Cinerama Releasing Corporation

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Cinerama Releasing Corporation
IndustryFilmed entertainment
Founded1966; 57 years ago (1966)
Defunct1975; 48 years ago (1975)
ServicesTheatrical films distribution

Cinerama Releasing Corporation (CRC) was a motion picture company established in 1967 that originally released films produced by its namesake parent company that was considered an "instant major".[li 1]


In 1963, the owner of the Pacific Coast Theater chain, William R. Foreman, purchased Cinerama, Inc. In 1966, CRC was set up to be an independent distributor of widescreen motion pictures produced by Cinerama, various foreign films and ABC Pictures, the film production unit of the American Broadcasting Company.[1][li 2] CRC was only a distributor of films, without retaining copyright stake over each production. As an instant major by 1970, CRC reached a 10% market share. ABC Pictures ended operations in early 1973, thus CRC moved to primarily distributing non-financed films (acquisitions). By August 1974, CRC had released 125 acquired films at which time its productions and reissues were handled by American International Pictures. Cinerama, Inc., CRC's parent company, was liquidated in May 1978 with the Cinerama name ending up being owned by Pacific Coast Theater.[li 2]

Films released

Release Date Title Production company(ies) Format
November 9, 1967 Custer of the West Cinerama Productions Corp. presents, Security Pictures Super Technirama 70[li 2]
May 1, 1968 A Minute to Pray, a Second to Die Selmur Pictures[2] Panavision[li 2]
July 17, 1968 For Love of Ivy ABC Pictures International[li 2]
September 23, 1968 Charly
September 25, 1968 Nobody Runs Forever (The High Commissioner) Rank Organisation, Rodlor, Inc., Selmur Pictures[3]
October 7, 1968 Shalako Palomar Pictures International, Kingston Film Productions, Ltd., CCC
December 12, 1968 The Killing of Sister George ABC Pictures International[li 2]
December 17, 1968 Candy
December 18, 1968 Hell in the Pacific Selmur Pictures[4] Panavision[li 2]
April 25, 1969 Follow Me
May 14, 1969 Krakatoa, East of Java Cinerama Releasing Corporation Super Panavision 70[li 2]
June 27, 1969 Ring of Bright Water Palomar Pictures International, The Rank Organisation
July 5, 1969 Midas Run ABC Pictures International
July 7, 1969 How to Commit Marriage Naho Productions
August 18, 1969 Take the Money and Run ABC Pictures, Palomar Pictures Corporation
August 20, 1969 What Ever Happened to Aunt Alice? Palomar Pictures Corporation, The Associates & Aldrich Company
October 8, 1969 Change of Mind Cinerama Productions Corp., Sagittarius Productions
December 10, 1969 They Shoot Horses, Don't They? ABC Pictures International[li 2]
January 2, 1970 Jenny
February 4, 1970 The Honeymoon Killers Roxanne
February 12, 1970 Mumsy, Nanny, Sonny and Girly Brigitte, Fitzroy Films Ltd., Ronald J. Kahn Productions
March 1970 The Last Grenade Lockmore
May 20, 1970 Too Late the Hero ABC Pictures International[li 2]
August 12, 1970 Lovers and Other Strangers
September 11, 1970 Suppose They Gave a War and Nobody Came
October 1, 1970 How Do I Love Thee?
November 4, 1970 Song of Norway
January 24, 1971 Zachariah
January 28, 1971 The Last Valley Season Productions, ABC Pictures International
April 2, 1971 The House That Dripped Blood Amicus Productions
May 26, 1971 When Eight Bells Toll Gershwin-Kastner Productions, Winkast Film Productions
May 29, 1971 The Grissom Gang ABC Pictures International, The Associates & Aldrich Company[li 2]
June 18, 1971 Willard Bing Crosby Productions
