly Hills
Mann Westwood Theatres, Westwood
--
Century 21 Theatre, Anaheim
Winnetka Drive-In, Chatsworth
Vineland Drive-In Theatre, City of Industry
Baseline Drive-In Theatre, Highland
Fashion Square Theatres, La Habra
La Habra Drive-In Theatre, La Habra
Lakewood Center Theatre, Lakewood
Los Altos Drive-In Theatre, Long Beach
Montclare Theatre
, Motntclare
Camelot Theatre, Palm Springs
Hastings Theatre, Pasadena
South Bay Cinemas, Redondo Beach
Inland Cinema, San Bernadino
Granada Theatre, Santa Barbara
Wilshire Twin Theatre, Santa Monica
La Reina Theatre, Sherman Oaks
Torrance Drive-In Theatre, Torrance
Van Nuys Drive-In Theatre, Van Nuys
Loyola Theatre, Westchester
Edwards Cinema, Costa Mesa
Airport Theatre, Van Nuys
Westcove Cinema, West Covina
Palms Theatre, West Los Angeles

Reported Gross "A Star is Born"
Week
Week Ending
Perfs.
Gross
1
Thursday, December 23, 1976 (5 Days)
35
 
2
Thursday, December 30, 1976
35
 
3
Thursday, January 6, 1977
35
 
4
Thursday, January 13, 1977
35
 
5
Thursday, January 20, 1977
35
 
6
Thursday, January 27, 1977
35
 
7
Thursday, February 3, 1977
35
 
8
Thursday, February 10, 1977
35
 
9
Thursday, February 17, 1977
35
 
10
Thursday, February 24, 1977
35
 
Totals
68 Days
Daily Average: $
--
--
10 Weeks
Average Performance: $
340
 
Source: Variety
 
Friday, February 25, 1977 - Thursday, March 31, 1977 (5 Weeks)
Slap Shot
Starring Paul Newman and Michael Ontkean
Directed by George Roy Hill
A Universal Picture in Technicolor
123 Minutes / Rated R
Daily at 12:45, 3:05, 5:30, 8:00 and 10:20 PM
Late Show Friday and Saturday at 12:30 AM
Day and Date:
Avco Cinema Center, Westwood
--
Rosecrans Drive-In Theatre, Paramount
Cinedome 21 Theatres, Orange
Edwards Newport Cinema #2, Newport Beach

Reported Gross "Slap Shot"
Week
Week Ending
Perfs.
Gross
1
Thursday, March 3, 1977
37
 
2
Thursday, March 10, 1977
37
 
3
Thursday, March 17, 1977
37
 
4
Thursday, March 24, 1977
37
 
5
Thursday, March 31, 1977
37
 
Totals
35 Days
Daily Average: $
--
--
5 Weeks
Average Performance: $
185
 
Source: Variety
 
 
Friday, April 1, 1977 - Monday, May 23, 1977 (8 Weeks)
Black Sunday
Starring Robert Shaw and Bruce Dern
Directed by John Frankenheimer
A Paramount Picture in Panavision and Color
143 Minutes / Rated R
Daily at: 12:30, 3:00, 5:30, 8:00 and 10:30 PM
Late Show Friday and Saturday at 12:45 AM
I attended a performance during this engagement - ED
Day and Date:
Village Theatre, Westwood
--
Rosecrans Drive-In Theatre, Paramount
Camelot Theatre, Palm Springs
Edwards Newport Cinema, Newport Beach
UA Twin Cinemas, Westminster
State Theatre, Santa Barbara
Stadium Drive-In Theatre, Orange
Wednesday, May 18, 1977:

Grauman's Chinese Theatre 50th Birthday Today

Photo by Loren Jones.
Wednesday, May 18, 1977
Ted Mann (61) and Tom Bradley (60) Forecourt Ceremonies
 
Reported Gross "Black Sunday"
Week
Week Ending
Perfs.
Gross
1
Thursday, April 7, 1977
37
 
2
Thursday, April 14, 1977
37
 
3
Thursday, April 21, 1977
37
 
4
Thursday, April 28, 1977
37
 
5
Thursday, May 5, 1977
37
 
6
Thursday, May 12, 1977
37
 
7
Thursday, May 19, 1977
37
 
8
Monday, May 23, 1977 (4 Days)
22
 
Totals
53 Days
Daily Average: $
--
--
8 Weeks
Average Performance: $
382
 
Source: Variety
 
 
Tuesday, May 24, 1977:

At 1:15 PM - 5:30 PM:

