Cinerama Releasing Corporation

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]

Cinerama Releasing Corporation
IndustryFilmed entertainment
Founded1966 (1966)
Defunct1975 (1975)
ServicesTheatrical films distribution


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, 1967Custer of the WestCinerama Productions Corp. presents, Security PicturesSuper Technirama 70[li 2]
May 1, 1968A Minute to Pray, a Second to DieSelmur Pictures[2]Panavision[li 2]
July 17, 1968For Love of IvyABC Pictures International[li 2]
September 23, 1968Charly
September 25, 1968Nobody Runs Forever (The High Commissioner)Rank Organisation, Rodlor, Inc., Selmur Pictures[3]
October 7, 1968ShalakoPalomar Pictures International, Kingston Film Productions, Ltd., CCC
December 12, 1968The Killing of Sister GeorgeABC Pictures International[li 2]
December 17, 1968Candy
December 18, 1968Hell in the PacificSelmur Pictures[4]Panavision[li 2]
April 25, 1969Follow Me
May 14, 1969Krakatoa, East of JavaCinerama Releasing CorporationSuper Panavision 70[li 2]
June 27, 1969Ring of Bright WaterPalomar Pictures International, The Rank Organisation
July 5, 1969Midas RunABC Pictures International
July 7, 1969How to Commit MarriageNaho Productions
August 18, 1969Take the Money and RunABC Pictures, Palomar Pictures Corporation
August 20, 1969What Ever Happened to Aunt Alice?Palomar Pictures Corporation, The Associates & Aldrich Company
October 8, 1969Change of MindCinerama Productions Corp., Sagittarius Productions
December 10, 1969They Shoot Horses, Don't They?ABC Pictures International[li 2]
January 2, 1970Jenny
February 4, 1970The Honeymoon KillersRoxanne
February 12, 1970Mumsy, Nanny, Sonny and GirlyBrigitte, Fitzroy Films Ltd., Ronald J. Kahn Productions
March 1970The Last GrenadeLockmore
May 20, 1970Too Late the HeroABC Pictures International[li 2]
August 12, 1970Lovers and Other Strangers
September 11, 1970Suppose They Gave a War and Nobody Came
October 1, 1970How Do I Love Thee?
November 4, 1970Song of Norway
January 24, 1971Zachariah
January 28, 1971The Last ValleySeason Productions, ABC Pictures International
April 2, 1971The House That Dripped BloodAmicus Productions
May 26, 1971When Eight Bells TollGershwin-Kastner Productions, Winkast Film Productions
June 18, 1971WillardBing Crosby Productions
June 29, 1971My Old Man's PlacePhilip A. Waxman Productions Inc.
August 30, 1971The TouchABC Pictures International[li 2]
September 17, 1971Kotch
September 27, 1971The Trojan WomenJosef Shaftel Productions Inc.
November 3, 1971Straw DogsABC Pictures International[li 2]
December 19, 1971Le BoucherLes Films de la Boétie, Euro International Film (EIA)
February 22, 1972PaydayFantasy Films, Fantasy Records, Pumice Finance Company
March 27, 1972Irish Whiskey Rebellion
March 8, 1972Tales from the CryptAmicus Entertainment & Metromedia Producers Corporation[5]
March 10, 1972Georgia, GeorgiaDiotima Films and Jorkel Productions Inc.Super 16 mm, blown up to 35mm film
April 1972CompañerosTritone Filmindustria, Atlantida Film, Terra-Filmkunst
May 12, 1972Hammersmith Is OutJ. Cornelius Crean Films Inc.
June 23, 1972BenBing Crosby Productions
June 28, 1972The Happiness CageInternational Film Ventures, Laterna Film
August 2, 1972Junior Bonner[li 2]
September 1, 1972BluebeardGloria Film, Barnabé Productions, Geiselgasteig Film
September 22, 1972NecromancyCompass/Zenith International
November 9, 1972Black Girl
November 17, 1972AsylumAmicus Productions
February 22, 1973Walking TallBing Crosby Productions
March 30, 1973The Vault of HorrorAmicus Entertainment & Metromedia Producers Corporation
April 4, 1973The MackCRC & Harvey Bernhard Enterprises[6]
April 27, 1973And Now the Screaming Starts!Amicus Productions
May 1973Terror in the Wax MuseumAndrew J. Fenady Productions, Bing Crosby Productions
May 11, 1973The Harrad Experiment[7]
August 1973Your Three Minutes Are UpPermut Presentations, Minutes Company
August 3, 1973A Name for EvilPenthouse
October 1973Doctor Death: Seeker of SoulsFreedom Arts Pictures Corporation
October 1973The PyxHost Productions Quebec
November 16, 1973ArnoldFenady Associates, Bing Crosby Productions
December 1973MarcoTomorrow Entertainment
January 1974How to Seduce a WomanForward
March 1974Street Gangs of Hong KongShaw Brothers Studio
March 22, 1974Catch My SoulMetromedia Productions
April 1974The Beast Must DieAmicus Productions, British Lion Film Corporation
May 1974Dark PlacesGlenbeigh, Sedgled
June 1974The Mysterious Island of Captain NemoAlbina Productions S.a.r.l., Cameroons Development, Cité Films
June 27, 1974WBing Crosby Productions
August 1974Harrad SummerCinema Arts Productions, Inc.
November 22, 1974Sunday in the CountryAmerican International Pictures, EMI Films, Canadian Film Development Corporation
April 25, 1975The Reincarnation of Peter ProudBing 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". New York Times Movies. New York Times. Retrieved November 12, 2014.
  6. "The Mack (1973) Production Credits". New York Times Movies. New York Times. Retrieved November 12, 2014.
  7. "The Harrad Experiment (1973) - Company Credits". IMDB. Retrieved December 31, 2017.
  1. Page 10.
  2. Orders of Magnitude. Page 332-333.
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