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".
|Services||Theatrical 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. 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.
|Release Date||Title||Production company(ies)||Format|
|November 9, 1967||Custer of the West||Cinerama Productions Corp. presents, Security Pictures||Super Technirama 70|
|May 1, 1968||A Minute to Pray, a Second to Die||Selmur Pictures||Panavision|
|July 17, 1968||For Love of Ivy||ABC Pictures International|
|September 23, 1968||Charly|
|September 25, 1968||Nobody Runs Forever (The High Commissioner)||Rank Organisation, Rodlor, Inc., Selmur Pictures|
|October 7, 1968||Shalako||Palomar Pictures International, Kingston Film Productions, Ltd., CCC|
|December 12, 1968||The Killing of Sister George||ABC Pictures International|
|December 17, 1968||Candy|
|December 18, 1968||Hell in the Pacific||Selmur Pictures||Panavision|
|April 25, 1969||Follow Me|
|May 14, 1969||Krakatoa, East of Java||Cinerama Releasing Corporation||Super Panavision 70|
|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|
|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|
|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|
|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|
|September 17, 1971||Kotch|
|September 27, 1971||The Trojan Women||Josef Shaftel Productions Inc.|
|November 3, 1971||Straw Dogs||ABC Pictures International|
|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|
|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|
|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|
|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|
|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|
|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|
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- Hell in the Pacific at the American Film Institute Catalog.
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- Orders of Magnitude. Page 332-333.