Ceremony to reveal Mann/Bradley Block and placement of Chinese Theatre 50th Anniversary Time Capsule, replica of Los Angeles City Council Resolution on the Anniversary, as well as displays of Chinese Cultural items, co-ordinated by the Consul General of The People's Republic of China
--
At 7:00 PM:

Evening Ceremonies to Benefit the Hollywood Free Theatre
--
At 8:00 PM:

KING OF KINGS
Starring H.B. Warner and Dorothy Cumming
Directed by Cecil B. DeMille
A Pathé Exchange Release with Technicolor Sequences
115 Minutes

Celebrities attending the screening:
Rhonda Fleming / Ted Mann / Dean Jones / Donald O'Connor / Gloria O'Connor / Monty Hall / Susan Stafford / Nick Lucas / Chill Wills / Scatman Crothers / Earl Hollman / Bill Welsh / Alan Hale / Jane Withers / Billy Preston / Cecilia DeMille / Katherine DeMille / Agnes DeMille
 
Wednesday, May 25, 1977 - Thursday, June 23, 1977 (4 Weeks)
Star Wars
Starring Mark Hamill and Harrison Ford
Directed by George Lucas
A Lucasfilm Ltd. Production in Panavision, Technicolor, print by DeLuxe Color
A 20th Century-Fox Release
Presented in 70mm, Dolby System Stereophonic Sound
121 Minutes / Rated PG
Daily at: 12:45, 3:05, 5:30, 8:00 and 10:25 PM
Late Show Friday, Saturday and Sunday (May 29 only) at 12:30 AM
Wednesday, May 25, 1977:

First Showing at 10:00 AM:

"Free 'Star Wars' Button with Each Admission. Limited Quantities Available"
Day and Date:
Avco Cinema Center, Westwood
thru Tuesday, November 15 (25 Weeks)
--
Plitt City Center Theatres #1
, Orange
thru Tuesday, December 13, 1977 (29 Weeks)

Added Wednesday, June 1, 1977
Winnetka Drive-In, Chatsworth
thru Tuesday, November 1, 1977 (22 Weeks)

Reported Average Gross "Star Wars"
Week
Week Ending
Perfs.
Screens
Av. Gross
1 / 1
Thursday, June 2, 1977
(9 Days)
49
43
 
2 / 2
Thursday, June 9, 1977
37
 
 
3 / 3
Thursday, June 16, 1977
37
 
 
4 / 4
Thursday, June 23, 1977
37
157
 
Totals
28 Days
Daily Average: $0
--
--
4 Weeks
Average Performance: $0
160
 
Source: Box Office Mojo

Photo by Betty Jean Swartz, taken the morning of Wednesday, May 25, 1977.
 
Friday, June 24, 1977 - Tuesday, August 2, 1977 (6 Weeks)
Sorcerer
Starring Roy Scheider and Bruno Cremer
Directed by William Friedkin
A Universal-Paramount Release in Technicolor
Presented in 4-Track Stereophonic Sound
121 Minutes / Rated PG
Daily at: 12:45, 3:05, 5:30, 8:00 and 10:25 PM
Late Show Friday and Saturday at 12:30 AM
I attended a performance during this engagement - ED
Day and Date:
National Theatre, Westwood
--
Rosecrans Drive-In Theatre, Paramount

Reported Gross "Socerer"
Week
Week Ending
Perfs.
Gross
1
Thursday, June 30, 1977
37
 
2
Thursday, July 7, 1977
37
 
3
Thursday, July 14, 1977
37
 
4
Thursday, July 21, 1977
37
 
5
Thursday, July 28, 1977
37
 
6
Tuesday, August 2, 1977 (5 Days)
27
 
Totals
40 Days
Daily Average: $
--
--
6 Weeks
Average Performance: $
212
 
Source: Variety
 
Wednesday, August 3, 1977
Kenny Baker (44) as R2-D2, David Prowse (42) as Darth Vader, and Anthony Daniels (31) as C-3PO, Forecourt Ceremonies
Wednesday, August 3, 1977 - Tuesday, June 27, 1978 (47 Weeks-51 Weeks Total)
Star Wars
Starring Mark Hamill and Harrison Ford
Directed by George Lucas
A Lucasfilm Ltd. Production in Panavision, Technicolor, print by DeLuxe Color
A 20th Century-Fox Release
Presented in 70mm, Dolby System Stereophonic Sound
121 Minutes / Rated PG
Daily at: 10:30 AM, 12:45, 3:05, 5:30, 8:00, 10:25 PM and 12:30 AM
Showings from Tuesday, August 30, 1977:
Daily at: 12:45, 3:05, 5:30, 8:00, 10:25 PM