June 29, 1971 My Old Man's Place Philip A. Waxman Productions Inc.
August 30, 1971 The Touch ABC Pictures International[li 2]
September 17, 1971 Kotch
September 27, 1971 The Trojan Women Josef Shaftel Productions Inc.
November 3, 1971 Straw Dogs ABC Pictures International[li 2]
December 19, 1971 Le Boucher Les Films de la Boétie, Euro International Film (EIA)
February 22, 1972 Payday Fantasy Films, Fantasy Records, Pumice Finance Company
March 27, 1972 Irish Whiskey Rebellion
March 8, 1972 Tales from the Crypt Amicus Entertainment, Metromedia Producers Corporation[5]
March 10, 1972 Georgia, Georgia Diotima Films and Jorkel Productions Inc. Super 16 mm, blown up to 35mm film
April 1972 Compañeros Tritone Filmindustria, Atlantida Film, Terra-Filmkunst
May 12, 1972 Hammersmith Is Out J. Cornelius Crean Films Inc.
June 23, 1972 Ben Bing Crosby Productions
June 28, 1972 The Happiness Cage International Film Ventures, Laterna Film
August 2, 1972 Junior Bonner[li 2]
September 1, 1972 Bluebeard Gloria Film, Barnabé Productions, Geiselgasteig Film
September 22, 1972 Necromancy Compass/Zenith International
November 9, 1972 Black Girl
November 17, 1972 Asylum Amicus Productions
February 22, 1973 Walking Tall Bing Crosby Productions
March 30, 1973 The Vault of Horror Amicus Entertainment, Metromedia Producers Corporation
April 4, 1973 The Mack CRC & Harvey Bernhard Enterprises[6]
April 27, 1973 And Now the Screaming Starts! Amicus Productions
May 1973 Terror in the Wax Museum Andrew J. Fenady Productions, Bing Crosby Productions
May 11, 1973 The Harrad Experiment[7]
August 1973 Your Three Minutes Are Up Permut Presentations, Minutes Company
August 3, 1973 A Name for Evil Penthouse
October 1973 Doctor Death: Seeker of Souls Freedom Arts Pictures Corporation
October 1973 The Pyx Host Productions Quebec
November 16, 1973 Arnold Fenady Associates, Bing Crosby Productions
December 1973 Marco Tomorrow Entertainment, Rankin/Bass Animated Entertainment
1974 Seizure
January 1974 How to Seduce a Woman Forward
March 1974 Street Gangs of Hong Kong Shaw Brothers Studio
March 22, 1974 Catch My Soul Metromedia Productions
April 1974 The Beast Must Die Amicus Productions, British Lion Film Corporation
May 1974 Dark Places Glenbeigh, Sedgled
June 1974 The Mysterious Island of Captain Nemo Albina Productions S.a.r.l., Cameroons Development, Cité Films
June 27, 1974 W Bing Crosby Productions
August 1974 Harrad Summer Cinema Arts Productions, Inc.
November 22, 1974 Sunday in the Country American International Pictures, EMI Films, Canadian Film Development Corporation
April 25, 1975 The Reincarnation of Peter Proud Bing Crosby Productions, American International Pictures

See also


  1. ^ p. 332 Harpole, Charles History of the American Cinema University of California Press
  2. ^ A Minute to Pray, a Second to Die at the American Film Institute Catalog.
  3. ^ "The High Commissioner(1968)". TCM. Turner Entertainment Networks, Inc. Retrieved November 12, 2014. From AFI catalog.
  4. ^ Hell in the Pacific at the American Film Institute Catalog.
  5. ^ "Tales From The Crypt (1972) Cast, Credits & Awards". Movies & TV Dept. The New York Times. 2014. Archived from the original on November 12, 2014. Retrieved November 12, 2014.
  6. ^ "The Mack (1973) Production Credits". Movies & TV Dept. The New York Times. 2014. Archived from the original on November 12, 2014. Retrieved November 12, 2014.
  7. ^ "The Harrad Experiment (1973) - Company Credits". IMDB. Retrieved December 31, 2017.
  1. ^ Page 10.
  2. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k l m n Orders of Magnitude. Page 332-333.