I attended a performance during this engagement - ED
These theatres began playing "Star Wars" beginning
Wednesday, May 25, 1977:

Avco Cinema Center, Westwood
thru Tuesday, November 15 (25 Weeks)
--
Plitt City Center Theatres #1, Orange
thru Tuesday, December 13, 1977 (29 Weeks)

Added Wednesday, June 1, 1977
Winnetka Drive-In, Chatsworth
thru Tuesday, November 1, 1977 (22 Weeks)

These theatres began playing "Star Wars" beginning
Wednesday, July 6, 1977:

Plitt Century Plaza Theatre, Century City
thru Wednesday, April 12, 1978 (40 Weeks) and from Monday, May 8, 1978 - ??? (Engagement continued beyond Chinese playdates)
--
UA Cerritos Twin Cinemas, Cerritos
thru Tuesday, December 27, 1977 (25 Weeks)
--
UA Cinema, Costa Mesa
thru Tuesday, December 27, 1977 (25 Weeks)
--
El Monte Drive-In Theatre, El Monte
thru Tuesday, December 20, 1977 (24 Weeks)
--
Fountain Valley Drive-In Theatre, Fountain Valley
thru Tuesday, December 20, 1977 (24 Weeks)
--
Vermont Drive-In Theatre, Gardenia
thru Tuesday, December 20, 1977 (24 Weeks)
--
Edwards Newport Cinema, Newport Beach
(Engagement continued beyond Chinese playdates)
--
Academy Theatre, Pasadena
thru Tuesday, December 20, 1977 (24 Weeks)
--
South Bay Cinemas, Redondo Beach
thru Tuesday, December 27, 1977 (25 Weeks)
--
UA Cinema, Riverside
thru Tuesday, December 27, 1977 (25 Weeks)
--
Arlington Theatre, Santa Barbara
thru Thursday, October 13, 1977 (14 Weeks)
--
Sherman Oaks Cinema, Sherman Oaks
thru Tuesday, December 13, 1977 (23 Weeks)
--
Westcove Cinema, West Covina
thru Tuesday, December 27, 1977 (25 Weeks)

Added Friday, July 22, 1977
Camelot Theatre, Palm Springs
thru Tuesday, December 20, 1977 (22 Weeks)

Added Wednesday, August 17, 1977
Fashion Square Theatres, La Habra
thru Tuesday, December 27, 1977 (19 Weeks)
--
Montclare Theatre, Motntclare
thru Tuesday, December 20, 1977 (18 Weeks)
--
Central City Theatre, San Bernardino
thru Tuesday, December 20, 1977 (18 Weeks)
--
Topanga Theatres, Woodland Hills
thru Tuesday, December 20, 1977 (18 Weeks)

Added Friday, October 14, 1977
Granada Theatre, Santa Barbara
thru Tuesday, December 20, 1977 (10 Weeks)
To download a "Star Wars" Day-and-Date Timeline as a PDF, click here.
To see the Timeline as a graphic, click here.
Wednesday, December 7, 1977:

Undisclosed Private Premiere Screening

Reported Average Gross "Star Wars"
Week
Week Ending
Perfs.
Screens
Av. Gross
1 / 5
Thursday, August 11, 1977
(9 Days)
63
1,044
 
2 / 6
Thursday, August 18,1977
49
1,074
 
3 / 7
Thursday, August 25, 1977
49
1,096
 
4 / 8
Thursday, September 1, 1977
43
1,048
 
5 / 9
Thursday, September 8, 1977
35
 
 
6 / 10
Thursday, September 15, 1977
35
 
 
7 / 11
Thursday, September 22, 1977
35
 
 
8 / 12
Thursday, September 29, 1977
35
 
 
9 / 13
Thursday, October 6, 1977
35
 
 
10 / 14
Thursday, October 13, 1977
35
 
 
11 / 15
Thursday, October 20, 1977
35
 
 
12 / 16
Thursday, October 27, 1977
35
 
 
13 / 17
Thursday, November 3, 1977
35
739
 
14 / 18
Thursday, November 10, 1977
35
665
 
15 / 19
Thursday, November 17, 1977
35
642
 
16 / 20
Thursday, November 24, 1977
35
605
 
17 / 21
Thursday, December 1, 1977
35
593
 
18 / 22
Thursday, December 8, 1977
35
561
 
19 / 23
Thursday, December 15, 1977
35
485
 
20 / 24
Thursday, December 22, 1977
35
 
 
21 / 25
Thursday, December 29, 1977
35
 
 
Totals
149 Days
Daily Average: $0
--
--
21 Weeks
Average Performance: $0
799
 
Source: Box Office Mojo

 
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